Shopping in San Ignacio

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Shopping in San Ignacio

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  • ajnavy04
    Denver, CO214 contributions
    This is the main market in San Ignacio. There is quite a bit of grocery food and day to day clothing available here for the locals. There are also some decent tourist/souvenir shops to visit. I spent about 45 minutes or so here, I wouldn't stay much longer than that.
    Written 15 November 2021
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  • Mark L
    75 contributions
    Inspiring people! I had been looking for a nice piece of Belizean art. While in San Ignacio I heard that Walter lived in a nearby village. His WhatsApp number was on Facebook so I sent a message. He was happy for me to stop by his studio. Bullet Tree Falls is an idyllic, peaceful, simple village where he and his wife live surrounded by natural beauty ... and the cool symphony of foraging chickens. They are infectiously energetic souls thrilled with being alive. Walter agreed to do a commissioned painting for me to preserve my favorite experiences from Belize: Mayan ruins, beautiful jungles, animals (including specific species of my request), and intriguing local folklore. Somehow he managed to capture it all in vibrant Caribbean colors and his characteristic landscape perspective. It is a treasure of a souvenir! Please make an effort to stop by to visit and pick up a Castillo work of art. The painting (and the memories) will make you smile every time you look at it. Thank you Walter and Mito!
    Written 14 January 2022
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  • Alohaoy
    San Ignacio, Belize4 contributions
    Just right displays of a wide variety of art at reasonable prices, can see it all within one hour. Owner is very personable and knowledgeable about Belize.
    Written 29 October 2019
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  • Yuri P
    Belize4 contributions
    Love love love the pieces. Got my Christmas gifts for both mom and lil sis here and recently some Valentine’s Day gift for both of them.
    Written 11 February 2022
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  • alyosha666
    Chicago, IL443 contributions
    While they have a bunch of different items to choose from, the wood bowls and pots are made on-site. The rosewood burl pots and bowls are beautiful and there is something for every budget!
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • jeangoto
    3 contributions
    A unique spot for some really cool souvenirs! A nice Rasta vibe, the man running the shop was very nice and very helpful. He made sure the store felt clean and safe and it seems he puts a lot of great thought into what he sells. Definitely recommend!
    Written 28 November 2021
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  • travelin guy
    Louisiana8 contributions
    Such a great little shop just full of all kinds of local made things. They have a great selection of travel bags and string back packs. So many local spice blends perfect for every foodie. Candles and soaps. Right by the big market stopped in while waiting for my Covid results and came out with a bag of great gifts and souvenirs
    Written 5 January 2022
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  • David T Longo
    Niagara Falls, Canada1 contribution
    Bar none, best tour guides and service in Belize !!!
    I visited Xunatunich, Actun Chapat caves, and birding tours... great experience...
    Written 11 November 2019
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  • Richard Y
    New York City, NY305 contributions
    Our hotel had this soap in the room. Everyday the hotel stocked the room with different flavors. It was so good that we looked up the maker on the web. The woman who makes it works from her house. The taxi did not no where it was so the hotel took us there. It is also sold in one store in San Ignacio.

    What a wonderful treat to bring home.
    Written 31 January 2018
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  • April H
    Jersey City, NJ16 contributions
    We visited the San Ignacio Market looking for unique gifts/souvenirs and didn’t leave disappointed. We were so happy that we wandered into this small shop and came across mostly handmade, beautiful items. If you are looking for something special, made in Belize, be sure to stop in. You can find them towards the left side of the market when facing the river.
    Written 11 August 2021
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  • danigross88
    Christchurch, New Zealand463 contributions
    My wife and I visited here from San Ignacio using the local bus. Took about 30mins to get there and cost $2BZ each and we just asked to be dropped off at Mama’s Hot sauce factory and the bus driver knew where it was. Upon just hailed a bus from the other side of the road.
    The factory/gardens themselves are pretty small but the tour is good and detailed. Costs 15BZE each and lasts about 1hr. The guide who usually does the tours was sick when we came, so we had another employee called Tyrone who was wonderful. Clearly very passionate about what his does and the ethos of the company. We really enjoyed it and learned a lot!
    This is a nice activity for half a day when visiting San Ignacio. Definitely recommend it as a cheap thing to do with no need for a tour agency or a taxi! All in less than $20BZE pp (minus anything you buy from the onsite shop) for a mornings entertainment! Great value for Belize!
    Written 7 December 2017
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  • Kristcha D
    1 contribution
    The BEST little bookstore in the country. I stop in almost every weekend to enjoy browsing and buying books, this store has so many unique books that everyone will find something they like. Friendly staff and beautiful store makes it a must for any book lover! <3
    Written 7 September 2018
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