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The pedestrian walkway called the Paseo de la Princesa offers scenic views of Old San Juan. It was built in 1853 to allow Victorian-era residents to take their constitutionals along the water, outside the city walls. The promenade...

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La Puerta de San Juan, or the San Juan Gate, is the last remaining gate in the old city walls. As you walk through it, note the thickness of the defensive wall at this spot—about 4.5 meters (15 feet) deep. Historically, this was...

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151 Calle del Cristo, San Juan, 00902, Puerto Rico

Dating to 1521, the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista isn't just one of the oldest buildings in San Juan—it’s the second-oldest cathedral in all of the Americas. Go inside to see the tomb of Spanish explorer Ponce de León, who...

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501 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan may look, at first glance, like a few other charming cities built during the height of Spanish colonialism—Havana or Santo Domingo, for example—but what sets it apart is the extent to which its architectural infrastructure...
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Calle Cervantes, San Juan, PR 00907

San Juan's Condado neighborhood is Puerto Rico’s version of Miami Beach. It's a great place for beach-lounging and people-watching, with a multitude of bars, cafés and resorts along the sand. Be aware that the water can get...

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Calle Beneficencia, San Juan, 00926, Puerto Rico

Learn more about the history of the Caribbean and the Americas at the Museo de las Américas, in Old San Juan. The museum is located on the second floor of a historic building, the Ballajá Barracks, which housed Spanish soldiers...

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63 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico

La Fortaleza was San Juan’s first Spanish fortification, built in the 1530s before construction began on the larger San Felipe del Morro. Like El Morro, La Fortaleza is both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a U.S. National Historic...

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Unnamed Rd,, Fajardo, 00738, Puerto Rico

Take a kayaking trip under cover of darkness to see an otherworldly natural wonder in Fajardo’s Laguna Grande, on the northeastern tip of Puerto Rico. The lagoon's waters are filled with microscopic plankton that light up with natural...

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PR-191, Río Grande, 00745, Puerto Rico
Due to Hurricane Maria, El Yunque National Forest is still partially closed. Please check the Forest Service website for updates on areas available for visits.

Few visitors to Puerto Rico leave without having visited El Yunque, the only tropical...
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501 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
Work began on el Morro in 1539 and now, protected as a National Historic Site, travelers have the opportunity to walk through 500 years of its fascinating history. Go on a Sunday to see local Puerto Ricans participate in a Kite Festival on its...