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Fortaleza St, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Just walking the street and enjoying the stores and shops will be very entertaining. Lots of places to cool off.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gerymere2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of places to shop and eat. You need to look into doorways to find hidden restaurants, and bars within bars within bars within bars!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DonnaB146
Reviewed 1 week ago

The busiest street (but not too busy) and with a great display of the old Spanish architecture. Cobblestone street. Very similar to Calle San Francisco but perhaps a little busier. There's a Marshalls here, the only big Department Store I saw and a fairly large...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ern B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed viewing the hanging umbrellas.Made the street look so whimsical.I am sure it looks even more dazzling during the day.Hope to return soon!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank yjc513
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love San Juan but on my last visit I wasn't able to get to "umbrella street", so it was a must see this time. It was worth the wait! Only takes a second to stop by and take a few pictures and if you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kim H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Area to visit, shop, walk and see great art. Walking distance to fort and port. Lots of places to eat on the way.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our day spent in Old San Juan and even went back for another 1/2 day! The shops are so fun, great little restaurants. Just be prepared to walk and wear comfortable shoes! The umbrellas are amazing and so vibrnat! loved the colorful buildings!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stacey D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Street was beautifully decorated with Umbrellas of all colors. The shops were quaint and welcoming. Some of them were expensive. Lots of good restaurants to get a bite from. This street gives you the flavor of Old San Juan.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AnanyaKaushik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to see, shop, and eat here. Loved the pretty umbrellas and colorful buildings! This street runs right through the heart of beautiful Old San Juan. Have fun!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 268andreab268
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By luck, we had booked two different hotels on this street, at the beginning and end of our vacation, so we had a chance to explore it. There are a lot of great shops along the street, not to mention restaurants and bars. Plus the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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HarleySalli
February 16, 2019|
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Response from DonnaB146 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure exactly but you can't miss it!
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nclbabe
November 12, 2018|
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dianecorine
November 5, 2018|
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Response from Kurt G | Reviewed this property |
the walk from fortaleza Street to the cruise port is 10 minutes and all downhill. there are a few steps to navigate but the scenery makes for a pleasant walk ... even dragging a large suitcase.
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visit-the-coqui
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
SoFo Food Festival Aug 8-11, 2013 (1 Reply)
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|
Response fromTasha4199|
Sweet! Thanks for the tip. I'll definitely be checking it out this weekend!
MRB13
MRB13
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|
Response fromprvisitor|
Hi MRB, I don't think you really have enough time to go to Old San Juan. Isla Verde perhaps.
yatree
TN
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|
Response fromBarbFH|
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.