Things To Do In San Juan Puerto Rico
These things to do in San Juan Puerto, Rico will keep you entertained in this beautiful city. Looking out on San Juan Harbour, a vision of Spanish explorers skips across the mind. The city is a visible reminder of the Old World moving in harmony with the new. This beautiful city is a part of the United States, so no passport is needed to move between borders, but US identification is needed. A warm enchanting climate of 80° year round makes San Juan a splendid place to visit. There are hotels all over the city, since San Juan is a huge travel destination for cruise ships and air travel customers. People coming from all over the world find San Juan, a hot spot of tourism.
- Cathedral de San Juan Bautista. Take time out and visit this lovely church, which also holds the honour of being the second oldest church in the Western world. This youthful looking church holds the body of Juan Ponce de Leon the famed Spanish explorer noted for searching for the fountain of youth. Ironically, for an old building, the Cathedral Bautista carries an atmosphere of rejuvenation, which Ponce de Leon spent so much of his time searching for. The building was constructed in 1521.
- Castillo San Felipe Del Morro and Fort San Cristobal are tightly built forts that once kept out invaders in centuries past. These sturdy built forts overlooking San Juan harbour and sheltering the land route of the city are now World heritage sites. Look at La Fortaleza, a unique fortress now used as the Governors mansion. This was the very beginning of fortress protection at San Juan. The high esteem in which this city was held is demonstrated in the length that was taken to protect it.
- San Juan Bay. A part of one of the busiest harbours in the world with absolutely beautiful beaches, visiting San Juan Condado Beach or the Calle del Cristo is a must for any tourist. Light houses were an important part of every sea coast and the lovely old Punta Higuero isa towering example of early maritime sea arrivals. Visit the lighthouse park and observe the marine life particularly the whales.
- Old San Juan. Take a stroll through the ancient streets of Old San Juan. Tour the city at a pace you enjoy, make stops for drinks and breath in the easy atmosphere of a city comfortable with itself. There are professional tours available that are three hours long for about $50. The sprinkling of lovely pastel houses along century old stone streets are a comforting relic of the past.
- Bacardi Rum Factory. This destination is one of the proud monuments of San Juan. Bacardi Rum is sold all over the world but manufactured in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The tour of this factory is free but if overwhelmed by the idea of going it alone, a guide can be hired. For the bold traveller, simply catch a ferry for a few pennies and take a $3 cab ride to the factory. Directions are clear and it is easy to find.