Why You Should Visit San Juan on Your Puerto Rico Trip

Getting the most out of a vacation in Puerto Rico requires exploring more populated areas. Here is why you should visit San Juan on your Puerto Rico trip.

Puerto Rico got its name from the abundance of the “rich” resources the island produced. Today, it continues to live up to its name, not only for its natural beauty, but also for its rich culture and history.

The best way to get the most from the Island is to visit Puerto Rico’s capital, San Juan. 

So, if you’ve been mesmerized by Puerto Rico’s allure, we’ve prepared a few reasons as to why you should visit San Juan as part of your vacation. Keep reading to find out more.

The Architecture

San Juan is a visual blend of Puerto Rico’s heritage. Particularly El Viejo San Juan—the old city—will send you on a historical journey in which paradise and 500-year-old Spanish architecture meld into a unique style. 

For instance, landmarks as Castillo San Felipe Del Morro oozes with PR’s past. 

However, what will really take your breath away is the fact that all of this architecture is surrounded by glorious natural sights like bioluminescent beaches and exotic wildlife. From cobbled streets to candy-colored walls, San Juan’s charm is like no other city’s.

The Food

No, matter your taste, Puerto Rico will have a dish that you’re bound to fall in love with. Due to its complex cultural blend of the indigenous Taíno along with African and European influences, Porto Rican cocina criolla is something that has to be experienced first-hand. 

There is an amazing variety of restaurants in San Juan worth checking out with a selection of delicacies from all over the island. 

By the way, if you like coffee, it may be worth knowing that Puerto Ricans take their coffee very seriously! Why not check out some of the local Coffee shops the city has to offer.

The People

One of the most exciting characteristics of the city is that it’s not an overly touristic city. Activities in San Juan will mostly take place with the locals. This is a real gift when it comes to getting immersed in the island’s culture.

While the language barrier can be a challenge, locals in San Juan are warm and inviting. Their cultural pride means that they’ll make sure that you’ll experience the very best the city has to offer. 

The Culture

Last but not least of all the Puerto Rico attractions, the art and music are incredible!

Puerto Rico is one of the originators of Salsa music and has spawned many musical stars in its time. This is very much reflected in the Island’s passion for live music and street parties. 

If you are fortunate to visit San Juan in January, for instance, you may get to join the Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastiána street festival that shows Puerto Rico’s musical culture in all its glory.

The Greatest Reason to Visit San Juan

Puerto Rico has a lot of beautiful sights to offer. It may even feel overwhelming to try to fit everything in a single journey. The fact is that you may not be able to fully appreciate it in one trip.

But to visit San Juan is to get to know the essence of the Island. Everything about Puerto Rico comes together gorgeously in this city. So, why not make San Juan the heart of your Puerto Rico vacation? We’re happy to help you find your ideal apartment in the city. Click here to find out more.

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