Vacations in San Juan

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Where Is San Juan, Puerto Rico?

Standing as Puerto Rico’s capital and most densely populated city, San Juan is considered a front runner on the global platform. The third oldest European-established city in the Americas after Santo Domingo and Panama City, San Juan lies along the north eastern coast of Puerto Rico. Situated south of the Atlantic Ocean, north of Caguas and Trujillo Alto, east of Guaynabo, and west of Carolina, the city occupies an area spanning just under 130 kilometers, where approximately 48 kilometers of it is water.

What Is San Juan, Puerto Rico Known For?

San Juan is known for being a city that has introduced some of Latin America’s greatest treasures to the world. Known for reggaeton, piña coladas, colonial-era churches, and stretches of white sandy beaches that seem to go on for miles, San Juan welcomes millions of tourists every year with open arms and smiling faces. The city begs for visitors and locals alike to recline and stretch out on the sugar sand beaches, grab a cocktail, and take in the breathtaking views of the unrealistically blue sea, or walk along the streets to take in the charming, centuries-old architecture. With delicious food, raucous nightclubs, and friendly local culture, there is no wonder as to why San Juan is one of the most popular tourist hotspots in the Americas. The city welcomes visitors in their droves, catering wonderfully to tourists by providing enchanting opportunities to explore the city and soak in the fascinating culture, with their own unique brand of Latin spice.

Popular Attractions in San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: Transport yourself back into the past and immerse yourself in the history that this 16th-century citadel presents. Named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Castillo San Felipe del Morro is one of San Juan’s most recognizable and popular tourist attractions. Originally designed to protect San Juan from seaborne enemies, the citadel has stood the test of time and welcomes over 600,000 visitors every year. Visitors can walk within the perimeters of this gorgeous landmark structure and listen to the untold stories that are embedded within its walls.
  • Casa Blanca: Built in 1521, Casa Blanca is one of the oldest structures in San Juan. The present-day museum was once home to Juan Ponce de León, a Spanish explorer known for leading the first official European expedition to Florida, who later became the first governor of Puerto Rico. Although the man himself never had the opportunity to occupy the residence, Casa Blanca was home to his family, his cousins, and later descendants until the mid-18th century. Today, the museum stands as a monument to Ponce de León where visitors can marvel at 16th and 17th century artifacts and tour the stunning rooms where his family ate, dined, and slept. Despite the fact that the founding father of modern Puerto Rico never stepped foot into the residence, the story of the man himself permeates throughout the walls of the museum where visitors can feel its history seep into their pores.
  • Castillo San Cristóbal: Another protective fort built to protect San Juan, Castillo San Cristóbal is the largest fortification ever built by the Spanish in the New World. As a historical battle fort rising over 150 feet above sea level, Castillo San Cristóbal has seen its fair share of wars, battles, and conflicts. Castillo San Cristóbal has cemented a place within Viejo San Juan and Puerto Rico as one of the strongest surviving structures that has stood the test of time for centuries. The history of the area buzzes in the air and permeates through every inch of the citadel. Visitors can see it for themselves and walk upon the same ground that is imprinted with the footsteps of thousands of soldiers who fought in the worst battles in human history.

Popular Destinations Near San Juan

  • Bayamón: Located on the northern coastal valley, north of Aguas Buenas, Bayamón is the island’s most populous city and considered to be the most progressive city on the island. Also known as “El Pueblo del Chicharrón," this city is not short of local gourmet delights and list of amenities outside the restaurant. With a long and expansive choice of things to do and see, including visiting a 42-acre science park, the architectural jewel of the city hall, and a fascinating art and history museum, there is plenty to see when one is in Bayamón.

Best Neighborhoods in San Juan

  • Condado: Have a taste of exclusivity when you visit the upscale neighborhood of Condado. With idyllic beachfront scenes in the background, El Condado has been frequently associated with wealth and affluence. With properties high in expense and low in availability, a property in Condado is one of the most sought after in the city. Colloquially known as “Manhattan of Puerto Rico,” the neighborhood boasts several high-end amenities. However, even if you’re not exactly Bill Gates, a trip to Condado is still an absolute must-see with a choice of upscale nightclubs, exclusive casinos, chic boutiques, sophisticated restaurants, Vanderbilt hotels, and gorgeous beaches available at your fingertips.
  • Viejo San Juan: Viejo San Juan or “Old San Juan” is where the tangible spirit of Puerto Rico truly comes alive. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Viejo San Juan has no white sand beaches or turquoise waters in sight. However, this gorgeous 500-year old district is one of the most enchanting features of San Juan and an attraction that should be on every tourist’s bucket list. The magical history of the district is embedded within its walls where visitors can literally feel its untold stories. The cobbled streets are lined with stunning colonial architecture, splashed with tropical colors, and an ineffable charm. The district is widely popular for its nightlife, bars, restaurants, shops, and cafés amongst tourists and locals alike.

How many rentals are available in San Juan?

There are 1,683 vacation rentals available in San Juan across several booking partners.

What is the price range for rentals in San Juan?

Vacation rentals in San Juan have a price range between $39-$6,000. The average price for rentals in San Juan is $150 per night.

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