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  • Address: Calle de la Cruz
  • Hours: Tours Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm
  • Admission: US$3

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La Fortaleza (Palacio de Santa Catalina)

The Wedgwood blue and white Santa Catalina Palace was built in 1533 and makes an impressive sight as you approach through a narrow Old San Juan street. While the building exudes an air of calm authority, it occupies a site that was long one of the most contested strategic positions in the Caribbean: La Fortaleza. And you can still see stone fortifications built by the Spanish, brooding above the waves.

La Fortaleza is today the Governor of Puerto Rico’s residence, and the oldest functioning executive mansion in the Western Hemisphere. Consequently, you can’t roam the building at will, but a tour will take you through the palace’s dungeon and chapel, as well as the lush gardens.

Practical Info

La Fortaleza is in the heart of Old San Juan. Nearby Fuerte San Cristóbal is another great place to explore San Juan’s centuries-old fortifications.

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San Juan Snorkel and Picnic Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 364 Reviews

Relax and unwind on a leisurely catamaran sail to Icacos, a deserted island paradise off the coast of San Juan, with miles of white sand beaches and crystal ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $94.99

Rum Distillery and Old San Juan Half-Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 218 Reviews

Enjoy a guided tour of Bacardi, the world's largest rum distillery, where you can sample the goods or buy some liquid souvenirs. Then, visit one of the best ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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El Yunque Rainforest and Luquillo Beach from San Juan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 97 Reviews

Enjoy the best of both worlds - Luquillo Beach is a huge crescent of white sand lined with coconut palms with the mountains of El Yunque as the backdrop. Then ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.99

Rio Camuy Cave Park and Arecibo Observatory from San Juan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 80 Reviews

A trip to Puerto Rico is not complete without descending into the depths of a million year old cave! Few cave systems in the world are as massive or dramatic ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Old San Juan Food Tour

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Experience Puerto Rican food on this food tour in San Juan! Begin your culinary tour in Old San Juan, where you’ll walk through the blue cobblestone streets ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.99

Zipline Canopy Eco-Adventure from San Juan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 35 Reviews

Come join the newest eco-adventure in Puerto Rico! Leave the hustle and bustle of San Juan behind and head out to the forest for a fun day filled with ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Bioluminescent Kayak Adventure from San Juan

4 star rating: Recommended 76 Reviews

In Puerto Rico, your evening doesn't end when the sun goes down! Take part in an exciting kayak adventure on a bioluminescent bay not far from San Juan and be ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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El Yunque Rainforest Hiking from San Juan

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On this tour, you'll see typical Puerto Rican towns until you begin your ascent on a modern road through rapidly changing vistas of amazing vegetation. Tree ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $76.99

San Juan ATV Adventure Tour

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Venture off the beaten path, rev up the engine of a 4x4 all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and spend two hours exploring 2,200 acres (890 hectares) of the vast Puerto ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Scenic Horseback-Riding Tour from San Juan

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Explore Puerto Rico’s lush countryside on horseback! Depending on the type of scenery you want to enjoy, depart San Juan and spend your morning ascending ...  Read more

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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