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 situated within Plaza Las Americas, and happily welcomes visitors who are shopping in this neighborhood or nearby. Whether or not you are staying in this location, you should feel free to stop by. It's 2.4 miles south of Condado District.

What's Nearby

While you may not see the product you are looking for while at Build-A-Bear, you could try one or both of the other gift stores that are located in this general area, Take a look at the table below to find out more about a broader range of shopping venues close to this one.

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

In addition to shopping, there are various landmarks that you might have fun visiting while you are in Hato Rey. If visiting a museum interests you, plan on spending time at both Museum of History, Anthropology and Art and Ecourbano. There are also a good availability of restaurants 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 most major credit cards.

Contact Information

Location: Hato Rey, Puerto Rico

Phone: (787) 766-0048

Secondary Phone: (787) 766-0385



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