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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 th…
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 Cultural in Loíza

Fiestas de Santiago Apóstol

Puerto Rico’s African soul is unveiled for five days every July during the Fiestas de Santiago Apóstol, a cultural extravaganza of drums, masks and hybrid religious iconography in honor of Saint James, the town's pa…
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 Bistro in San Juan & Around

José Enrique

Though hidden in a pink house without a sign, you'll have no problems finding one of the western hemisphere's best restaurants – just follow the excited hordes in the know. Reservations aren't possible, so be prepar…
Top Choice Vegetarian in San Juan & Around

Cocobana

A mural of a cow with a toothy smile and a flower behind its ear will be the first sign that you've arrived at one of the best vegetarian restaurants in town. Cocobana has an extensive menu of innovative sandwiches,…
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 h…
Top Choice Art in Loíza

Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind

This studio showcases the spectacular artwork of Samuel Lind, a master artist whose work is inspired by the culture and natural beauty of Loíza. Lind walks visitors through the two-story studio, explaining the histo…
Top Choice Mexican in San Juan & Around

Acapulco Taqueria Mexicana

Hands down, the best street tacos in town. Acapulco is a purist – no cheese, no lettuce, no hard shell. This is the real deal: a pair of stacked corn tortillas, sizzling meat, cilantro, onion and a squeeze of lime. …