Attractions

Top Choice Fort in San Juan & Around

El Morro

The star of Old San Juan, El Morro juts aggressively over bold headlands, glowering across the Atlantic at would-be conquerors. The 140ft walls (some up to 15ft thick) date back to 1539, and El Morro is said to be t…
Top Choice Fort in San Juan & Around

Fuerte San Cristóbal

San Juan’s second major fort is Fuerte San Cristóbal, one of the largest military installations the Spanish built in the Americas. In its prime, San Cristóbal covered 27 acres with a maze of six interconnected forts…
Top Choice Museum in San Juan & Around

Museo de las Américas

This museum presents an impressive overview of cultural development in the Americas, including indigenous, African and European influences. Four permanent exhibits integrate art, history and sociology in thoughtful …
Top Choice Beach in San Juan & Around

Balneario Escambrón

A sheltered arc of raked sand, decent surf breaks, plenty of local action and a 17th-century Spanish fort shimmering in the distance are the hallmarks of this fine beach only a stone's throw from Old San Juan and th…
Top Choice Beach in San Juan & Around

Playa Isla Verde

With its legions of tanned bodies and dexterous beach bums flexing their triceps around the volleyball net, Playa Isla Verde basks in its reputation as the Copacabana of Puerto Rico. Serenity seekers may prefer to d…
Top Choice Museum in San Juan & Around

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

San Juan boasts one of the largest and most celebrated art museums in the Caribbean. Housed in a splendid neoclassical building that was once the city’s Municipal Hospital, MAPR boasts 18 exhibition halls spread ove…
Top Choice Beach in San Juan & Around

Playa Ocean Park

Ocean Park’s lesser fame is its hidden blessing. Fronted by leafy residential streets and embellished by B&Bs, its wide sweep of fine, diamond-dust sand is protected by offshore reefs and caressed by cooling sea…
Top Choice Museum in Cataño & Bayamón

Espacio Emergente

This modern museum features thought-provoking work from emerging artists in Puerto Rico and beyond. Mediums include, among others, painting, sculpture and installation art. Espacio Emergente also hosts several artis…
Notable Building in San Juan & Around

Cuartel de Ballajá

Built in 1854 as a military barracks, the cuartel is an impressive three-story edifice with large gates on two ends, ample balconies, a series of arches and a protected central courtyard that served as a plaza and c…
Museum in Cataño & Bayamón

Parque de las Ciencias Luis A Ferré

A veritable smorgasbord of family-friendly museums and exhibits plus a mini-zoo are housed in the expansive Parque de las Ciencias. Kids learn about aerospace and archeology, transportation and communication, plant …