Sleep well at our hotel near Old San Juan and experience Puerto Rico’s beautiful history firsthand. Explore the secluded Capilla del Santo Cristo, one of the most beautiful monuments in the city and atop a cliff. There are many old San Juan beaches for you to enjoy a beautiful day in the sun and a piña colada under an umbrella. Come enjoy the vibrant and dynamic nightlife at restaurants and bars throughout old San Juan after a comfortable night at our hotel.
Bahia Urbana is a waterfront park, with a grand open air amphitheater and tours on the boardwalk. Take a Segway Tour of Old San Juan and enjoy the Puerto Rican sun without walking! After a riding lesson, you’ll be ready to follow our guides to major Puerto Rico landmarks. Tour ancient cobblestone streets to The Princess Jail, The Roots Monument, and the Wall of San Juan. The tours also go to La Fortaleza, the current official residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico. If you prefer to travel by water, try Old San Juan Harbor Tours for a day sail or a Caribbean Sunset Sail! Amazing Grace Harbor Tours will take you on a tour of the historic city from the Bay with music, drinks, and a narrated story five hundred years old.
Old San Juan is full of historic landmarks to tour. Cuartel de Ballaja is a natural history and art museum within an old military fortress that celebrates the diversity of the Americas. Stay at our hotel near Old San Juan to fully experience the history of Puerto Rico!
Castillo San Felipe del Morro is a 16th century citadel that has stood the test of time against attacks from the British and natural disasters. This historic site allows for 360 degree views of the Atlantic Ocean. The city walls were declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations and is one of Puerto Rico's largest tourist attractions.
Castillo de San Cristobal is another fortress built by the Spanish when they discovered the New World. Walk up to the look-out tower for a view of the ocean or down into the dungeon for well-preserved ship drawings. There is a $5 entrance fee that includes admission to San Felipe Del Morro Fortress as well as Castillo de San Cristobal.
This historic church is located right in the heart of Old San Juan. When visiting the cathedral, come to see the tomb of Ponce de León, who was a Spanish Explorer and the first Governor for Puerto Rico. The mummy of the Padre Pio, the Catholic Saint, was a Catholic priest killed for his faith and is the subject of interest and controversy. The elegant gothic features of the cathedral have evolved over the centuries but the beautiful stain glass windows still amaze locals and tourists alike.
Walk along the San Juan Bay to the beautiful Raices Fountain! The bronze statues are a tribute to Puerto Rico’s multicultural heritage. Walk along the Spanish Wall or “La Muralla” by the water. Tour artisans, bars, and restaurants on one of the best walks of Old San Juan. The scenic passage leads to the historical gateway, passing a number of sculptures and gardens. The local vendors and music only adds to the ambiance of this restored 19th-century esplanade.
Visit Casa Bacardí and book a unique rum tasting, historical, or mixology tour. Everyone will enjoy exploring Casa Bacardi's facilities while taking advantage of one of the different tour options. Casa Bacard has rum experts that educate guests on the exciting process of spirit-making.
Just a 20 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.