San Juan Tourist Places to Visit in San Juan, Puerto Rico, America

San Juan Tourist Places to Visit in San Juan, Puerto Rico, America

San Juan is the capital city of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States. The municipality of San Juan is the most populous in Puerto Rico, followed by Ponce. San Juan is the financial, cultural, and tourism hub of Puerto Rico housing one of the major seaports of the island.


Geography of San Juan:

San Juan is placed towards the right north of Puerto Rico bordered by another major city on the island, Carolina. It covers a total area of 199.2 sq. km. and its coordinates are 18°27′00″ N 66°04′00″ W. San Juan enjoys a tropical monsoon climate.


History of San Juan:

Spanish colonists were the founders of San Juan, founded in 1521 by name San Juan Bautista de Puerto Rico which derives from John the Baptist. Fort San Felipe del Morro and La Fortaleza are the historical forts as well as the prime landmarks of San Juan.


Connectivity to San Juan:

San Juan is catered by Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport located in Carolina, around 8 km away from the heart of the city of San Juan. LMMIA has connection with many of the major North American cities including Panama City, Atlanta, New York, Charlotte and Toronto.

Public bus service is available and also the city houses plenty of travel agencies that offer cars and scooters for rent and also conduct local package tours. Most of the major hotels of San Juan offer airport shuttle.


Culture, Food and Shopping in San Juan:

San Juan is the hometown of many renowned artists and musicians and also city houses numerous historical museums, churches and libraries.

San Juan is home to the largest mall in the Caribbean, Plaza las Américas and many top class shopping centers.

The famous food corners in San Juan are:

  • UVVA Restaurant
  • Tierra del Fuego
  • San Juan Hard Rock Café
  • Pamela’s Caribbean Cuisine


Things to do in San Juan:

  • Beaches
  • lavors of San Juan Food and Culture Tours
  • La Marquesa Canopy Tour


Places of interest in San Juan:

El Castillo de San Cristóbal:

El Castillo de San Cristóbal was mainly constructed to defend San Juan city from opponent attacks. This 150 feet tall Spanish era fort occupies an area of 27 acres. Tourists are allowed on all the days of week from 9AM to 6PM.


Munoz Rivera Park:

The Munoz Rivera Park adjoins the ocean and is an ideal spot for family tour. It features spectacular trees and landscapes which are really big treat to the eyes of visitors. The park is open from 9AM-5PM (Tuesday-Sunday).


Ateneo de Puerto Rico:

Ateneo de Puerto Rico is the biggest cultural institute in Puerto Rico. This museum was established in 1876 and it hosts different art contests and classes. Timing is 9AM to 4:30PM (Monday –Friday).


Other places of interest near San Juan are:

  • Condado Beach
  • Isla Verde beach
  • Central Park
  • The Casino of Puerto Rico
  • Parque de las Palomas
  • Bacardi Rum Factory
  • Centro de Bellas Artes
  • Fuerte San Geronimo
  • Ayuntamiento or Alcaldia
  • Iglesia de San Jose
  • Castillo de San Jerónimo
  • El Catedral de San Juan Bautista
  • Palacio de Santa Catalina
  • El Castillo San Felipe del Morro


Best time to visit San Juan:

From December to April is the best time to visit San Juan, while the weather will be supportive and also ideal for festivals celebrations.


Accommodation options in San Juan:

San Juan is home to all the kinds of accommodation centres ranging from $90 per night to $300 per night (discounts available during the summer season). The luxury resorts are placed at Condado and Isla Verde. List of major budget, mid range and luxury hotels in San Juan are:

  • San Juan Studio Condo
  • The Palace Hostel
  • San Juan International Hostel
  • Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde
  • Doubletree by Hilton San Juan
  • Embassy Suites
  • Hosteria del Mar
  • Palm View Realty
  • San Miguel Plaza Hotel
  • Tu Casa Boutique Hotel
  • Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino
  • La Concha a Renaissance Resort
  • Hotel El Convento
  • The Gallery Inn
  • El San Juan Hotel & Casino

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