San Juan Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in San Juan

  • 1. Luquillo Beach

    We heard that this is Luquillo Beach - one of the most loved beaches in Puerto Rico (other than the Conde Nast winner: Flamenco), and so I was glad when it was included in the tour we got. Truly the...

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  • 2. El Portal Tropical Forest Center

    This place is worth a visit if not just for the building which has won international architectural acclaim. The white building has several pillars and looks...

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  • 3. See a Rainforest - El Yunque

    June 16, 2009 – Today we had so much fun at the El Yunque Rainforest which is just about a 45 minute drive from the city of San Juan. There are three offers at...

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  • 4. Bacardi Plant - Catano

    Bacardi Plant: Located in Catano, this plant is the largest distiller in the world. Yes, you heard right!! The Bacardi Company is a family owned business in its...

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  • 5. Free WiFi

    In a pinch? Need to check your e-mail? San Juan offers free WiFi provided by the Puerto Rico tourism company. As you get near the Tourism Company you will see...

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  • 6. Banco Popular

    I found the Banco Popular building listed in an article in the December 2010/January 2011 issue of Budget Travel 20 Best-Kept Secrets of San Juan, Puerto Rico...

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  • 7. El Yunque - The Caribbean National Forest

    El Yunque is unique in the Caribbean and in the National Park/Forest system of the US. You should stop at the Visitor's Center first to find out about the park....

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  • 8. The site of the Dupont Plaza fire

    I've been debating whether or not I should write this tip but as it might be of interest to some people, I thought I'd post it anyways. The San Juan Marriott...

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  • 9. Fort San Geronimo

    Built in the 17th century, Fort San Geronimo was originally part of San Juan's line of defense, along with El Morro and Castillo San Cristobal. It is located at...

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  • 10. Parque Luis Muñoz Rivera

    The Luis Muñoz Rivera park is located in an area called "Punta de Tierra", stretching between the Condado area and Old San Juan. Created in 1929, it is the...

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  • 11. Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Tour

    Take a field trip to Fajardo to see Laguna Grande. The 2 hour guided tour takes you through magrove channels into a bioluminescent bay. The bay is filled with...

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  • 12. 2-4 hour Hiking Trails: El Yunque

    Since hiking is popular at the Yunque forest, they have good info offered at the El Yunque Catalina Field Office near the Palmer Village at the forest’s...

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  • 13. making the right turns

    Callejon de la CapillaCallejon translate to alley, and this is certainly what it appears to be. Although, it has to be the nicest alley I have ever seen. It is...

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  • 14. The Guavate Experience

    Every Puerto Rican will object to a weekend day-trip from San Juan to Guavate being an "Off the beaten path" experience, being Guavate probably the most-popular...

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  • 15. Hiking to La Mina Falls - El Yunque Rainforest

    Hiking to La Mina Falls in the El Yunque Rainforest is a worthwhile trek through the dense, lush jungle with the rewards of a stunning waterfall at the end. The...

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  • 16. Driving through the El Yunque Rain Forest

    Driving through the rain forest is a unique and exhilarating experience! The roads are extremely narrow and they weave around the rain forest like a snake. The...

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  • 17. Visit the Colonial Cats on the Paseo del Morro

    It is a large colony of cats living along the shore in the rocks. They have been sterilized and vaccinated by a local group named Save A Gato.They are fed once...

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  • 18. Pretty Pussy Cat

    El Morro is Puerto Rico's best known fortress. Spanish troops fortified this 'morro'. which means 'promontory', to keep sea-borne enemies out of San Juan. Today...

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  • 19. Bananas, Pineapple and Bay Oil

    The "plaza del mercado" or produce market in Rio Piedras is an unique place. The actual market was reconstructed after a gas explosion severely damaged the...

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  • 20. El Yunque Rainforest

    El Yunque features over 240 species of plants and wildlife, waterfalls, streams and hiking trails. You'll see spectacular views of the entire northeast coast....

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  • 21. illuminating beach

    There is a bay near Poce on the south side of Puerto Rico.It's very niceesspecially if you reac it at night, because there is a kind of alga in the water, which...

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  • 22. Bacardi Distillery

    Largest of its kind in the world. Reached by taking a 20-minute ferry ride across San Juan Bay (50¢ each way), the distillery produces 100,000 gallons of rum...

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  • 23. When in the Old City, don't...

    When in the Old City, don't miss the Ponce de Leon house, hidden in a leafy tropical garden, which is worth a visit all by itself; most of the original contents...

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  • 24. Walk in the forest and horse...

    Walk in the forest and horse riding;be aware where you walk, if your foot is not sure and the path is not good, you could fall !There are some ways to see...

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  • 25. On our secound day in San Juan...

    On our secound day in San Juan we payed a visit to El Yunque. El Yunque is the only rain forest under the United States park system and offers some awesome...

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