Maya Bags

Located just two buildings to the right of Tropic Air, this unique handbag shop was created with the idea of empowering local women to design and create accessories inspired by the ancient Mayan people and local nature. Impoverished local women are trained in the art of design and able to earn a living selling their bags.

This shop features a line of hand-crafted handbags in all shapes, sizes, and styles, as well as other accessories such as hand-woven pillows, coasters, and Mayan baskets.

Offering high end fashion items that have hand crafted using the traditional skills of back strap hand loom weaving, basketry and hand embroidery, their top selling items are the gypsy souvenir bag, purses, fitness bags, and home decor.

Getting There

Located near the middle of Punta Gorda, Maya Bags always welcomes local customers and travelers exploring and shopping in this town or nearby. Whether or not you're staying particularly close, you are free to drop by.

What's Nearby

If you are inclined to browse or comparison shop, you'll be pleased to know that you'll find a couple of other gift and souvenir shops nearby. Be sure to read the table below to get a feel for a wider array of stores that are just a short distance from this location.

Other Shopping Nearby
Name Type Distance Direction
Cotton Tree Chocolate Gift and Souvenir Shops 0.6 mi. East
Mel's Mart Grocery Store 0.5 mi. East
Sophie's Giftshop Discount and Variety Store -- --
Raju's Variety Store Discount and Variety Store -- --
Fajina Craft Center Gift and Souvenir Shops -- --

Outside of shopping, you'll discover a good availability of nearby activities that you will be able to stop by while in the vicinity. If visiting a hiking tour and trip operator sounds fun, a good option is Wild Thing. If you'd prefer trying a travel and tour operators, then consider Galvez Tour Service. Also, there are several dining options within a couple of miles.


Stop in from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Contact Information

Location: Airport Road, Punta Gorda, Belize

Phone: (501) 722-2175




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