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What's the best stuff to get in Puerto Rico?

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What's the best stuff to get in Puerto Rico?

My boyfriend and I will be vacationing in San Juan and on Vieques this coming May and I'd like to take home some unique gifts to friends and family. Anyone have any ideas on stuff to take home to the States?

Thanks! :-)

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1. Re: What's the best stuff to get in Puerto Rico?

Don Q rum! ;-)

Also, Puerto Rican coffee for the coffe-lovers. You can get it at the supermarket.

If you are going to be in OSJ, there is a place that makes small ceramic replicas of the houses in OSJ. You can even get it personalized. We thought that was pretty neat.

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2. Re: What's the best stuff to get in Puerto Rico?

A guiro is a gourd that is use as a musical instrument very typical of the island,

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3. Re: What's the best stuff to get in Puerto Rico?

Good Coffee, like:

-Yauco Selecto

-Alto Grande

-Montebello

-Rico

-Yaucono

-El Coqui

If you can get some Liquors that are only made in Puerto Rico like:

-Sangria de Fido

-Caldo de Oso

Rums, Hand Made Jewlery made out of coconuts. Just turn aroud the pieces and make sure there's not a 'made in china' sticker.

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4. Re: What's the best stuff to get in Puerto Rico?

you should get also Coquito , it is a coconut drink served mostly during christmas time.

also the SANTOS , handcrafted wood of catholic saints

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5. Re: What's the best stuff to get in Puerto Rico?

On Saturday and Sunday you can find artisans in Old San Juan on Plaza Darsenas( by La Casita Tourism office) and along Paseo de La Princesa. You will find a lot of unique items- from clay figures, leather goods, Puerto Rican cigars and candies( a lot of coconut confections). These items are not expensive and it helps promote the local crafts.

As others have already said, some of the best coffee in the world is found here. You can also try to find Encantos Coffee. Prior to leaving stop at one of the bakeries in ( Kasalta or La Bombonera) to pick up some of the yummy local pastries.

As you walk along the streets in Old San Juan you will find some unique shops- some of them sell "Vejigante" masks( both small and large) made of paper mache or coconut shells( the kind of masks you see in the puerto rican carnivals). Some are expensive , as they take a lot of work, but the smaller ones made out of cocunut shells are not expensive. You can also find miniature replicas of some of the unique "casitas" ( spanish homes) or doors of Old San Juan .

Sea glass jewelry is also a unique item. You will likely find this in Vieques .

Enjoy shopping!!!

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