Activities in Old San Juan

Photo credit: © J Ortiz Rosario

Without a doubt, Old San Juan's most popular activity is sightseeing.  Tourists travel from around the world every year to walk the blue cobblestone streets to see the excellently preserved historic buildings and military fortresses that are in many cases well over 450 years old.  

This town itself is the biggest tourist attraction in Puerto Rico, so after you finish your walking or trolley tour of the important sites, you'll be able to relax and enjoy some of the other activities available, which mainly revolve around shopping, dining, and nightlife. 


Old San Juan Diving

San Juan is known for many things, but diving is not one of them. Still, since this is where most tourist will be spending their time, you can expect to see a few services for divers here.

There are a couple of dive operators and a small number of interesting dive sites in the area. For more in-depth coverage of diving opportunities in this area go to this page.


Puerto Rico Fishing

The water around Old San Juan are very deep, meaning that fishing charters do not have to go very far to reach the prime spots in the area.

If your group enjoys fishing you'll be pleased to learn there are several charter fishing services in this area. Those interested can get more details about fishing in this area can do so by clicking on this link.


Hoping to spend some time on the greens? There are two golf courses in the area. The courses are Fort Buchanan Golf Club and Río Bayamón Golf Course. All you have to do is click on the course name to get additional information concerning the course, including the location, number of holes, and a lot more. For a more comprehensive look at this topic, read this article concerning golf throughout San Juan.

Sailing and Boating

Old San Juan Sailing and Boating

The chart right below enables you to learn some key facts concerning local providers that can enable you to spend some time out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In And Around Old San Juan
Name Phone Location
Sail Old San Juan (787) 340-7567 1.9 mi. East of Central Old San Juan
Sail San Juan Bay (787) 667-7778 1.0 mi. East of Old San Juan
San Juan Water Tours (787) 624-6295 0.6 mi. East of Old San Juan

If you're interested in reading about charter operators and area marinas check out this page.


Biaggi & Faure

If you have some people who love to shop traveling with you, they may be interested to know that there are at least 54 retailers in this area. To see our detailed page about shopping in Old San Juan and nearby, follow this link.


Instituto De Cultura Puertorriquena

Sightseeing is also a great activity for anyone visiting Old San Juan. Sights of interest to visitors include 18 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Click to check out our article concerning area sightseeing and attractions.

The following table summarizes some details concerning a firm that will direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Old San Juan
Name Type Phone Location
Atlantic San Juan Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (787) 644-9841 5.3 mi. Southeast of Central Old San Juan
Aventuras Tierra Adentro Nature Tourism Service (787) 766-0470 5.4 mi. Southeast of Central Old San Juan
Castillo Travel & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (787) 791-6195 5.1 mi. East of Central Old San Juan
Segway Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- Old San Juan
Spoon Food Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (787) 598-6008 Old San Juan


Atlantic San Juan Tours

If you enjoy snorkeling there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Old San Juan. To read more about nearby snorkeling opportunities, use this link.


Enjoying a spa could be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you might be happy to learn there are a few options. To read a more detailed discussion of this specific topic, go to this article concerning your options for visiting a spa in this area.


Caribe Hilton

If you enjoy playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table summarizes some key facts. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to read more about the property.

Accommodations with Tennis Near Old San Juan
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Caribe Hilton 2.0 mi. East of Central Old San Juan 4 check
El San Juan Resort & Casino, a Hilton Hotel 6.6 mi. East of Central Old San Juan 4
Condado Plaza Hilton 2.4 mi. East of Central Old San Juan 2 check

For example, Caribe Hilton is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.

Other Activities

The chart just below enables you to get a few details regarding other activities.

Other Activities In And Around Old San Juan
Name Type Phone Location
Bahia Urbana Scenic Trail (787) 722-3309 0.7 mi. East of Old San Juan
BodyPlex Caparra Fitness Centers and Instructors (787) 705-9970 3.9 mi. South of Central Old San Juan
Caribbean Cinemas - Fine Arts Miramar Movie Theater (787) 721-4288 2.2 mi. East of Central Old San Juan
Hato Rey Cinemas Movie Theater (787) 767-0374 4.0 mi. Southeast of Central Old San Juan
Tapia Theater Movie Theater -- Old San Juan

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