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 souvenirs or gifts you might enjoy a visit to Mi Pequeno San Juan, which is found within 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 can be found at 107 Calle Cristo.

Another option is El Galpon, which is found a short distance of Mi Pequeno San Juan. If you are looking for a souvenir, but are not looking for magnets or snow-globes, check out El Galpon for some authentic Puerto Rican hats and other gifts. You'll be able to find them at 154 Calle Cristo.

Another place you might enjoy is Spicy Caribbee. Spicy Caribbee offers a wide selection of locally grown and made spices that are sure to put a kick in you food. Don't worry about customs or airport regulations either, Spicy Caribee will ship these to your home and bypass all the hassle. They are located at 154 Calle Cristo.

Check out this table if you want more information.

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 area's popular speciality shops is The Butterfly People. They're located within the heart of Old San Juan. Established in 1970, the Butterfly People is one of the more unique art concepts in Puerto Rico. Located in Old San Juan, the Butterfly People invites guests in to view a collection of artwork prepared using the remains of butterflies. You can find them at 152 Fortaleza.

Another option is Walter Otero Contemporary Art, which is found 1.5 mi. (2.3 km) to the east of The Butterfly People. Five thousand square feet of space divided into three floors houses the collection of contemporary pieces here. The main floor houses current exhibits, the top floor is a roof top garden with outdoor pieces, and the bottom floor is a presentation and storage area. They're at 402 Avenida Constitucion.

Exodo Art Gallery: A diverse collection of artwork from around the world is on display at Exodo Art Gallery, where each piece is passionate and meaningful. They specialize in Caribbean and Latin American contemporary art. You will find them at 200-B Cristo Street.

Many specialty shops located in Old San Juan are displayed in the table 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
Exodo Art Gallery Art Gallery (787) 671-4159 Old San Juan
Forteleza Antiques Antiques and Used Merchandise Dealer (787) 723-1229 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
Rocks Duty Free Jewelry Store (787) 724-7169 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

Hoping to find some new clothing during your vacation? Consider dropping by Stella Nolasco Boutique Atelier -- which is situated in eastern Old San Juan. Stella Nolasco creates high end, designer clothing that somehow manages to be edgy and soft all at once. Her designs are available at Stella Nolasco Boutique Atttier. Guests will be able to find them on Avenue de Diego, Plaza de Diego #310 .

A second shop to consider is Cigar House -- which is located 3.4 mi. (5.5 km) 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. 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. Guests will be able to find them

Lots of apparel shops located in or near Old San Juan are displayed in the following table.

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

Hungry? Kasalta Bakery, Inc. is found in 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 want to call before making reservations, you can do so at (787) 727-6593.

A second possibility is Old San Juan Farmers Market, which is located easily reached by taxi 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. Guests will find them

You can look at the following chart for 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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