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're looking for some gifts you should think about visiting Mi Pequeno San Juan, which is located in Old San Juan. Bring a San Juan home into your home. Mi Pequeno sells hand made miniature versions of famous buildings and structures in San Juan. The property can be found at 107 Calle Cristo.

A second possibility 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. Guests will find them at 154 Calle Cristo.

A third place to consider is Spicy Caribbee. The local spices and concoctions that Spicy Caribee serves are not for the weak; these spices are hot! They're located at 154 Calle Cristo.

Be sure to look through the following table for a list of gift and souvenir shops serving Old San Juan.

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 more popular specialty retailers is The Butterfly People. They are located 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. The property is located at 152 Fortaleza.

Another option is Walter Otero Contemporary Art, which is found 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. You will find them at 402 Avenida Constitucion.

Galería Éxodo: Galería Éxodo displays both local and internally renowned artists. Often, the art celebrates Caribbean heritage. Find them at 152 & 200B Cristo Street.

The following chart shows more details concerning the 13 specialty shops in Old San Juan.

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

Looking for some clothing? You might want to visit Stella Nolasco Boutique Atelier -- it's located 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. You'll find them on Avenue de Diego, Plaza de Diego #310 .

Another place 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. They are located at 27 Fortaleza.

A third option for clothing is Pirana Joe San Juan. Specializing in clothing with an already distressed and worn look to them, Pirana Joe sells clothing for men, women, and children, as well as fun souvenirs like sunglasses, staplers, and wood pens with the signature cartoon piranha as the star. They can be found

The table just below enables you to learn some key facts concerning the apparel shops in or near Old San Juan.

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

Looking for some food? Kasalta Bakery, Inc. is found in Ocean Park, 3.9 mi. East of central Old San Juan. Elegant and classy, Kasalta Bakery is a favorite spot for a relaxed lunch or dinner in a sleek, clean restaurant. If you'd like to call before you go, do so at (787) 727-6593.

Another place to consider is Old San Juan Farmers Market, which is found 3.9 mi. (6.4 km) to the west of Kasalta Bakery, Inc.. Each Saturday, locals set up their wares among the arches of the San Juan Museum, offering a collective of locally grown and made products. Their focus is local, sustainable Agriculture, so, along with seasonal organic vegetables and fruit, some of the market's offerings include artisan cheeses and breads, a wide variety of delicious prepared foods from several chefs, exotic flowers, organic coffee, fresh tropical juices including the traditional coconut water and cane juice, amazing desserts including vegan and gluten free, essential oils and soaps harvested from local ingredients Popular items among tourists seem to include organic coffees and teas, nutrition bars, pesto, essential body oils, market bags and aprons bearing the market logo designed by well-known local artist Nick Quijano. They are located

Check the chart below to learn more.

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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