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

Located in Hato Rey, Build-A-Bear is on the premises of Plaza Las Americas, and welcomes local residents and tourists browsing shops in this neighborhood or the surrounding area. Even if you aren't staying particularly close, you are free to drop by. If you're wondering, Condado District is two and a half miles (four kilometers) to the north.

What's Nearby

In case you don't see whatever you are shopping for in Build-A-Bear, you could check out one or both of the other gift and souvenir stores that are located in this general area, Skim through the table below to see a broader range of stores that are just a short distance from 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 -- --
Valija Gitana Plaza las Americas Boutique 0 mi. North
Valija Gitana Guaynobo Boutique 2.2 mi. West-Southwest

Once you finish shopping, you'll find a variety of interesting attractions that you might visit while you are in Hato Rey. If immersing yourself in a museum is what you want, allow yourself time to linger at both Museum of History, Anthropology and Art and Ecourbano. There are also a good availability of places where you can enjoy a meal 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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