Popular Puerto Rican souvenirs include santos crafts, domino sets, vejigante masks, cigars, rum and coffee. The best arts and crafts shopping is in Old San Juan, though most of the schlocky T-shirt shops are there too. San Francisco and Fortaleza are packed cheek-by-jowl with shops while Calle del Cristo is home to many of the old city’s more chic establishments.


For designer clothes and high-end jewelry, make a beeline for Condado. The shops facing Parque la Ventana al Mar are especially luxe – you'll have no problem dropping your casino winnings here.

Río Piedras

If haggling is more your style, make time for the bustling Mercado de Río Piedras, where you'll find everything from plantains to pantyhose.