Mercado de Río Piedras
Aventuras Tierra Adentro
Aventuras Tierra Adentro is a favorite store for climbers and hikers in Puerto Rico. It’s also a tour operator specializing in...
Only the foundations of a few buildings remain at Caparra, the site of Juan Ponce de León’s first Puerto Rican settlement, established...
Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Hiram Bithorn Stadium seats 18,000 and is home to the Cangrejeros de Santurce . It’s named after the first Puerto Rican to play in the...
Soleil Beach Club
With a breezy oceanfront location, this upscale place has two floors from which to drink in the views and a menu of seafood-based...
Paseo de Diego · interesting places nearby
Mercado de Río Piedras information
If you like the smell of fish and oranges, the bustle of people, and trading jests in Spanish as you bargain for a bunch of bananas, this market is for you. As much a scene as a place to shop, the market continues the colonial tradition of an indoor market that spills into the streets.
Four long blocks of shops and inexpensive restaurants lining Paseo de Diego and facing the market have been closed to auto traffic, turning the whole area into an outdoor mall. You can shop or just watch as the local citizens negotiate for everything from chuletas (pork chops) to camisas (shirts). The market and stores along Paseo de Diego open from early morning to late evening, Monday to Saturday.