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.
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 sightseeing at your own pace, there are several businesses that can help you. Those wanting to get more information about this topic can do so here.
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.
You'll find 7 dive services and a small number of dive sites to choose from. If you want to obtain more information about diving in this area, can do so by clicking here.
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.
Plenty of fishermen frequent the area, as suggested by the existence of 13 charter fishing services located in this area. To navigate to our complete page about deep sea fishing, navigate to this page.
Want to play some golf on vacation? There are two golf courses in the area. The area courses are Fort Buchanan Golf Club and Río Bayamón Golf Course. For a detailed article concerning the course, including location, number of holes, and more just click on the name of the course. Click on this link to find our article concerning golf courses throughout Puerto Rico.
The following chart lists a few details regarding area firms that will help you spend some time on the open water.
|Castillo Tours||(787) 791-6195||2.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central San Juan|
|La Rumba Party Cruises||(787) 375-5211||Old San Juan|
|(787) 340-7567||1.9 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 nearby marinas and charter operators check out this page.
If there are some shopping aficionados vacationing with you, they can browse a few of the area's 90 retail stores. Click on this link to visit our page about shopping in San Juan.
You should plan on spending a day exploring the culture, sights and sounds of San Juan. The area has 21 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Those visitors who enjoy being outside will probably enjoy the area's waterfalls and outdoor parks. For more in formation concerning area sightseeing attractions, click here.
Details concerning a firm that will guide you to some of the most interesting local sights can be seen directly below.
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(787) 757-2207||Little London|
|Atlantic San Juan Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(787) 644-9841||Ocean Park|
|Aventuras Tierra Adentro||Nature Tourism Service||(787) 766-0470||San Juan|
|Castillo Travel & Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(787) 791-6195||Ocean Park|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(787) 753-1444||Hato Rey|
|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|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(787) 870-0978||Miramar|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(787) 717-5344||Ocean Park|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(787) 448-9788||Old San Juan|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(787) 722-2080||Ocean Park|
|Segway Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||--||Old San Juan|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(787) 222-6436||Carolina, Eastern part of San Juan|
If exploring an underwater world sounds appealing you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in San Juan. For more in formation concerning snorkeling opportunities, read this article.
Enjoying a spa might be one of the highlights of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, considering that there are 29 spas in this area. Anyone who needs to get more information concerning this topic can do so by clicking here.
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 table summarizes some key facts. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to read about other aspects of the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Caribe Hilton||1.9 mi. Northwest of Central San Juan||4|
|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|
|Condado Plaza Hilton||1.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central San Juan||2|
For example, Caribe Hilton is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.
Information concerning lots of other activities are provided right below.
|15 Knots Kiteboarding School||Kitesurfing Operator||(787) 215-5667||Isla Verde, Eastern part of San Juan|
|Jet Ski Rental Service||(787) 340-8807||Ocean Park|
|Aqua Adventure||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(787) 729-2626||1.9 mi. East of Old San Juan|
|Jet Ski Rental Service||(787) 782-6735||Hato Rey|
|Scenic Trail||(787) 765-2900||0.7 mi. East of Old San Juan|
|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 at 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|
|Jet Ski Rental Service||(787) 422-0973||Miramar|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(787) 250-2928||Rio Piedras|
|Massage Therapist||(787) 299-1747||Condado District|
|Movie Theater||(787) 767-0374||1.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Juan|
|Sporting Event Venue||--||Hato Rey, Central San Juan|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(787) 677-7585||Ocean Park, Northeastern part of San Juan|
|Massage Therapist||(787) 297-1721||Carolina, Eastern part of San Juan|
|Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers||(787) 294-0001||Hato Rey, Central San Juan|
|Massage Therapist||(939) 639-4124||Hato Rey|
|Dance Companies||(787) 489-0357||Monacillo, Southern part of San Juan|
|Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers||(787) 268-5287||Condado District|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(787) 722-2683||Condado District|
|Massage Therapist||(787) 210-2633||Ocean Park|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(787) 784-4291||Miramar|
|Massage Therapist||(787) 489-0363||Miramar|
|Sporting Event Venue||(787) 754-7422||Hato Rey, Central San Juan|
|Sporting Event Venue||--||Hato Rey, Southern part of San Juan|
|Scuba Dogs San Juan||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(787) 977-0000||1.7 mi. East of Old San Juan|
|Massage Therapist||(787) 281-8673||Ocean Park|
|Sporting Event Venue||--||1.8 mi. East of Old San Juan|
|Movie Theater||--||Old San Juan|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(787) 757-5700||Carolina, Eastern part of San Juan|
|Movie Theater||(787) 721-1273||1.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Juan|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(787) 728-7200||Ocean Park|
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