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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 foodie tour
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this walking food tour through old San Juan. Our tour guide, Fabian, was extremely personable and very knowledgeable about all the history of Puerto Rico and specifically San Juan. If you enjoy tasting local cuisine and learning about new cultures, then this is the tour for you. Incredible food, good company, and excellent guide. We couldn't have asked for a better evening in Old San Juan!
Christina_K, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Juan

star-5
Great comprehensive tour
Divya_G, Mar 2022
Private Driving Tour of San Juan Highlights
Knowledgeable & friendly guide, drove safely, nice clean vehicle, comprehensive tour of old San Juan & San Juan. Could have included some photo stops.
star-5
Chot and Marina
Agustin_L, Aug 2022
City Tour San Juan historic, modern, Santurce, beach and street art sightseeing
Jesus, the tour guide, gave vibrant life to the history of Old San Juan. He was both knowledgeable and incisive in his facts and observations. He was pleasant company, too. Kudos to him.
star-5
Beautiful
Marco_H, Aug 2022
Old San Juan WALKING TOUR
Juan Carlos was a great guide and made sure we enjoyed ourselves!!! He had cold water for us and inquired about our experience throughout. Old San Juan is beautiful!!!
star-5
Excellent Tour!
Wesley_W, Aug 2022
Sunset Walking Tour in the Historic Old San Juan
Antonio was an excellent tour guide! He's very knowledgeable and very kind. We really enjoyed the tour and the beautiful scenery in Old San Juan.
star-5
Fabulous Evening
Tom_D, Aug 2022
Sunset Harbor Boat Ride in San Juan
Great evening and breath taking views of old San Juan. The pick up from the cruise port was super easy. A great addition to a cruise stop in PR
star-5
Enjoyable tour of Old San Juan
Lyman_L, Aug 2022
SAN JUAN 500 FEST: Walk It & Cruise It
I truly enjoyed the walking tour. Our guide I forgot her name was knowledgeable about the area. I didnt realize it when we booked the tour. It was a private tour. My family was only one so it very custom able to you on what you saw and do. The last hour was mainly the cruise which takes to bay so the highlight. It covered old San Juan so my next trip to Puerto Rico will spend South and West.
star-5
Perfect intro to PR and Old SJ
Elba_S, Aug 2022
Sunset Walking Tour in the Historic Old San Juan
I’m a native of PR but haven’t lived there in decades. This tour was a great refresher of the history of PR and Old San Juan. Jorge, our guide, was prompt, friendly, and very knowledgeable. He made the experience fun yet educational for everyone in the group. The timing of the tour is perfect - not so hot to walk plus you enjoy a beautiful sunset in a great spot.
star-5
Fantástico!
renirho, Aug 2022
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
I highly recommend this tour. Claudia was AMAZING! She was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Old San Juan, the background on the food and drinks, and brought great energy for the entire tour. I will definitely come back and rebook with friends and family on a day that she is giving the tour.
star-4
Old San Juan
Tanessa_R, Jul 2022
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
Andi was great at touring our group. She gave us a lot of information about Puerto Rico old San Juan.
star-5
Old San Juan tour should be on your itinerary!!
Kimberly_M, Aug 2022
Old San Juan Walking Tour
The Old San Juan tour was amazing! My son and I thoroughly enjoyed learning the history of San Juan and exploring the area.
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A peek at the rich diversity of Puerto Rico
paul_c, Apr 2022
Private Old San Juan Historic Discovery Experience
The trip to the waterfall included exquisite views and lush rain forest with stunning vegetation. The waterfall was breathtaking and a relatively short hike from the road. Our family enjoyed getting into the pool at its feet and under it. We recommend considering wearing a bathing suit or equivalent in order to maximize your visit. Then we came back and explored Old San Juan just enough to capture its flavor and peak our interest in a return visit for an even deeper experience.
star-5
Old and New Puerto Rico
Carey_G, Jul 2022
San Juan Highlights
Jose shows us parts of Puerto Rico that we have never seen before. We were able to explore Old San Juan and newer parts of the island. A great time and informational.
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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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Trip ideas

How to Spend 2 Days in San Juan

How to Spend 2 Days in San Juan


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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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