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Where to Find the Best Views in San Juan

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Where to Find the Best Views in San Juan
With its colorful streets and buildings, numerous historical attractions, and bays and beaches, San Juan is photogenic from all angles. Whether you want to see it from above, from the water, or from a historical high point, here’s where to find the best views in San Juan.
 
The Streets of Old San Juan
Some of the most scenic sights in San Juan are the colorful colonial-era buildings and cobblestone streets in Old San Juan. Get a closer look by walking around the streets of Old San Juan. Some of the prettiest streets include La Fortaleza and Caleta de las Monjas.
 
Castillo de San Cristóbal
The old fort offers some of the best views in San Juan in every direction. Look north to see the Atlantic Ocean, east to see San Juan, south to see Old San Juan, and west to see the Castillo San Felipe del Morro and the Cementerio Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis.
 
Paseo de la Princesa
One of the most popular promenades in the city, Paseo de la Princesa offers wonderful views along its route. Enjoy sweeping vistas of San Juan Bay and its colorful boats, old city walls, La Fortaleza, Governor’s Mansion, and Raíces Fountain. It’s also a great spot to watch the sunset.
 
Sightseeing Cruise on San Juan Bay
To get a different perspective on San Juan, take to the waters on a sightseeing cruise along San Juan Bay. Hop on a traditional sailboat or catamaran and pass by landmarks such as El Morro and La Fortaleza.
 
Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Commonly referred to as El Morro, it is thought to be the oldest Spanish fort in the New World. El Morro offers wonderful and far-reaching views from the top of its six levels, as well as from the open lawn around it.
 
Bayamón
A suburb of San Juan, Bayamón is home to several high vantage points that offer expansive city views. Head to the observation tower inside Luis A. Ferre Science Park or to the Julio E. Monagas Lookout Tower inside Julio Enrique Monagas Park.
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Old San Juan Sunset SailDay Cruises

Old San Juan Sunset Sail

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Float past hundreds of years of history and picturesque scenery during this 2-hour sunset sailing excursion in Old San Juan Harbor. Climb aboard the "Amazing Grace," a topsail schooner fashioned in the style of 19th-century American sailing vessels, for an unforgettable ride past the wonders of this historic area. As you sail you’ll enjoy up-close views of Old San Juan sights like El Morro fortress, La Fortaleza, Paseo la Princesa and more, all set aglow by the fading late afternoon light. A guide and complimentary beverages and snacks are all covered.
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Old San Juan Harbor SailDay Cruises

Old San Juan Harbor Sail

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Float past more than 500 years of history and picturesque scenery during this 1.5-hour sailing excursion in Old San Juan Harbor. Climb aboard the ‘Amazing Grace,’ a topsail schooner fashioned in the style of 19th-century American sailing vessels, for an unforgettable ride past the wonders of this historic area. As you sail you’ll enjoy up-close views of Old San Juan sights such as El Morro fortress, La Fortaleza, and Paseo la Princesa. A guide and complimentary beverages and snacks are all covered.
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Sunset Sail by San Juan Historical BayDay Cruises

Sunset Sail by San Juan Historical Bay

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Go sailing and watch the sunset on a cruise from San Juan. Get great photo ops of Puerto Rico’s coastline and enjoy a comfortable sail on the Caribbean Sea. Your captain shares commentary about the region and provides complimentary drinks for your group of no more than six people.
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Unique Walking Tour through Old San JuanHalf-day Tours

Unique Walking Tour through Old San Juan

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Discover the historic delights of Old San Juan as you pound its ancient cobblestones on a 5-hour walking tour. Take a comprehensive look at the wealth of colonial landmarks in this former Spanish colony, visiting ‘La Fortaleza’ (Governor’s House), the imposing San Felipe El Morro Fort, 16th-century San Jose Church, the Ballaja Barracks and much more. As you stroll, your expert guide provides additional insight into the design and famous personalities that once inhabited this charming area.
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Casa Bacardi and Old San Juan TourDay Trips

Casa Bacardi and Old San Juan Tour

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Uncover the history of Bacardi, the world’s most famous spirits company, on this half-day tour of Casa Bacardi, and a visit to historic Old San Juan. Step inside the world’s largest rum distillery for a handcrafted cocktail and an interactive tour of the company’s history. Then move on to Old San Juan to see the San Cristobal Fort, plus panoramic views of San Juan Bay. Your visit also includes round-trip transportation from select San Juan hotels, entrance fees at the distillery and San Cristobal, and a souvenir cup.
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San Juan Catamaran Sunset SailSailing

San Juan Catamaran Sunset Sail

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Sail the calm, azure waters of San Juan Bay at sunset during a cocktail cruise. Enjoy a warm welcome aboard from your friendly captain and crew, then settle in for a scenic ride. Watch the island coastline glide by as the sun sinks toward the horizon. Sip a complimentary rum punch or sparkling wine with your family and friends and listen as your captain points out landmarks like El Morro Fort and San Juan Gate. Arrive back at the dock in time to continue your evening in San Juan.
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Private Old San Juan Momentos & Pictures discovery experience Day Trips

Private Old San Juan Momentos & Pictures discovery experience

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Experience San Juan, Puerto Rico; one of the Americas’ oldest cities on a slow paced tour specialy oriented to having you create your own ever lasting momentos and capture pictures while discovering how us, fellow american citizens lived 400 years of struggles with Spain, how we have flourished after becoming part of USA and how you can help us stop inequality a d keep being considered an alien race and uncivilized by the territorial clauses of the 1930's wich still rule us as a Comonwealth of the USA. Learn about the city’s history and must see buildings like San Cristobal and El Morro Forts, El Convento, Saint John's Cathedral and monuments like Ponce de Leon square and La Rogativa by the hand of our historians while driving it's narrow streets. After that visit new San Juan's main touristic areas of Condado where you will get to know historic landmarks and buildings in a relaxed and fun way. 
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San Juan Bay Day SailSailing

San Juan Bay Day Sail

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Set sail across the Caribbean on this 1.5-hour cruise from San Juan and enjoy unforgettable views of the Puerto Rican capital. Hop aboard a traditional sailboat and sip complimentary drinks as you cruise along the coast. Keep your camera to hand as you pass landmarks like San Juan Bay Marina and El Morro Fort, and spot dolphins and sea turtles swimming and playing around the boat.
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Private Historic Old and New San Juan experience Bus Tours

Private Historic Old and New San Juan experience

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Get a comprehensive tour of old and new San Juan, as well as Pinones, combined with personalized attention on this private tour. Travel in a private luxury vehicle with a personal driver, who will provide commentary on the sights tailored to your interests. Highlights include Condado, Isla Verde, El Morro Fort, San Cristobal Fort, El Convento, and others.
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Old San Juan Half-Day Sightseeing TourDay Trips

Old San Juan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Discover the atmospheric streets, amazing architecture, and intriguing history of one of the best-preserved Spanish colonial cities in the world on this half-day Old San Juan tour. During your visit, see the amazing art and artifacts of the Museo de Las Américas, get a chance to explore the 500-year-old San Cristobal Fort, and experience the architectural landmarks that give this storied neighborhood its unique charm. Your sightseeing tour also includes all entrance fees, professional guide and round-trip transportation from select hotels in San Juan.
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