Coxen Hole

Named after the local slang for pre-Columbian artifacts, Yaba Ding Ding (Bonilla Building, near the waterfront; no phone; is one of the best craft shops in all of Honduras. The store stocks one of the most complete collections of Honduran crafts, including Lenca pottery, straw baskets and weavings from the highlands, Garífuna art, and more. It's open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm. In town, just beside Yaba Ding Ding, is HB Warren, one of the best supermarkets and general stores in town.

West End

All shops are on Main Street in the West End, but most are little stores selling a mishmash of things. One standout store is Wave Gallery (tel. 504/2445-4303), a bright yellow house on the beach that's worth a browse for its paintings, jewelry, and crafts made by Honduran artists.

The Roatán Marine Park Office (Half Moon Bay, West End; tel. 504/2445-4206; has an eco-store selling dive maps and some equipment, and offers information on saving the reef and natural sites in the Bay Islands. You can also buy a L190 ($10) Roatán dive tag/bracelet here.

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