Activities in San Juan

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If there were ever a busy, bustling town to be found in the Caribbean it is San Juan.  Not only is it the the capital city of Puerto Rico and the most populous city on the island, but it is the top tourist destination as well.  The area surrounding the town is what is considered to be the San Juan metropolitan area, and under this blanket there is a variety of styles that cater to every type of visitor imaginable.  If you can't find a certain activity to do in San Juan, chances are one of the cities in the surrounding are can take care of it for you.

Within the confines of San Juan is Old San Juan, a historic city that is a must see on your sightseeing tour.  Over in Condado is where you'll find the best luxury shopping.  Shopping is a top activity because it is completely duty free to tourists from the United States, and there are many deals to be found in this trendy area of the city.  From the harbor, you can find ways to participate in any number of water sports, and when the sun sets you won't be disappointed by the exhilarating nightlife scene which features gourmet restaurants, eclectic clubs, and numerous casinos.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

This busy city can be tough to traverse because of traffic. Experienced riders will find renting a scooter or bike a nice alternative.

If you are considering feeling the wind in your hair, there are several businesses that can help you. Navigate here to view our page dedicated to bike and scooter rentals.

Diving

San Juan Diving

San Juan is  avery busy area, so do not expect to many prime dive sites nearby. However, the convenience of the city may be enough for some divers.

There are 6 dive operators and a small number of interesting dive sites to choose from. For more in formation concerning diving opportunities in this area click here.

Fishing

Peacock Bass and Tarpon Tours

The seas around San Juan are known for their deep depths that harbour many large fish. Traveling anglers will find plenty of services at the ready to take them out and try their luck against these large fish.

Fishing is popular in this area, as indicated by the presence of 12 charter fishing services that operate from this area. Click to visit our guide to this topic.

Golf

Puerto Rico Golf

Like golf? There are two golf courses in the area. The courses in the area are Fort Buchanan Golf Club and Río Bayamón Golf Course. For detailed information about the course, including the location, number of holes, and a lot more you can click on the name of the course. For more information about golf throughout Puerto Rico see this page.

Sailing and Boating

La Rumba Party Cruises

More information about area firms that can enable you to spend some time out on the open water can be seen in the following chart:

Boating Opportunities In San Juan
Name Phone Location
Castillo Tours (787) 791-6195 2.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central San Juan
La Rumba Party Cruises (787) 375-5211 Old San Juan
Sail Old San Juan (787) 340-7567 1.9 mi. East of 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'd like to learn about nearby marinas and charter operators visit this page.

Shopping

El Galpon

If there are some avid shoppers in your group, they're not totally out of luck -- more than 87 retailers operate in this area. To navigate to our detailed guide to shopping in San Juan, see this page.

Sightseeing

Museo de arte de Puerto Rico

You should plan on spending a day exploring the sights and culture of San Juan. Interesting sights include 20 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Visitors who like the open air will often have fun visiting the area's waterfalls and outdoor parks. Make your way to this article regarding area sightseeing attractions if you want to learn more facts.

Details concerning a firm that will provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be seen in the chart below.

Sightseeing Services In San Juan
Name Type Phone Location
Aeromar Travel & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (787) 757-2207 Little London
Atlantic San Juan Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (787) 644-9841 Central San Juan
Aventuras Tierra Adentro Nature Tourism Service (787) 766-0470 Central San Juan
Castillo Travel & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (787) 791-6195 Ocean Park
Eggie Travel & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (787) 776-4444 Carolina, Eastern part of San Juan
Enchanted Pearl Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (787) 923-2177 Condado District
Johnny Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (787) 717-5344 Ocean Park
Pandora Tour Puerto Rico Excursions and Sightseeing Service (347) 414-0228 3.5 mi. East of Central San Juan
Rico Suntours Inc Travel and Tour Operators (787) 722-2080 Ocean Park
Segway Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- Old San Juan
Spoon Food Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (787) 598-6008 Old San Juan

Snorkeling

Atlantic San Juan Tours

If you enjoy underwater sightseeing there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in San Juan. To read our full guide to local snorkeling opportunities, navigate to this page.

Spas

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, since there are 12 spas located in this area. To learn more about the options, follow this link.

Tennis

Caribe Hilton

If you're a tennis player your best bet is to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 4 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following information may help with you make a decision. At a glance, you can see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name to learn more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In San Juan
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Caribe Hilton 1.9 mi. Northwest of Central San Juan 4 check
El San Juan Resort & Casino, a Hilton Hotel 3.4 mi. East of Central San Juan 4
Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel, Spa, & Casino 3.8 mi. East of Central San Juan 2 check
Condado Plaza Hilton 1.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central San Juan 2 check

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

Other Activities

15 Knots Kiteboarding School

Information about lots of other activities are listed down below.

Other Activities In San Juan
Name Type Phone Location
15 Knots Kiteboarding School Kitesurfing Operator (787) 215-5667 Isla Verde, Eastern part of San Juan
Akuadventures Glass Bottom Kayaks Jet Ski Rental Service (787) 340-8807 Ocean Park
Aqua Sports Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Board Y Botes De Pedales Jet Ski Rental Service (787) 782-6735 Hato Rey
Bahia Urbana Scenic Trail (787) 765-2900 0.7 mi. East of Old San Juan
BodyPlex Caparra Fitness Centers and Instructors (787) 705-9970 Southwestern part of San Juan
Caribbean Cinemas - Fine Arts Miramar Movie Theater (787) 721-4288 1.4 mi. Northwest of Central San Juan
Caribbean Cinemas - Plaza Escorial Movie Theater (787) 757-6181 2.5 mi. West of Central Carolina
Cupey Bowling & Entertainment Center Inc Bowling Center (787) 292-7144 3.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Guaynabo
De Jesus Watercraft Jet Ski Rental Service (787) 422-0973 Miramar
Hato Rey Cinemas Movie Theater (787) 767-0374 1.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Juan
Hiram Bithom Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- Hato Rey, Central San Juan
It's Yoga Puerto Rico Fitness Centers and Instructors (787) 677-7585 Ocean Park, Northeastern part of San Juan
José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (787) 294-0001 Hato Rey, Central San Juan
Julian Massage Massage Therapist (939) 639-4124 Hato Rey
Juliarts Dance Studio Dance Companies (787) 489-0357 Monacillo, Southern part of San Juan
La Respuesta Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (787) 268-5287 Condado District
Olympus Fitness Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (787) 784-4291 Miramar
Roberto Clemente Coliseum Sporting Event Venue (787) 754-7422 Hato Rey, Central San Juan
Serenety Massage Esthetic Massage Therapist (787) 281-8673 Ocean Park
Sixto Escobar Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- 1.8 mi. East of Old San Juan
Tapia Theater Movie Theater -- Old San Juan
Weisner Cinema Movie Theater (787) 721-1273 1.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Juan
YMCA De San Juan Fitness Centers and Instructors (787) 728-7200 Ocean Park
 

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