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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Forest
“This natural treasure is an excellent destination if you want to be immersed in nature. You can visit for a hike on one of its many trails, bathe in natural pools beneath waterfalls, or just relax and enjoy the scenery.”
  • 260 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“We love visiting this mall! It is beautiful besides being a great place to shop. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Castle
“You walk in and have a blend of history and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Is a must while in Old San Juan”
  • 93 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The MAPR promotes knowledge and appreciation of Puerto Rico’s visual arts from the 17th century to the present. Its 130,000 sq. ft. of facilities combine a neoclassical structure dating from the 1920’s with a state-of-the-art modern building, set in unique tropical gardens. The MAPR has a top restaurant, a singular art products store, and houses a very interesting Puerto Rican art collection.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Old San Juan, the old Spanish town, takes you back in time. You have to visit the Forts and walk around its streets. Spend the whole day walking around :)”
  • 168 locals recommend
Plaza
“Many bars and restaurants. Great for dancing, listening to music and people watching. ”
  • 140 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The anvil is well known for its natural beauty, great vegetation, rivers and waterfalls at another level. I love this place I recommend it. ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Old San Juan (Spanish: Viejo San Juan) is a historic district located at the "northwest triangle" of the islet of San Juan. Its area roughly correlates to the Ballajá, Catedral, Marina, Mercado, San Cristóbal, and San Francisco subbarrios of barrio San Juan Antiguo in the municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Old San Juan is the oldest settlement within Puerto Rico and the historic colonial section of the city of San Juan. This historic district is a National Historic Landmark District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Old San Juan Historic District. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wikipedia”
  • 113 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Speakeasy type bar with lots of cocktail drinks made with local products. ”
  • 100 locals recommend
Café
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“Ocean Park Beach does not have bathrooms - but this Spanish deli and bakery has excellent clean bathrooms just a few blocks from the beach. As long as you buy a coffee or anything else, the code for the bathrooms is on your receipt. This is where President Obama had lunch one day, so you can order your Obama Special Sandwich. Servings are large, so one sandwich is plenty for two people.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“You will arguably find the best Puerto Rican food in this spot. They have various locations so feel free to locate the closest one to you. Their "sister company", Cayo Caribe essentially​ serves the same menu. Feel free to locate whichever is closest to you. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Theme Park
“An ecological adventure park with ziplining experiences. Located at the center of the island, which have you enjoy the road while getting there. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Food Truck
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“Beautiful food truck park...Incredibly well designed and filled with many, many restaurants to choose from. Live music on the weekends. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Housing Development
“Historic Spanish naval fort with iconic views and the best place to fly kites (you will see it full with people flying kites all day long)”
  • 82 locals recommend
Castle
“Built in 1634 to protect San Juan from land attacks, the San Cristóbal Fort is the largest Spanish fort in the Americas covering some 27 acres of land. At the beginning of the experience, you can watch a short film that explai­­­ns the history of the fort and listen to an orientation offered by the staff every hour. Inside, you will find a main plaza used for troop formations and practices, a chapel, troop quarters, tunnels used by soldiers, artillery, and more. The observation post located in the third level gives you a beautiful ocean and city view.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The restaurant: Pirilo is a rustic pizzeria in which we prepare, with dedication, delicious classic Italian and international dishes; always using the freshest local products. The space is designed and decorated by combining the typical Italian trattoria with the emblematic colonial architecture of Old San Juan, creating a picturesque and warm environment. The Pirilo bar has a wide selection of drinks, exclusive to the restaurant and a variety of more than 50 handcrafted beers. Reservations: Pirilo welcomes guests on a walk-in, first-come-first-served basis.”
  • 49 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“You will arguably find the best Puerto Rican food in this spot. They have various locations so feel free to locate the closest one to you. Their "sister company", Cayo Caribe essentially​ serves the same menu. Feel free to locate whichever is closest to you. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Food Truck
“Beautiful food truck park...Incredibly well designed and filled with many, many restaurants to choose from. Live music on the weekends. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“The restaurant: Pirilo is a rustic pizzeria in which we prepare, with dedication, delicious classic Italian and international dishes; always using the freshest local products. The space is designed and decorated by combining the typical Italian trattoria with the emblematic colonial architecture of Old San Juan, creating a picturesque and warm environment. The Pirilo bar has a wide selection of drinks, exclusive to the restaurant and a variety of more than 50 handcrafted beers. Reservations: Pirilo welcomes guests on a walk-in, first-come-first-served basis.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Plaza del Mercado, or La Placita as it’s more commonly known, is a traditional market during the day. It truly comes to life in the evening though, as the streets fill with people enjoying the many bars and restaurants that surround it. Visit La Placita in the evening (Thursday through Saturday are the busiest nights), and you’ll be treated to live music and dancing in the streets. Grab a bite to eat or a drink, then join in the fun … the festive atmosphere is contageous!”
  • 73 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“La Copa Llena has a very eclectic menu with some wonderful tapas options. They're right on the beach and have one of the best places to catch the sunset in all of Rincon.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
“One of the top local food restaurants. No thrills and straight forward Puertorrican/Dominican diner. Great food and good service. Can't go wrong.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Arepa Restaurant
“There are 60 Kioskos there. I personally like: El terruño, Kiosko 60, La Parrilla #1. Souvenir shop also there and the beach is right behind. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Authentic and delicious Mexican food, fun ambiance, and reasonable prices. One of my favorites”
  • 51 locals recommend

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