Shopping in Punta Gorda

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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.  

Gifts and Souvenirs

If you enjoy shopping for souvenirs or gifts you might want to visit Cotton Tree Chocolate, which is located in Punta Gorda. The shop uses cocoa beans grown in the Toledo District exclusively. Products you'll typically find in house include rum and coconut rum filled chocolates, cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, spicy cocoa powder, and chai cocoa powder. You'll find them at 2 Front Street.

A second place to consider is Maya Bags, which is located 0.6 mi. (0.9 km) from Cotton Tree Chocolate. 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. They are located on Airport Road.

The chart directly below lists some key facts regarding 3 gift and souvenir shops located in Punta Gorda.

Gifts and Souvenirs In Punta Gorda
Name Type Phone Location
Cotton Tree Chocolate Gift and Souvenir Shops (501) 621-8776 0.4 mi. East-Northeast of Central Punta Gorda
Fajina Craft Center Gift and Souvenir Shops -- Central Punta Gorda
Maya Bags Gifts, Souvenirs, and Handicrafts (501) 722-2175 Central Punta Gorda

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