In Barrio Cristales, Waniehügu, next to the Hotel Cocopando, sells a variety of Garífuna artesanías. Also near the Hotel Cocopando, Artesma Garífuna (tel. 504/434-3593, 7 a.m.–10 p.m. daily) is worth seeking out for its drums, carvings, jewelry, paintings, and punta cassettes. Unfortunately, it also stocks a number of shells and starfish pilfered from nearby waters.
The handicraft store Made in Honduras (tel. 504/9839-2768, www.hondurastreasures.com ), at the entrance to town, has an excellent selection of both traditional and creative crafts. The store was initiated by a missionary and is run by a community group; all the goodies inside have been handmade by local Hondurans who have been taught a thing or two about style. Treebark tuno pictures have been brought from the Mosquitia, but the rest of the items, such as fabric purses and beaded jewelry, are made by local community members.