Get away to tropical Old San Juan! Enjoy the history, island views, and art.

Interesting history, island views, and top sights from San Juan Cathedral to Castillo de San Cristobal—discover it all in Old San Juan.

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Top Hotels in Old San Juan

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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CasaBlanca Hotel
3.5 out of 5
316 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan
$109/night
Aug 25 - Aug 26
4.3/5Excellent! (1,120 reviews)

This family-friendly San Juan hotel is located on the Strip, within a 5-minute walk of Museo del Mar and Port of San Juan. San Juan Cathedral and La Fortaleza ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,120 reviews)

"Seams like old times very unique the decor of all the pictures and set up reminds you of the past give you home feeling of how the people lived during that time"…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019

CasaBlanca Hotel
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Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel
4 out of 5
100 Brumbaugh Street, San Juan
$144/night
Sep 4 - Sep 5
4.1/5Very Good! (2,501 reviews)

Located in San Juan Antiguo, this hotel is steps from Pier 3, Port of San Juan, and Teatro Tapia. Pier 4 and Pier 1 are also within 5 minutes.

4.1/5Very Good! (2,501 reviews)

"Friendly staff. Nice rooms. Centrally located to old San Juan"…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel
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La Terraza de San Juan
3.5 out of 5
262 Calle del Sol, Viejo San Juan, San Juan
$139/night
Aug 26 - Aug 27
4.5/5Wonderful! (786 reviews)

Located in San Juan Antiguo, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Statue of Ponce de Leon and San Juan Cathedral. Convento de Los Dominicos and Castillo de ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (786 reviews)

"It is a beautiful property and it is in an excellent location, however, breakfast was not available at the times stipulated, and the terrace was not available for breakfast or in the evening, as advertised, that was a disappointment. People are very polite and very very friendly! The hotel is very ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

La Terraza de San Juan
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Hotel Milano
2.5 out of 5
307 Fortaleza Street, San Juan
$86/night
Sep 4 - Sep 5
3.6/5Good! (629 reviews)

Located in San Juan Antiguo, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pier 1, San Juan Cathedral, and La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina. San Juan Gate ...

3.6/5Good! (629 reviews)

"Location... I don’t go on vacation to stay in my room, but this place was well, always people going around keeping things straight, restaurant on top floor is one of the best in Puerto Rico, only thing I can say is carpet is very old everything else was in great shape.... for the location it was ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Hotel Milano
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S.J. Suites Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Fortaleza Street N 253, San Juan
$86/night
Aug 23 - Aug 24
3.4/5 (768 reviews)

Located in San Juan Antiguo, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paseo de la Princesa, San Juan Cathedral, and La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina. ...

3.4/5 (768 reviews)

"Very nice. Staff was courteous and welcoming . Thank you raymond"…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019

S.J. Suites Hotel
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Hotel El Convento
4.5 out of 5
100 Cristo St, San Juan
$193/night
Sep 15 - Sep 16
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,706 reviews)

Located in San Juan Antiguo, this luxury hotel is steps from Statue of Ponce de Leon, San Juan Cathedral, and San Juan Gate. Convento de Los Dominicos and La ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,706 reviews)

"The property is really beautiful and historic. The location cannot be beat for seeing Old San Juan. The fruit/water available during the day and wine/cheese in the evening was so nice!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Hotel El Convento

Popular things to do in Old San Juan

San Juan Gate
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San Juan Gate

Enter San Juan through the last remaining gateway from the city’s walls and discover the military history of its atmospheric Old Town. 

San Juan Cathedral
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San Juan Cathedral

Discover the curious relics and gorgeous stained-glass windows of Old San Juan’s religious treasure, a 16th-century cathedral with a colorful history.

La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina
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La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina

The official residence of the governor of Puerto Rico is a vast mansion and fortress that is open to the public on guided tours.

Castillo de San Cristobal
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Castillo de San Cristobal

Marvel at a Spanish fortification on the edge of Old San Juan, a place full of haunting myths, fascinating history and stunning photography spots.

Castillo San Felipe del Morro
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Castillo San Felipe del Morro

This walled fortress was once used to protect Puerto Rico from invading colonies, and today offers visitors a dramatic reminder of that history.

Plaza de Armas
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Plaza de Armas

San Juan’s hub of civic life is also one of the most popular social destinations, where locals come to drink coffee and trade stories. 

Top activities in Old San Juan

Bioluminescent Bay Night Kayaking Experience -Fajardo
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Bioluminescent Bay Night Kayaking Experience -Fajardo

$43

Join our Night Kayaking Adventure and experience Bioluminescence! Paddle through the mystical Mangrove Forest Nature Reserve on your way to the unique Laguna Grande in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Our experienced and knowledgeable local tour guides will host you all the way.

El Yunque Rainforest Guided Hiking with Waterfall Tour
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El Yunque Rainforest Guided Hiking with Waterfall Tour

$88

Come visit El Yunque Rainforest, the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System and a must-stop for all visitors of Puerto Rico! The Forest covers over 28,000 contiguous acres, with peaks, escarpments, myriad steams and waterfalls, and lush green vegetation housing various forest types.

Old San Juan Food & History Tour with Tastings
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Old San Juan Food & History Tour with Tastings

$108

Become a foodie insider on a tour to 5 locally loved haunts in Old San Juan. With a local leading the way, stroll between mom-and-pop shops to sample some of Puerto Rico's most mouthwatering food and drinks such as artisan coffee, fresh ceviche, fried plantains, and iconic rum punch.

El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour
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El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour

$65

Take time to escape to heaven on Earth in this half day tour and let the natural beauty of El Yunque Rainforest captivate you with its lush green vegetation, amazing flora, huge boulders, cascading rivers and scenic views.

Catamaran Sail & Snorkeling in the Caribbean with Lunch
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Catamaran Sail & Snorkeling in the Caribbean with Lunch

$112

An awe-inspiring array of sea creatures await beneath the turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea. Sail to a secluded island for an unforgettable beach day. Bask in the sun, collect seashells, snorkel in the warm water, and savor a scrumptious lunch before sailing back to San Juan.

Percussion Bomba Class - San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Percussion Bomba Class - San Juan, Puerto Rico

$49

Itinerary Workshop Percussion Duration: 2 hours Location: San Juan National Historic Site, Norzagaray St Old San Juan, San Juan 00901 Puerto Rico

Other neighborhoods in San Juan

San Juan Antiguo
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San Juan Antiguo

Historical Buildings, Beaches, Islands

Walk down picturesque cobbled streets lined with centuries old buildings and some of the most popular historical attractions in Puerto Rico. 

Ocean Park
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Ocean Park

Beaches, Sea, Dining

This cosmopolitan area of San Juan is a great place to experience the relaxed, contemporary culture of Puerto Rico.

Río Piedras
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Río Piedras

While you're in Río Piedras, take in top sights like Jardin Botanico or Luis Munoz Marin Foundation, and hop on the metro to see more the city at Rio Piedras Station or Universidad Station.

Marina
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Marina

While visiting Marina, you might make a stop by sights like La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina and Port of San Juan.

San Mateo
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San Mateo

Though San Mateo might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum and Condado Beach.

Vilomar
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Vilomar

While visiting Vilomar, you might make a stop by sights like Luquillo Beach and Azul Beach.