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San Juan
The festive city of San Juan is the perfect place to experience true Puerto Rican culture. Get to know its roots by exploring the vibrant neighborhood of El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan), which consists mostly of Spanish colonial buildings. Flesh out your self-guided history lesson with a visit to El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, a 16th century citadel that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then reward yourself with a cooling dip at Luquillo or Carolina Beach, then a tasty tour of the Bacardi rum plant.

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Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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San Juan National Historic Site
San Juan National Historic Site
Owner description: Constructed to defend the San Juan coastline during the 17th and 18th centuries, this dramatic fortress rises 140 feet above the sea on a rocky promontory, and is composed of six... more Owner description: Constructed to defend the San Juan coastline during the 17th and 18th centuries, this dramatic fortress rises 140 feet above the sea on a rocky promontory, and is composed of six huge levels of ramps, barracks, dungeons, turrets, towers and tunnels. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas
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Old San Juan
Old San Juan
Owner description: Consisting of 400 restored buildings from the 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial period, this area in San Juan is steeped in history with an old-world and romantic European... more Owner description: Consisting of 400 restored buildings from the 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial period, this area in San Juan is steeped in history with an old-world and romantic European charm. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
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Castillo de San Cristobal
Castillo de San Cristobal
This massive 27-acre series of fortifications is the largest the Spanish built in the New World.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Military Bases & Facilities
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Paseo de la Princesa
Paseo de la Princesa
This restored 19th-century esplanade is the place to begin your stroll through Old San Juan, because of its central location and its inexhaustible charm.
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar
Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar
Ranked #1 of 718 Restaurants in San Juan
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Caribbean, Organic, International, Fusion, Wine Bar, Puerto Rican
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Pelayo's
Pelayo's
Ranked #2 of 718 Restaurants in San Juan
Price: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Spanish, Puerto Rican
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Oceano
Oceano
Ranked #3 of 718 Restaurants in San Juan
Price:
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, International, Puerto Rican
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Cafe Don Ruiz
Cafe Don Ruiz
Ranked #4 of 718 Restaurants in San Juan
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Organic, Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Delicatessen
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Bagua Restaurant
Bagua Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 718 Restaurants in San Juan
Price: $5 - $24
Cuisines: Caribbean, Puerto Rican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Mango Mansion
Mango Mansion
$39 - $58
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Posada Colonial
Posada Colonial
$57 - $70
Hostel La Vista
2.0 of 5
Hostel La Vista
$31 - $73
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Dreamcatcher Guest House
2.5 of 5
Dreamcatcher Guest House
$84 - $199
Ranked #2 of 27 San Juan B&B and Inns
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Dream Inn
3.5 of 5
Dream Inn
$114 - $208
Ranked #3 of 27 San Juan B&B and Inns
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Coqui del Mar Guest House
Coqui del Mar Guest House
$95 - $176
Ranked #4 of 27 San Juan B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
5.0 of 5
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
$273 - $791
Ranked #1 of 45 Hotels in San Juan
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Hotel El Convento
4.0 of 5
Hotel El Convento
$200 - $563
Ranked #3 of 45 Hotels in San Juan
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Ciqala Luxury Suites
4.0 of 5
Ciqala Luxury Suites
$168 - $377
Ranked #5 of 45 Hotels in San Juan
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