Various: Gift shops and novelty stores
When you stay at a resort you are at the mercy of their gift and novelty store and Journey's End Resort was not different. They had a small shop selling the usual stuff you may forget or need while on the resort.
I purchased some post cards, a few beers and Miriam purchased a Journey's End tote to carry her purchases back home.
What to buy: Anything you may have forgotten or need and even a few souvenirs like sun screen, sun glasses, hats, flip-flops, beach bags, magnets, post cards, assorted tour books, water, soda, beer and a few jewelry items.
What to pay: A bit more than what the prices in San Pedro Town were, you pay for the convenience
Toucan Too Gift Shop: Souvenir shopping
Toucan Too Gift Shop is located on the main street downtown San Pedro.
It is not a big shop but it is crammed with nicer quality souvenirs.
We all enjoyed shopping here and stayed much longer than we planned.
What to buy: San Pedro's main street has many little shops with local crafts and tacky souvenirs.
You can also find some quality items if you look long enough.
We bought a bit of both.
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Orenge: Beautiful crafts
It is like an art gallery full of beautiful wood crafts, paintings, jewelries, a lot more.
I think it's very reasonable considering the level of products they sell.
It is a great place to relax and look around also a gift shopping.
San Pedro Supermarket: Handy Supermarkets
About half-way between our Hotel del Rio, located at the north end of town, and the main downtown part of San Pedro was a small area where we had access to a couple of supermarkets. We found the San Pedro Supermarket had a better selection than Richie's Supermarket, which was located just across the small square in front of the two stores.
What to buy: We shopped here a couple of times for small items like crackers and cheese, water bottles and a couple of bottles of Chilean wine. Also, one of the straps on Sue's sandals had broken free of the sole from some rough handling of the backpacks, so we were able to buy some Crazy Glue there to repair it. The clerk was concerned that it may have exceeded it's expiry date, so he opened it up as soon as we bought it and applied it then and there to make sure it would work!
It was just outside this Supermarket that we were approached by two people asking us to take part in a little contest (see 'Tourist Traps').
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Street vendors: Wood sculptures along the streets
All over San Pedro you can find people who make carves wood sculptures of sharks, dolphins, humming birds, etc, as well as bowls. These are avalible all over the country but they are considerably cheeper in Ambergris than in Belize city or further west so if you like them get them in San Pedro.
What to pay: $15US and up
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Jade Museum: Souvenirs Only
A small museum with local crafts,jewellery etc.,and lots of history.
What to buy: Fridge magnets,coffee mugs,T-Shirts,local woodcrafts, and volcano jewellery.
What to pay: Under $20