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San Juan




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San Juan

San Juan is the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of the island of Puerto Rico. Encompassing hundreds of years of history, the city blends Spanish-era historic sites, such as the San Felipe del Morro fortress, with modern entertainment and fashionable shopping districts. More than a million people call San Juan home, while hundreds of thousands of tourists call it their favorite place to vacation each year.

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Old San Juan
Old San Juan, San Juan

This charming old part of town is a great place to explore restored buildings from the 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial period. Walk through the narrow cobblestone streets and enjoy a lively and colorful area full of history, culture and personality.

San Felipe del Morro Fortress
501 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan

Known as El Morro, this fortress was designed to protect the city from attacks by sea. In 1983, the United Nations declared the imposing fort a World Heritage Site. Today, it is an interesting museum that offers great views, and it is open for visitors to enjoy and explore.

311 (Trois Cent Onze)
311 Calle Fortaleza, Old San Juan

This elegant French restaurant in the heart of Old San Juan offers authentic French cuisine complimented by an excellent wine selection. The dishes are refined, delicate and full of flavor, and include vegan and vegetarian options and a selection of fine desserts.

Restaurante Raíces
315 Recinto Sur, Old San Juan

For an authentic dining and cultural experience, this is probably the best place to go in San Juan. The menu features local delicacies, such as mofongo, tostones and the traditional rice with green beans, among many others. The restaurant has an indoor dining room as well as a sidewalk eating area.

Plaza Las Americas
525 Roosevelt Ave, San Juan

Excellent shopping and great deals can be found in any one of the 300 stores inside Plaza Las Américas, the Caribbean’s largest mall. The sprawling 2.1 million-square-foot shopping center will definitely take more than one day to explore. Aéropostale, Gap, A/X Armani Exchange, Chico’s, Tous and Tommy Hilfiger are some of the shops that more than 26 million visitors hit every year.

Ole Curiosidades
Calle de La Fortaleza 105, San Juan

Ole Curiosidades is a beloved old-school hat shop with a wonderful and varied selection of custom-fit creations and truly authentic Panama hats. The friendly staff will be happy to help you to pick out the shape, color and right hatband for you to get.

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport

San Juan is mainly served by the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, which is located about three miles (five kilometers) southeast of San Juan. Upon arriving, visitors are offered several ways of getting to the city: Shuttles are provided by most large hotels, as well as by private companies, and taxis and car rental companies can be found at all terminals. The local AMA buses run from the airport to the city, departing from the departures level at terminals A and D.

Time Zone

San Juan is in the Atlantic time zone, and all times are reflected in Atlantic time.

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