There are so many different things to do in San Juan, Puerto Rico that you’ll never want to leave. You have easy access to many San Juan attractions from our conveniently located hotel. Explore beaches, rainforests, and the dynamic nightlife that sparks throughout the city from every restaurant, bar, and club. Just steps away from the city is Condado Beach, where there are always things to do whether you’re seeking water sports or a piña colada on a sun lounger.
Puerto Ricans love to drink, dance, and enjoy the vibrant nightlife on the island. If you’re looking to go dancing, try Nuyorican Cafe, Latin Roots, Señor Frogs, and many more clubs that are located close by to our hotel. Placita de Santurce is a hot spot for locals, and is the perfect place to mingle if you’re new to the city. Come for live music, night clubs, and bars that let you bring your drinks out into the street. This is an essential stop if you’re looking to experience Puerto Rican party culture.
Stop by El Escambrón Beach for a beautiful day in the sun. This family-friendly beach protects a coral reef and is sheltered by tall palm trees. Take an ocean-side walk or lay out on the soft golden sand. San Juan’s vibrant energy permeates throughout the city but the beaches are a place of quiet relaxation. This is the best public beach to snorkel, scuba dive, or swim. The beach has a lifeguard from Monday to Sunday 9:30am – 5:30pm. There are so many different things to do in San Juan and Condado Beach that you’ll want to stay at our hotel forever!
No ordinary street with shops and boutiques, Fortaleza Street is full of color and old Spanish architecture that are worth a walk at least. Stroll through little pink houses, apartment buildings done in green and yellow with arched windows, brown shutters and white plaster walls against blue brick streets. Stop at coffee bars and savor the taste of Puerto Rican coffee.
There are jewelry shops and art galleries filled with treasures for you to discover. Look from above on narrow balconies with ornate wrought iron railings. Try one of the many restaurants, such as Marmalade, The Parrot Club, or Barrachina, home of the piña colada. Fortaleza Street is begins at the Governor’s Palace and extends into Old San Juan.
“The Window to the Sea” is Condado’s premier oceanfront park, just minutes from our hotel. Take in the beauty of the ocean from the pier or take a walk through the park. The park has lots of dining options for you to lounge and find a bite to eat. For a romantic evening, have a drink and watch the sunset over the ocean. La Ventana al Mar Park is the perfect place to relax with family, friends, or solo.
Take a stroll down chic Condado Beach and take in its beautiful sights and sounds. You'll be mesmerised by its turquoise waters and soothed by the ocean sounds.Enjoy the amenities of our exclusive beach club, which offers complimentary towels, chase lounges, and umbrellas. Beachside food and beverage service provided by Océano restaurant. Just a five-minute walk from our Holiday Inn Express location, we're positive you'll be returning there every day during your stay. No matter the time of the day, this beautiful oasis remains a gorgeous sight-to-see.
Culebra and Vieques are two islands adjacent to the main island of Puerto Rico. They hold some of the world's most beautiful beaches in the world, including Flamingo Beach in Culebra. Relax and immerse yourself in the lush mangroves and forests overlooking the glow-in-the-dark aquatic wonder at Mosquito Bay in Vieques. This beautiful oasis is THE destination to go to when you visit Puerto Rico.
Things to do on the Islands:
Explore the Arecibo Observatory and prepare to be in complete awe of this national centers' extensive library of radio astronomy, planetary radar, and terrestrial aeronomy. It was also part of the setting for the James Bond Goldeneye movie in 2005. Excite in the opportunity to pick at the knowledgeable staff's brains! Ideal for science enthusiasts, visitors will be enlightened to be amongst intelligent engineers, computer experts, and design technicians!
Take a 10-minute drive down to the Cruise Port from our Holiday Inn Express to experience first-hand the Caribbeans' largest and busiest cruise port. Admire the breathtaking sights, visiting local shops and restaurants. San Juan's port offers visitors the opportunity to experience the magic of the old city from the moment they step off the ship.
Explore Puerto Rico's Convention Center and all its amenities including an exhibit hall, ballroom, outdoor terrace, restaurants, and casinos. For a wide range of entertainment venues, this is the place to visit. Perfect for any occasion from corporate events to planning your big wedding day - you'll love the venue and its beautiful architecture.
Just a 7 minute drive from our hotel.
Shop at San Juan's premier malls at either The Mall of San Juan or Plaza Las Americas. Shop clothing, sports gear, jewelry, shoes, department stores and high-end retailers plus more! Both malls offer plenty of options for dining, making it easy to plan your entire day around a shopping excursion! Enjoy the best shopping experience at these malls during your stay at our Holiday Inn Express.
Explore Puerto Rico's tropical Rain Forest trails for breath-taking views! Hike through the mountains to see beautiful waterfalls and quiet streams while being enveloped in a soft fog. You'll simply fall in love with the serene and peaceful habitat that allows you to escape the noise of the city and become one with nature! Book your tour of "El Yunque" rain forest now for the experience of a lifetime!
Book a Cueva Ventana Cave Tour! One of the most popular tourist attractions in Arecibo. Visitors from all over the world come to this naturally formed window cave to take in the beautiful sights overlooking the magnificent Río Grande in the Arecibo Valley. The staff of trained biologists discuss the natural cave, its habitat, the plants on site, the history of the Taíno Indians, and the natural resources that are on the brink of extinction.
1 hour drive.
Enjoy the nightlife playing at Casino del Mar! This super sleek and hi-tech casino will bring out the high-roller in you! Try your luck with Blackjack, Roulette, Mini Baccarat, Craps, 416 Slot machines and more! Be prepared to experience an exciting night here!
4 minute walk.
Visit Puerto Rico's Ecological Adventure Park for once-in-a-lifetime adventures! Get an adrenaline rush ziplining on Toro Verde's "Monster", the world's longest zipline (2.5km cable) certified by the Guinness' World Records and take in the gorgeous bird's-eye view. Perfect for adventure junkies who love the thrill of it all!
Tour one of Puerto Rico's natural wonder's, the Rio Camuy Cave Park. This massive underground cave has spectacular stalagmites and stalactites carved and formed by waters of the Camuy River. Watch a stream of water trickle down the cave walls and be in complete awe of the sun's rays seeping through. You can't leave Puerto Rico without exploring this incredible cave!
Experience a unique and magical event in one of Puerto Rico's three bioluminescent bays (3/5 in the world) in Las Cabezas Nature Reserve, Fajardo. Prepare to be astonished by millions of bioluminescent organisms in a pristine ecological system. Make reservations to tour the Carribean waters on a smooth sailing kayak tour just above the glowing water into the night!
El Yunque Rain Forest is one of the island's most incredible highlights and only a 30 minute drive from the hotel's location in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Listen to the distinctive song of the native coqui frogs as you hike through this lush world of rare, untouched beauty.
For those seeking seaside fun, we are located in the heart of the city, a five minute walk to Condado Beach and walking distance to night life. For a unique and surreal experience on the water, take a night boat ride through the phosphorescent waters of Las Cabezas Lagoon in Fajardo. Our concierge desk may assist you in finding and booking any tour or activity.
This fully renovated hotel is located in the heart of Condado area. It's easy to walk and enjoy ocean front, high end and local restaurants. You will see a combination of modern excitement just steps away from Casino del Mar only four kilometers away. You can follow the famous blue cobbled stone streets of Old San Juan to see historic sites, such as Fort San Christopher and Fort San Felipe.