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In September 2017, Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage across the island. Many places closed for rebuilding. Frommer's recommends that vacationers check in advance with all businesses before traveling.

Founded by a Cuban cowboy in 1971, this store specializes in horse saddles and bridles, but also has an extensive collection of other leather items and cowboy boots and hats. Much of the merchandise is made in Puerto Rico, but Latin American goods are also part of the collection. The prices here are often better than the U.S., so a trip to the Puerto Nuevo suburb where this is located might be worth it, and it has a core international clientele, serviced by shipping. The store also sells leather and tools for leather artisans.