We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
This street ends in La Fortaleza, house of governors, currently Ricardo Roselló. Many clothing stores, restaurants and bars. It crosses El Cristo Street where there is El Cristo Chapel and The Doves Park. El Cristo chapel was built after an alleged miracle performed many years...More
Shops: Sell the same stuff made in China.
Restaurants: Staff are on the street asking you to come inside or sit outside. Have to tell different people that we were just walking.
Shows: We saw a man playing an instrument and another one with an...More
lovely area, the shopping is great and the locals are very pleasant and friendly. the weather was hot but i like that. bought some handmade lavender anise soap and local coffee. Must see is the forts,! el Morro was amazing site to see and the...More
We stayed in Old San Juan prior to our cruise on Dec. 1st and we enjoyed Fortaleza Street so much with the beautiful & colorful umbrellas above the street. It made for such a wonderful photo looking down towards the palace. There are also wonderful...More
The street is very festive and fun. They have an umbrella exhibit that is really pretty to see and it's easy to walk there from the cruise port. It's near or attached to the mayor's house near the fort. Worth a look.
FYI The Sofo Food Festival in Old San Juan starts Thursday Aug 8 until Aug 11 South Fortaleza Street, Recinto Sur and more will be lined with participating restaurants, music etc.
August 07, 2013|
Sweet! Thanks for the tip. I'll definitely be checking it out this weekend!
Have time for only one meal in Old San Juan--where?! (10 Replies)
My husband and I are flying into SJU and land at noon. We then have a 2:45 flight to Vieques from Isla Grande aiport. We aren't checking any bags, so am hoping that we will have enough time to hop a cab to Old San Juan for lunch before our Vieques flight. I've heard great things about South Fortaleza Street and it sounds like we'll get to see a tiny bit of OSJ if we are in that area. Does anyone have advice for which restaurant on SoFo offers a great meal/atmosphere/view? I appreciate your...More
March 03, 2008|
Hi MRB, I don't think you really have enough time to go to Old San Juan. Isla Verde perhaps.
Need help planning our 5 day PR trip (11 Replies)
We are a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 kids (6 & 8 years old boys), traveling to San Juan PR in late November. I need help planning the trip. We plan to rent a car. 1. We would like to stay centrally. Will kids be able to play in the beach water in November? If yes, we would want access to beach but would also want to drive to other places of interest. Where should we stay? Is Ocean park beach area a good place to stay? 2. Can someone help us plan our days? So far it seems I have the...More
August 31, 2016|
Ocean Park might not be the best beach for young children. It was beautiful, clean and never crowded when I was there. However there was a bit of a current and waves that in my opinion would make it difficult for children to swim safely.