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Walking Tour of Old San Juan
"9am - Meet guide in front of Senor Frogs 102 Calle Marina San Juan 00901 Puerto Rico First visit La Fortaleza (Governors house) The gate of San Juan
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Old San Juan Deluxe Walking Tour
"There is a magical feeling to the area of Old San Juan and your first thought may be that you are not in the United States. There seems to be nothing that looks as old or has the history on the mainland as you will see in Old San Juan. Founded in 1521 this part of the city of San Juan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a US Historic Zone. Your walk begins at the water's edge and follows the city wall where the view is spectacular and the past comes alive. There are over 400 well-preserved buildings in the old city that date back to its inception. The architecture is incredible and you will feel as if you are in Europe with cobblestone streets and buildings sitting side by side. Most of the old city will remind you of its history as a military stronghold but much of this area has now been modified to house attractions for tourism. Cafes small shops great gardens and courtyards abound. The former barracks now house the Museo de Las Americas and has a collection of Latin American Folk Art. Some of the religious structures spread throughout the area such as the San Juan Cathedral seem to be both Gothi San Juan Cathedral and many more historical places. And you will learn where to find other points of interest that you can return to and explore in greater detail.Some sights you'll see include San Juan Gate
From $66.00
 
San Juan Historic Tour: Fort San Cristobal and Ruin of Caparra
"After being picked up at you Hotel you will be introduced to the rest of the group this will help you feel like a family. First we will go to the Ruin of Caparra located just south of San Juan. This place were the first city was established in the north of Puerto Rico by Our First Spanish Governor Ponce de Leon. You'll spend approximately 35 minutes here.Next is Isla de Cabra from here we will show the the west side of the Cityand you can take the best photos of the Fort El Morro from here. After visit the New San Juan and last the Fort San Cristobal
From $70.00

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Walking

A few pieces of general information might help make planning for your trip to Puerto Rico easier, so I have added a few tips here. I've never been to Puerto Rico when it wasn't hot and humid, and the...
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El Yunque Rainforest

One of the main things I wanted to do when we were in San Juan was to visit this rainforest. It is unique in the Caribbean and in the National Park/Forest system of the US. You should stop at the...
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Forts

El Moro is the predominant fort that most people notice as it is a big landmark in the harbor, especially if you approach or leave by cruise ship. It also has it's own site on Virtual Tourist. But...
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Plazas

Located in Old San Juan's main square on San Jose' Street is PLAZA DE ARMAS or ARMS SQUARE. It features four statues representing the four seasons and has served as a social meeting place for...
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"Adoquines"

Since I was a child I had always wondered about these "blue brick streets" and while on my last visit to Old San Juan I asked my mom. Mom told me that the cobble stoned streets in Old San Juan are...
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Cats of Old San Juan

Cats seem to be everywhere in San Juan, namely around "El Convento" in Old San Juan. The cats are friendly, so no need to fear then. They are not feral cats, many have collars and owners to call their...
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La Casita - "Little House"

The best place to obtain tourism information-- maps, advice-- is "La Casita" or "Little House" which is an attractive yellow building with a Spanish tiled roof located near the waterfront. It's a...
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Car rental insurance

You can use your own auto insurance. And, it is actually better to use your own insurance especially if you have history and had been with that insurance for a long time. You can bring fruits back but...
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La Perla Barrio

Or Barrio La Perla (BAHR-ree-o lah PER-lah) is the neighborhood between El Morro (near the cemetery) and the harbor. Formerly it was a squatters community made famous by Oscar Lewis’s “La Vida; A...
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Great Guide To Travel in Puerto Rico

http://Puerto-Rico.ws/Map Puerto Rico has been designed for the visitors to the island to help design and a trip of a lifetime. If there's any place tropical that is truly a something for everyone...
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Luggage storage

Like many people taking a cruise that started and ended in San Juan, I had a period of several hours in between when I disembarked from the cruise and when we needed to be at the airport. The cruise...
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CAMERAS AND TAKING PICTURES

Puerto Rico has loads of beautiful, historical and interesting things to take pictures of, so I suggest taking along a digital camera and plenty of rechargeable batteries. Jason was smart and also...
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MONFONGO

Just about every place you are going to eat in San Juan is going to offer you some type of Monfongo. Monfongo is basically smashed plantains mixed with spices and sometimes shrimp, octopus etc. The...
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Internet Access

On Board the cruise ship they have an internet cafe to keep you connected to school, work or loved ones. The cafe has a number of workstations available for use. You can also bring your own laptop and...
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Top Hotels in San Juan

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100 Cristo St, Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901, Caribbean
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1077 Ashford Avenue, San Juan, 00907, Caribbean
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1309 Ashford Ave, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00907, Caribbean
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5961 Isla Verde Ave, (formerly San Juan Grand Beach Resort), Carolina, Puerto Rico, 00979, Caribbean
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4820 Isla Verde Ave, Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico, 00979, Caribbean
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105 Calle de Diego, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00925-3313, Caribbean
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Top Things to Do in San Juan

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Old San Juan

Sandwiched between La Perla Barrio and San Cristobal this cemetery is considered one of the most picturesque of burial grounds anywhere. The cemetery is particularly noteworthy for its elaborate...
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Bacardi Factory

When visiting San Juan in the past, we rarely strayed beyond the confines of Old San Juan itself. During our latest visit, we made the decision to branch out a little. We visited the Bacardi Factory...
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Beach

Like on many other islands, beaches here are quite beautiful and a big drawn to visitors. There are three main beaches in the San Juan area which are Isla Verde Beach, Condado Beach and Ocean Beach....
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San Cristobal Fort

It was late afternoon when we finally were able to visit Castillo San Cristóbal or Fort San Cristóbal which is part of the San Juan National Historic Site. Some people are unaware that this historic...
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El Morro

This lighthouse is part of the fort of El Morro. It served as a guide into San Juan Bay. This very distinctive shaped lighthouse was built in 1846 and is still a working lighthouse today serving the...
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Cathedral

Metropolitan Cathedral, or formally the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, is the final resting place of Ponce De Leon. admission is $1. The original cathedral was built in 1521, the current structure...
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Jefie

"La Ciudad del Encanto"
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moiraistyx

"BLUE WATERS, WHITE SAND AND TONS OF HISTORY,"
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starship

"San Juan, Puerto Rico"
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Jim_Eliason

"San Juan"
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jumpingnorman

"Jumping Around San Juan, Puerto Rico!"
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