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Things to see in San Juan

San Juan Attractions


San Juan is the busiest cruise port in the Caribbean and a major tourist destination for North American travellers. It is a city with much to offer its visitors: the beauty and history of the old town, artistic treasures of the Museo de Arte, and sun-soaked beaches only minutes from the city centre.

The best way to see the sights and experience the city's attractions is to take a walking tour; either self-directed with a guide book or led by a professional guide. The city is compact and flat, meaning it's ideal to explore on foot. Travellers should remember to take regular rests at the charming piazzas while exploring the old town. Also, the area can get busy and crowded as the day wears on.

High tourist season is from December to April, while June to November is far quieter (although the island can experience hurricanes during this period).



Caribbean National Forest (El Yunque)

The Caribbean National Forest, 35 miles (56km) east of San Juan, is the only tropical rainforest in the United…

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Casa Bacardi Visitor Centre

Undoubtedly one of the top tourist attractions in Puerto Rico, a trip to the Casa Bacardi Visitor Centre is…

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Fort San Felipe del Morro

The mighty six-level fortress of San Felipe del Morro, built in 1540, towers 140 feet (43m) above the sea on San Juan…

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Isla Verde

Isla Verde ('Green Island') is San Juan's hippest area and home to many of its best beach resorts and upmarket hotels.…

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La Fortaleza

La Fortaleza was built in 1540 as a fortress to guard the entrance to the San Juan harbour, but later became the official…

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Museo de Arte

Puerto Rico's showcase art gallery is housed in a former city hospital in Santurce and offers a permanent and visiting…

read more


Old San Juan

Encompassing about seven blocks, this area dates back about 500 years to the Spanish occupation when it served as a military…

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Things to see in San Juan

San Juan Attractions


San Juan is the busiest cruise port in the Caribbean and a major tourist destination for North American travellers. It is a city with much to offer its visitors: the beauty and history of the old town, artistic treasures of the Museo de Arte, and sun-soaked beaches only minutes from the city centre.

The best way to see the sights and experience the city's attractions is to take a walking tour; either self-directed with a guide book or led by a professional guide. The city is compact and flat, meaning it's ideal to explore on foot. Travellers should remember to take regular rests at the charming piazzas while exploring the old town. Also, the area can get busy and crowded as the day wears on.

High tourist season is from December to April, while June to November is far quieter (although the island can experience hurricanes during this period).



Caribbean National Forest (El Yunque)

The Caribbean National Forest, 35 miles (56km) east of San Juan, is the only tropical rainforest in the United…

read more


Casa Bacardi Visitor Centre

Undoubtedly one of the top tourist attractions in Puerto Rico, a trip to the Casa Bacardi Visitor Centre is…

read more


Fort San Felipe del Morro

The mighty six-level fortress of San Felipe del Morro, built in 1540, towers 140 feet (43m) above the sea on San Juan…

read more


Isla Verde

Isla Verde ('Green Island') is San Juan's hippest area and home to many of its best beach resorts and upmarket hotels.…

read more


La Fortaleza

La Fortaleza was built in 1540 as a fortress to guard the entrance to the San Juan harbour, but later became the official…

read more


Museo de Arte

Puerto Rico's showcase art gallery is housed in a former city hospital in Santurce and offers a permanent and visiting…

read more


Old San Juan

Encompassing about seven blocks, this area dates back about 500 years to the Spanish occupation when it served as a military…

read more