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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
Fun!!!
Must do tour. Family friendly and our guide was amazing!! The food was great as well. The walking was just enough for those who may struggle a bit.
Moniquw_C, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Juan

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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.
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Fun Tour Filled with History!
Nathan_K, Jun 2022
Old San Juan WALKING TOUR
Juan Carlos was a charismatic, funny, and highly knowledgeable tour guide! We did our tour early during our stay in Old San Juan, and J.C.‘s tour and recommendations made us appreciate everything we saw so much more throughout the week after learning the history of the city. I would highly recommend the tour to anyone visiting—especially history lovers!
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Wonderful walking tour
Kristina_B, Jun 2022
Old San Juan Walking Tour
A wonderful trip! The guide was knowledgeable and we learned so much. It was a fantastic introduction to Old San Juan!
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Wonderful
Erica_S, Jun 2022
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
This was such a fun experience. Walked around learning about Old San Juan and admiring the beautiful architecture while stopping along the way to enjoy some delicious food. Yoli, our guide, was kind and knowledgeable and made it extra fun.
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We loved seeing the...
Rachel_M, Jun 2022
Old San Juan WALKING TOUR
We loved seeing the colorful buildings of Old San Juan and learning about the history! Our tour guide was great at answering questions and offering to take pictures for us!
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Delicious and fun
Keith_F, Jun 2022
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
We had a very energetic and informative guide (Mr. Mustache)- and he made this not only a delicious but a very interesting tour of Old San Juan and the tasty foods.
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This was our first time...
Jessie_M, Jun 2022
Old San Juan Walking Tour
This was our first time visiting Puerto Rico. We heard so much about visiting Old San Juan and getting to know the history behind Puerto Rico. This tour is A MUST! Before we did any other tours, we made sure to learn about San Juan first and got a lot of recommendations on places to visit for the duration of our stay.
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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.
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Requirement for first timers
Ashley_F, Jun 2022
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
Our experience was absolutely awesome! Our tour guide was Nae and she was so passionate about her culture and provided us with fun facts and history about old San Juan and it’s food! We also stopped at a lot of historical places which had amazing picture moments and views. Highly recommend this Tour. Because of it, me and my friends want to book another trip staying in the city to learn more. Thanks nae!! You are amazing
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Highly recommend - great tour of this amazing 500 year old city!
JMichelle_M, Jun 2022
Old San Juan Walking Tour
We had a fabulous, and knowledgeable guide who shared Old San Juan's 500 year old history with us. This was an amazing tour, that ended way too early. Highly recommend!
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Book this tour! You won't be disappointed!
Kearea_B, Jun 2022
Old San Juan WALKING TOUR
This was hands down one of the best walking tours I've ever been on. Juan was very informative, upbeat, and humorous and offered true insight into Old San Juan. You will leave this tour truly understanding the history of Puerto Rico and Old San Juan. I recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning more about the island and having more of an understanding of the areas in which you see while here.
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Great view and experience
Rosslin_M, May 2022
Sunset Harbor Boat Ride in San Juan
Great view, food and drink. Guide was well knowledgeable. Small group, not crowded. Social distancing and hand sanitizer available.
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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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