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 thinking about exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, there are a few businesses that can help you. To see our detailed guide to renting a bike or scooter, use this link.
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 interesting dive sites in the area. To read our detailed guide to scuba diving in this area, navigate to this page.
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.
If you have some avid fishermen traveling with you, they're in luck -- 11 charter fishing services are located in this area. To reach our complete page about deep sea fishing, read this page.
Like to golf? There are a couple of area golf courses. The courses in the area are Fort Buchanan Golf Club and Río Bayamón Golf Course. To read a detailed article concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more simply click on the course name. Those interested can get more details about golf courses throughout Puerto Rico can do so on this page.
The chart just below provides you with more details concerning local providers that can help you get out on the 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|
|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're interested in reading about area marinas and charter operators go to this article.
If you have some foks who enjoy exploring new shops traveling with you, they're not totally out of luck -- more than 90 retailers operate in this area. To get information on opportunities for shopping in San Juan, visit this page.
Another great option is spending a day soaking in the sights, sounds and culture of San Juan. Sights in the area include 21 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Tourists who enjoy natural surroundings will often enjoy the area's waterfalls and outdoor parks. Anyone needing to find out more concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so here.
Take a moment to read the chart below to read more about a firm that will help you enjoy some great sightseeing.
|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|
|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 you like to snorkel there's good news -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in San Juan. To read our complete guide to local snorkeling opportunities, click this link.
Going to a spa just might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, given the fact that there are 29 spas in this area. For more information on the options, check out this page.
If you want to play some tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 4 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The table below may help with your planning. At a glance, you can see the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names to learn more details concerning 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 instance, Caribe Hilton is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.
The following chart provides a few details concerning other activities.
|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|
|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 - 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|
|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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