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 places that can help make it happen. To find out more about bike and scooter rentals, click this link.

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 7 dive services and a small number of dive sites in the area. Click on this link to view our page dedicated to diving opportunities in this area.

Fishing

Go Tarpon

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.

Avid fishermen love this area, as indicated by the presence of 11 charter operators in this area. To read our detailed guide to deep sea fishing, click here.

Golf

Puerto Rico Golf

Enjoy playing golf? There are a couple of area golf courses. The area courses are Fort Buchanan Golf Club and Río Bayamón Golf Course. For more detail concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more click on the course name. For more in formation concerning golf throughout Puerto Rico, visit this page.

Sailing and Boating

La Rumba Party Cruises

The chart directly below summarizes some details concerning area firms that will help you spend some time on the open water.

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 local marinas and charter options navigate to this page.

Shopping

El Galpon

If you have some shopping fanatics vacationing with you, they're not completely out of luck -- more than 90 retail stores are located in this area. If you're interested in learning about shopping in San Juan, you can do so by following this link.

Sightseeing

Museo de arte de Puerto Rico

Another great option is spending a day soaking in the culture, sights and sounds of San Juan. Area sights include 21 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Those visitors who like being outside will typically have fun visiting the area's waterfalls and outdoor parks. To read about other area sightseeing attractions, click here.

Review the table below to see a firm that can help you enjoy some great sightseeing.

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 San Juan
Castillo Travel & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (787) 791-6195 Ocean Park
Continental Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (787) 753-1444 Hato Rey
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
Glamel Travel And Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (787) 870-0978 Miramar
Johnny Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (787) 717-5344 Ocean Park
Pablo Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (787) 448-9788 Old San Juan
Rico Suntours Inc Travel and Tour Operators (787) 722-2080 Ocean Park
Segway Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- Old San Juan
Tropical Land Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (787) 222-6436 Carolina, Eastern part of San Juan

Snorkeling

Atlantic San Juan Tours

If you like to snorkel you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so while vacationing in San Juan. For a better look at local snorkeling opportunities, navigate to this page.

Spas

Relaxing in a spa just might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 29 spas located in this area. Use this link to see our guide to this topic.

Tennis

Caribe Hilton

If you like to play tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 4 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below highlights some key facts. At a glance, you can see the number of courts available, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names to learn more about 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

The following chart summarizes some details concerning other activities.

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
Express Fitness Y Spa Fitness Centers and Instructors (787) 250-2928 Rio Piedras
Gredysant Massage Massage Therapist (787) 299-1747 Condado District
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
JP Massage Massage Therapist (787) 297-1721 Carolina, Eastern 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
Metropolis Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (787) 722-2683 Condado District
Narvy's Spa-Massage & Salon Massage Therapist (787) 210-2633 Ocean Park
Olympus Fitness Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (787) 784-4291 Miramar
P Massage Massage Therapist (787) 489-0363 Miramar
Roberto Clemente Coliseum Sporting Event Venue (787) 754-7422 Hato Rey, Central San Juan
Roberto Clemente Coliseum Sporting Event Venue -- Hato Rey, Southern part of 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
Unique Fitness Center Fitness Centers and Instructors (787) 757-5700 Carolina, Eastern part of 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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