You can find small artisan shops around Parque Central and towards the beach. The best is Artesma Garífuna (tel. 504/2434-3583) in Barrio Cristales, which sells beach gear, coconut carvings, drums, and an array of little knick-knacks. The gift shop Made in Honduras (tel. 504/2839-2768; www.hondurastreasures.com) opened in 2008 across the road from the airport in a purple and turquoise wooden house. The 100% fair-trade handicrafts, from a co-op of 80 craftspeople, include tree-bark paintings, coffee, jewelry, and nativity scenes from La Mosquitia, Olancho, and the North Coast. Displays in the store describe how most items were made, by which family, and where.
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