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6 Days in San Juan: A Journey Through History and Culinary Delights

Zainab Mubasher

Zainab Mubasher

1 Dec 2023

Embark on a thrilling 6-day adventure in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where ancient marvels and mouthwatering cuisine await. Discover the rich history of the city while indulging in authentic Puerto Rican dishes. From exploring historic forts to savoring delectable tapas, this itinerary has it all.

Trip to San Juan

Day 1Unveiling the Secrets of Old San Juan
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$378

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$ 24

PR Airbnb

Depart from your stay 🏨

22 - 27 min

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The Chapel Restaurant & Bar
WE ARE OPEN and offering a full, delicious and affordable menu, ice cold drinks and our amazing hospitality.
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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$112
5 - 8 min

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La Fortaleza
Monumental fortification incorporating residence of the island's governor, dating from 16th-century.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Free
27 - 33 min

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Fortín San Juan de la Cruz (El Cañuelo)
Historic fort on an island with a walking path, palm trees & educational signage.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Free
31 - 38 min

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Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Enduring 16th-century Spanish fortification atop a promontory with cannons pointing seaward.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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$50
9 - 14 min

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Patio del Nispero
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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$96
3 - 4 min

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Cafe El Punto
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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$120
Day 2Immersing in Art and Culture
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$402

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$ 18

PR Airbnb

Depart from your stay 🏨

23 - 28 min

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L'Osteria de Decanter
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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$88
6 - 9 min

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Museo de las Américas
Exhibits in an 1800s army barracks showing pre-Columbian to modern art from the Americas.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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$25
5 - 8 min

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Museo de San Juan
Museum displaying Puerto Rican art through the ages plus historic artifacts in old marketplace.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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$25
9 - 11 min

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Taller De Tapas
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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$128
6 - 9 min

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Fortín de San Jerónimo del Boquerón
Remains of a small 17th-century fort built in Condado Lagoon to defend San Juan.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Free
6 - 9 min

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Fogo De Chao
Fogo de Chão is a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, which has specialized in fire-roasting high-quality meats since 1979 utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco.
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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$136
Day 3Savoring Local Flavors and Coastal Beauty
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$370

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$ 12

PR Airbnb

Depart from your stay 🏨

21 - 26 min

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El Meson Sandwiches
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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$84
12 - 17 min

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San Juan National Historic Site
This 1949 historic destination features colonial fortifications, powder houses & old city walls.
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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$50
8 - 12 min

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Ostra Cosa Restaurant
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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$112
3 - 4 min

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St. Germain Bistro & Café
A Neighborhood Bistro @ Old San Juan located off the beaten path that offer fresh dishes, refreshing drinks made at the moment you order.
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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$124
Day 4Cocktails, Cathedrals, and Coffee
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$386

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$ 24

PR Airbnb

Depart from your stay 🏨

28 - 34 min

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Bacardi Factory Bar
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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$88
18 - 22 min

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Isla de Cabras National Historic Site
National park with a non-swimming beach, ruins of a fort & scenic views, plus a snack bar.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Free
35 - 42 min

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Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista
Landmark 1540 cathedral, second oldest in the Americas, holding tomb of city founder Ponce de León.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Free
8 - 11 min

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Caficultura
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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$136
4 - 5 min

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Castillo San Cristóbal
Walled & heavily fortified citadel built 1765-1785 & largest of the Spanish built forts in Americas.
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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$50
4 - 5 min

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Cafe Puerto Rico
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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$112
Day 5Exploring Architectural Gems and Waterfront Delights
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$336

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$ 24

PR Airbnb

Depart from your stay 🏨

19 - 23 min

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Casa de España
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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$76
4 - 6 min

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El Capitolio de Puerto Rico
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Free
7 - 9 min

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Bahía de San Juan
Along with a bustling harbor, this large, scenic bay features a historical fort & other landmarks.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Free
7 - 9 min

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Princesa Gastrobar
Visit the first Gastrobar in Old San Juan specialised in Rums of Puerto Rico and the local cuisine of the 19th century with Caribbean and International Fusions.
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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$132
2 - 3 min

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Carli's Fine Bistro and Piano
Located at the plaza of the Banco Popular Building, Carli's offers a unique live musical and fine dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere.
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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$128
Day 6Art, Museums, and Refreshing Juices
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$415

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$ 24

PR Airbnb

Depart from your stay 🏨

13 - 16 min

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Café Marquesa
Condominio Balmoral
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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$96
9 - 14 min

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Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
Esteemed art museum specializing in Puerto Rican art, housed in 1920s neoclassical former hospital.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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$50
17 - 21 min

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Museo del Niño de Carolina
Children's museum with hands-on educational exhibits, plus go-karts & a colorful outdoor play area.
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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$25
16 - 20 min

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Seccarelli
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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$112
1 - 2 min

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Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré
Major performing arts center offering concerts, plays, ballet & events, named for local politician.
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Free
2 - 3 min

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Básico Juguería
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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$132

Budget breakdown: $2413 In total

Activities & Food:$2287
Transport:$126