One Day In Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Whether you are visiting Puerto Rico’s “big island” or en route to one of the smaller Puerto Rican Caribean islands such as Vieques or Culebra, at least a day in Old San Juan is a must.

One of the best things to do in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico is wandering around the characteristic blue cobblestone streets and exploring the small plazas that dot the fortified city.

Old Town San Juan

If you do look down occasionally, you can’t help but notice, amongst the colonial charm, an abundance of very large, very tacky souvenir shops in certain parts of the city.

Best Time to Visit

Head out in the early mornings and late afternoon/early evening and not only will you miss the crowds, but you will also see a very different Old San Juan.

Discover the Many and Vibrant Bars in Old San Juan

Wander down some of the smaller streets in the afternoons and listen out for the blaring salsa and calypso music. This reminds you, without a doubt, you are in the Caribbean.

Best Restaurants in Old San Juan

Try Cafe Puerto Rico for traditional Puerto Rican food. Putting aside the cliche name, you will find a really cool atmosphere and a great opportunity to sample a traditional Puerto Rican Mofongo.

Best Coffee in Old San Juan

Want the best coffee in Old San Juan? Caficultura is the place go. It is  the best coffee we have had in a long time. This is considered one of the coolest cafes in Old San Juan.

Explore Old San Juan Street Art

Fantastic street murals add to the already colourful vibe of the city and make strolling around even more interesting.

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