10 Best Places to Shop in Honduras' Caribbean Coast, Honduras

Artesanías Sarabi

Local residents send travelers straight to Don Ángel's workshop for masterfully carved woodwork. He makes custom pieces with advance notice, and he sells bowls, canoes, and centerpieces at the central market. Ask your hotel to put you in touch.

Artesanos WafaGuagle

The name means "our strength" in Garífuna. A hodgepodge of the coastal culture's woodcarvings, seashell and cocao earrings, maracas, drums, and oil paintings fill the small shop next to the Fortaleza de Santa Barbara visitor's office.

East of Parque Central, Trujillo, Honduras

Artesma Garífuna

Barrio Cristales

The lively Barrios Cristales neighborhood hosts the native Garífuna communities well known for their dances, food, and traditions. A broad selection of Garífuna artisan items and fun souvenirs is available at Artesma. While you’re in the area, stop by the beach to learn dances and maybe get your hair braided.

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Asociación de Artesanos de Colón

A group of local artisans sell their wares in the pink-and-purple building next to the Cocopando Hotel y Restaurante. The shop offers Lenca pottery, woven-bark purses, and bowls from the Pech, plus Garífuna instruments. Plastic bottles stuffed with plants and herbs are for sale; add rum or cold water, and you've got the Garífuna drink gifiti.

Buen Amigo

Col. El Iman

Intricate weavings, handmade leather goods, knickknacks, gourmet coffee, cigars, and even machetes make this well-stocked souvenir shop the best place for gifts. The large selection of artwork, jewelry, and trinkets is ample but not tacky.

End of Calle 12 across from Expatriate's, La Ceiba, Honduras

Juan Pablo Segundo Cooperative

Rosario Lobo started the women's sewing cooperative after Hurricane Mitch devastated her community in 1998. Today, the group sells colorful quilts and crafts all around La Ceiba. Lobo transports visitors to the workshop by pumping a basket down a cable cutting through the forest.

Made In Honduras

This easy-to-spot purple and turquoise wooden house across from the airport means no one has to go home without gifts and souvenirs. Forget carved coconuts and low-budget T-shirts—this place stocks items created by some 80 local craftspeople who have tourists, but also beauty and quality, in mind. Tasteful coffee bean necklaces, beaded bags, handmade dolls, and sewn holiday cards are among the vast inventory. And if time gets away from you before your vacation ends, an online store allows ordering back home.

Mall Megaplaza

Col. El Toronjal

The two-story shopping plaza houses a supermarket, department store, pharmacies, clothing boutiques, a giant food court, and chain restaurants like Applebee's. The first floor has a row of heavily guarded ATMs.

Mercado Municipal

Just what you’d expect from a city market, with throngs of vendors hawking produce, various home goods, and other inventory. There’s plenty of lively conversation and examination to determine which is the ripest fruit or the best-priced meats, providing many photo opportunities of true local culture.

3a Calle, Trujillo, 32101, Honduras
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Col. El Toronjal

This mammoth mall has a classic mall setup, similar to Megaplaza (La Ceiba's other giant shopping complex). Shop for groceries and buy a fancy outfit in one fell swoop.