San Juan the capital of Puerto Rico is a beautiful modern city with sprawling landscapes and a juxtaposition of old and new architecture. Visiting San Juan offers a pleasurable experience as you tour the Island and its entire rich cultural heritage.
There is a lot to do in the Caribbean city and as you prepare to frolic with the Boricuas, here are a few things to do in San Juan.
Things To Do In San Juan
Visit Old San Juan
Explore history as you admire the hundreds of restored buildings in Old San Juan from the 16th and 17th century. These colorful buildings are reminiscent of ancient Spanish architecture and are bound to inspire admiration and awe. Weave through the town’s cobblestoned streets and find yourself mentally transported through time.
Tour The Bacardi Rum Factory
Bacardi Rum factory offers 3 tours: historical tour; rum tasting tour; and a session on mixology. No matter the tour you opt for, you are issued a warm welcome together with a cocktail. The rum factory will provide some insight into the history of the Bacardi family and their flight from Cuba to Puerto Rico in 1936. The Rum factory is the largest rum distillery in the world and its Visitor center is a must-see as words won’t do it any justice. The factory opens daily and can be combined with a visit to Old San Juan.
Castillo de San Cristobal
This massive 27- acres fortification was built by the Spanish at Old San Juan Eastern gate to protect the city from external land attacks. Built in the 18th century, it helped protect the city against an invasion by Sir Ralph Abercrombie
Museo de las Américas Tours
This significant museum is dedicated to preserving Puerto Rico’s heritage before the Spanish colonization. Learn more about the indigenous cultures like African and South American cultures. Also explore contemporary arts from the Island itself.
Castillo San Felipe del Morro
This well preserved national monument will take you back in time to the 16th century. This old citadel remains a fortress but was used to house soldiers back in time. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and once housed the Spanish and American military. Walk the beautiful lawns, climb the walls and feel the wind around you while standing on various strategic spots that affords impressive views of the coast.
Are you ready to begin your San Juan adventure? Hope these few tips above will guide you