Shopping in Old San Juan

Photo credit © Stella Nolasco Boutique

There is a free trolley that travels around the main shopping area of Old San Juan all throughout the day, which allows tourists to take advantage of low prices on high end goods without having to carrying around heavy shopping bags all over town.

Shopping is diverse, and includes everything from luxury good like brand name fashion, accessories, jewelry, and perfumes to local shops down narrow alleyways which allow you to shop like a local.  You'll even find a lot of names you recognize, especially when it comes to grocery and drug stores.  

Gifts and Souvenirs

If you enjoy shopping for gifts you might want to try Mi Pequeno San Juan, which is situated in Old San Juan. The owners here painstakingly recreate San Juan on a miniature scale, building by building. You can purchase these pieces of your favorite place, and bring it back with you, or as a gift. The property is situated at 107 Calle Cristo.

A second option is El Galpon, which is located a short distance of Mi Pequeno San Juan. El Galpon sell an variety of souvenirs, though their most popular are their panama hats and local cigars. Hand carved Santos, masks, and photographs of Old San Juan are also available. Visitors can find them at 154 Calle Cristo.

A third shop to consider is Spicy Caribbee. The local spices and concoctions that Spicy Caribee serves are not for the weak; these spices are hot! They can be found at 154 Calle Cristo.

Many of the gift and souvenir shops located in Old San Juan can be seen down below.

Gifts and Souvenirs In Old San Juan
Name Phone Location
Caribbean Gift (787) 977-0389 Old San Juan
Caribbean Paradise (787) 722-1074 Old San Juan
Doll House Souvenirs (787) 725-0652 Old San Juan
Eastern National Park (787) 724-1260 Old San Juan
El Galpon (787) 725-9345 Old San Juan
Figura Gallery (787) 721-6987 Old San Juan
James Souveniers (787) 725-7390 Old San Juan
La Fortaleza Tours Office & Souvenir Shop -- Old San Juan
Mi Pequeno San Juan (787) 977-1636 Old San Juan
Noel Ana Maraa (787) 722-1135 Old San Juan
San Cristobal Visitors' Center -- 0.4 mi. East-Northeast of Old San Juan
Souvenir Store (787) 977-8214 Old San Juan
Spicy Caribbee (787) 725-4690 Old San Juan

Specialty Shops

One of the interesting specialty retailers in this area is The Butterfly People. This venue is found in the heart of Old San Juan. In full accordance with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Butterfly People creates boxed artwork from the preserved remains of butterflies from around the world who have lived a full life cycle and died naturally. They are located at 152 Fortaleza.

A second option is Walter Otero Contemporary Art, which is located approximately a mile and a half (approximately two and a half kilometers) to the east of The Butterfly People. With hopes of breaking the traditional gallery mold, this contemporary fine arts facility offers international pieces of artwork that speak to current times in a way that is both fascinating and aesthetically appealing. Guests will find them at 402 Avenida Constitucion.

Galería Éxodo: The galleries are open from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. They're at 152 & 200B Cristo Street.

Lots of the specialty shops in Old San Juan are provided directly below.

Specialty Shops In Old San Juan
Name Type Phone Location
Bella Jewels Jewelry Store (787) 724-3941 Old San Juan
Blue Diamond Jewelry Store (787) 721-0855 Old San Juan
Bóveda Jewelry Store (787) 725-0263 Old San Juan
Consuegra Inc Jewelry Store (787) 725-7155 Old San Juan
Effy Jewelers San Juan Jewelry Store (787) 721-0256 Old San Juan
Forteleza Antiques Antiques and Used Merchandise Dealer (787) 723-1229 Old San Juan
Galería Éxodo Art Gallery (787) 723-4913 Old San Juan
Haitian Gallery Art Gallery (787) 721-4362 Old San Juan
Milano 32 Jewelry Store (787) 289-0990 Central Old San Juan
Puerto Rican Arts and Crafts Art Supply and Craft Store (787) 725-5596 Old San Juan
The Butterfly People Art Gallery (787) 723-2432 Old San Juan
Treasure Jewelry and Antiques Antiques and Used Merchandise Dealer (787) 725-3547 Old San Juan
Walter Otero Contemporary Art Art Gallery (787) 627-5797 1.5 mi. East of Old San Juan

Clothing and Apparel

Enjoy looking for interesting clothing? You might want to visit Stella Nolasco Boutique Atelier -- it's located in eastern Old San Juan. Famous around the world for her sense of style that couples modernity with classic styles, Stella Nolasco has dressed celebrities like Beyonce Knowles, Judy Reyes, and Bo Derek. Now, you can wear her designs, too. Visitors will be able to find them on Avenue de Diego, Plaza de Diego #310 .

A second good option is Cigar House -- which is found approximately three and a half miles (approximately five and a half kilometers) to the west-northwest of Stella Nolasco Boutique Atelier. Offering the largest selection of cigars in Old San Juan, Cigar House is a refined spot where you can pick out exotic cigars and sample Caribbean rums. You'll find them at 27 Fortaleza.

A third apparel shop you might want to visit is Pirana Joe San Juan. This brand name is recognized throughout the Caribbean and has become a namesake for beach fun. Created by three friends hoping to recapture the adventurous spirit of their youths, Pirana Joe is great for island-style clothing and souvenirs. Visitors can find them

Look through the following chart for information concerning apparel shops available.

Clothing and Apparel Around Old San Juan
Name Type Phone Location
Chic Lolita Boutique (787) 424-3177 Old San Juan
Chico's General Clothing Store (408) 554-9030 4.0 mi. Southeast of Central Old San Juan
Cigar House Boutique (787) 723-5223 Old San Juan
Concalma Boutique (787) 421-4212 Old San Juan
Diva Dogs Boutique Boutique (787) 408-0901 Old San Juan
Hotel Casa Condado Women's Clothing and Accessories Store (787) 863-2100 3.0 mi. East of Central Old San Juan
Iconica Culture Wear General Clothing Store -- Old San Juan
Kamoli Clothing & Ascesories Women's Clothing and Accessories Store (787) 721-4326 3.8 mi. East of Central Old San Juan
Macy's Department Store (787) 296-3971 4.0 mi. Southeast of Central Old San Juan
Marshallls Old San Jaun General Clothing Store (787) 722-3020 Old San Juan
Mrs. & Miss Boutique Boutique (787) 724-8571 Old San Juan
Pirana Joe San Juan Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store -- Old San Juan
Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store General Clothing Store (787) 722-2136 Old San Juan
Stella Nolasco Boutique Atelier Boutique (787) 723-2897 3.4 mi. East-Southeast of Central Old San Juan
Vivant Boutique Boutique (787) 723-3593 Old San Juan

Food and Grocery

Got the munchies? Kasalta Bakery, Inc. is located within Ocean Park, 3.9 mi. East of central Old San Juan. This spot is a mixture of a deli, bakery, and bistro, where you'll find a nice selection of gourmet fare. This includes dinner dishes like fish and vegetables, baked goods, sandwiches and the ingredients to make sandwiches, and more. If you would like to call before making reservations, you can do so at (787) 727-6593.

A second place to consider is Old San Juan Farmers Market, which is located 3.9 mi. (6.4 km) to the west of Kasalta Bakery, Inc.. The Farmers Market comes to Old San Juan every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. They are located

Check out this table if you want more information.

Food and Grocery Stores Around Old San Juan
Name Type Phone Location
Fefo's Bakery (787) 721-7330 Old San Juan
Franco E & Company Bakery (787) 832-0070 Old San Juan
Gelo's Bagel Bakery Bakery (787) 791-2575 6.6 mi. East of Central Old San Juan
Kasalta Bakery, Inc. Bakery (787) 727-6593 3.9 mi. East of Central Old San Juan
Old San Juan Farmers Market Fruit and Vegetable Market -- Old San Juan
Supermercado Amigo Caparra Grocery Store (787) 782-9425 3.9 mi. South of Central Old San Juan

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