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Old San Juan

Old San Juan

5-11 Caleta de Las Monjas, Up on Hill Past San Juan Gate on the Paseo Del Morro Side, San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Basics

Old San Juan is a staple in city sightseeing tours, which offer an easy way to get an overview of the historic city and typically pass by other must-see sites such as La Fortaleza, the Capilla del Cristo, and the Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery. More tailored options include food tours and walking tours with a private guide, while Segway tours or cruises on San Jose Bay are also popular alternatives in San Juan.

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Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
$147.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Good food, lots of it.
Do not eat before this tour! We loved all the food, flavors, and history. Over full by the end of the tour. Itzel was a great guide.
Cheri_R, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Juan

star-5
Great, informative tour! Highly recommended
Adnan-Arif-MD, Jul 2021
Old San Juan Walking Tour
David was amazing. Very well versed, knowledgeable about the history of old San.Juan. nice, easy paced tour, we got water.bottles and mementos before starting. David cares so much about his city that tours for, he would even pick up trash water bottles along the path of his walking tour , and dump them in nearby bins. I wish more tourists and residents followed his example too and kept his city beautiful and clean. A great tour, just the right time length, and I highly recommend him.
star-5
Fantastic walking tour of Old San Juan
Elaine_B, Oct 2021
Old San Juan Walking Tour
David (our tour guide) did a fantastic job sharing the history of Old San Juan, the significance of so many beautiful sights and mixing it with a little humor. I highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Stunning Sights and History in the Sunset
Kina, Sep 2021
Sunset Walking Tour in the Historic Old San Juan
Our tour guide Jorge was awesome!! We learned a lot about old San Juan and the sunset views were amazing against the city’s stunning architecture.
star-5
Fantastic food! Great way to see OSJ
Michael_F, Oct 2021
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
Our group was awesome, we had a great time exploring some of the history of Old San Juan, seeing the colorful streets & the views. We stopped @5 places & all of the food was delicious. I’m glad I didn’t eat breakfast that morning bc I was definitely stuffed afterwards. Kia was a great tour great- highly recommend, would do this again!
star-5
Fun way to see Old San Juan
William_G, Aug 2021
Old San Juan Murder Mystery Tour
A lot of fun, nice way to see Old San Juan. Dalton was great, he was very patient and helpful. I recommend this tour.
star-4
Delightful experience....
Michael_C, Oct 2021
Old San Juan Walking Tour
Delightful experience. Tour guide was able to answer all questions. Old San Juan is beautiful asset to the city.
star-5
Amazing walking tour.
Tabitha_S, Aug 2021
Old San Juan Deluxe Walking Tour
Great tour with amazing tour guide. Our tour guide took us on a walking tour through old San Juan and told us historical information in a fun way.
star-5
Absolutely beautiful
Angela_F, Jul 2021
2.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour of Old San Juan
We absolutely loved our tour of Old San Juan. Our tour guide was amazing knowledge, funny and well cultured.
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Come Hungry and Ready to Walk
Joseph_T, Oct 2021
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
All the stops were delicious. Our hostess, Valentina, was knowledgeable, funny, and gracious. The scenery was awesome, and her history lessons on Old San Juan were very interesting.
star-5
A+++ tour!
Cathy_C, Jun 2021
City Tour San Juan historic, modern, beach and street art sightseeing
I travel regularly to Europe and Latin America and this is one of the best city tours I have ever taken. Jesus not only showed me the high point of Old San Juan, the beach areas and the Santurce arts district but also many interesting government buildings, universities and public art in lesser known areas. A+++
star-5
Awesome tour
Jody_B, Oct 2021
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
Our tour guide Nahiomy was excellent. Great knowledge of the history and culture of Old San Juan. And great food and drink.
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Boat tour with friends
Trina_C, Sep 2021
Sunset Harbor Boat Ride in San Juan
Exploring the island on the boat near dark was an experience that needs to be had. I did a tour of Old San Juan and visited the fort and to be able to see it on the backside was amazing. The Harbor sits across form the district which a popular hang out spot

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The neighborhood is a must-see for history buffs and those seeking postcard-worthy views.

  • Visitors flock to Old San Juan year-round, so be prepared for crowds, especially in the busy summer season.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes to help navigate the cobblestones, and pack lightweight clothing and sun protection for the near constant warm weather.

  • Old San Juan may not be easy to access for wheelchair users, but alternative transportation options exist in the neighborhood.

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How to Get There

Old San Juan is located on an islet, attached to the mainland of Puerto Rico by three bridges. If you’re coming from the mainland or the airport, book an airport transfer or drive over the bridges. Those arriving as Caribbean cruise ship passengers will likely dock at one of the many cruise ship piers in the neighborhood. Once in Old San Juan, getting around the area is easy by foot or taxi, and a free, accessible trolley system also runs through the area.

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When to Get There

Old San Juan is most popular during winter and summer, when vacationers flock to this classic Caribbean destination. This is especially true for visitors from the United States who can travel to and from Puerto Rico without a passport. If planning a spring trip, expect temperatures hovering around 80°F (26°C) and diminished crowds.

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Other San Juan Neighborhoods

Old San Juan is perhaps the best-known of Puerto Rico's San Juan neighborhoods, but it's far from the only one. Venture slightly farther afield to upscale Miramar, home to two marinas; make your way to Condado, known for beachside condos; or stop in at Ocean Park, where you'll find some overlooked but beautiful beaches.

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