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Caribbean Trading Company Store

Calle Principal #4, Palmer, Rio Grande 00721, Puerto Rico
787 888 2762
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Palmer
Type: Shops
Owner description: On your way to El Yunque. Discover the treasures of the Caribbean and Puerto Rico! Caribbean Spices & Sauces, Fresh Puerto Rican Coffee, Fine Premium... more » Owner description: On your way to El Yunque. Discover the treasures of the Caribbean and Puerto Rico! Caribbean Spices & Sauces, Fresh Puerto Rican Coffee, Fine Premium Cigars, Nautical & Tropical Gifts, Exquisite Gift Baskets « less
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Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Caribbean Trading Company has the best assortment of authentic Caribbean products I've seen in my many years visiting the islands. They have fantastic service and have great gift packages for groups as well. I have always made it a point to stop there when I'm in Puerto Rico

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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was by far our favorite shopping experience while visiting Puerto Rico...they had a little bit of everything! Hats and t's, food, jewelry, snacks, etc. Maybe a bit on the pricier side, but the staff both days we visited were friendly and went out of their way to help us find something that would work for us.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I had a great time shopping here and trying all the sauces! The lady working the shop was just wonderful to deal with and her enthusiasm for the products showed. I tried their coffee—which was amazing. I then tried a variety of hot sauces (some not so hot) and salsas and found many purchases to make. Even better is that... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Conveniently located on the way to the rainforest, they offer souvenirs of all sorts and lots of Caribbean spices and sauces, including an amazing salsa. Samples of all are available. There are also coffees and teas to sample and purchase. Small but worth a stop.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Karla was very helpful in guiding us to authentic products. Coffee, sauces, spices, soaps, lotions, local art, hand designed t-shirts. So many choices with an excellent knowledgeable staff. Many of the products are made on site. Right outside of rain forest. So glad to find a shop that was not cheaply made in china products. Loved this place!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Yes, it's true. The staff is very helpful and they have a wide variety of souvenirs including jerk marinade, hot sauces, cigars, liquor, t-shirts, figurines, etc. Karla was very happy to let us taste their hot sauces. She is very knowledgeable about how everything is made by them from scratch. But here's the downside - it's expensive. We bought a... More

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Missuola, mt
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This shop was amazing and Risell was so kind! She greeted us with a smile and the shop had lots of fun goods- a nice mix of tourist treasure and local art. We loved it!!

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We ended our visit to the rain forest with a stop at Caribbean Trading Co. They make their own spices and sauces. What a unique souvenir to bring back home. My daughter and I purchased two sea glass bracelets that are very lovely. Karla was very helpful and kind. We enjoyed our shipping experience and would recommend it for all.

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Carmel, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We liked this shop Upon entering but waited and waited forever for the girl to check us out!!! She was in the back and when we went to look for her to see what was gong on she was talking and could careless when we said can you please check us out. We left!!! Went to coqui international down the... More

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CaribbeanGirl8991, General Manager at Caribbean Trading Company Store, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We take all comments seriously and have shared your feedback with the whole crew. I can say that both the girls in the store have been working there for over 5 years, and as you can see from all of our other reviews, they take customer service very seriously, and are... More

Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

On the way to El Yuque rainforest. Has a good variety of items but were very expensive. T shirts were 18-20$. Did not buy anything.

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CaribbeanGirl8991, General Manager at Caribbean Trading Company Store, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate it! While we have items at all price points, we strive to only provide items that are of a higher quality, and are not the typical ‘Made in China’ souvenir. It is true that many of our shirts are in the $18-20 range. The reason for this is... More

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