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Old San Juan
The cobblestone streets of Puerto Rico’s Old San Juan, lined with brightly colored Spanish colonial houses, lend themselves to aimless yet inspired wandering, but don’t let yourself pass by the neighborhood’s key attractions. From the UNESCO World Heritage-listed forts of Castillo San Felipe del Morro (El Morro) and Castillo San Cristobal to restaurants serving plates of aromatic rice and fried plantains, Old San Juan charms travelers at every turn.

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 (founded in 1521) and cross must-see sites such as La Fortaleza off your list. More tailored options include food tours and walking tours with a private tour guide. Those preferring to minimize walking can opt for a Segway tour or a cruise on San Jose Bay.

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.

How to Get to Old San Juan
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 trolley system also runs through the area.

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 the US territory of Puerto Rico without a passport. If planning a spring trip, expect temperatures hovering around 80°F (26°C) and diminished crowds.


Address: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Admission: Free
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Private Old San Juan & New San Juan Private tour

Get a comprehensive tour of old and new San Juan, as well as Pinones, combined with personalized attention on this private tour. Travel in a private luxury vehicle with a personal driver, who will provide commentary on the sights tailored to your interests. Highlights include Condado, Isla Verde, El Morro Fort, San Cristobal Fort, El Convento, and others.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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San Juan Mini Boats

Our most complete tour for those explorers who would like a glimpse into San Juan's captivating history, have an adventure in the waters of the harbor at the helm of your own boat and stop to learn the highlights of the city’s history.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Old San Juan Must See spots tour

Cover the must-see spots in Old San Juan with a private guide on this personalized tour. This excursion is perfect for first-time visitors or those short on time; you'll be able to focus on the sights that interest you and make the most of your time. Ask plenty of questions while you walk and have a personal photographer on hand to take photos of you and your loved ones.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Driving Tour of San Juan Highlights

Experience one of the Americas’ oldest cities, San Juan, on a sightseeing tour. After a convenient hotel pickup, travel by private luxury vehicle with a personal guide to Old San Juan, Isla Verde, Santurce, and other important districts in Puerto Rico’s beautiful capital. Learn about the city’s culture while visiting historic landmarks, trendy neighborhoods, art galleries and museums, and beautiful beaches—all on one fun and hassle-free outing.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Coffee Roadtrip

Taste and learn about Puerto Rico's coffee on this immersive road trip from San Juan. While drinking fresh, farm-to-table coffee, listen to insightful guided commentary on the history of coffee on the island and its cultivation process. Visit two coffee plantations, as well as two local museums to learn about the island's native Taino culture.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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Old San Juan Food Tour

Get a taste for the flavor and culture of Puerto Rico on this 3-hour, small-group Old San Juan food tour featuring several local eateries. Join your guide for a culinary exploration of island staples like plantains and sofrito, all with the cobblestone streets and colorful facades of the city’s oldest neighborhood as your backdrop. Your tour also includes a complimentary alcoholic beverage. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Old San Juan Walking Tour

Explore the colorful buildings and charming streets of Old San Juan in a small group with the help of writer David Rodriguez, author of ‘The Rise and Fall of the Great Barbate.’ During the course of your day, this knowledgeable author will help you discover the area’s key historic sites and gain new insight into Puerto Rican culture. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the many stories of the people that helped to define this unique neighborhood. Your walking trip’s length is flexible based on your needs, and also includes bottled water.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Bacardi Rum Distillery and Old San Juan Tour

Absorb some Puerto Rican culture (and some of the island’s legendary rum) during this 4.5-hour tour of Old San Juan and the Bacardi Distillery. Explore the origins of rum and the famous Bacardi family at one of the world’s best-known distilleries. After knocking back a refreshing rum cocktail, you’ll discover the atmospheric Old San Juan neighborhood, a national preservation site and home to a 500-year-old fortress. Your entrance fees, 1 rum cocktail, souvenir cup, driving tour of Old San Juan and round-trip hotel transport are covered.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Old San Juan Segway Tour

Experience the old and the new in the atmospheric neighborhood of Old San Juan on this 2-hour small-group tour by Segway. Effortlessly zoom around the 500-year-old colonial architecture of this ancient neighborhood as you visit 25 of the top attractions in the area, and learn about its evolution from Spanish colony to US territory. This intimate sightseeing tour is limited to just 8 participants and also includes all entrance fees, a helmet, secure storage, filtered water and sunscreen.Please note the weight restrictions on this tour, located in the 'additional information section'.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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San Juan Bio Bay Kayak Adventure

Kayak on Puerto Rico’s “Big Lagoon” in the evening to see it light up with the natural glow of bioluminescent organisms. Paddle roughly one mile on this 5-hour small-group tour from San Juan to one of Puerto Rico’s most popular natural attractions.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Puerto Rico Craft Cocktail Walk

Stroll the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan with a small group (10 people or fewer) on this 2-hour cocktail and history tour. Visit three bars to learn about why Puerto Rico is considered the 'Rum Capital of the World' and sip rum-infused cocktails at each location. Minimum age is 18 years old.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Old San Juan Harbor Sail

Float past more than 500 years of history and picturesque scenery during this 1.5-hour sailing excursion in Old San Juan Harbor. Climb aboard the ‘Amazing Grace,’ a topsail schooner fashioned in the style of 19th-century American sailing vessels, for an unforgettable ride past the wonders of this historic area. As you sail you’ll enjoy up-close views of Old San Juan sights such as El Morro fortress, La Fortaleza, and Paseo la Princesa. A guide and complimentary beverages and snacks are all covered.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Full-Day Yunque Rainforest and Luquillo Beach Adventure in San Juan

Combine two of Puerto Rico’s top attractions, Luquillo Beach and El Yunque Rainforest, into one great trip on this 8-hour excursion from San Juan. Enjoy the lush beauty of this tropical forest as you complete a series of short hikes to nearby waterfalls for wildlife viewing, sightseeing, and swimming. Finish the day with two hours to sunbathe and swim along one of the island’s more scenic stretches of sand.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Old San Juan, New San Juan & Bacardi tour

Benefit from personalized attention on this private tour of Old and New San Juan, as well as the Bacardi Factory. You'll visit all the must-see sites in a single tour and learn about the city's history through commentary tailored to your group's interests. Stops include San Cristobal Fort, El Morro Fort, Ponce de Leon Square, La Rogativa, Santurce, and others.
  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
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Casa Bacardi and Old San Juan Tour

Uncover the history of Bacardi, the world’s most famous spirits company, on this 5-hour tour of Casa Bacardi, and visit to historic Old San Juan. Step inside the world’s largest rum distillery for a handcrafted cocktail and an interactive tour of the company’s history. Then move on to Old San Juan to see the El Morro and San Cristobal forts, plus panoramic views of San Juan Bay. Your visit also includes round-trip transportation from select San Juan hotels, entrance fees at the distillery and San Cristobal and souvenir cup.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Narrated Sunset Boat Tour of San Juan

Complete your day with a narrated sunset cruise around Old San Juan. Learn about the area's early colonial history as you sail past its key attractions, such as the Governors Mansion and Paseo de la Princesa, against the backdrop of the sunset.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Old San Juan Deluxe Walking Tour

Visit the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico, and explore its capital city, San Juan, on this 2.5-hour tour. Stroll down cobblestone streets, and see the brightly colored buildings that line the area. Encounter famous sights like Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, Casa Blanca, and San Jose Church. Get a feel for what it was like during the Spanish colonial era as you walk through the Puerta De San Juan, one of the only gates left that served one of the oldest cities in the world.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Old & New San Juan and Piñones beach private tour

Experience San Juan, Puerto Rico; one of the Americas’ oldest cities on a sightseeing tour in a private luxury vehicle. Your driver and personal guide will drive you through Old San Juan, Miramar, Condado, Isla Verde, Santurce and Piñones, and back to your hotel, cruiseship or any spot you might choose as final destination with in the route.Learn about the city’s history and must see buildings like San Cristobal and El Morro Forts, El Convento, Saint John's Cathedral and monuments like Ponce de Leon square and La Rogativa while driving it's narrow streets. After that visit new San Juan's art district in Santurce and main touristic areas of Condado and Isla Verde where you will get to know historic landmarks, buildings, museums, and beautiful beaches in a relaxed and fun way. Finish your tour tasting some of the famous "frituras" in the island's street food epicenter, Piñones!
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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Bio Bay Night Kayaking - 8:00pm Round-trip transportation from San Juan area

Paddle through the mangrove forest on your way to the unique Bioluminescent Bay of Laguna Grande in Fajardo, Puerto Rico! Savor your surroundings while the sunset fades, bask in the beauty of your surroundings and experience the thrill of night kayaking.Here at Peniel Access Eco Tours, our Adaptive Paddling Program also provides ample opportunity for anyone who would like to try kayaking for the first time or have any special challenges – from issuing better, comfier seating to towing, our team has got you covered.Live-commentary and interpretations are offered by our tour guides who will lead and assist you all along the way.So put on your life vest and get ready for an encounter with nature!
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Unique Walking Tour through Old San Juan

Discover the historic delights of Old San Juan as you pound its ancient cobblestones on a 5-hour walking tour. Take a comprehensive look at the wealth of colonial landmarks in this former Spanish colony, visiting ‘La Fortaleza’ (Governor’s House), the imposing San Felipe El Morro Fort, 16th-century San Jose Church, the Ballaja Barracks and much more. As you stroll, your expert guide provides additional insight into the design and famous personalities that once inhabited this charming area.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Small Group Tour to Old San Juan and Bacardi Factory

Tour the colorful streets and winding alleys of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old San Juan, the second-oldest city in America. This guided small-group tour, capped at 11 participants, ensures a comfortable and personalized introduction to the city's major attractions and historical areas. Continue your tour at the Bacardi Rum Factory, an integral San Juan icon, before concluding with hotel drop-off at your accommodation.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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The Bacardi Historic Sunset Boat Tour

Visit the world's largest premium rum distillery—Bacardi—on this sunset boat tour in historic Old San Juan. Learn about what makes this Puerto Rican rum so special through guided commentary; you'll learn much more than you would simply exploring on your own. Riding on a boat gives epic sunset views of the sights in Old San Juan, and you'll enjoy complimentary rum drinks at the distillery to toast the day's end.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Zipline Extravaganza FREE TRANSPORTATION & LUNCH

Fly through the forest canopy on a 9-hour zipline adventure from San Juan. Cradled in a safety harness, with a helmet and a guide nearby, fly 'Superman style', or face down and headfirst, down the highest zip line in the world for two minutes. No experience necessary, those seeking adventure and close contact with nature will have a blast on this tour. Lunch and round-trip transportation from San Juan are included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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