Costco Caguas Puerto Rico – Exciting new items, great local produce
On our quest to visit every Costco in the world, it brought us to the sunny southern island of Puerto Rico. In Puerto Rico there are four Costco locations: Carolina, East Bayamon, West Bayamon, and Caguas. The first stop on our Costco tour was going to be Costco Caguas. Caguas is a city located about 30-35 minutes south of the San Juan airport.
Puerto Rico Costco’s have different operating hours than in the United States.
The hours are as follows:
When we arrived at this location the first thing I noticed was the packed parking lot. The best part were the hills and palm trees in the background, it was gorgeous.
When you walk into the store you have the typical Costco setup. The major sales department on the right and then their grab and go items on the left. Their grab and go section was filled with items that you would expect to see during June in the United States. It had juices and summer time items. Mind you, when we were on the Costco tour, it was at the end of January this year.
The building was very organized and their product displays were well set up. One of my favorite displays was the large massage table that they had hanging in their steel.
When I made my way to their fresh department, I first started at the bakery. They had a few items that were unique to Puerto Rico, but I will only show you the fresh items that were unique to this location. We will show you the rest of the unique Puerto Rico items in the other location reviews.
When I am shopping for bread, I always want the softest bread I can find. Currently at Costco in the United States the bakery has the demi baguette which is a hard roll. For my sandwiches I like to have a little bit softer exterior. Their bakery has Agua Bread or translated into Puerto Rico Water Bread. It is very soft and it is similar to an Italian bread.
In their meat department they had Chalet De Ternanra (Veal Chops)
In the deli they had a lot of different shrimp based dishes. They had their shrimp Caesar Salad and a Cilantro Lime Wrap which has a similar look to the Asian Wrap.
Their produce department had a lot of local produce from all over Puerto Rico. It is nice to see that Costco was carrying a lot of local product instead of imports. They had everything from bananas to Recao.
When I made my way to their dairy section of the cooler I found that they had their milk in normal, not spilling, milk jugs. It wasn’t the typical U.S milk jug that likes to spill every time you try and pour it out.
Costco Caguas also has a wide selection of beer and liquor. Most notably Costco Caguas carries the local Puerto Rico Beer Medalla.
Throughout the warehouse you will notice that they carry a lot of local products. They had a large display of their local coffee Cafe Rico which is 100% made in Puerto Rico.
When I was checking out at the register I noticed someone else purchasing Bimbo vanilla cakes, another thing I have never seen in a U.S Costco.
Here are some other items they sell in Costco Caguas
I know what you’re thinking… what about the food court! I will cover Puerto Rican food court in the San Juan Costco post.
Overall it was a very nice location. The store looked very clean and for it being an older building that is always a good thing.
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My name is Scott and i’m a Curious Traveler, Costco Enthusiast, Intermediate Blogger, Creative, and most of all an Adventure Seeker. I’m here to share with you all of my exciting adventures as I travel the world to visit new destinations, meet new people, and hopefully visit a Costco or two along the way.