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Plaza Del Marcado

For a true Puerto Rican shopping experience visit the Plaza del Mercado. Here you can observe housewives crowding elbow-to-elbow bargaining for their daily bread.

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Puerto Rican Art & Crafts

Located on 204 Fortaleza Street in Old San Juan, Puerto Rican Art & Crafts is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM, and on Sunday, from noon to 5:00 PM. New at Puerto Rican Art & Crafts are original paintings in oil, acrylic, and water colors by local artists. We have a knowledgeable, friendly, and bilingual staff eager to answer any questions you may have. We want to help you find a unique piece of art from Puerto Rico, that lets you truly feel our island in a special way.

, 787-725-5596

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Hyatt Place Manati

The Hyatt Place Manatí is conveniently and quickly accessible to the José de Diego Expressway, and is part of unsigned Interstate PR-2, allowing travel to the East or West direction. This four-story building will feature 104 guest rooms, and will include three King suites as an upgrade offering. Hyatt Place Manatí combines style and innovation to create a completely new hotel experience, and our services and features are designed to meet the evolving needs of today’s travelers. Guests will enjoy the signature features of Hyatt Place including free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed™, a 42” flat-panel HDTV, a Cozy Corner sectional sofa-sleeper in each guestroom, a 24-hour Guest Kitchen serving freshly prepared snacks and entrees, the Bakery Café offering coffees, freshly baked pastries, premium beer, wine, spirits and cocktails, and the complimentary a.m. Kitchen Skillet™ breakfast served daily. The hotel will also feature over 1,800 square feet of flexible meeting space, and complimentary Wi-Fi for your group meeting.

122 Carretera PR-22 Manati , Manati , 678-361-8172

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Dooney & Bourke

Inspired by a variety of classic bag shapes, ranging from mail pouches to saddle bags to early American military gear, we created the distinct blend of classic and contemporary style influences that has been the hallmark of every Dooney & Bourke collection. We invite you to try one of our products and experience the Dooney & Bourke difference for yourself.

200 Calle Cristo , 787.289.0075

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Plaza de la Darsena

Plaza de la Darsena is a outdoor craft market located in Old San Juan.

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Old San Jaun cobble stone streets

Most of the shopping in Old San Juan is done in the numerous shops along Cristo, Fortaleza and San Francisco streets.

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Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store

The prices are often 35% to 40% less than in retail stores on the U.S. mainland. You can find even greater discounts on irregular or slightly damaged garments, but inspect them carefully before buying. The store occupies two floors of a pair of colonial buildings, with one upstairs room devoted to home furnishings.

201 Calle del Cristo San Juan Antiguo , 787.722.2136

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Get Shopped

Shopping in Puerto Rico is as big and exciting as our beautiful beaches. No matter what type of shopping experience you crave, our guides will be sure to find it and be by your side so you can make the most of your time.

, 787-381-2861

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Lido Jewelers

The store evolved from ordinary jewellery to fine handcrafted designer jewellery crafted of diamonds, colored gemstones, platinum and gold. The core jewellery line is accented by an array of trendy designer items perfect for any occasion. Today, as one of Puerto Rico's premier jewelers we have acquired the reputation of exclusivity and personalized unparalleled service. Come visit us on the 2nd floor of Plaza Las Americas Mall.

San Juan , 787-764-8185

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Plaza Las Americas

The island's first big mall and still the largest in the Caribbean, Plaza, as it is known by locals, is a world unto itself. Even by U.S. standards, it's a remarkable place with top-name retailers, full-service restaurants, a Cineplex, two food courts, a bowling alley and disco, plus spa and hair stylists.

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La Calle

The most popular of all Puerto Rican crafts are the frightening caretas,papier-mache masks worn at island carnivals.The premier store selling these masks is La Calle.

, 787/725-1306

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Shopping in Old San Juan is a real treat. there are many old authentic boutiques that have a lot of history to them. Walking the streets of Old San Juan is really an experience to remember. all the streets are old fashioned cobble stone streets. there are a lot of up and down hills so be sure to bring your walking shoes. overall shopping in San Juan is a good experience but remember you will pay Tax.

Jun 11, 2014

Although we didnt go on a cruise to shop. we did need to pick up a few things and Plaza Las americas had it all

Jun 22, 2010
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Location

Puerto Rico lies between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.  It is the easternmost and smallest of the Caribbean's Greater Antilles.  Miami is approximately 1,000 miles (two hours by plane) northwest of Puerto Rico.

Population

The island's population is slightly under four million, with a slight majority living in and around the San Juan metropolitan area.

Climate

Puerto Rico enjoys a summery tropical climate.  Temperatures average 82 degrees F. (28 degrees C.) in winter and 85 degrees F. (29 degrees C.) in summer, and the trade winds provide constant breezes.

Port of San Juan
Paseo Concepcion de Garcia
Pier (Muelle) #4
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Travel Time: 8 miles from the San Juan International Airport; travel time is approximately 45 minutes. Taxi service is approximately $18.00 one-way.

Directions to the port:


Traveling from the San Juan International Airport
•    Leaving the airport, take Baldorioty Avenue.
•    Follow Baldorioty Avenue to San Juan (follow signs).
•    On the right, you will see a sign for Puentes Dos Hermanos (Condado Lagoon); stay in the left-hand lane and you will enter Puerta de Tierra.
•    After three traffic lights, you will see the waterfront.
•    Continue on Concepcion de Garcia Avenue until you reach the port.
•    Proceed to Terminal #4.

Parking:
•    There is no port parking facilities at the Port of San Juan.
•    There are public parking facilities in the area surrounding the port.

 
San Juan, Puerto Rico's buzzing capital, preserves the island's Spanish heritage in its colonial neighborhoods. The cobblestone streets of Old San Juan teem with restaurants and shops and a large concentration of art galleries and museums. New San Juan has its charms as well, particularly in its more storied residential architecture in Santurce and Miramar. Golden sand fronts the coastal areas of Ocean Park and Isla Verde, where peaceful sunsets rub shoulders with a nightlife that rocks until the early morning.

Things to Do

Escape the high-rises and highways of central San Juan for the cobbled streets in the walled city of Old San Juan, lined with Spanish townhouses decorated with wrought-iron balconies. Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, perched on a rocky promontory, provides a view of the entire city. San Juaneros head to the golden sands of Isla Verde Beach to swim and snorkel in the calm, clear waters. Hop on a ferry and tour the nearby Bacardi Distillery. At nearby Luquillo Beach, families swim in the calm waters.

Shopping

Expect to find bargains galore in Puerto Rico, from luxury goods to local crafts. Browse the couture emporiums on Avenida Ashford in Condado, or look for trendy clothes and electronics at Plaza Las Americas, the biggest mall in the Caribbean. A stroll down the narrow side streets of Old San Juan reveals shops filled with vejigantes (painted Carnival masks), unique souvenirs, books and jewelry.

Nightlife and Entertainment

Nightlife starts late, with high-rollers rolling the dice in San Juan's casinos and Latin beats pouring out from funky beach bars on Isla Verde. In Old San Juan, head uphill to Calle San Sebastián and Calle Cristo for a lively mix of bars and restaurants. To get into the clubs and discos, be sure to dress to impress. On Sunday nights, sip rum cocktails and watch the sun set over Old San Juan in the evocative Paseo de la Princesa.

Restaurants and Dining

San Juan holds many global culinary surprises including splash-worthy steakhouses and sushi emporiums in Isla Verde, or casual Italian and Mexican eateries in Condado. Sample the island's rustic criolla cuisine, a blend of Spanish and African influences, in rustic spots in Old San Juan. Fresh catches of red snapper (chillo) and dolphinfish (dorado) ) are two widely available local favorites. Street-food aficionados will delight in codfish fritters or deep-fried cheese. Wash it down with black coffee, Cuba Libre rum cocktails, or cold beer.


City Layout

Metropolitan San Juan includes the walled Old San Juan at the end of a long peninsula, Puerta de Tierra, the narrow bridge of land between San Juan Bay and the Atlantic Ocean that connects the Old City with the rest of San Juan. You can take a bridge into Condado, a narrow strip of land between the ocean and a lagoon, or continue on to the Miramar neighborhood, a neighborhood of beautiful residential homes whose once seedy waterfront section is being revamped into a world-class leisure development. The city also includes Santurce, its traditional downtown area, which has also been experiencing a revitalization in recent years, with large theaters and old apartment buildings being polished up so that the sector is starting to shine again like it did in its 1940s heyday. The Hato Rey financial district has taken on an almost futuristic look with its elevated Tren Urbano and distinctive Puerto Rico Coliseum, which has something exciting going on just about every week. Río Piedras is the site of the University of Puerto Rico and one of the best street markets in the Caribbean.

The Condado strip of beachfront hotels, restaurants, casinos, and nightclubs is separated from Miramar by a lagoon. Isla Verde, another resort area, is near the airport, which is separated from the rest of San Juan by an isthmus.

 

 

 
 

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