Travelers who love beautiful, locally made souvenirs, and who are concerned about their ethical sourcing, will want to stop by this shop in Old San Juan. Its inventory is composed entirely of goods that are made by Puerto Rican artisans and craftspeople; both the artists and objects sold are certified by the government. Look for the island’s traditional crafts, including vejigante masks and carved figurines called santos, which Catholic missionaries carried with them during the colonial era as ministerial storytelling tools. Puerto Rico is also known for its beautiful landscape paintings and woodblock prints.
Puerto Rican Arts & Crafts
You’re sure to find the perfect one-of-a-kind souvenir among the locally made pieces sold at this small boutique on Calle Fortaleza. Puerto Rican Arts & Crafts sources items from all over the island, from carved sculptures and woven bags to paintings and prints of Puerto Rican landscapes.