Caribbean and Central America Shopping

  • Shopping
    by tpangelinan
  • Merchant Stalls
    Merchant Stalls
    by briantravelman
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    Market In Oranjestad
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Caribbean and Central America Shopping

  • Old San Juan

    San Juan Shopping

    I have been fortunate enough to have traveled to Puerto Rico my whole life and visiting Old San Juan is always a must do when I visit this beautiful island. There is so much to see and do while in Old San Juan. If you love to shop, then this is the place, not only can you find beautiful souvenirs but you can also find artwork and the latest...

  • Calle El Conde - El Conde street

    Santo Domingo Shopping

    This "Pedestrian Only" shopping street is both the center of tourist goods and western designer clothes. It runs from Parque Colon to Parque Independencia. The street name honors the Count of Penalba, who defeated the English during the 17th century.

  • Handcraft

    Trinidad Shopping

    Trinidad has a large outdoor craft market that goes on for blocks. Primary items seemed to be wood carvings, jewelry, knitted garments, dolls and toys. Some of the vendors are really creative—I was laughing at a camera made from beer cans (flattened metal covered a small block of wood, and the top half of a beer can stuck out from the front of it.)...

  • Plaza Las Americas

    San Juan Shopping

    Plaza Las Americas is San Juan's mall, located about 15-20 minutes from downtown and the cruise ship piers. It's a good thing, if you're homesick and craving to do some actual shopping. Plaza Las Americas boasts a lot of the American brands, as well as some local stores. The prices are typical for various things. I bought me my digital camera...

  • Plaza Lama

    Santo Domingo Shopping

    The biggest department store in Santo Domingo. We entered there as I wanted to buy a couple of disposable cameras (my camera stopped working on my second day in SD... why they never break down when you're at your home place??? :) What was supposed to be a 10-minutes shopping, ended as kind of funny tour around the place for a couple of hours!...

  • La Sirena

    Santo Domingo Shopping

    La Sirena is a huge supermarket/mall where you can buy anything: Grocery, clothes, sports articles, books etc. You can also buy your souvenirs here and at a cheaper price than a tourist shop. There are a couple of La Sirena’s in Santo Domingo, but I have only visited the one at Ave. Winston Churchill.

  • Malls

    Santo Domingo Shopping

    Megacentro is a mall with everything you can imagine under it: beauty parlors for men and women, a movie theater with 10 rooms, clothes shops, make up shops, jewelry, souvenirs, a pool place, banks, a supermarket, a Disney like park for the kids and plenty of options to eat and satisfy everyone's taste. Clothes, food, jewelry, souvenirs... What...

  • Table Linens Galore

    Mr. Tablecloth is a retail store, comparable to Riise's (which sells liquors, tobacco, perfume, etc.), or Cardow's (which sells jewelry). I shopped at both in Charlotte Amalie and reviewed both here.Mr. Tablecloth is -- as you might guess -- a retail store that sells tablecloths, napkins, table runners, placemats, as well as a small line of...

  • Splendid Store for Spirits

    I was directed to this store by the travel agent who helped me select a Caribbean cruise. He advised me that if I had my purchase with them completed before noon, they would deliver it free to the ship (obviously a Big Help if I were to purchase several liters of distilled spirits, for example).The store was quite crowded with cruise shoppers, who...

  • Jewelry in St. Thomas

    On an Eastern Caribbean cruise, I shopped about a dozen jewelry stores. I found that the ones along the ship docks were as high or higher in prices than what I am used to finding in the USA mainland. But, shopping "inland" from the ship docks provides real bargains.I finally found something truly at low prices at Cardow's Jewelers in the main...

  • 10. t-shirts last day on ship

    the last day starting first thing in the morning they had 2 big tables full of t-shirts and they kept refilling them all day long with 10.00 t-shirts what a bargain these are their real nice shirts nothing old or outdated 1st. qualitiy wait til the last day to buy your shirts. also they had half off jewwely the last few days of the cruise i got a...

  • buying jewlery and other items on...

    it is great to buy jewlery and other souviners in the caribbean. if you do though, it is ofen a good idea to link up with someone else who is with you and buy things together. ie: if you are both buying a necklace, you can ask to have one half price and they will often give you a deal for buying more than one. (or the 3rd one free or something to...

  • Shopping Charms

    I mentioned earlier that the ship provided onboard shopping information on each port of call and offered discount coupons for certain shops. Those who attended were also given a card for a complimentary charm bracelet--the idea being that certain shops added free charms to your bracelet. The bracelet could be collected at DIAMONDS INTERNATIONAL, a...

  • Roadside stands and other places

    It's hard to categorize this particular shopping tip because an enterprising man was selling his vegetables and fruit from the back of a truck. As the locals crowded round to buy some fresh produce, I spied a neat row of conch shells set up near the beach. He said he had taken steps to empty the shells of their contents, polished them up a bit and...

  • Handcrafts and Souvenirs--Cozumel

    As we neared Tulum, our guide stopped the van for a 20 minute break outside a shop which announced ARTISANIAS HANDCRAFTS. After browsing the aisles, I thought the prices of some of the items were a little high, but I had no comparison since we had just arrived in Cozumel. I did find a bright orange t-shirt for my husband for $19.00, which I...

  • Great Place for Jewelry

    If you want to add a beautiful piece of jewelry to your collection, be sure to stop at Colombian Emeralds. It's the perfect shop to find emeralds, diamonds, tanzanite and other jewelry at reasonable prices.I bought my first piece from Colombian Emeralds on a cruise to Bermuda a few years ago. To be recommended by the cruise lines a shop has to have...

  • For a Taste of the Island

    As we made our way through Grand Cayman, our van made a planned stop at the Tortuga Rum Company where spirits were available at discount prices.However, it was the island's famous rum cakes that I wanted to pick up to give as souvenirs back home (picture 3). My father is very difficult to buy for, so I thought this item would be a great gift for...

  • The Ultimate Shopping Book

    The SAVVY TRAVELER was sold onboard for about $20.00 at the shopping informational meeting. There were only a limited number available for sale, so those at the meeting bought up nearly all of them. I understand a few were left, but snatched up quickly a short while later.The SAVVY TRAVELER is a discount shopping book which includes maps of the...

  • Check out the local crafts!

    Terry picked this wonderful wood carving up while in Jamaica, it's almost 4 feet long, solid wood with great detail. This was carved by a local craftsman and well worth the price of $75.00, but then you have to get it home. No honey it won't fit in your suitcase it's too big! The hotel did have DHL come get it and ship it home for $78.00, so make...

  • SENSATION TIP - Overpriced Stuff!

    It's your basic gift shop. However, they had these stuffed St. Bernard toys that, when they had one of their ears squeezed, play the entire "My First. My Last. My Everything" by Barry White. The ENTIRE song. Why you'd need or want this, I'll never know, but if you've been looking for one, look no more.... Every kind of Carnival souvenir like...

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