San Juan

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Visit Puerto Rico’s capital to sunbathe on white-sand beaches, shop in stylish boutiques and explore historic buildings dating back to the 16th century.

Enjoy a tropical beach vacation in San Juan and explore the many historic sites in one of the oldest cities in the Americas.The oldest part of the city, known as Old San Juan (El Viejo San Juan), is a small island connected to the mainland by bridges. Here, you’ll find many of the city’s most popular attractions, historic buildings, restaurants and shops. Visit the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, which has a wide range of exhibits, regular cultural events and a beautiful botanical garden. Just a short walk away is the Catedral de San Juan where you can attend a Spanish mass or view the final resting place of Ponce de Leon, a Spanish explorer and the first Governor of Puerto Rico.No trip to the area is complete without a visit to the San Juan National Historic Site. This massive complex is World Heritage listed and includes many of the city’s defensive walls and fortresses. Plan to spend several hours here as you can explore dungeons and tunnels, and climb towers for 140-feet-(42-meter) high views of the city.San Juan is well known for its excellent shopping, so make the time to wander along the Calle del Cristo, Old San Juan’s popular shopping street. You’ll find famous international boutiques alongside merchants selling local goods. Those looking to relax on the beach should head east of Old San Juan to Isla Verde. This beach is close to the main attractions, but far enough away to be a good place for some peace and quiet. For those with children, Luquillo Beach, where coral reefs protect a lagoon, is a great option.Despite severe traffic congestion, residents and visitors to San Juan primarily travel by car, although a free tourist trolley runs in Old San Juan. Some areas offer a metro system and public buses, but the best option for visitors is usually either walking the shorter distances or taking advantage of a local trolley or taxi service.

Where to stay in San Juan

Condado

Condado

4.5/5(760 area reviews)

Oceanfront and upscale, Condado boasts picturesque beaches alongside hotels, nightclubs, casinos, and shops. Stroll through La Ventana al Mar park, and enjoy easy access to public transport via T21 and D53 bus routes.

Condado
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Old San Juan

4.5/5(354 area reviews)

The fascinating museums and captivating waterfront views are top of the list for many visitors to Old San Juan. A stop by Port of San Juan or Pier 1 might round out your trip.

Old San Juan
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Santurce

Bask in the sun on Atlantic Ocean beaches and experience vibrant nightlife at La Placita de Santurce, while exploring museums like the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico. Enjoy easy access to public transportation via bus lines and the Tren Urbano.

Santurce
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San Juan Antiguo

4.5/5(1,143 area reviews)

The stunning beaches and popular shops are just a few highlights of San Juan Antiguo. Make a stop by Port of San Juan or Castillo de San Cristobal while you're exploring the area.

San Juan Antiguo
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Ocean Park

4.5/5(274 area reviews)

Upscale beachfront community with trendy beachgoers, Ocean Park offers kitesurfing and windsurfing opportunities. Stroll along Calle Loíza for bars, restaurants, and boutiques or unwind at nearby Parque Barbosa.

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Miramar

4/5(155 area reviews)

Characterized by quiet streets and mature shade trees, this historical district boasts the Puerto Rico Convention Center, Isla Grande Airport, and Club Nautico. Just a short distance from Old San Juan and Condado, future plans include improved walkability and train connections.

Miramar
San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino
San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino
4.5 out of 5
1309 Ashford Avenue, San Juan
The price is $389 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 17
$389
$504 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 16 - Jun 17
Book a stay at this beach hotel in San Juan. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
8.6/10 Excellent! (1,117 reviews)
"Great property. Close to many things!!"

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino
AC Hotel by Marriott San Juan Condado
AC Hotel by Marriott San Juan Condado
4 out of 5
1369 Ashford Avenue, San Juan
The price is $235 per night from Jun 9 to Jun 10
$235
$305 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 9 - Jun 10
Book a stay at this eco-certified hotel in San Juan. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and parking (surcharge). Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
8.2/10 Very Good! (1,122 reviews)
Nice getaway
"The stay was very nice. The main challenge was the humidity in the room which high, therefore having to maintain the AC at 70°, which was a little too cold for us. The staff was very nice and accommodating, and very helpful with excursoins in and around Condado."

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

AC Hotel by Marriott San Juan Condado
Caribe Hilton
Caribe Hilton
4.5 out of 5
1 San Geronimo Street, San Juan
The price is $389 per night from May 19 to May 20
$389
$470 total
includes taxes & fees
May 19 - May 20
Book a stay at this beach resort in San Juan. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
8.2/10 Very Good! (1,222 reviews)
"Staff was wonderful"

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

Caribe Hilton
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San Agustin Apartments
San Agustin Apartments