A Fun Shopping Experience In San Pedro: The Rum, Cigar and Coffee Shop

I am still trying to highlight good spots to shop and look for souvenirs when you are visiting San Pedro, Belize.  So let’s get going…My first featured spot was Graniel’s Dreamland, a great place to find San Pedro-made Belizean hardwood crafts and furniture.  It is absolutely a place you must stop when you’re here.   Another “must visit” is the Rum, Cigar and Coffee House on Middle Street just north of Graniel’s (one block up).  Everything about it is super cute.

2012 Location of Saul's Rum, Cigar and Coffee Shop

Saul, the owner, opened the shop in this spot 21 years ago.  He has been making and selling mixed Belizean liquors ever since.  Distinctive products that are carried nowhere else.

And his signature mix is the Belize national drink, the Pantiripa. (Panty Ripper:  Coconut rum and pineapple juice.)  Love this sign outside and they usually have this design printed on a t-shirt.  They are out of stock now but getting more in a few weeks.  Definitely one of the best shirts sold in this San Pedro.

Amazing Pantiripper sign at Saul's old shop
I’m guessing (a wild guess here) that it’s a play on the old Coppertone logo.  Don’t be a pale face.  I’m going to get a t-shirt when they come in.

One of my favorite parts of the shop are the free samples.  You can taste all of the rum, local wines and liquors for free.  Beware, trying all 7 of them will make you a bit light headed.

This one is my very favorite.  It is delicious, creamy, coconuty Bailey’s like drink.

And they roast coffee each morning..yes ROAST.  They start with a green beans…Buy a cup for $2bzd and mix this rum cream in?  Delicious.

Saul, the owner says you can stop by any morning for a fresh cup of coffee with a little kick.

They also have a cigar room with both Cuban (Belize has no embargo against Cuba) and Belizean cigars.  I’m pretty sure you cannot bring the Cubans legally to the states but you can enjoy them while you are here.

They also sell the only Belizean cigars available.  Hand rolled and produced in the Corozal area.

In the end, this store has unique products, very cute labelling and great souvenirs.  Stop in and get a bit tipsy sipping free samples with Saul.  Definitely get a t-shirt when the new order comes in.  The Rum, Cigar & Coffee House is a place you want to stop in when you visit San Pedro.

Here is a picture of Saul Nunez in his shop…it isn’t my best work but it’s the only one I have.  Tell him I sent you.

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