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Piñones Souvenirs

Just east of Piñones is the town of Loíza, where you can find authentic coconut vejigante masks, dubbed "Mona Lisas" because of their elongated smiles. Craftsman Raúl Ayala Carrasquillo has been making these pieces for nearly half a century, following in the footsteps of his late father. Collectors prize these wild masks, most with tentaclelike horns. His one-room shop, in a shack that was painted yellow many years ago, is on the road between Loíza and Río Grande.


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Rte. 187, Km 6.6
Loíza, 00772, Puerto Rico


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