Santo Tomas de Castilla - shopping?
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They sell Huipil Pillow covers, jewelry, coffee(very good coffee), t-shirts, wooden boxes, purses, bags, bedspreads, table runners, dolls, nativities, figurines, paintings, etc... Prices are much better in other areas of Guatemala---but not too bad here. There are many booths.
We also went to Livingston via boat(only way to get there) aND THEY HAD A LITTLE SHOPPING THERE.
They have a market in Puerto Barrios but I understand it is a produce market.
If you travel outside the port area and find shopping please post here---I leave after Christmas and want to find some clay figurines---they didn't have any at the port area.
I hope this helps!
Besides, there are young dancing traditional dances of Guatemala, I recommend that you do not miss those dances.
We're heading out on the Spirit in early December. We're scuba diving in all the other ports, so I thought it would be nice to take a break in Guatemala, dry out our gills, and get some Christmas shopping done. I've been reading through all the current posts about this port. I haven't found any mention of local crafts markets or the like. Have I missed it? Do we need to take an excursion somewhere to find that sort of thing? We're driving to and from New Orleans, so we can fill the car up!
Hi there! A friend and I will be on the same cruise. We've been stumped trying to decide what to do in this port. We'd read a lot about Gus and his tour..but it really wasn't what we wanted to do. We thought about Livingston but not sure about that now. Glad you asked this question, and thanks for all the responses everyone!