Shopping in Belize City

Shopping in Belize City, though it perhaps has the largest variety of any shopping you'll experience in the entire country, is not like shopping in the United States.  Instead of big malls with national retailers, you'll find small, locally owned businesses and a lot of produce and craft stands.

Be on the look out for leather goods, black coral jewelry, hand-carved mahogany, woven wear, slate carvings, and bottled herbs for souvenirs, which you'll find the best deals for in the Tourism Village by the cruise port.  Queen's Square Market is where you'll want to head to purchase fresh produce and other foodstuffs, and for everything else you'll find the stores in the downtown area to be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

Specialty Shops

One of the more interesting specialty retailers in the area is Image Factory Art Foundation and Gallery. This shopping venue is found in Belize City. The Image Factory Art Foundation is a not for profit art institution dedicated to the promotion of art and culture in Belize. They have been around since 1995 and host a wide variety of visual arts(painting, photography, sculpture, and installation), history, and anthropology exhibits. They're located at 91 N Front Street.

Another option is Fine Arts Gallery, which is located mi. ( km) to the of Image Factory Art Foundation and Gallery. The shop is only open when cruise ships are docked, or by appointment. Guests will be able to find them at 1 Fort St. in Tourism Village.

Belizean Handicraft Market Place: Typical finds here include hand-carved figures, pottery, woven baskets, and more. They are located at 2 S. Park in Fort George.

Several specialty shops in Belize City are displayed in the chart below.

Specialty Shops In Belize City
Name Type Phone Location
Belizean Handicraft Market Place Art Gallery (501) 223-3627 Downtown Belize City
DI Watch & Design Watch Store -- Downtown Belize City
Diamonds International Jewelry Store -- Downtown Belize City
Diamonds International Jewelry Store -- Downtown Belize City
Fine Arts Gallery Art Gallery (501) 674-5868 Downtown Belize City
Habano Cigar Store Tobacconist and Cigar Shop (501) 600-4795 Downtown Belize City
Image Factory Art Foundation and Gallery Art Gallery (501) 223-4903 Belize City
Tanzanite International Jewelry Store -- Downtown Belize City

Food and Grocery

You might want to look through this table if you want more information.

Food and Grocery Stores In Belize City
Name Phone Location
Brodies Belize City (501) 223-5587 Downtown Belize City
Brown Sugar Market Place (501) 223-0901 Belize City

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