Old San Juan weekend stay



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We packed in history and culture on the first day. The itinerary seems like a lot, but you can take the sites at your own speed. We were a little tired from all of the walking, but were able to take a late nap before headed out to dinner. Things seem to pick up later at night here anyways. Fortaleza street was hoping. There's a lot of bars and restaurants down the end closer to the Cristobal fort, so you can really take your pick. Nuyorican had salsa playing when we walked in, but the band didn't go on until after 11, at which point it got crowded quick. It's a mixed scene, but definitely on the younger side and local. The second day is to recuperate. With two days, you can break up the sightseeing, but we liked the option of a leisurely day at the beach. Escambron is a beautiful beach, the closest one to Old San Juan. It was a five minute cab ride, but you can also take a bus. We stopped at the Don Q house across from the cruise eships on our walk back to the hotel, it's small, but, hey, free rum!

Author: Melanie


Cafeteria Mallorca

Location:

300 Calle San Francisco, Old San Juan
00901 San Juan, Puerto Rico

Contact:

tel: 1 787 724 4607


Day 1 - San Juan


We arrived in the mid-afternoon, so after checking in we headed up the street to the El Morro Fort. We didn't go into the fort, just walked around the huge green park in front of it, then down along the wall to the Rogativa and La Fortaleza, to outside of the city wall. This walk brought us around to the docks. We walked back to the hotel to change for the evening, walking to the other end of the city for a great meal at Aguaviva. Fortaleza street is packed with bars and restaurants, and we heard some salsa at Nuyorican. Our last stop was for a martini at Tantra before heading back to the hotel.


1

Hotel El Convento

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Location:

100 Cristo St
00901 San Juan, PR

Contact:

tel: +1 787 723 9020 / +1 800 468 2779 (Toll Free)
fax: +1 787 721 2877


2

Plaza del Totem

Location:

Plaza del Quinto Centenario
Old San Juan
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Contact:

tel: +1 787 721 2400


3

Fort San Felipe del Morro

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Location:

501 Norzagaray
00901 San Juan, Puerto Rico

Contact:

tel: +1787 729 6960
fax: +1 787 289 7972


4

La Fortaleza

Location:

Calle Recinto Oeste
901 San Juan, Puerto Rico

Contact:

tel: +1 787 721 7000 / +1 787 721 2211 / +1 787 721 2358


5

Puerta de San Juan

Location:

Near Caleta de las Monjas
San Juan, Puerto Rico


6

Paseo de la Princesa

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Location:

Paseo de la Princesa
00902 San Juan, Puerto Rico

Contact:

tel: +1 787 721 2400


7

Aguaviva

Location:

364 Calle Fortaleza
00901 San Juan, Puerto Rico

Contact:

tel: 1 787 722 0665
fax: 1 787 724 2535


8

Nuyorican Cafe

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Location:

Calle San Francisco Number 312
00901 San Juan, Puerto Rico

Contact:

tel: Z65787 366 5074 / 787 977 1276
fax: 787 724 5142


Day 2 - San Juan


We were a bit exhausted after yesterday, so we took it easy today, spending the morning at the hotel and enjoying the cute roof-top bathing pool. We took some photos of the sites just around our hotel, but ultimately opted for the beach. Escambron was a 3 minute cab ride from the hotel. On the way back, we had the driver leave us near the entrance of the Old City, where we walked down to the Don Q house. There's not much there, but free rum! We opted for a great, cheap, casual dinner at Jibarito, and had drinks in the courtyard at the hotel.


1

San Juan Cathedral

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Location:

Calle Cristo, across from the Hotel El Convento and el Museo del Nino
00901 San Juan, Puerto Rico


2

Capilla del Cristo Chapel

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Location:

Parque de las Palomas
Calle Cristo
00901 San Juan, Puerto Rico

Contact:

tel: +1 787 721 2400 (Tourist Information)


3

San Jose Church

Location:

Calle Cristo, Plaza San Jose, close to the Plaza del Totem
00901 San Juan, Puerto Rico


4

Museo Pablo Casals

Location:

101 Calle San Sebastián
Plaza San Jose
00901 San Juan, Puerto Rico

Contact:

tel: +1 787 723 9185


5

Playa Escambron

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Location:

Muñoz Rivera Avenue, Puerta de Tierra
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Contact:

tel: 17874495672


6

Casa Don Q

Location:

Cruise ship docks, across from Pier 1 on the Old San Juan Waterfront, just a block away from the Casita Information Center.
00901 San Juan, Puerto Rico

Contact:

tel: 17879771720


7

El Jibarito

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Location:

280 Calle Sol, Old San Juan
00901 San Juan, Puerto Rico

Contact:

tel: 1 787 725 8375


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