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Trip List by LunaAzul

A perfect week in San Juan and surrounding areas

Apr 12, 2006  Frequent visitor
4.0 of 5 stars based on 5 votes

San Juan has long been a favorite of tourists from around the world. It's no wonder why that is when you think about the great year-round weather, beautiful beaches and generally friendly atmosphere.

  • 1. Intercontinental San Juan Resort
    InterContinental San Juan, Isla Verde, Carolina

    Intercontinental San Juan Resort. Great service, beautiful accomodations and good location make it a great place to stay during your visit to San Juan.

  • 2. Day at the beach (Condado Beach)
    Condado Beach, San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Spend your first day in Puerto Rico relaxing on Condado beach. This beautiful spot offers white sand beaches, crystal clear water and a perfect placet o relax.

  • 3. Day in old San Juan
    Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Spend your second day visiting this famous neighborhood. The beautiful architecture and cobble stone streets make you feel like you are back in time. This area has several plazas and buildings of interest. Allow at least a full day to enjoy and capture the essence of the Old World. The next 5 places are some of the most interesting places to see in Old San Juan or in it's surrounding areas.

  • 4. Paseo de la Princesa
    Paseo de la Princesa, San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Located in the Southern tip of Old San Juan, this esplanade offers beautiful views of San Juan. Enjoy the work of local artisans who display and sell their work there while hearing in the background live local music.

  • 5. El Morro
    San Juan National Historic Site, San Juan, Puerto Rico

    This masive six level fort overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and San Juan Bay.

  • 6. Castillo de San Cristobal
    Castillo de San Cristobal, San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Built to defend the city, this fort features five independent units, each connected by moat and tunnel.

  • 7. Cathedral
    San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan), San Juan, Puerto Rico

    The Cathedral was built in the 1520's and it is an authentic and rare New World example of medieval architecture.

  • 8. La Fortaleza
    La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Originally built as a defense fort, La Frotaleza later became the official Governor's Residence.

  • 9. Arecibo - Camuy Caves (day trip)
    Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Caribbean

    This is the perfect sightseeing day trip from San Juan. From Arecibi, on the north shore, go to Rio Camuy Cave Park. This incredible 268-acre park is the site of the great subterranean caverns carved out by the Camuy River over one million years ago.

  • 10. El Yunque National Forrest
    El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

    Located 40 km southeast of San Juan, this tropical rainforest offers jungle-like ambience of lush foliage, shadowy paths, spectacular waterfalls, and rare wildlife.

  • 11. Luquillo Beach
    Luquillo Beach, El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

    After your visit to the El Yunque, head to Luquillo Beach for an afternoon of ralaxation and fun. Luquillo Beach is one of Puerto Rico's most famous and most visited tourist attractions. Some 80 or 90 kiosks are lined up, one after the other, along the road leading to Luquillo Beach , and they sell everything from bathing costumes to ice-cream and ice-cold beer to fresh and delicious seafood.

  • 12. Casa Flamboyant
    Casa Flamboyant, Naguabo, Puerto Rico

    After visiting Luquillo Beach head to Csa Flamboyant Bead and Breakfast to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

  • 13. Culebra
    Culebra, Puerto Rico

    Take the ferry to Culebra from Playa Fajarado. This island is a paradise of white-sand beaches. This is a perfect place to relax or snorkel and explore some of the most stunning coral reef formations in the Caribbean. Spend your last 2 days here before returing to Puerto Rico to catch your flight back.