San Juan Holidays

Steeped in history and imbued with tropical verve, San Juan, the charming capital of Puerto Rico, has an irresistible allure. Its Old Town, with cobbled streets adorned by brightly coloured Spanish colonial buildings, a testament to its rich past, spreads colourful cultural charm that holds visitors spellbound.

As the second oldest European-established capital city in the Americas, with stunning beaches, tantalising cuisine, and a trove of cultural attractions, San Juan is an exotic gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean. Discover the vibrant magic of this sun-kissed city on your next holiday.

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Things to See and Do

Between centuries-old fortresses, inspiring art museums, and majestic landmarks of historical significance, San Juan offers a delightful mix of cultural hotspots and undiscovered gems. Here, we present a curated selection of must-visit attractions in the beautiful city of San Juan.

Capture memories at the Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Venture to the historic fort of San Felipe del Morro, a 16th-century Spanish marvel granting panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Immerse yourself in history with a guided tour, or enjoy a quiet escape in its extensive grounds.

Explore the fortifications of Castillo San Cristóbal

Discover San Cristóbal, the largest fort erected by the Spanish in the New World. Encircling the city of San Juan, this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers phenomenal city views and engaging guided tours.

Visit the eye-opening Museo de las Américas

Take a cultural plunge into Museo de Las Americas, situated in the old barracks of Ballaja. With exhibits showcasing art, indigenous cultures, African heritage, and colonial history, it makes for an enlightening visit.

Relish striking views from City Walls

San Juan's city walls provide a wonderful vantage point for capturing brilliant sunset views over the harbour. These bastions of defence, which encapsulate colonial history, promise an unforgettable evening stroll.

Discover colourful houses at Calle de la Fortaleza

Take a wander down the iconic Calle de la Fortaleza to discover San Juan's stunning array of rainbow-hued buildings. This vibrant street, often adorned with beautiful umbrellas suspended in mid-air, provides perfect photo opportunities.

Destination Essentials

The best time to visit San Juan is from mid-April to June, right after the winter crowds have eased and before the summer rains arrive. With pleasant weather and temperatures rarely exceeding mid-80s, spring is an ideal season to visit.

Alternatively, the autumn season (September-November) also makes for a great choice, despite coinciding with the Atlantic hurricane season. The beauty of San Juan is perfectly complemented with lower hotel rates and fewer tourists, offering a relaxing budget-friendly holiday option.

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