Paseo de la Princesa
Paseo de la Princesa
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksHistoric Walking Areas
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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.
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  • GinnyK
    Choctaw, Oklahoma46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful fountain
    This is easy to find in old San Juan. The fountain is so lovely and full of detail so spend some time looking at it. Very peaceful and not crowded. Continue along the path to see some beautiful scenery!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 9, 2024
  • 23rita
    Davie, Florida559 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Photo Ops!
    This is a beautiful partially waterside 19th century pedestrian promenade about half a mile in length which runs parallel and adjacent to the southwestern sections of the Walls of Old San Juan. You will see beautiful fountains, sculptures , Victorian lampposts, large trees... If you continue walking on the path alongside the bay toward the City Gate and Castillo San Felipe del Morro, you'll continue to have many photo ops. Take water, a hat and very comfortable walking shoes! Enjoy!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 19, 2024
  • cenzt
    Ohio18,639 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Viewing Paseo de la Princesa
    Great trip. We arrived at approximately 3:30 pm and made our way towards the entrance of the park. There was a fountain in the center of the park with various sculptures attached to it. There was a path directly next to the fountain that took us alongside the water. The trail offered stunning views of the water, and the old city wall. We were able to admire the architecture and reflect on how long it took to build the structure. The trail was relatively easy, and consisted of walking on a flat, paved surface for a majority of the walk. Tip: I recommend spending 45 minutes walking the trail and admiring the fountain.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 1, 2024
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Tamara M
Atlanta, GA1,269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
My husband and I travel frequently to Puerto Rico and we love Paseo de la Princesa for the beauty that is around it. It is just off of the port and so you can see the ocean from a lot of the area. If you have kids, there is a nice playground for them to play in. We particularly enjoy visiting this area on a Sunday when the vendors are set up. They sell locals handcrafted items and food. Plus, there is a wonderful group of people who bring music and there is dancing for you to watch or join in. It is a fun day in Old San Juan and highly recommended.
Written January 15, 2020
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY15,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We were doing a self walking tour of Old San Juan on a Sunday and came upon Paseo de la Princesa. There was craft fair being held there. We browsed the small tented area and found some local artisan treasures.
Written March 14, 2020
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Kim A
Port Byron, IL135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We discovered this passage on our way to dinner at the Princesa Gastrobar. It was night and the birds singing were so melodious that I asked a Policeman if it was real birds or a recording. Real birds. There is a lovely playground for children. A refreshing fountain near the ocean. We visited on a Friday and Saturday when there were craft vendors selling their creations. It was a walk we made every day (4 days) while in San Suan. We loved the area and if you extend towards either end of the passage you can take the walking path all the way to Fort El Moro or in the other direction get access to the pier where the cruise ships stop for their daily excursions.
Written March 14, 2020
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JeanneCristello
Philadelphia, PA79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
La Princesa Walkway is a green path along the port and old city wall. The street is home to many food carts, souvenir sellers, and local musicians' posts. This tree-lined walkway is a relaxing escape into local Puerto Rican life.
Written March 1, 2020
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marcain
Washington DC, DC214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
This is a great walk along the bay, starting in a park near the cruise ship port and ending at El Morro fort. Beyond the park, there's not much shade, so it can get warm in the sun on a hot day. It's interesting to see the tons of cats that hang out on the rocks and trail lining the bay. The cats are cared for by "Save a Gato", who neuter and vax the cats, and feed them.

At the El Morro fort end, you can climb stairs and a trail to get to the entrance of the fort, or bypass that entrance and make your way back into the top of Old San Juan. The "trail" along the bay is very flat and handicapped-accessible. Not so the stairs up to the fort, but the climb is quite manageable by any reasonably fit person.

Access to the Paseo is free, there is a $10 charge if you choose to go into the El Morro fort itself at the north end.
Written March 4, 2022
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cenzt
Ohio18,639 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Great trip. We arrived at approximately 3:30 pm and made our way towards the entrance of the park. There was a fountain in the center of the park with various sculptures attached to it. There was a path directly next to the fountain that took us alongside the water. The trail offered stunning views of the water, and the old city wall. We were able to admire the architecture and reflect on how long it took to build the structure. The trail was relatively easy, and consisted of walking on a flat, paved surface for a majority of the walk.

Tip: I recommend spending 45 minutes walking the trail and admiring the fountain.
Written July 2, 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Once a prominent street, Paseo de la Princesa is a pleasant promenade below the old city walls. It runs from the local ferry pier (close to the cruise terminal) all the way to the San Juan gate, offering great sea views along it.
There're many souvenir stalls and food trucks along the way, as well a nice fountain.
Written January 30, 2023
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23rita
Davie, FL559 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a beautiful partially waterside 19th century pedestrian promenade about half a mile in length which runs parallel and adjacent to the southwestern sections of the Walls of Old San Juan. You will see beautiful fountains, sculptures , Victorian lampposts, large trees... If you continue walking on the path alongside the bay toward the City Gate and Castillo San Felipe del Morro, you'll continue to have many photo ops. Take water, a hat and very comfortable walking shoes! Enjoy!
Written April 19, 2024
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GinnyK
Choctaw, OK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is easy to find in old San Juan. The fountain is so lovely and full of detail so spend some time looking at it. Very peaceful and not crowded. Continue along the path to see some beautiful scenery!
Written March 9, 2024
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Raquel T
Bayamon, Puerto Rico136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
This street is tree lined and has gardens, benches and statues. You will usually find some artisans, and there is a clean public bathroom (50¢) on the left side. You can also see the massive city wall. I do strongly suggest hiring a tour guide to appreciate the monuments better.
Written October 10, 2022
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