Plaza Las Americas

Member Rating 2 out of 5 by Ishtar on December 16, 2001

Call 787-763-3252 for directions.

A huge mall which is characterized by a glass tower you can see from the highway. Plaza Las Americas is the predominant shopping center in Puerto Rico. According to my brief research into this, J. C. Penney's largest store of its entire chain makes its home here. For mall buffs, it's a must see with over 190 stores, eateries and they boast 100% occupancy for the last 3 or 4 years which is more than we can say here. Their jingle goes "Menos Mal que esta Plaza" which means thank goodness for this mall.

We actually didn't want to come here, wanting to reach the mall at Carolina instead. Chuck needed a computer hookup for his latest gadget for new camera, so we had to find an electronic store. My map reading took us in the completely opposite direction to the Plaza las Americas Mall. Cops were all over the place, and in each parking lot, they had a little tower with an attendant that surveyed the whole area. The anchors at the mall are J. C. Penney's , Sears , and a recently added Macy's . K-Mart is big here as well. We never do get out of the car, because it has taken us quite a few turns and returns to find any kind of mall at all. Office Max is across the street from the mall, so we go there and find what Chuck needs. The people at the cash registers can drive a monk mad with their languidness. Back in the car, we were now looking to get back to the hotel. We apparently cruised Santurce without knowing it. It's crowded, bustling with people, and the lodging goes from elegant to ratty. We get back to Condado by sheer error. That's the delight of getting lost.

Plaza Las Américas
Fd Roosevelt Ave Po Box 363268
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00936
+1 787 767 1525

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