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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
“One of the main attractions of the island. They are going to love it have zip line, it has good restaurants of typical food and many rivers. You can take amazing photos in this place.”
  • 256 locals recommend
  • 8 Experiences
Art Museum
“Designed in accordance with the strictest and most modern standards of contemporary museum design, the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR) is composed of 130,000 square feet of modern spaces. The Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR) has 24 exhibition galleries distributed between the historical building in the west wing and the addition in the east wing.”
  • 88 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Shopping Mall
“We love visiting this mall! It is beautiful besides being a great place to shop. ”
  • 82 locals recommend
Castle
“Visit this Historical Landmark was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in 1983. Was built in the 16th century to protect the city.”
  • 92 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
  • 4 Experiences
Plaza
“La Plaza del Mercado in Santurce is a slice of typical Puerto Rico. Located across the Baldorioty de Castro Highway (on the other side of Condado) at Dos Hermanos and Capitol Streets in San Juan's blue-collar neighborhood, the Santurce marketplace is a quaint square with a colorful central building fronting giant avocado sculptures. Inside is a traditional market where, during the day, you can find fruits, vegetables, herbs, and other local produce. Around the market, fondas, or local eateries, and bars line the plaza. From Thursday to Sunday, La Placita transforms into a crowded, lively, and boisterous block party.”
  • 133 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Café
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“Local Favorite for the breakfast, sandwiches, and bakery. Even President Obama loved it when he visited the island! ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Speakeasy type bar with lots of cocktail drinks made with local products. ”
  • 99 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“If time allows a trip to the El Yunque National Forest, please give it a visit! Several hiking trails that can take you to a waterfall to swim in. Several drive by waterfall features that require a simple walk to view. Follow instructions and pick up a map at visitors center. Rangers give talks in English and Spanish, consult website for times. ”
  • 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
Castle
“El Morro and Castillo de San Cristobal are among the most visited attractions on the island. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Neighborhood
“Historical neighborhood with forts, tours, good food, nightlife, shopping and cruise ship ports. The best parking in Old San Juan is in one of the two garages on Calle Recinto Sur, either Dona Fela Parking garage or Galeria Paseo Portuario garage. The streets are cobblestone and very uneven! Also, Old San Juan has many hills. The area is generally safe but be aware it is a known tourist area. There is an area on the north wall of Old San Juan called La Perla. It is featured in the Despacito Video but is not known as a safe or good area. There's not much to see there that you can't view from the wall of Old San Juan.”
  • 108 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Housing Development
“Nothing captures the history of Puerto Rico more than Old San Juan's massive fortress.”
  • 78 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
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. ”
  • 55 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
  • 1 Experience
Theme Park
“Incredible views of the mountains of Puerto Rico, became the largest aerial adventure park in the world with The Longest Zipline on earth certified by Guinness World Records. Do it and enjoy! ”
  • 81 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. ”
  • 55 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
Pizza Place
“Such good pizza! Family place and great for going out. They also serve pastas and italian/puertorican food, as well as artisan beers, sangria and delicious drinks :) ”
  • 48 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
Mexican Restaurant
“Authentic and delicious Mexican food, fun ambiance, and reasonable prices. One of my favorites!”
  • 50 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing food. Great place to enjoy your time with the games they have (large tic tac toe and others)”
  • 25 locals recommend

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