San Juan has been a beautiful small Spanish colonial town for many years. Still today it has got the same old feelings although San Juan is developing fast into a metropolis. It is the capital city of Puerto Rico. It is a major and the biggest commercial center in Caribbean. The city spends millions of dollar in preserving its rich cultural and architectural heritage with utmost care.
Here are 5 beautiful places that you should visit in San Juan, Puerto Rico:
1. Old San Juan/Puerta de Tierra
Culturally and traditionally San Juan is a very rich city that is bordered by city walls. The Old San Juan consists of beautiful narrow streets surrounded by its rich architecture and tradition. The Old San Juan is on top of our lists to visit in San Juan. El Morro is a remarkable Spanish fort worth visiting. It is located north of the islet. San Juan is a very interesting town and it offers something for all age groups.
2. Isla Verde
Isla Verde is a beautiful place along the strip of San Juan which offers numbers of fancy resorts. Isla Verde means the “Green Island,” however its beautiful beachfront attracts huge number of visitors. It is also a home to many high rise buildings, clubs, and a thrilling nightlife. Isla Verde is expanded from Punta Las Marías to the area just outside the International Airport.
El Condado is a beautiful glamorous district of Puerto Rico. It offers wide varieties of restaurants, boutiques, luxurious hotels and resorts, nightclubs, and casinos. It is a well known tourist’s hub in all San Juan. One of the most striking places to see here is Laguna de El Condado, this is also very popular landmark here. The best way to enjoy this place is by walking; but you can easily find buses and taxis.
Santurce and Miramar are the districts located just off Condado and Old San Juan. Santurce is a residential area which originally comprised of an upper-class neighborhood. Now a days, you will find many office buildings here and old deserted structures, and a small marketplace. It is a great spot for hangouts and enjoying excellent cuisines.
5. Hato Rey
Hato Rey is the major business district of San Juan and it is where the famous mall “Plaza Las Americas” is located. It is the largest mall in Puerto Rico. Other than the shopping center, you will find all major banks, official buildings. Roosevelt is the most famous residential area just off Highway 52, it is also famous for its exciting nightlife.