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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
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San Juan Bay Day Sail
"Departing from San Juan Bay Marina in the heart of San Juan your captain will take you on the best sail you will experience. Start off with your first complimentary drink as we exit the dock and set sail. Take in the sights along the way as the boat crew point out interesting facts and landmarks of San Juan. where you will see the adjacent towns and harbor. Sail along the historic wall of El Morro Fort for a perfect photo opportunity. If weather permits we will sail out to the open ocean to catch a glimpse of the north coast of Puerto Rico for an exciting sa"""Discover San Juan Puerto Rico aboard a sailboat. Take in the panoramic views on this pleasure sightseeing tour of San Juan Bay and adjacent waters. Relax on a romantic sail with your loved one or have a fun getaway with a group of friends. Take a break from the city and stitle=Highlights&1=Choice+of+morning+or+afternoon+departure&2=Family+friendly&3=Get+inside+tips+from+a+local&4=Romantic+experience%2C+perfect+for+couples&5=Small+group+ensures+personal+service&6=Free+drinks+included&7=Informative%2C+friendly+and+professio
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Old San Juan

Old San Jaun has over 500 years of history, beautiful colonial architecture liberally splashed with tropical colors, and a timeless magic that makes it one of the most enchanting destinations in the...
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apbeaches
Jun 19, 2015

The OSJ Historic Cemetery

The historic Old San Juan cemetery is just before the San Juan Del Morro Castle. This is one of the oldest cemetery in Puerto Rico. It has this beautiful dome to the right side to the El Morro...
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joiwatani
Sep 23, 2011

Pick up your free map at the Department of Tourism

First thing we did was to get some maps at the Department of Tourism. They have a free map and it is very detailed. Also, there is a bathroom there where the children can use.This was also used as our...
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joiwatani
Sep 18, 2011

The doors of San Juan

What is unique about San Juan, Puerto Rico? It's not the Hispanic culture. It's not the people...The doors of San Juan are obviously the talk of the tourists! Check out all the doors of the houses and...
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joiwatani
Sep 17, 2011

Go fly a kite

On the cliffs above the Caribbean Sea between El Morro and Castillo de San Cristobal the breezes off the sea rise over the large grassy area in front of the fortress making the perfect kite flying...
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JREllison
Jul 23, 2010

Plaza de Colon

This small square in the center of Old San Juan was originally called St. James Square but was renamed in 1893 to honor Christopher Columbus on the 400th anniversary of his discovery of Puerto Rico....
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JREllison
Jul 23, 2010

Dig into the corners of Old San Juan

The main bus terminal in Old San Juan is at the bottom of the hill with the fortresses. You can catch the Old San Juantrolly bus at the bus station of at any of the numbered trolly stops around town....
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JREllison
Jul 10, 2010

Must-see: Old San Juan

If you are planning to visit Puerto Rico, San Juan will almost certainly be your port of entry into the Island. San Juan's Old City, or Viejo San Juan is a must-see for all tourists and the...
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gdilieto
Dec 07, 2008

People watching.

This is a wonderful place just to sit and watch the world walk or drive by. There are hundreds of retail shops and eateries, historic buidings, national historic sites, city squares and the perimeter...
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geokid
Oct 03, 2008

Great Walking

When we got there we were really excited about going to Old San Juan. The buildings were really old. It was like being in a time warp it was great. Lots of cool shops. Lots of great little alleyways...
Melly2418
May 18, 2008

Walking Tour

Old San Juan is a fun place to walk around, shop, eat and drink. I loved the fried green plantains. They are wonderful and served everyhwere.Most of the worlds Rum is made in Puerto Rico. My favorite...
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jlpretty
Jan 06, 2007

Discover Old San Juan

Old San Juan with its beautiful cobblestone streets and beautiful homes reminded me of Old Havana and Santiago de Cuba but much nicer and cleaner. I fell in love with El Viejo San Juan. This special...
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mannymiami
Dec 18, 2006
 
 
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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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Parque National Cavernas del Rio Camuy

Located in the central west region of Puerto Rico Camuy has one of the most spectacular natural jewels of all Puerto Rico. The Rio Camuy Caves was carved by the third largest subterranean river in the...
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Pozo de Jacinto

Located on the beach of Jobos in Isabella is the natural opening made by the sea which has a interesting tale attached to it. It is said that the name derived from a farmer by the name of Jacinto who...
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El Yunque/Caribbean Rain Forest

El Yunque is Puerto Rico's premier eco-tourism location is the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. National Forest system! El Yunque has been a Federal Forest Reserve for over a century – they...
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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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Castillo San Felipe del Morro

El Morro (“The Promontory”) is perhaps the most famous historic structure in Puerto Rico. Begun in 1539, the mighty fortress was built on a narrow point overlooking the San Juan Bay and the Atlantic...
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