View of the 16th century citadel, El Morro, from the ocean
TAKE IT SLOW

Cruise from San Juan, Puerto Rico

Your journey begins in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s vibrant capital. You’ll find 500 years of history to delve into here, from ancient fortresses to colourful colonial-era buildings. If you’re travelling to San Juan by plane, arrive at least a day earlier to explore this beautiful city. If you’re arriving the same day, the airport is just a twenty-minute taxi ride to the port.
National Language Spanish
Currency Accepted U.S. Dollar (USD)

Things To Do in San Juan

Early morning sunlight on the lush vegetation of El Yunque National Rain Forest in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Early morning sunlight on the lush vegetation of El Yunque National Rain Forest in San Juan, Puerto Rico

EXPLORE EL YUNQUE

El Yunque National Forest offers 29,000 acres of mountain terrain exploding with overgrown jungle, fast flowing waterfalls and towering bamboo stands. Hike along 37 kilometres of nature trails, or summit El Toro – about 1,000 metres above sea level – for sensational views.

Traditional Puerto Rican dish with a glass of mojito
Traditional Puerto Rican dish with a glass of mojito

Local Cuisine

In Old San Juan, you’ll find plenty of island fare and criolla cuisine – home cooking flavoured by Spanish and African influences. Try some mofongo, mashed fried green plantains often stuffed with meat, or snack on some cod fritters, called bacalaitos.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 The free, open-air trams in Old San Juan are a great way to see the city’s top sites.
2 Wear comfortable walking shoes. The cobblestoned streets in Old San Juan can be steep and uneven.

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