Photo Credit: © Ricardo Mangual CC

Hard to miss, this giant native-style totem pole juts out of the ground and goes forty feet into the air. It was built in 1992 to commemorate the native culture, and has since then become a popular spot for photograph taking tourists and relaxing locals.


It is not easy to miss the Totem, as it does not quite fit in with the Spanish-Style Colonial District. All along the sides of the pole is carvings of various images, so be sure to see how many you can spot.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Totem may choose to book their trip in Old San Juan, since those staying in this region of Puerto Rico will have convenient access to the monument during their visit. Though the region isn't a major hub for tourism, you'll still find a reasonably varied selection of hotel options to pick from.

Hotels near Totem
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Tree House in San Juan Hostel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) E
Hotel El Convento Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) SSE
Villa Herencia B & B 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) S
The Caleta Guesthouse Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) S
The Gallery Inn Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.3 km) E
Hotel Plaza de Armas Old San Juan Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.1 km) SE
CasaBlanca Hotel Hotel -- --

Location and What's Nearby

And, one of the most delightful options while spending a few hours exploring the area could be sharing a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of this monument. Nono's Bar And Restaurant is a convenient sports bar and the one of the fastest dining options from this site. The restaurant is maybe about about a hundred yards away from this site's location, so check it out and dig in! Also close-by, you'll encounter restaurants such as Aureola Cafe Restaurant and La Tortuga where you and your party may try a bite of Italian food and enjoy the culture of Puerto Rico.


Contact Information

Location: Calle Morovis, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico


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