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Caribbean Trading Company Store

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Address: Calle Principal #4, Palmer, Rio Grande 00721, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-888-2762
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: On your way to El Yunque. Discover the treasures of the Caribbean and...
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, and Local Art. #Caribbeantrading
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Sauce tasting was spectacular

Despite the Tostitos being broken into slightly smaller than necessary pieces, Melissa,, the saleswoman, managed to stay open quite a bit past the time of the shop closing in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Rincon, Puerto Rico
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Rincon, Puerto Rico
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Despite the Tostitos being broken into slightly smaller than necessary pieces, Melissa,, the saleswoman, managed to stay open quite a bit past the time of the shop closing in order for my friends and I to try all of the hot sauces we desired. Much more authentic than your typical, run of the mill, souvenir shop. Well worth the few... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Like many others, I was looking for authentic, local crafts/gifts and found this store on TA. Don't believe the hater reviews...this is a great store! LOTS of locally made crafts, masks, jewelry, pottery, mosaics, tiles and much more to choose from. We found gifts for all of our teens (not t-shirts) and would have stayed longer if we didn't have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A quaint little store packed full of goodies! There is something for everyone in this shop! They also offer coffee tasting as well as hot sauce sampling! The employee was personable and very helpful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We stopped in at this shop twice. Amazing coffees, clothing, food, jewelry....too many cool things to mention! It's a unique shop- different than many we visited and wish we would have found it sooner. The staff are incredible and will help you ship things if you would like. Hello from Wisconsin! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Wonderful little shop with plenty to choose from, about 90% from local artists. Various food products as well, sauces, coffee, spices. A nice reprieve from tourist junk stores. Near El Yunque too!

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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stayed in Rio Grande during our honeymoon, and this store was awesome. They wrap things up really well for travel, and they have a great selection of things at reasonable prices. Highly recommend if you're going to Luquillo beach or El Yunque.

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Emmett, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

What a great find. Amazing local art work at affordable prices. Very helpful. A must do on the way in or out of the rainforest.

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Hammond, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stopped in this cute store along with a few others before going to the Yuque. Very beautiful and different items for sale. The designs on their Tshirts are one of a kind. I believe the young lady at the counter advised they are designed by their own artist, exclusive for them. My husband bought one. VERY VERY nice looking... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This retail establishment is very difficult to find - need to realize that it is off the road to the Rain Forest. After locating it, you may find something local to buy but the selection is very limited. There are several places in Old San Juan that offer the same items and a much better selection. We are big buyers... 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. We are located on the way to El Yunque Rainforest and you have to pass by the store to get to the Rainforest - it can be difficult as road signage is not the best in this... More 

Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went back a second time to grab gifts for family before leaving. Both times we had a different clerk, but they were sisters, and they were so very nice! Reasonable prices on everything in the store.

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Additional Information about Caribbean Trading Company Store

Address: Calle Principal #4, Palmer, Rio Grande 00721, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-888-2762
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Rio Grande  >  Palmer
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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