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Things to Do

Old San Juan, the historic heart of Puerto Rico's capital city, is a charming and picturesque neighborhood filled with rich history, colorful architecture, and a vibrant atmosphere. There are plenty of exciting things to do in Old San Juan. Here are some of the top activities and attractions to enjoy:

Explore the Forts: Old San Juan is home to two impressive Spanish forts, Castillo San Felipe del Morro (El Morro) and Castillo de San Cristóbal. These UNESCO World Heritage Sites offer stunning views of the sea and the city and provide a glimpse into Puerto Rico's military history. Witness a breathtaking sunset from the walls of El Morro.

Museums and Art Galleries: Immerse yourself in the island's history and culture by visiting museums like the Museo de Las Américas, Casa Blanca, or the Puerto Rico Museum of Art.

Visit La Fortaleza and San Juan Cathedral: Discover the official residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico, La Fortaleza, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nearby, you'll find the San Juan Cathedral, one of the oldest cathedrals in the Americas, dating back to the 16th century.

Casa Bacardí Visitor Center: Take a ferry from Old San Juan to Cataño and visit the Casa Bacardí Visitor Center. Learn about the world-famous rum and enjoy a tour and tasting.

Plaza de Armas: This historic square is the heart of Old San Juan, surrounded by historic buildings, shops, and restaurants. It's a great spot to people-watch and soak in the atmosphere.

Food & Drink

Puerto Rican cuisine is a delicious fusion of Spanish, African, and Taíno influences. Don't miss trying traditional dishes like mofongo, arroz con gandules, and lechón (roast pork).  As the sun sets, Old San Juan comes alive with a vibrant nightlife. Here are some of the top restaurants and bars we love:

La Taberna Lúpulo: For beer enthusiasts, La Taberna Lúpulo is a must-visit destination. This craft beer bar boasts an impressive selection of local and international brews on tap, making it a paradise for beer lovers.

El Batey: El Batey is a legendary dive bar that is one of our favorites. With its quirky décor and laid-back atmosphere, it's an excellent place to enjoy a cocktail and play a game of pool.

La Factoría: La Factoría is not only a restaurant but also a world-renowned cocktail bar. This trendy hotspot is known for its innovative mixology, offering an extensive selection of handcrafted cocktails. With several distinct spaces, including a speakeasy, a dance floor, and an outdoor terrace, La Factoría offers an exciting nightlife experience in the heart of Old San Juan.

Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano: Indulge in gourmet dishes inspired by international flavors while being serenaded by the enchanting melodies of talented jazz pianists. If you are lucky you might hear Carli Muñoz, longtime long-time keyboardist for The Beach Boys, who performs several nights a week.

The Mezzanine: The Mezzanine is a hidden gem nestled within the historic streets of Old San Juan. This stylish and inviting venue is a chic rooftop bar and lounge that offers a unique escape from the bustling city below and amazing craft cocktails. 

The Cannon Club: Housed within a historic colonial building, this unique venue offers an elegant restaurant experience paired with the enchanting sounds of a Steinway piano. 

Deaverdura: Easygoing corner restaurant in a colorful space dishing up traditional Puerto Rican dishes including bistec, pernil, tostones and croquettes. The menu changes daily and this spot is so popular that there is usually a line, but it is so worth the wait!

Café Manolín: A historic café renowned for its delicious pastries, sandwiches, and coffee. This charming spot is a perfect place to enjoy breakfast or a midday snack at the counter. 


What language is spoken in Puerto Rico?

Spanish is the official language of Puerto Rico, but English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas. You should have no trouble communicating in English throughout most of the island.

Do I need a passport to travel to Puerto Rico?

No, if you are a United States citizen, you do not need a passport to travel to Puerto Rico. Being a U.S. territory, Puerto Rico allows U.S. citizens to travel with only a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license or a birth certificate.

Can I use my cell phone in Puerto Rico?

Yes, most U.S. cell phone carriers have coverage in Puerto Rico. However, be aware of international roaming charges, which can be costly. Check with your cell phone provider to make sure that your current plan covers making and receiving calls in Puerto Rico. 

Do I need to rent a car?

You do not need a car to attend the wedding! Taxis and ride-sharing services are available in urban areas, making it easy to get around without a car. To explore the island outside of San Juan you will likely need to rent a car. Renting a car is a great way to explore the island at your own pace, but be prepared for narrow and winding roads in some areas.

What is the currency used in Puerto Rico?

The United States Dollar (USD) is the official currency, making it convenient for travelers from the U.S. and around the world.

What is the climate in Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico enjoys a tropical climate throughout the year, with temperatures averaging between 75°F (24°C) and 85°F (29°C). It's generally warm and sunny, but there might be occasional rain showers.

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