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Old San Juan

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4,289 Reviews
5-11 Caleta de Las Monjas, Up on Hill Past San Juan Gate on the Paseo Del Morro Side, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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 and typically pass by other must-see sites such as La Fortaleza, the Capilla del Cristo, and the Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery. More tailored options include food tours and walking tours with a private guide, while Segway tours or cruises on San Jose Bay are also popular alternatives in San Juan.

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Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour

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Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
$125.00 per adult
Must do!
I loved everything about the tour. It was hours long but we had plenty of rest breaks. Brandon and his dad jokes were great but the food was better. I highly recommend and family friendly.
Britany_H, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Juan

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Great, informative tour! Highly recommended
Adnan-Arif-MD, Jul 2021
Old San Juan Walking Tour
David was amazing. Very well versed, knowledgeable about the history of old San.Juan. nice, easy paced tour, we got water.bottles and mementos before starting. David cares so much about his city that tours for, he would even pick up trash water bottles along the path of his walking tour , and dump them in nearby bins. I wish more tourists and residents followed his example too and kept his city beautiful and clean. A great tour, just the right time length, and I highly recommend him.
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Rich history!
Shawn_A, Jul 2021
Old San Juan Walk and Taste Tour
Loved this your! The Guide was passionate in his teaching of the history and energetic in his delivery of the rich background of Old San Juan. Would the take the wall again!!!
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Absolutely Amazing
Tara_A, Jul 2021
Old San Juan Walk and Taste Tour
This tour was excellent! Ro was AMAZING! She is very knowledgeable of the history of Old San Juan and adds her own personal touch! Great food and service! I recommend going at the beginning of your trip if possible so you can visit all of the places she suggests ! would definitely do this tour again!
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Super affordable and worth every penny!
Juan_H, Jul 2021
Sunset Walking Tour in the Historic Old San Juan
Jorge was excellent, attentive and very knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone. The sunset view across from El Morro was the highlight of my visit to Old San Juan.
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Enjoyed the walking tour!
Cecilia_S, Jul 2021
Old San Juan Walking Tour
Our tour guide David was very informative about the culture and history of Puerto Rico. I highly recommend first time visitors to take the tour and see the beautiful historic sites of Old San Juan.
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Great Murder Mystery
Connie_C, Jul 2021
Old San Juan Murder Mystery Tour
Dalton was amazing! Definitely do this tour and make sure you are ready to think!! You can see the city of Old San Juan while having an adventure of solving a mystery… great thoughts put in to the tour.
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Excellent
Nihir_P, Jul 2021
Old San Juan Walking Tour
The guide was awesome. Explained things clearly. Took us all over old San Juan and explained the different parts and their history
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Jorge was absolutely the Best!!
Gary_P, Jul 2021
Sunset Walking Tour in the Historic Old San Juan
Jorge was an absolute gem of a tourist guide! He was very informative, friendly, and funny! We definitely learned so much about Old San juan and the culture in those 2 hours. The only negative i would have to say about the tour is that it wasn't much longer with Jorge! lol! It was a pleasure doing the walking tour with very comfortable weather.
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A+++ tour!
CathyC, Jun 2021
City Tour San Juan historic, modern, beach and street art sightseeing
I travel regularly to Europe and Latin America and this is one of the best city tours I have ever taken. Jesus not only showed me the high point of Old San Juan, the beach areas and the Santurce arts district but also many interesting government buildings, universities and public art in lesser known areas. A+++
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Best Way to tour the city!
Stefani, Jul 2021
Old San Juan Segway PT or Kickscooter Tour
So fun!! The instructor was so knowledgeable and kind! 10/10 recommend!! This is the best way to tour Old San Juan!
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Nice Old San Juan tour
R_V, Jul 2021
Old San Juan Walking Tour
Great tour of Old San Juan! Tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The beauty of Old San Juan sells itself (even without the tour).
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Old San Juan
Devin_w, May 2021
Fountain of Youth Tour of Old San Juan
It was amazing, our tour guide was very knowledgeable. He knew his history of Old San Juan and it is as beautiful as you imagine! Definitely worth it

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.

  • Old San Juan may not be easy to access for wheelchair users, but alternative transportation options exist in the neighborhood.

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How to Get There

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, accessible trolley system also runs through the area.

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

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Other San Juan Neighborhoods

Old San Juan is perhaps the best-known of Puerto Rico's San Juan neighborhoods, but it's far from the only one. Venture slightly farther afield to upscale Miramar, home to two marinas; make your way to Condado, known for beachside condos; or stop in at Ocean Park, where you'll find some overlooked but beautiful beaches.

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