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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
From $65.00
 
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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FAMOUS FREE TROLLEY around Old San Juan

Free Trolley in Old San Juan!There is an amazing trolley that goes for free in Old San Juan and this has several points where you can go off, including the two famous forts. Departure points:...
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jumpingnorman
Apr 04, 2013

Bus Transit System

$0.25 a ride to practically anywhere in San Juan and Viejo San Juan. Goes out as far as Plaza las Américas, Bayamón and Condado. Very convenient, air conditioned for tropical climate comfort. More...
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XanderDone
May 15, 2005

Charlie Car Rental

I always try to rent from this company as they have very competitive rates, are centrally located on Isla Verde and have an airport shuttle which will pick you up at the airport and drop you off on...
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Gypsystravels
Apr 20, 2015

SAN JUAN MINI BUS

No sooner than we were off the ship, we came across many mini buses parked along the street. They were offering to take us to Fort Cristobal for the reasonable fee of $5.00 US each. As it was quite a...
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LoriPori
Apr 09, 2006

Tren Urbano

Finally, the long overdue new transportation system for the San Juan Metropolitan area will start officially by the end of Feb. 2005. Right now, you can get free rides on the weekends from 10.00 AM -...
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eduar68
Jan 23, 2005

Free Trolley

The local Merchants Association sponsors a free trolley that does a continuous route throughout the Old City. Ask for a map with the route marked from the Information Center kiosk near Cruise Ship...
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TexasDave
Nov 06, 2010

Tren Urbano Map

Tren Urbano, the new rail transportation system for metropolitan San Juan, will start revenue service by the end of Feb. 2005. Right now, they are introducing the system to the citizens with free...
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eduar68
Jan 23, 2005

To Old San Juan

We were able to take the local bus from our hotel in Isla Verde to Old San Juan for 25 cents. Look for the bus stops in front of most hotels. They are marked with a big green ball on top of them. The...
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jag17
Jun 03, 2005

Bus service in/around San Juan

Bus service is fairly reliable and VERY COST EFFECTIVE. We saved, conservatively, between 100 and 200 dollars opting for bus service over taxi service in the Condado/Old San Juan area. SOME...
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ct-traveler
Jul 28, 2007

Take the A-5

There are taxi's everywhere in San Juan, but they are expensive compared to most other places I've been outside the U.S. My solution was to take the buses! I lived in San Juan for a year and didnt...
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nena2997
Jan 13, 2008

Nice and roomy & comfortable bus drove us around.

In this nice bus the bus driver drove us up to Fort Cristobal along a nice road with beautiful buildings.The cost was very reasonable$10 U.S for anhour and a half tour around Old San Juan.Then he...
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Waalewiener
Dec 01, 2002

Take the bus, save like $20

It seemed like most of the other people staying at our hotel either rented a car or took a cab. Renting a car is expensive, and the driving style is...well...a little more assertive than in the...
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mikeayers
Apr 22, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near San Juan

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Old San Juan

Sightseeing in Old San Juan, just walking around, is one of the best activities while in Puerto Rico. Just wander the streets, peek into the church, some of the many cafes and bars and restaurants,...
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Alcaldia - City Hall

Like the Capitolio, the San Juan City Hall is open to all visitors from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Located on the Plaza de Armas in a beautiful building dating back to the 17th century, the...
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La Fortaleza

La Fortaleza was built between 1533 and 1540 as the Spanish settlement's very first fortification, making it a few years older than El Morro. In fact, when you go on a tour of the residence, you can...
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Plaza De Armas

in this place there is always activity... people speaking or singing and playing... but we come back to feed the billions of pigeons who will eat from your hand, and watch people go by... last time we...
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Cathedral

If you're planning to visit Old San Juan, don't miss the second-oldest cathedral in the Americas, the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista. It has a pretty facade in the late Gothic style overlooking a very...
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Capilla Del Cristo

This old church was built centuries ago. The legend behind it is that a young man on horseback plunged over the cliff that this church is located on. During his descent he prayed to one of the...
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