Port Antonio is, in many ways, a traditional Jamaican travel destination, glittering with the shine of arts and crafts from local vendors located all throughout the city.  The sidewalks are filled with locals selling their various goods and travelers will find that the prices, which can be bargained down, are generally fair.

In addition to these vendors, there are numerous markets where people ply their wares.  The most commonly visited one of these markets is the Musgrave Market, which is located right in the center of the city.  It is a crucial part of local life, so visitors should make it a point to stop in and experience the life there.  It is highly active, with Saturdays being the most active day, and because of this, it poses some risk to travelers in terms of the possibility of petty theft taking place there.  See http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g14... for more information about safety in the area.

Travelers who are more interested in modern shopping than in local shopping may want to stop in at the Village of Saint George ( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction... ). This is the location in Port Antonio most similar to a western shopping mall.   Visitors seeking name brand items such as fashion items and accessories will find what they are looking for there.