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Old San Juan

Old San Juan

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
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
$147.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Excellent way to learn about the city, and try delicious local fare at the same time!
Our tour guide, Argeli, was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and fun! He made the experience excellent. The food stops on the way made this tour the best one I’ve experienced. Fantastic breakfast, snacks and lunch at local small businesses that are connected to the city was what we wanted to experience, and seeing it together in the tour (where each stop was a private tasting) also made it feel extra special. But Argeli’s stories and passion for the island were the best part. Would recommend to everyone!!
Christine_H, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Juan

Must-do while visiting Puerto Rico.
Barbara_L, Jan 2022
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
A wonderful experience with excellent food combined with the history of Old San Juan. The food was so good with vegetarian options, and a build your own mojito lesson. Our guides were knowledgeable, friendly and took an interest in each member of the tour group. Have already recommended to friends.
Fun tour of old San Juan
Tyler_M, Jan 2022
Old San Juan Walking Tour
We had fun walking around old San Juan. We learned a lot about the city’s past. Beautiful views of the City, Bay, and Fort.
Chocolate shop was a...
Joshua_S, Jan 2022
Old San Juan Walk and Taste Tour
Chocolate shop was a really unique experience and fun to get a flavor for it. Old San Juan is beautiful and we got to take in more of the historical importance than just the food
Highly recommend!
Meg_M, Dec 2021
Covered all of Old San Juan. Very interesting and knowledgeable tour guide. Friendly and engaging tour guide.
Worth it!
Raena_B, Dec 2021
Instagramable Places in Old San Juan Shared Tour
Ian did a wonderful job showing us all of the beautiful highlights of Old San Juan. He was patient and accommodating and very informative. He also stopped and allowed us to take as much time as we need to take pictures! It was well worth the money.
Valentina was a great...
Larry_E, Jan 2022
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
Valentina was a great guide! Enjoyed learning about the history of Old San Juan and the food we were enjoying! Great experience and excellent food!
Awesome Walking Tour!
Shawn_F, Dec 2021
San Juan Done Right! - Walking Tour
Lismar was exceptional! She knew everything about everything! The tour took us on a perfect walk around important landmarks of Old San Juan. Be prepared to walk up the inclines throughout the tour. Lismar was super nice and very energetic. She was a joy from the very beginning.
Fabulous Old San Juan Walking Tour
Vicki_V, Nov 2021
2.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour of Old San Juan
Diana was the best part of your. She was knowledgeable and energetic and passionate about Old San Juan. In fact, she was passionate about all of Puerto Rico.
Food and facts
Marquita_W, Jan 2022
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
Itzel was an amazing guide. So friendly, knowledgeable and excited about showing us around. All the food we tried was delicious and the facts learned about Old San Juan was great. This tour is exactly what you’re looking for if you like good food and history.
Fantastic Tour!
kimkamin, Dec 2021
Old San Juan Walking Tour
It was an incredible 2+ hours of learning about Old San Juan. Our family and three other families with whom we were traveling had an incredible experience.
Fun way to see Old San Juan
William_G, Aug 2021
Old San Juan Murder Mystery Tour
A lot of fun, nice way to see Old San Juan. Dalton was great, he was very patient and helpful. I recommend this tour.
Amazing walking tour.
Tabitha_S, Aug 2021
Old San Juan Deluxe Walking Tour
Great tour with amazing tour guide. Our tour guide took us on a walking tour through old San Juan and told us historical information in a fun way.

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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