As the cultural seat of the Garífuna culture, Dangriga is a great place to pick up, or just admire, local arts and crafts.

If you'd like to have a look at some Garífuna paintings, visit the studio of Benjamin Nicholas (tel. 522-2785). Using a Caribbean naïve style, Nicholas paints scenes of traditional Garífuna village life. You'll find his studio on the seafront, just north of Mahogany Street.

If the beat really gets to you, you can buy a handmade wooden drum from Austin Rodríguez (tel. 502-3752), at the Dangriga Cultural Center on the oceanfront on the north bank of North Stann Creek. Drums vary in size and cost between BZ$80 and BZ$300 (US$40-US$150/£21-£80). Austin's daughter runs a separate drum shop at 32 Tubroose St.

Finally, Mercy Sabal, 22 Magoon St. (no phone), has become quite famous for her handcrafted Garífuna dolls. These small dolls are predominantly of female figures in traditional dress, and cost between BZ$30 and BZ$80 (US$15-US$40/£7.95-£21).

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