The pace of life on Punta Gorda is slow and relaxed, a fact mimicked in the shopping opportunities. Instead of big malls with international chains, you'll find a few small storefronts selling jewelry and clothing and a few groceries stores as well. The best place to get local souvenirs, however, is the craft fair set up on market days, which are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
If you're looking for some gifts you might enjoy a visit to Cotton Tree Chocolate, which is located in Punta Gorda. Made from locally harvested cocoa beans, this shops is unique because they work with local farmers and dedicated chocolateers who aim to create high quality and delicious confections on a daily basis. They're located at 2 Front Street.
Another option is Maya Bags, which is located 0.6 mi. (0.9 km) from Cotton Tree Chocolate. 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. They're on Airport Road.
The following chart has some key facts regarding 3 gift and souvenir shops located in Punta Gorda.
|Cotton Tree Chocolate||Gift and Souvenir Shops||(501) 621-8776||0.4 mi. East-Northeast of Central Punta Gorda|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||--||Central Punta Gorda|
|Maya Bags||Gifts, Souvenirs, and Handicrafts||(501) 722-2175||Central Punta Gorda|
The table just below enables you to learn a few details regarding 2 of the other shopping locations in Punta Gorda.
|Raju's Variety Store||(501) 722-2591||0.2 mi. South of Central Punta Gorda|
|Sophie's Giftshop||(501) 722-2279||Central Punta Gorda|
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