Vibrant, Historic, Colorful & Romantic
Why we love Old San Juan: The romance… is everywhere… Old San Juan is like the Paris of the Caribbean, with the added pleasures of a Caribbean coastal destination and the sultry flavors and colors of Puerto Rican culture. San Juan is an easy, affordable and convenient getaway, a destination rich in culture, with a vibrant nightlife, festive events year round, historic UNESCO sites…one of the most romantic places in the Caribbean. Whether you stay in the capital city or not, every visitor ought to spend at least one day in Old San Juan.
Can’t miss attractions: San Juan National Historic Site, the most interesting sites are El Morro and Castillo San Cristobal. Take a walk down Paseo de la Princesa, visit Museo (Museum) de las Americas. Be sure to take a stroll down Calle Cristo and Calle Fortaleza where you’ll find unique shops, great restaurants, beautiful balconies and historic landmarks.
Things to do in Old San Juan: Sightseeing, dining, dancing, shopping. Ditch the map, and just spend two full days walking every street in Old San Juan, romantic colorful streets lead to castles, historic buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. If you love events, arts, crafts, live music on the streets, you’ll love Old San Juan, there’s always something happening in Old San Juan.
During Christmas, Old San Juan is a wonderful place to be, the holidays don’t end until mid January with San Sebastian Festival, lights light up the street with more romance and magic, Navitown is great for families. Be festive with live music on many of the squares.
Recommended and options for hotels in Old San Juan and nearby:
- Stay at a hotel in Old San Juan in order to have access to everything the historic city has to offer within walking distance or need for taxis. El Convento, Sheraton Old San Juan, Cervantes Hotel. Check for the hotel deals at Priceline.com
- The district of Condado is just 10 minutes away, a trendy beachfront tourist area with hotels from luxurious to budget friendly. Check deals at Condado hotels.