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8 Days in San Juan: A Tropical Adventure

Mehek Thapar

Mehek Thapar

4 Dec 2023

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the vibrant streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Immerse yourself in the rich culture, indulge in mouthwatering cuisine, and discover hidden gems at every turn. Get ready for a tropical adventure like no other!

Trip to San Juan

Day 1Coffee, Art, and Cuban Delights
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$366

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$ 36

Air BNB

Depart from your stay 🏨

10 - 12 min

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Directions

Hacienda San Pedro Coffee Shop
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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$60
3 - 4 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.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Free
13 - 16 min

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Plaza Colón
Tree-lined square close to the old city, with outdoor cafes & a monument to Christopher Columbus.
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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Free
8 - 10 min

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Asere, Cubano Kitchen/Bar
Asere es 100% cubano. El menú es comida tradicional cubana tomando las mejores influencias y sabores del Caribe dirigido por el Chef Gabriel Mariño.
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
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$156
2 - 3 min

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La Plaza del Mercado de Santurce
Outdoor plaza with daytime farmer's market & food vendors & a restaurant/music scene at night.
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
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Free
2 - 3 min

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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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$150
Day 2Burgers, Trampolines, and Botanical Wonders
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$252

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$ 27

Air BNB

Depart from your stay 🏨

30 - 36 min

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The Noche Burger
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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$54
11 - 14 min

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Jardín Botánico y Cultural William Miranda Marín
Guided tours are available at this botanical garden on the site of a historic sugar mill.
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Free
16 - 24 min

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Ichiban
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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$48
17 - 26 min

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Sakura Rest. & Sushi Bar
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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$150
Day 3Historic Charm, Parks, and Artistic Inspiration
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$387

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$ 27

Air BNB

Depart from your stay 🏨

14 - 17 min

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Casa Mallorca
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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$42
12 - 18 min

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Parque Luis Muñoz Marín
Public park with a river, trees, fields, playgrounds, a large water-play area & trails.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Free
9 - 11 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.
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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$75
6 - 9 min

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El Meson Sandwiches
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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$144
2 - 3 min

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Básico Juguería
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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$126
Day 4Tasty Treats, Contemporary Art, and Coastal Beauty
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$302

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$ 45

Air BNB

Depart from your stay 🏨

12 - 15 min

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Tostado
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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$72
3 - 4 min

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Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico
Museum showcasing regional/Latin American contemporary art in 1918 white-columned middle school.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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$38
14 - 17 min

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Parque de las Palomas
Small outdoor area featuring park benches, scenic views & a wall offering refuge to many pigeons.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Free
11 - 14 min

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Luis Muñoz Rivera Park
Sprawling, landscaped recreation area with paved walkways & shade trees, plus a fountain & statue.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Free
9 - 11 min

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Semilla Kitchen and Bar
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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$126
3 - 4 min

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La Ventana al Mar
Condado oceanfront park, aka the "Window to the Sea," with shady palms & nighttime entertainment.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Free
4 - 5 min

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Pannes
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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$66
Day 5Coffee, Fortresses, and Artisan Crafts
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$387

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$ 18

Air BNB

Depart from your stay 🏨

21 - 26 min

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Café Don Ruiz
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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$78
8 - 12 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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$75
10 - 15 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
5 - 8 min

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Café Manolín
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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$138
1 - 2 min

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Puerto Rican Art & Crafts
Gallery stocking colorful sculptures, masks, paintings, souvenirs & jewelry by local artists.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Free
2 - 3 min

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Spiga
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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$96
Day 6Courtyards, Museums, and Culinary Delights
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$386

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$ 18

Air BNB

Depart from your stay 🏨

22 - 27 min

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Patio del Nispero
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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$102
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.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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$38
8 - 11 min

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Teatro Alejandro Tapia y Rivera
One of the oldest freestanding theaters in use in the U.S., built in 1824 in horseshoe-shaped tiers.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Free
1 - 2 min

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Cafe Puerto Rico
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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$114
2 - 3 min

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La Cucina di Ivo
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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$132
Day 7Cafes, Castles, and Cultural Exploration
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$390

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$ 45

Air BNB

Depart from your stay 🏨

16 - 20 min

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Caficultura
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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$54
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.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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$75
14 - 21 min

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Museo de las Américas
Exhibits in an 1800s army barracks showing pre-Columbian to modern art from the Americas.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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$38
23 - 28 min

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Restaurate Castellana
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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$78
4 - 5 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.
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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$38
7 - 9 min

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Las Alitas Boricuas
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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$108
Day 8Farewell to San Juan
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$0

Air BNB

Depart from your stay 🏨

Budget breakdown: $2685 In total

Activities & Food:$2469
Transport:$216