View of the 16th century citadel, El Morro, from the ocean
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Cruise to San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s 500-year-old capital is a history buff’s dream come true. The Spanish settled this harbor as a New World home base, and that influence is still evident, from the fortress walls lining the coastline to the rainbow of colonial buildings along narrow streets. Venture further out from the old town and nature unfolds. You can scale high into the jungled mountains of El Yunque Forest, or keep to the foothills on a riverside horseback ride. If despacito is more your speed, pick a pristine beach and recline with codfish fritter and rum drink in hand. San Juan cruises give you the perfect outpost to dial up or dial down your vacation.
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

San Juan, Puerto Rico, El Yunque National Rain Forest

EXPLORE EL YUNQUE

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 23 miles of nature trails, or summit El Toro— nearly 3500 feet above sea level— for sensational views.

Sunset view from atop El Morro fortress in San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico, El Morro night sunset

CASTILLO DE SAN FELIPE DEL MORRO

CASTILLO DE SAN FELIPE DEL MORRO

Strong and beautiful, this fort has helped guard the shore for nearly five centuries while overlooking some of the island’s best scenery. Explore it via spiral staircases between levels, and grab a photo at one of the iconic garita sentry boxes that line the outer walls.

Closeup of the Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of Saint John the Baptist, in San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico, Bautista Cathedral closeup

CATEDRAL DE SAN JUAN BAUTISTA

Founded in 1521, this can’t-miss landmark is one of the oldest churches in the Americas. It houses the tomb of Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon and the mummified remains of religious martyr St. Pio.

Traditional Puerto Rican dish with a glass of mojito

San Juan, Puerto Rico, Food mojito

Local Cuisine

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

Woman walking through streets of Old San Juan surrounded by colorful architecture

San Juan, Puerto Rico, Colorful architecture road

Shopping

During your San Juan cruise, head to the blue-hued cobblestone streets of Old San Juan for your pick of boutiques offering handmade lace and hand-rolled cigars, plus duty-free luxury items like diamonds, gemstones and watches.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 The free, open-air trolleys 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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