About San Juan

La Ciudad Amurallada.

San Juan, know as “the walled city”, is the bustling capital of Puerto Rico and one of the biggest and best natural harbors in the Caribbean. It is the second largest seaport in the area (after New York City) and boasts year round summer temperatures. It’s beaches are straight out of a postcard with sparkling blue water and pristine white sand – and the seafood on the island is top notch!

What once was waste from Spain’s iron foundries is now the blue cobblestones that line most of the streets in San Juan. They were turned into blocks in the 16th century when they served as ballasts in sugar carrying ships – creative recycling!

San Juan is a large gem for such a small place. We hope to see you there!

Things to See and Do

Take a walking tour of Old San Juan and tour the city’s most important historic sites.
“Walk into 500 years of History” at the San Juan National Historic Site.
See an incredible array of plant life at the San Juan Botanical Garden.
Visit a historical landmark built in 1521 – San Juan Cathedral.
Take a day trip to El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rainforest in the United States National Forest System.
Take a Graffiti Lovers tour in Santurce, an area of San Juan that is a vibrant part of the local art scene.

Planning an Extended Stay?

Take a nighttime kayaking tour and experience the beauty of bioluminescence.
Get an aerial view of the land and go ziplining at Toro Verde.
Surf, snorkel, paddle board, you name it! Visit the beaches of the West side of the island.
Trek to Gozlandia Waterfall in San Sebastian.
Take your pick of Day Trips using this helpful blog.
Discover Puerto Rico with help from this blog!





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