We had fun buying some pearls from the ladies who pound up and down the beach selling their pearl jewelry. After an hour of friendly negotiations we settled on a price which satisfied us and the seller. The range in price of jewelry is from a few pesos to tens of thousands of pesos and if you know anything regarding pearls you can get a real bargain (especially south sea pearl which are good quality here and far cheaper than in Europe). After we paid for our pearls i joked with Munaida, the sales lady that it was our anniversary on Friday (true), how about a gift? and she promptly handed my wife a small bracelet. Official sellers wear blue t-shirts, don't buy from anyone else.
There is no shortage of souvenir shops selling the usual stuff, and beach wear, t-shirts, shorts, hats etc. By the car park and the beach front there must be at least 40 stalls and shops, all selling much the same. Sabang receives around 500-1,000 tourists a day with most visitors buying something or other.
It was hot, humid, wet and so we had to get more supplies- like more comfy footwear like flip flops at this store..It has a substantial supply of all sizes and styles of flip flops for all ages. So we got one pair each for me and my two sons. They were reasonably priced too but if you could help it, try to buy in the town centre where I think it would be much cheaper.
What to buy: flip flops, bags, souvenirs, clothes, hats
What to pay: Expect to pay no more than $200 for plain flip flops. For more fancy ones, a bit higher.
Directions: in front of the depot where the buses and other transport park
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