San Juan

San Juan is the capital city of Puerto Rico and has a population of roughly 400,000 people. It sits on the northeastern shoreline of the country overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. San Juan is a modern city with most of the amenities you would expect of a modern western city. The city has a light-rail system, modern airport, visitors center, convention center, and some great beaches. It also has luxury hotels and condominiums, resorts, a wide variety of restaurants, and great shopping.

Old San Juan

Old San Juan

Old San Juan is the oldest part of the city of San Juan and contains amazing Spanish colonial architecture and cobblestone streets. It juts out from the mainland, separating the Atlantic Ocean from San Juan Bay and is only about seven square blocks in total size. It is surrounded by a wall built to protect the city from invading armies.

Old San Juan contains some of San Juan's best museums, art galleries, shopping, fine dining, and bars. In addition, it has some of the best Puerto Rico Tourist Attractions, including the historic forts of San Cristobal Fort and El Morro Fort, the San Juan Bautista Cathedral, San Jose Church, and La Fortaleza. Old San Juan also has the cruise ships piers located along the San Juan Bay, which makes the area a very active tourist region with lots of shops, restaurants, and overall activity. Old San Juan is definately the place to go if you are looking for tourist activites, however note that on Monday most museums are closed.

San Juan State Forests

There are two Puerto Rico State Forests in the city of San Juan, the San Patricio State Forest and the Urbano del Nuevo Milenio State Forest, both of which are free of charge and open to the public.