Rarely does such an exciting mix of great beaches, historic districts, nightlife, shopping, dining and resorts come together in such close proximity all while surrounded by friendly, genuinely happy people.
In San Juan you can have a beach day, a history day, a shopping day, a culture day and a sports day. Then your nights can be used to explore the culinary, bar and music scene.
The San Juan Metro Area began centuries ago what is now called Old San Juan and has ex-tended to Carolina to the east and Bayamón to the west; then south to Guaynabo and Río Piedras. Food options abound from fast food chains to local bakeries serving sandwiches on “Pan de Agua” (French bread), Puerto Rican cuisine, Asian, European and more. There’s a growing Food Truck movement with many parks in Santurce, Guaynabo and Bayamón. Fine dining at up-scale restaurants with extensive wine cellars can also be found. Puerto Ricans are very social, with plenty of outdoor nighttime gathering sites such as La Placita in Santurce and Old San Juan.
Night clubs can be found in the hotels in Isla Verde and other locations. Shopping is another sport in Puerto Rico with two major malls; Plaza las Américas, the largest mall in the Caribbean in Hato Rey and the Mall of San Juan, full of upscale boutiques. Right next to the Convention Center, the largest in the Caribbean, you’ll find Distrito T-Mobile, a brand new, multi-use entertainment center with theaters for movies and concerts, restaurants, huge projection screens and even an indoor zipline for the adventurous. Old San Juan is a day trip in itself with hundreds of small shops, restaurants, bars and clubs in a Spanish colonial environment.
THE SAN JUAN METRO AREA IS A COLLECTION OF NEIGHBORHOODS, EACH WITH A PARTICULAR HISTORY AND VIBE. EXPLORE THEM AND YOU’LL ALWAYS DISCOVER SOME HIDDEN GEMS.