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

Best Western Plus Condado Palm Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Condado Palm Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
55 Condado Avenue, San Juan, 00908
The price is $147 per night from Jul 20 to Jul 21
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in San Juan. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,436 reviews)
"Just be aware that parking itself is $25 per night. Other than that great hotel!"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Best Western Plus Condado Palm Inn & Suites
La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort
La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort
4 out of 5
1077 Ashford Ave Condado, San Juan, 00907
The price is $275 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in San Juan. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and 7 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,141 reviews)
"Everything was right at the resort the only thing I didn’t like the hotel had a 400.00 hold"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2022

La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort
Caribe Hilton
Caribe Hilton
4.5 out of 5
1 San Geronimo Street, San Juan, 00901
The price is $264 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 3
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in San Juan. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and 10 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (987 reviews)
"Beach and facilities are beautiful. nice environment and a lot of options nearby. Highly recommended"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Caribe Hilton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
San Agustin Apartments
San Agustin Apartments
3 out of 5
200 C. San Agustín, San Juan, San Juan, 00901
Stay at this 3-star apartment in San Juan. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a business center. Popular attractions Port of San Juan and Condado Beach are located ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (10 reviews)
"The location is good, just minutes’ walk to the Old San Juan and to the beach as well. The staff are very helpful and the suite is in good condition, we had a great stay."

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

San Agustin Apartments
Lofts At San Agustin
Lofts At San Agustin
3 out of 5
207 C. San Agustín, San Juan, San Juan, 00901
Stay at this 3-star apartment in San Juan. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Port of San Juan and Condado Beach are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (9 reviews)
"3 of us and my dog stayed for 4 nights and enjoyed our stay.The a/c was life and bed was very comfortable. This super cute loft have everything you need. We went to Barra5 every night and met few locals who were very friendly."

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

Lofts At San Agustin
La Mona Loiza
La Mona Loiza
3 out of 5
Calle las Marías, San Juan, San Juan, 00911
Stay at this 3-star apartment in San Juan. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities, and a rainfall showerhead. Popular attractions Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort ...
3.4/5 Good! (43 reviews)
"Great location and a short walk to all the hip parts of San Juan. The entrance can be confusing but it's a very desirable location avoiding the traffic of Old San Juan."

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

La Mona Loiza
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of San Juan

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May 30, 2020

Excellent city, highly recommended.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 28, 2020

I love San Juan.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Mar 26, 2020

they should clean the city

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 25, 2020

It’s not an area I’m dying to go back to right away.

5/5 - Excellent

Angelle

Mar 24, 2020

Great vacation! Definitely would suggest!

5/5 - Excellent

SaidoRoom730

Mar 23, 2020

A great place to visit with great ,warm and friendly people and the place to discover :)

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