There's one in almost every mall, and young kids can't walk by without tugging at their parent's hand to go in. Build-A-Bear first opened its doors in 1997, and has been pairing stuffed animals with loving owners ever since.

A trip to Build-A-Bear Workshop is an experience. When you walk in the door, you get to choose which type of bear (or other stuffed animal) you'd like to build from scratch in a process called "Choose Me." Then, you walk through the building process by visiting the following stations: Hear Me, Stuff Me, Stitch Me, Fluff Me, Dress Me, and Name Me. In the end, you leave with your very own, hand-made friend.

Build-A-Bear also offers a selection of accessories that you can purchase for your friend during subsequent visits.

Getting There

Positioned in Hato Rey, Build-A-Bear is part of Plaza Las Americas, and welcomes residents and travelers browsing the shopping available in this neighborhood. Whether or not you are staying nearby, you should consider dropping by. It's 2.4 miles south of Condado District.

What's Nearby

If you're inclined to browse or comparison shop, you'll be pleased to know that there are a couple of other gift and souvenir stores in the same general area. Skim through the table below to see a wider range of shopping venues close to this location.

Other Shopping Nearby
Name Type Distance Direction
Plaza Las Americas Shopping Center 0 mi. North
Plaza Caparra Shopping Center 1.8 mi. West-Southwest
Biaggi & Faure Art Gallery -- --
Stella Nolasco Boutique Atelier Boutique 1.8 mi. North
Valija Gitana Plaza las Americas Boutique 0 mi. North

Outside of shopping, there are various interesting attractions you might enjoy while you are in Hato Rey. If visiting a museum is something that sounds fun, plan on spending time at both Museum of History, Anthropology and Art and Ecourbano. You'll also find a good availability of places where you can eat nearby.


This Build-A-Bear in the Plaza Las Americas Shopping Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Credit Cards Accepted

Build-A-Bear accepts all major credit cards.

Contact Information

Location: Hato Rey, Puerto Rico

Phone: (787) 766-0048

Secondary Phone: (787) 766-0385



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