Old San Juan

Stepping into Old San Juan’s blue cobblestone streets will feel like stepping out of a time machine. Once the crown jewel of the Spanish Empire in the Americas, the walled city still preserves its stunning colonial architecture, ranging from imposing fortresses to brightly colored buildings, many of which have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Amidst this beauty lie some of the island’s best museums, restaurants, shops, and nightlife. No first trip to Puerto Rico is complete without a visit to Old San Juan.

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San Juan Metro Area

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With more than 500 years in the making, San Juan is the cultural, social, and historic heart of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico’s metropolitan region is made up of San Juan, Cataño, Toa Baja, Trujillo Alto, Bayamón, Guaynabo, and Carolina.

It’s hard not to be captivated by the historic treasures of majestic Old San Juan, the charming walled city with its imposing fortresses, colorful colonial architecture and numerous attractions.

A short taxi ride from the old city lie the world-class boutiques, including Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Ferragamo, and restaurants of Condado, the inviting beaches and resorts of Ocean Park and Isla Verde and the bohemian neighborhood of Santurce. Event planners and business professionals come for the state-of-the-art convention center in Miramar and the financial district of Hato Rey.

With so much to see and do, the city caters equally to history buffs, adventurers, shopaholics, honeymooners and indolent sunbathers. And when the sun goes down, San Juan sizzles with a sultry nightlife, casinos that stay open until the sun rises and hotels that keep the party going in their lobbies.

  • Condado, Ocean Park & Isla Verde Beaches
  • Puerto Rico Museum of Art
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Shops, Restaurants, Casinos and Nightlife
  • Plaza las Américas and The Mall of San Juan

The Island

There’s no other place like it in Puerto Rico. In fact, there’s no other place like it in the entire United States. El Yunque is the only subtropical rainforest in the United States Forest System. Be sure to visit ToDoPuertoRico to learn all about what our beautiful island has to offer!

  • El Yunque Rainforest
  • Culebra & Vieques Islands
  • Rio Camuy Caves Park
  • Toro Verde
  • Much more...
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