Whenever I travel I make sure to carry extra cash and have additional space in my bags for cool souvenirs. However, many times due to being overwhelmed by options or time constraints, I end up buying ridiculous things. That’s annoying, right?
During your trip to Belize you’ll witness a wide variety of keepsakes and fortunately, I’m here to help by providing a short list of the best stuff you can take home. From rum, beers or chocolate, to wooden bowls and amazing Mayan baskets, here’s a list of 10 must have Belizean souvenirs.
1. Mayan basket
Basket weaving is an old tradition of the Mayan women of Southern Belize. Each basket has a unique and intricate design that took several days to make.
2. Local Carvings
Local artists create amazing carvings out of exotic woods or slate.
One Barrel rum is sweet and spicy and is considered the best rum in Belize.
Belikin, Belize’s national brew is the perfect souvenir for beer lovers.
5. Hot Sauce
Marie Sharp’s hot sauce is unbelievable! Once you’ve tried it, you’ll notice why it’s considered one of the best in the world!
Maybe its just me but nothing is more relaxing than laying on a hammock and drinking a nice cold beer or cocktail!
7. Wood Tableware
My favourite wood tableware is Zericote salad bowls but colourful spoons and cutting boards made of various native woods are also great!
8. Local Music
Belizean music is unique in many ways and buying CDs is a great way to support local artists.
9. Garifuna drum
Garifuna drums can be an awesome new instrument to learn but are also a very nice decorative keepsake.
Share the Maya’s passion for cacao and try Belizean Chocolate!
I dare you to say that you don’t want a shirt that says: “You better Belize it!” (haha)