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No visit to Western Belize is complete without a stop at Back to My Roots. Carlton is as genuine... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
San Francisco, California, United States
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Beautifully hand-made merchandise

My experience at Carlton's store was fabulous! Not only does he have all the gemstones and crystals... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
West Palm Beach, Florida
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30 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize
+501 824-2740
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Owner is very nice! It reminds me of every gift shop in any city anywhere in the world. If you’ve seen Mayan crafts elsewhere in Belize, you’ll find the same. You will have more selection of “roots” gifts and things, but jewelry and other stuff...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ladydocinchitown
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

No visit to Western Belize is complete without a stop at Back to My Roots. Carlton is as genuine as it gets. No pressure to buy, instead a lot of respect !!! If you are looking for something different to bring home or gift, either...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

My experience at Carlton's store was fabulous! Not only does he have all the gemstones and crystals I needed (at an affordable price), but he is very talented and places them in beautiful settings. I spent over an hour shopping at his store and he...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank freedomwithpassion
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Nice little Bob Marley type gift shop. Artistic and earthy. Nice shop owners, good spiritual vibes..

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank drjaih
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We ended up buying a lot of cool handmade items to bring back home. they were very affordable too. Many Guatemalan items and jewelry too.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank TJErmoian
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

As Back To My Roots is the only store recommended by Lonely Planet for San Ignacio, I had to stop there for a souvenir and I wasn't disappointed. Carlton and his wife own the place. I found and amber and pearl bracelet (which was exclactly...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank SabrinaM4691
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We went in looking for coffee of all things, as we had been told the shop might have the whole beans my husband was looking for. This shop has something for everyone. They did indeed have coffee beans, but also beautiful artwork, jewelry, bookmarks, purses,...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank AmySue1981
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Bought 2 pairs of pearl earrings there and some crystals..you looking for gems and Belizean unique art ..this is the place to go..trust me..and the service is friendly!

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Khandie Y
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Was told by a lot of people to shop here for really nice selection of gifts.Carlton helped us pick out our gifts for friends back home with lots of patience and showed us a great deal of respect and kindness. It is worth a visit!

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Nikki36_10
Reviewed 29 March 2016

A visit with the owner Carlton is worth the stop.A wide variety of local crafts and unique items in a somewhat small space.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Michael W
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