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. 

Bike and Scooter Rental

With many attractions packed into a small area, renting a bike or scooter is all many tourist need when exploring Old San Juan. Just remember that traffic can be a little rough at times.

If you are intrigued by the idea of seeing the sights with the wind in your face, you're in luck -- there's a business that can help make it happen. To read more about bike and scooter rentals, follow this link.


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 to choose from. To get more information about diving opportunities in this area use this link.


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 there are some anglers in your group, you'll be pleased to learn there are a few charter fishing services located in this area. Navigate to this article about nearby fishing options if you want to learn more information.

Sailing and Boating

Review this table to learn more about 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
La Rumba Party Cruises (787) 375-5211 Old San Juan
Sail Old San Juan (787) 340-7567 1.9 mi. East of Central Old San Juan
San Juan Water Tours (787) 624-6295 0.6 mi. East of Old San Juan

If you want to read about charter operators and local marinas go to this article.


El Galpon

If you have some foks who enjoy exploring new shops vacationing with you, they'll be interested to know that there are more than 56 retail stores to browse in this area. Make your way to this page if you need details on shopping in Old San Juan and nearby.


Instituto De Cultura Puertorriquena

Another great way to spend some of your time is to explore the area's sights and natural environment. The area has 19 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Navigate to this article about area sightseeing attractions if you want to get additional information.

The following table lists some key facts concerning a firm that can help you get the most out of your sightseeing time.

Sightseeing Services In Old San Juan
Name Phone Location
Pablo Tours (787) 448-9788 Old San Juan
Segway Tours -- Old San Juan


If you enjoy looking at fish you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance while vacationing in Old San Juan. Make your way to this page about nearby snorkeling if you need better information.


Indulging in a trip to the spa might be the highlight of your vacation. If you enjoy going to spas, you'll be pleased to discover there are several in this area. To visit our detailed guide to spas, click here.


Caribe Hilton

If you want to play some tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The information that follows can help clarify your options. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on each name to learn more details concerning 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 instance, Caribe Hilton is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.

Other Activities

Information concerning some other activities are provided in the table below.

Other Activities In And Around Old San Juan
Name Phone Location
Caribbean Cinemas - Fine Arts Miramar (787) 721-4288 2.2 mi. East of Central Old San Juan
Hato Rey Cinemas (787) 767-0374 4.0 mi. Southeast of Central Old San Juan
Tapia Theater -- Old San Juan
Weisner Cinema (787) 721-1273 4.3 mi. East of Central Old San Juan

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