San Juan: Best Things to Do

Image by Sooki Hong from Google Maps - San Juan city

Popular destinations in San Juan are Fuerte San Felipe del Morro, Old San Juanm, and Flamenco Beach

Hangout at Cafe Don Ruiz and Cuatro Sombras to relax your mind

For food lovers, Eter Rooftop & Lounge and La Casita Blanca are the best restaurants

Don't forget to visit Ocean State of Mind and Cuartel de Ballajá to take Instagramable picture



Fuerte San Felipe del Morro is the iconic building in this city. A fortress built between the 16th and 18th centuries in San Juan and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tourists who love history with seascapes view would not be disappointed here.

Fuerte San Felipe del Morro

Historical Building


Old San Juan is one of the famous tourism places in San Juan. In this area, you will find a five-century old fortress full of romantic atmosphere. This district has a good architecture such as a colorful old-style and pastel style.

Old San Juan

Tourism places


Plaza Las Americas located in the Hato Rey district. Here, visitors will find many things such as a cafe, restaurant, stores, movie theater, and bowling alley. The Mall of San Juan located across from San José Lagoon. This mall is an upscale shopping mall and visitors will easy to find any branded items in here.

Plaza Las Americas

Shopping Centre

The Mall of San Juan

Shopping Centre


Pastelon is a food made from banana as the main ingredient and other ingredients such as minced beef. The fun fact is, local really like to eat banana, so they have various food derived from banana. Dishes such as Coquito are made from milk, egg yolks, coconut cream, cinnamon, vanilla, and white rum. This drink is best served cold during hot weather in San Juan.


San Juan is a city that has a diverse culture because locals comes from various cultures around the world.


The best time to visit San Juan is mid-April to June because in that month the weather is not really hot or cold. These months are fall season. In this season, enjoy various and unique promos for accommodation, activities, or plane tickets.


Hotel El Convento located in the middle of San Juan city and overlooking the Cathedral de San Juan Bautista. This hotel gives you a luxury experience. Dreamcatcher is the best budget hotel in San Juan. The decoration is really nice and they offer vegetarian food at breakfast.

Hotel El Convento



Hotel budget


Eter Rooftop & Lounge is the best restaurant in this city. Here, tourists will find authentic Caribbean food with an amazing landscape. La Casita Blanca has an old-fashioned restaurant with home-cooked Puerto Rican food.

Eter Rooftop & Lounge

Late night meal · Outdoor seating

La Casita Blanca

Comfortable · Relaxing · Suitable for children


Cafe Don Ruiz is one of the best cafes in this city. This cafe located near Old San Juan, so this cafe easier to find. Café Cuatro Sombras is the coffee shop with authentic taste. This cafe located at Recinto Sur Street in Old San Juan.

Cafe Don Ruiz

Homemade food · Outdoor seating

Café Cuatro Sombras

Breakfast · Outdoor seating · Comfortable


The Mezzanine at St. Germain is the one of the famous bars in this area. This bar is located on Calle Sol in Old San Juan. La Placita de Santurce is the place where everyone should stop by to experience its bar and nightlife.

The Mezzanine at St. Germain

Happy hour food · Delicious cocktails · Comfortable

La Placita de Santurce

Casual · Group


Cuartel de Ballajá is built in 1854-1864 by Spanish troops. This building is a military barracks located in San Juan. San Juan Cathedral is the oldest building in San Juan and oldest cathedral in the United States

Cuartel de Ballajá

Historical Building

San Juan Cathedral

Catedral Metropolitana Basílica de San Juan Bautista, or in English, Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral of the Archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico


Ocean State of Mind is an instagramable store that tourists find around Rincon. In this store offers goodies like Bali and Hawaii stuff. Flamenco Beach is one of the best beaches in San Juan. Get ready to experience the best white sand beach that you will ever see.

Ocean State of Mind


Flamenco Beach

Tourism places