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Ole Curiosidades

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Address: 105 Fortaleza St, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-724-2445
10:00 - 18:30
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 18:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 18:30

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great hat

if you want a REAL panama hat this is probably the best place anywhere to get it, great little shop in old san jaun the ladies running the shop where wonderful and i love the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Peter R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

if you want a REAL panama hat this is probably the best place anywhere to get it, great little shop in old san jaun the ladies running the shop where wonderful and i love the hat got one for freind too

Thank Peter R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place! My hubby has never owned, or even tried on a Panama hat in his life... He's not much of a "hat" guy... We asked them to find the hat that best suited his face, and they did exactly that! They fitted it to him, and he picked out the band color and style, they put on the hat... More 

Thank Leshertz
Pascagoula, Mississippi
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Happened upon this shop while sightseeing in San Juan and my husband was looking to purchase a panama style hat. Met the owner and enjoyed our visit!

Thank enjoyforlife
Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We spent more money in this shop than we did on our flight and hotels put together. Got some really, really cool stuff. I saw this ring and I never thought for a moment that it was something I would really buy, but my husband convinced me that I deserve it. We got a great deal. We bought the ring,... More 

Thank Lori M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful shop! Terrific ladies custom fitting and personalizing the hat for you. Many styles, good price. Hand made in Ecuador. First class all the way.

Thank jgdcil
Monroe, North Carolina
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

They are very friendly. Spent time with me. Sized my head, then picked out a hat (different styles and costs available), then added a ribbon to custom fit it to my head. Beautiful (as well as I was told, very sexy) and I love it. Will be wearing it on all my vacations

Thank MarkfromNC
Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great shop to stop into if you're in old San Juan. I had read about it months before I went, and decided I wanted to pick up a Panama hat. Once I got here, I briefly considered getting one of the 20 dollar ones that are in every other store, but decided against it and got one... More 

Thank Krista R
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

My wife and I spent a large sum of money here between a beautifully crafted St. Rafael santo, a silver wine bottle topper, a piece of eight, and a antique ring. I had the privilege of spending a fair amount of time with the shop's owner, Guillermo, who was happy to fill me in on any tale behind many of... More 

Thank CJThom79
Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

If you know anything at all about me, it’s likely you know that I have a passion for traveling… and I love a good hat. In the heart of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico is a small family owned shop called Olé Curiosidades. Olé is a hat store like none other in the Caribbean, much less in Puerto Rico. They... More 

Thank Orestes H
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This store specializes in Panama hats, which are not and have never been made in Panama. The real ones come from Ecuador, and you can find them here starting at about $60, with many under $100, although they also have finer versions from $100 up, all the way to $5,000. Every hat is custom fitted, and can be stretched using... More 

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