Beautiful Maria And Her New Fruit Stand

Maria has been a part of my life in San Pedro since I arrived here over 12 years ago.  Whether I saw her every day (I lived across the street from her fruit stand for quite a while) or just every few months now that I’m on the other end of the island, she is always warm and smiling.

Happy to see me.

Maria’s fruit stand moved earlier this year – from just south of town across from the Yacht Club to her new locale – at the entrance to the Escalante/DFC area.  (You can see her older stand in this post I wrote in 2016.)

And this is the first time I saw it…and her…since the move.

I was searching for turkey legs.

I found them at the new Caribbean chicken store south of town.

But then I stopped back in to chat with Miss Maria.  And she posed for a few photos.

And I was SOOO happy to see her beautiful cat Mama.  Maria got out the cat food so the gorgeous calico would sit still.

Maria’s is so great for fresh juices and salsa but then I spotted this GORGEOUS guacamole!

YUM!  I’m coming back for that…

But I instead continued on my quest for Thanksgiving things…half price canned cranberry at Super Buy (one jellied can for me, one whole berry can for others), chicken legs and necks – for the gravy, some canned pumpkin.

It’s like a treasure hunt.  Requiring many many many stops.

For more on shopping in San Pedro see:

A Guide To Grocery Stores and Shopping on Ambergris Caye

What Fun is ONE Stop Shopping?  Errands on Ambergris Caye

Tips for Handling Money in Belize





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  • anonymoose

    for those who dont know…maria , is also an accomplished jungle remedy doctor. speak with her ,she’ll probably be able to fix you up with something for your health.

  • FJL

    Many years ago I did a face plant on the stone street near Caribbean Villas. Maria fixed me up with a concoction of herbs and aloe leaves. For sure it helped. And her habanero salsa is the best, but not for the timid. Thanks Maria.

  • erictomlin

    I believe that my wife and I stopped at her fruit stand when it was still south of town. We bought some delicious salsa and got turned on to plantain chips because she did not have any tortilla chips. The plantain chips were a-mazing, btw!

    On a (somewhat) related note, do you have a map that outlines the various sections of San Pedro? (i.e. Escalante, San Pedrito, etc.) I’m trying to learn the layout of the town and have been unable to find such a map. Thanks.

  • Meat_Puppet

    On our last visit, my wife and I stopped daily for Maria’s fresh fruit or fresh squeezed juices. Can’t wain until we get back again and see the new stand.

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