San Juan What to Pack

  • What to Pack
    by cjg1
  • What to Pack
    by cjg1
  • What to Pack
    by cjg1

Most Recent What to Pack in San Juan

  • Gypsystravels's Profile Photo

    Packing List

    by Gypsystravels Updated Jul 27, 2015

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Luggage and bags: This is a tropical island, so cool easy to wear clothing is best. I try to take as little as possible and items that I can mix and match.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I usually where something that can go from any weather (if it is winter in NY, then I wear a pair of jeans, walking shoes, t-shirt with a sweather on tope and my jacket). I also carry my tooth brush (no morning breath here), something to read, glasses, contact case and travel solution, Tylenol (I usually get headaches during long flights).

    3 dresses, usually 1 black dress and the other two can be floral or solid cotton or linen which can go from day to night.
    1 pair of Capri's
    3 skirts or shorts which can be worn either during the day or into the early evening
    2 white t-shirts or tank tops
    3 casual/dress shirts
    1 pair of flip-flops for the beach
    1 walking shoes for daytime touring
    2 pairs sandals
    A bunch of bathing suits and 2 cover-ups
    1 week’s worth of undergarments
    2-3 pajamas or oversized t-shirts for sleeping

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Spare glasses
    A few pair of sunglasses
    blow dryer (never leave home without it)
    travel iron
    cosmetics in a travel case
    my favorite shampoo and conditioner in travel sizes
    hand and body lotion travel size
    Tylenol, allergy medication and any other medication I am taking at the time
    Hair accessories, brush, hats or caps
    2 cameras, plenty of film and extra batteries for the camera
    Guide books, itineraries, maps, an extra ATM card for withdrawal from savings if my regular card fails, 2 credit cards, $500 in cash for just in case of emergency
    Extra travel bag to put all my purchases in.

    Beautiful clear skies
    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Family Travel
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Dabs's Profile Photo

    Packing for the heat

    by Dabs Written Feb 4, 2010

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It was hot, hot, hot when we were in San Juan so pack for warm weather, shorts or capri pants are appropriate during the day, bring along a hat to keep the sun off your head. A good pair of walking shoes is also a must

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I'm fair skinned so I slather on 50 SPF sunblock, the sun is pretty intense

    Miscellaneous: Bring small bills with you for cab fare, it's best to just have the exact amount so you can hand it to the taxi driver

    Was this review helpful?

  • Some things u must have

    by LaFlaka Updated Jul 5, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Luggage and bags: I brought 1 carry on and 1 large suite case, and it was too much!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Depending on when u go, I went in June...thats not the best time at all to go. We did because we had no choice. anyways I wore alot of tank tops during this time. Clothes that your body can breathe in..linen, cotton, deffinately no clothes with spandex in them or'll be over heated. Oh, and even in jean shorts...gets too hot! Dress light

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito spray for sure! And a cream for bug bites for when u get to itchy! Lots of Sunblock. And something for headaches!

    Photo Equipment: Anykind will do.....Who wants to drag around all kinds of equipment...unless thats what ya do...I didn't....Your too busy going from place to place its just a pain to have alot with around with less...make it simple!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Obviously bathing suite, extra one as well. Few big beach towels...depends on when u go weather u need a light jacket or not, December to February maybe a jacket at night. When ya go through the Mountains to see the river, make sure you keep your camera put away when not in use, or your cell phones (I dont use on vacation) I seen a guy trying to hike in the mountains while climbing a rock he dropped his phone in the water!!! And their towels dragged through the streams! Keep everything put away until u get to where u want to be! Just be wise : ) Bring enough to drink and enough food that you think you will need....U can never have enough liquids....Bring lots! Becareful! Bring also the right shoes make sure they have good traction! I made the mistake of wearing sandals because we weren't told ahead of time...The locals just go barefoot when climbing.

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Adventure Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Packing List

    by Sovman_PR Written Aug 26, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Luggage and bags: A medium sized suitcase and a comfortable backpack to carry your camera, water (don't forget the water when walking in San Juan during the summer,) chapstick, any travel guides you might have and other things you might need to protect against the sun.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I'd recommend of course bringing sun glasses or any sort of hat to shield you from the Sun. The weather here is warm year round so bring pleanty of cool clothes but don't forget to bring an umbrella and a sweater; it can get cool some nights, you'll need it if you are going to the interior of PR and when you get here you will see that Puerto Ricans love Air Conditioning which is why some restaurants or stores may be much cooler than outside...

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Be sure to bring or purchase plenty of sun screen when coming to San Juan, especially if you are coming from a temperate country and haven't catched sun rays in a while.

    Photo Equipment: Any type of camera should be alright, you may want to bring backup batteries for your camera if it uses the special kind of batteries.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Packing List

    by jonathanc Written Aug 26, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Remember San Juan is a bif modern americanized city; everything you can uy in Seattle or Idafo City can be bought here. We have the biggest Macy's in the country! My suggestion is to bring lots of your own hometown tee shirts. 'Tees' from out of town are valued local fashion items and make great irreplaceable gifts for new local amigos and amigas.

    Was this review helpful?

  • nygaston's Profile Photo

    Packing List

    by nygaston Written Aug 26, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Luggage and bags: Bring nothing except your camera and you teeth brush.
    Here you can find everything you can buy in states; it is like another US state.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: light dress and swimming dress.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Lot of beaches on East and West coast.

    Miscellaneous: it is sometimes difficult to find an accomodation in the east coast. it is easier on north and west side.

    Was this review helpful?

  • arieyael's Profile Photo

    Packing List

    by arieyael Written Aug 25, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Luggage and bags: A backpack for walking in San Juan for your goodies is a good idea so your hands are free for taking pictures.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A light jacket is advisable since it can get cool in the evenings. Shorts, t-shirts, comfortable shoes for walking. Dress clothes and clubbing clothes, there are some really good restaurants that don't except shorts or jeans.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The usual.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Sunblock!

    Was this review helpful?

  • jag17's Profile Photo

    Don't Leave Home Without It

    by jag17 Written May 31, 2005

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Miscellaneous: Mosquito Repellent
    Benadryl (The best money we spent in Puerto Rico after being bitten by mosquitoes)

    Itch Itch Itch

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: San Juan

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

28 travelers online now


San Juan What to Pack

Reviews and photos of San Juan what to pack posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for San Juan sightseeing.

View all San Juan hotels