San Juan Travel Guide
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- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 97%Local Culture
- 97%Family Travelers
- 79%Budget Travelers
- 67%Nightlife Lovers
- 67%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 67%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (84)
- San JuanMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersWellness+ 3Jan 01, 2014
The gateway to PR, San Juan is not bad for a big city. Public Transportation around the city is decent, cabs are plentiful, and once you understand the layout of the city, it's easy to get around. Different areas suit different needs - culture, family, party, quiet, and once you leave the city, easy to find nature and escapes. It's a city, but as cities go, it's not terrible.
- San JuanMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesWellness+ 2Nov 22, 2013
I have gone twice, once for water polo and once on a cruise. I loved the city! I went to the beach and had an incredible time surfing and lounging. I went to the jungle and went zip lining. I also went a little outside of town to explore and found amazing beaches and local trinket shops. Overall I had a great experience and would definitely go back. During the summer it rains a lot so be prepared.
- San JuanMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 25, 2013
Old San Juan is great to wander!
It's really colorful and photo opp's are abundant.
The bar El Batey is full of local flavor and really fun!
I'm not sure exactly how much free time you'll have but a day trip to Vieques (via ferry) is the most unbelievable! Stunning!!!
- San JuanJun 25, 2013
One of my favorite vacations. The rain forest is incredible. and a must. The water is absolutely gorgeous. Kids found sand dollars and live seahorses. The waterfalls are worth the hike to see and swim in freezing waters. The food was great and the people friendly and helpful. Spanish being first language here. Won't disappoint!!!!
- San JuanFeb 07, 2013
I always enjoy San Juan whether it is for an extended visit, a stopover at the airport or a port of call, there is always something to do, see, touch, taste, experience. It is a wonderful city full of great historic charm and incredible food.
- San JuanMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesJan 25, 2013
Old San Juan seemed a bit sketchy at night. At the urging of some friends we went to Raices for some mofungo, which is a native comfort food. Needless to say I wasn't particularly impressed by it. The fort looked neat, but unfortunately we didn't have time to check it out. The Bacardi Rum Distillery is a must see.
- San JuanMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 6Dec 08, 2012
Old San Juan is partying!!! December 6-9, 2012 ~ culinary fest. So many people. So much fun. Food stands, live music, etc. We just stumbled upon it but why not! 2 for $5 peronis and cocktails are just $5 and you can drink on the streets. Fun fun times!
- San JuanOct 10, 2012
Puerto Rico is best experienced with a Puerto Rican. The optimum would be staying at Mami's house and eating her food and having someone drive you around cause traffic is ok but no good drivers, traffic signals are more a suggestion than the norm and this ranks #25 as the most dangerous cities in 2011. Most homicides are drug or passion related, so you probably survive but tourists as everywhere in Latin America beware of thieves. This can be a great city, a tourist trap or an awful experience. Top attractions: Old San Juan, El Morro, Condado Beach Casino, la ventana al mar. Don't expect great food except for a few local spots. Gas and clothing are relatively cheap, plaza las America's is a huge shopping with lots of people from everywhere and hosting some of the worlds most beautiful women.
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