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 area's more popular specialty retailers is Image Factory Art Foundation and Gallery. They're situated in Belize City. Visitors interested in keeping abreast of the local Belizean arts and literature scene should head to Image Factory Art Foundation near the Water Taxi Terminal and Maritime Museum. Here, alongside an extensive collection of literature, is a constantly changing gallery that features locally produced pieces. Guests can find them at 91 N Front Street.

Another option is Belizean Handicraft Market Place, which is found to the of Image Factory Art Foundation and Gallery. Formerly known as the National Handicraft Center, the Belizean Handicraft Market is set up with a huge selection of local and regional souvenirs and hand made crafts. If you're looking for a nice item to bring home at a low price, this is a good place to look. The property can be found at 2 S. Park in Fort George.

Habano Cigar Store: The offerings are extensive in this shop with sells only cigars and cigar accessories. The property can be found at 13 Cork Street.

Check the following table for more information.

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
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

Clothing and Apparel

Some apparel shops in Belize City are listed in the following table.

Clothing and Apparel In Belize City
Name Type Phone Location
Mirab Furniture Gallery Department Store (501) 223-2933 2.5 mi. West of Central Belize City
Pink Boutique Boutique (501) 223-0706 Downtown Belize City

Other Retail

Two more shopping venues are shown in the following table.

Other Types of Shopping In Belize City
Name Type Phone Location
Maya's Electronics Electronics Store (501) 223-6292 Downtown Belize City
Tourism Village Shopping Center -- Downtown Belize City
 

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