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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.

You go to place for everything from luggage to beachwear to sunglasses, this U.S. discount store packs more bargains than perhaps any spot in Old San Juan. The place is always crowded. Locals love it for the cut rates on designer brands and kitchenware, and the store will resolve any tourist quandary from the need to replace a broken sandal to replacing that lost set of earrings. You can also find decent bathing suits for less than the prices here anywhere in San Juan.