4 of the Best Shopping Malls in Puerto Rico

best Shopping Malls

If you are visiting Puerto Rico, or just need to spruce up your warm-weather wardrobe, Puerto Rico has some great shopping mall choices–the best in the Caribbean. Whether you are looking for designer outlet mall bargains, mainland designer fashions, or just a local Gap store, you can find everything you would want in one of PR’s malls.

How to Dress in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is located in a tropical zone. Regardless what season of the year it is you will need clothing for very warm temperatures year-round. Jackets, sweaters, gloves and scarves are not much use here. In Puerto Rico you’ll find locals, accustomed to the heat, wearing lots of jeans, shorts, yoga pants, form-fitting dresses and loose tees. Sandals and flip-flops are a must.

If you are planning on travel to Puerto Rico in the winter or fall, that’s a great time to take advantage of warm-weather clothing sales. Even though locals aren’t buying, national stores still stock the shelves with sweaters, coats and boots.

For all of your shopping needs, we chose the 4 best shopping malls in Puerto Rico. The malls are located in different zones of the country, so no matter where you are, you will have at least one of them close to you.

Buckle your seat belts because we are going to go SHOPPING!

The Best Shopping Malls in Puerto Rico

Plaza Las Americas

Plaza Las Americas

A personal favorite and the biggest shopping mall in the Caribbean, the best place to look for anything you may need would definitely be Plaza las Americas. Located next to San Juan’s two main highways this mall has literally more clothes stores under one roof than any other place in Puerto Rico! And its best feature is that it is very easy to find.

Las Américas offers its customers the widest variety of shopping and dining experiences. It has over 300 stores including the only Macy’s in the Caribbean and the largest JC Penney (it has 3 floors). You can also find other popular stores such as Forever 21, Zara, Banana Republic, Abercrombie and Fitch, American Express, Old Navy, among many others.

In addition, the mall also has a Caribbean Cinemas, more than 40 dining alternatives at La Terraza Food Court and ample parking with valet service.

Shopping Hours

Mon -Sat – 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sun – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Customer Service Center: (787) 767-5202

Website: http://www.plazalasamericas.com

GPS Coordinates: 18.423459, -66.074606

Location:
Plaza Las Americas is located on F.D. Roosevelt Avenue at the intersection of Plaza Las Américas Ave. and Juan Calaf St. It is accessible from two major highways: José de Diego Highway (A-22) and Las Américas Expressway (A-18).

Driving Directions:
From Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport

  • Exit to Highway A-26 (Baldorioty de Castro Expressway) towards San Juan
  • Exit to Highway A-18 (Las Americas Expressway) towards Caguas
  • Continue going towards Caguas (A-18) and take the Chardon St. exit on your right.
  • Turn right at the street light, directly into the parking lot

From Old San Juan

  • Head east from Fortaleza St.
  • Continue through Road PR-25 (Constitution Ave.)
  • Make a slight left at C-1 Manuel Fernández Juncos Ave.
  • Exit to Highway A-18 S (Las Américas Expressway) and continue to A-22 O (De Diego) towards Bayamón
  • Take exit 00 to your right towards Plaza Las Américas
  • Turn left at Plaza Las Américas Ave.

From Dorado (West)

  • Take Highway A-22 (De Diego) towards Bayamón/San Juan
  • Continue until exit 2B (to your right)
  • Exit and continue straight into Plaza Las Américas

From Isla Verde

  • Head east from Isla Verde Ave.
  • Exit to Highway A-26 (Baldorioty de Castro)
  • Exit to Highway A-18 S (Las Américas Expressway) towards Caguas
  • Continue going towards Caguas (A-18) and take the Chardon St. exit on your right.
  • Turn right at the street light, directly into the parking lot

From Condado

  • Follow Ashford Ave. to the West through Dos Hermanos Bridge
  • Because you cannot make a left hand turn at the light, turn right and keep left which will take you under an overpass.
  • Continue bearing left and follow signs and merge to Road PR-1 (Muñoz Rivera Ave.)
  • Exit to Highway A-18 S (Las Américas) and continue to A-22 O (De Diego) towards Bayamón
  • Take exit 00 to your right towards Plaza Las Américas
  • Turn left at Plaza Las Américas Ave.

From Ponce (South)

  • Take Expressway A-52 N to San Juan and continue onto A-18 N (Las Americas Expressway)
  • Take exit 3B to merge onto C-23 O (F. D. Roosevelt Ave.)
  • Turn right at the street light into Plaza Las Américas

Barceloneta Premium Outlets

Outlet mall Puerto Rico

 

If you are looking for the best deals on designer goods, this is the place to go. Located in the small town of Barceloneta, these outlets are like any outlet mall in the U.S. With 90 outlet stores you can find impressive savings of 25% to 65% at Adidas, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gap Outlet, Guess, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Michael Kors, Nautica, Nike, Nine West, Polo Ralph Lauren, Puma, Tommy Hilfiger and more.

Shopping Hours:

Regular Hours
Mon – Sat: 9am-9pm, Sun: 11am-7pm

Sale/Holiday Hours

Presidents’ Day Sale: Fri – Mon, Feb 13 – 16
Fri, Feb 13: 9am-9pm
Sat, Feb 14: 9am-9pm
Sun, Feb 15: 11am-7pm
Mon, Feb 16: 9am-9pm

Customer Service Center: (787) 846-5300

Website: http://www.premiumoutlets.com

Location:

1 Premium Outlets Boulevard
Barceloneta, PR 00617

GPS Coordinants: 18.439511, -66.539451

Driving Directions:

From San Juan
Take Route 22, Salida/Exit 55 (Barceloneta)

From Arecibo
Take Route 22, Salida/Exit 55 (Barceloneta/Manati Oeste)

Plaza Del Caribe

Plaza Del Caribe

If you are staying in the southern section of the island, Plaza Del Caribe is your best option. It is the biggest mall in the southern region of the island with a total of 130 stores including Forever 21, Zara, Puma, Old Navy, The Children’s Place and American Eagle Outfitters.

Additionally, Plaza del Caribe has a movie theater, Caribbean Cinemas. The mall has been recognized and awarded for its architectural design and environmental programs.

Shopping Hours:

Mon -Sat – 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sun – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Website: http://plazadelcaribe.net

Location:

PR # 52 Highway, exit 104-A to Rafael Cordero Ave., connecting with Plaza Del Caribe Ave., # 2 St., Ponce By Pass and Hostos Ave.

GPS Coordinates: 17.994377, -66.611607

Driving Directions:

Insert Plaza del Caribe’s physical address into your GPS

Plaza Del Caribe 2050
Ponce By Pass, Carr. # 2, Suite 206
Ponce, PR 00717-1312

The Mall of San Juan

mall san juan

Lastly, but certainly not least, The Mall of San Juan. Technically, the Mall of San Juan isn’t open yet—at least not at the time this article was published.  It’s still going in the list of best malls in Puerto Rico though, because once it opens in March of 2015, this shopping mall will be Puerto Rico’s finest. Packed with luxury shopping, the Mall of San Juan will have a Saks Fifth Avenue store and the island’s first Nordstrom, along with some 200 premium stores, dining, a hotel and casino.

Address:

The Mall of San Juan
1000 Mall of San Juan Blvd
San Juan, PR 00924
(787) 759-6310

GPS Coordinants: 18.412895, -66.025761

Below you will find an interactive map with the addresses of the shopping malls mentioned above. Enjoy your trip!

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