Shopping in Placencia

Photo credit: © Art N' Soul

“You Better Belize It” is a slogan you'll see throughout Placencia in the many souvenir shops throughout the town.  If you want a very well made craft rather than a simple trinket, head to the Beach Bazaar where you'll find locally made products that will not only hold up better over time, but make for better memories. 

Gifts and Souvenirs

Be sure to look through the table just below to find out more about gift and souvenir shops available.

Gifts and Souvenirs In Placencia
Name Phone Location
Artful Dodger Sail & Canvas (501) 523-3625 1.0 mi. South of Central Placencia
Beach Bazaar Gift Shop (501) 523-3113 0.6 mi. South of Central Placencia
Fishy Business Gift Shop (501) 523-3614 0.8 mi. South of Central Placencia
Sunova Beach Gift Shop (501) 523-4060 0.5 mi. South of Central Placencia

Specialty Shops

One of the area's more interesting specialty retailers is Seahorse Dive Shop. They are located in southern Placencia. The founders of whale shark expeditions and tours in Belize, you really get something unique and special when you choose this dive shop for your local scuba adventure. With an experienced staff and some great sites in the area, you can't go wrong with Seahorse Dive Shop. If you have questions and want to call ahead, you can do so at (501) 523-3166.

A second option is Lola’s Art, which is located 4.6 mi. (7.4 km) away from Seahorse Dive Shop. Since the 1980s, Lola Delgado has been selling her vibrant paintings depicting local scenes that prominently features women in a little shop with great success. Stop by for what is sure to be a unique souvenir. If you have questions, try calling them at (501) 523-3342.

Avadon Divers: Every snorkeling or diving expedition includes transportation to and from the dive shop, all of your gear, a Continental breakfast, Belizean-style lunch, snacks, and refreshments. If you have questions, try calling them at (501) 523-3577.

The table right below provides more details regarding the 8 specialty shops located in Placencia.

Specialty Shops In Placencia
Name Type Phone Location
Art Affair Gallery Art Gallery (501) 604-1906 0.4 mi. South of Central Placencia
Art n Soul Art Gallery (501) 503-3088 0.7 mi. South of Central Placencia
Avadon Divers Dive Shop (501) 523-3577 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Placencia
Lola’s Art Art Gallery (501) 523-3342 Seine Bight Village, Central Placencia
Ocean Motion Dive Shop Dive Shop 523 3363 0.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Placencia
Seahorse Dive Shop Dive Shop (501) 523-3166 0.9 mi. South of Central Placencia
Speactarte Art Gallery Art Gallery -- Central Placencia
Splash Dive Center Dive Shop (501) 523-3058 0.4 mi. South of Central Placencia

Food and Grocery

Need to pick up some food supplies? Goss Chocolate is found within northern Placencia. The chocolate at Goss Chocolate is handmade in micro batches in granite mills. The best beans and careful processing result in a unique tropical taste, because the chocolate is made from organically grown Belizean cacao, Belizean cane sugar, powdered whole milk, and 100 percent natural whole vanilla bean. Customers can reach them at (501) 523-3544.

Take a look at the chart below for more information.

Food and Grocery Stores In Placencia
Name Type Phone Location
Goss Chocolate Confectionery and Nut Store (501) 523-3544 Northern part of Placencia
Tommy's Grocery Convenience Store -- 0.6 mi. South of Central Placencia

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