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Guidebook for San Juan

Cristi

Guidebook for San Juan

Food Scene
It's a new hipster place that just popped up. I haven't gone yet, but as far as I understand it, they sell gourmet hot dogs and sometimes they have live music and events!
Prros Locos
2016 Calle Loíza
It's a new hipster place that just popped up. I haven't gone yet, but as far as I understand it, they sell gourmet hot dogs and sometimes they have live music and events!
It's a storage container "food truck" kind of place. You can get fish tacos, and delicious drinks!
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Tresbé
1765 Calle Loíza
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It's a storage container "food truck" kind of place. You can get fish tacos, and delicious drinks!
The best Puerto Rican food in the area! Only problem is, it gets quite packed so you might have to make a reservation. Try the shrimp mofongo with "salsa criolla" and ask for "tostones de pana". The place is also famous for their delicious fish tacos! Yum!
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La Cueva Del Mar
1857 Calle Loíza
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The best Puerto Rican food in the area! Only problem is, it gets quite packed so you might have to make a reservation. Try the shrimp mofongo with "salsa criolla" and ask for "tostones de pana". The place is also famous for their delicious fish tacos! Yum!
This place doesn't have the best ambiance, but the food is delicious and it's a great option if you want to sample Puerto Rican cuisine. I recommend grabbing food to-go and eating it on the rooftop! Some classics to order: -Shrimp mofongo with "salsa criolla" -Churrazco mofongo "al ajillo" -Tostones de pana (or regular tostones) -Rice and beans -Chillo -Arañitas -Ropa Vieja stuffed avocado -PIÑA COLADA
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Bebo's Café
1600 Calle Loíza
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This place doesn't have the best ambiance, but the food is delicious and it's a great option if you want to sample Puerto Rican cuisine. I recommend grabbing food to-go and eating it on the rooftop! Some classics to order: -Shrimp mofongo with "salsa criolla" -Churrazco mofongo "al ajillo" -Tostones de pana (or regular tostones) -Rice and beans -Chillo -Arañitas -Ropa Vieja stuffed avocado -PIÑA COLADA
BY DAY: A beautiful market with fresh fruits, smoothies and hand rolled tobacco. BY NIGHT: A great place for partying. Depending on the night, and depending on which bar/club you go to, you might find older crowd, a younger crowd, karaoke, live salsa, reggaeton or house music. Something for everyone.
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La Plaza del Mercado de Santurce
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BY DAY: A beautiful market with fresh fruits, smoothies and hand rolled tobacco. BY NIGHT: A great place for partying. Depending on the night, and depending on which bar/club you go to, you might find older crowd, a younger crowd, karaoke, live salsa, reggaeton or house music. Something for everyone.
This is by far my go-to taco spot and one of my favorite places in the area. All the ingredients are 100% fresh. Even the tortillas are made there fresh daily! The margaritas are also to die for.
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Acapulco
2021 Calle Loíza
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This is by far my go-to taco spot and one of my favorite places in the area. All the ingredients are 100% fresh. Even the tortillas are made there fresh daily! The margaritas are also to die for.
Delicious vegetarian food!
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Cocobana
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Delicious vegetarian food!
Incredible hidden gem! The menu changes every day. Super fresh, delicious vegetarian dishes made with love!
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Berlingeri
1954 Calle McLeary
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Incredible hidden gem! The menu changes every day. Super fresh, delicious vegetarian dishes made with love!
Cheap Puerto Rican food if you want something 100% not touristy at all!
Café San Felipe
103 Cll Betances
Cheap Puerto Rican food if you want something 100% not touristy at all!
Delicious "rustic" pizza, nice ambience and good beer!
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Pirilo Pizza
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Delicious "rustic" pizza, nice ambience and good beer!
This is a good date spot. It's a little on the pricey side but the food is great and the portions are massive so I'd recommend sharing or taking leftovers for later!
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Catalina Argentine Grill
1503 Calle Loíza
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This is a good date spot. It's a little on the pricey side but the food is great and the portions are massive so I'd recommend sharing or taking leftovers for later!
Delicious pizza! Cozy date night spot.
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Piola Pizzería Artesanal
1503 Calle Loíza
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Delicious pizza! Cozy date night spot.
Amazing date night spot!! This place has one of the most delicious, creative menus in the area. Pricey, but worth it!
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Cocina Abierta
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Amazing date night spot!! This place has one of the most delicious, creative menus in the area. Pricey, but worth it!
BRUNCH! Pricey..but sooo goood.
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Café Marquesa
110 Cll Del Parque
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BRUNCH! Pricey..but sooo goood.
They're not "just sandwiches" because they're just SO GOOD. Their special pinky's sauce is what's up.
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Pinky's
1110 Ashford Avenue
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They're not "just sandwiches" because they're just SO GOOD. Their special pinky's sauce is what's up.
Great artsy place for brunch! Sometimes they have live music or creative circus-style performances!
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Abracadabra
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Great artsy place for brunch! Sometimes they have live music or creative circus-style performances!
DELICIOUS creative fusion cuisine. One of my favorite restaurants in Puerto Rico. Great date spot. I hear there's also a new speakeasy right next to it.
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Soda Estudio de Cocina
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DELICIOUS creative fusion cuisine. One of my favorite restaurants in Puerto Rico. Great date spot. I hear there's also a new speakeasy right next to it.
Perfect date spot. Everything is delicioussss.
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Lima
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Perfect date spot. Everything is delicioussss.
Great date spot. Between elegant and casual. There's a speakeasy hidden in it called "La oveja negra"! You need a special code to get in. You can find a clue in their instagram.
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Bartola
667 Avenida Juan Ponce de León
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Great date spot. Between elegant and casual. There's a speakeasy hidden in it called "La oveja negra"! You need a special code to get in. You can find a clue in their instagram.
Delicious pizza and sangría!
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Via Appia
1350 Ave Dr Ashford
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Delicious pizza and sangría!
The best Puerto Rican food! Only problem is, it gets quite packed so you might have to make a reservation. Try the shrimp mofongo with "salsa criolla" and ask for "tostones de pana". The place is also famous for their delicious fish tacos! Yum!
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La Cueva Del Mar
315 Calle Recinto Sur
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The best Puerto Rican food! Only problem is, it gets quite packed so you might have to make a reservation. Try the shrimp mofongo with "salsa criolla" and ask for "tostones de pana". The place is also famous for their delicious fish tacos! Yum!
CLASSIC breakfast place. Try a mallorca with ham and cheese!
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La Bombonera
259 Cll San Francisco
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CLASSIC breakfast place. Try a mallorca with ham and cheese!
If la Bombonera is packed, try the mallorcas here!
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Cafetería Mallorca
300 Calle San Francisco
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If la Bombonera is packed, try the mallorcas here!
Delicious pumpkin pancakes and mallorcas! Expect hipsters.
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Tostado
420 Calle Sagrado Corazón De Jesús
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Delicious pumpkin pancakes and mallorcas! Expect hipsters.
Cheap food in a really cool atmosphere. This is in the heart of Santurce's art scene. There's an annual mural festival in this area with cool exhibits and music events.
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El Patio De Solé
718 Calle Cerra
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Cheap food in a really cool atmosphere. This is in the heart of Santurce's art scene. There's an annual mural festival in this area with cool exhibits and music events.
Delicious creative Puerto Rican fusion burger joint!
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Yam Burger
556 Av. Miramar
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Delicious creative Puerto Rican fusion burger joint!
Famous for being the best coffee in Puerto Rico. The coffee shop has an adorable patio area. A bit pricey.
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Hacienda San Pedro
318 Avenida José de Diego
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Famous for being the best coffee in Puerto Rico. The coffee shop has an adorable patio area. A bit pricey.
Great coffee shop.
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Café Cuatro Sombras
259 Calle Recinto Sur
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Great coffee shop.
Great Puerto Rican food!
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El Jibarito
282 Calle Sol
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Great Puerto Rican food!
Brunch place! Above it there's a cool elegant rooftop place too!
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St. Germain Bistro & Café
156 Cll Sol
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Brunch place! Above it there's a cool elegant rooftop place too!
Good breakfast/coffee place.
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Caficultura
401 Calle San Francisco
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Good breakfast/coffee place.
Try all the street fritters and have a refreshing coconut or piña colada! Ask for: alcapurria de jueyes, pionono de carne, ceviche, arepa rellena de pulpo, empanadilla de chapín and a bacalao!
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The ossobuvo
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Try all the street fritters and have a refreshing coconut or piña colada! Ask for: alcapurria de jueyes, pionono de carne, ceviche, arepa rellena de pulpo, empanadilla de chapín and a bacalao!
Classic place to eat lechón/pernil!
Lechonera Los Amigos
Classic place to eat lechón/pernil!
Drinks & Nightlife
Fun place to go dancing!
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Funky Buddha
1503 Calle Loíza
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Fun place to go dancing!
$3 Margaritas on Wednesdays $3 Mojitos on Thursdays People usually go on Wednesdays and Sundays. Amazing staff. Yummy nachos. Surfer/hipster atmosphere. Outdoor space. Jenga (that dares you to kiss the bartender).
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El Rex
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$3 Margaritas on Wednesdays $3 Mojitos on Thursdays People usually go on Wednesdays and Sundays. Amazing staff. Yummy nachos. Surfer/hipster atmosphere. Outdoor space. Jenga (that dares you to kiss the bartender).
THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO IN OLD SAN JUAN. It's 4 bars merged into one! Secret doors keep opening up to reveal hidden sections of the bar, each offering something unique. Amazing cocktails can be found all over. The first is a casual but very cool bar, next up a more quiet wine bar area, then a dancefloor with live salsa music, and finally a techno/house danceclub.
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La Factoría
148 Calle San Sebastián
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THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO IN OLD SAN JUAN. It's 4 bars merged into one! Secret doors keep opening up to reveal hidden sections of the bar, each offering something unique. Amazing cocktails can be found all over. The first is a casual but very cool bar, next up a more quiet wine bar area, then a dancefloor with live salsa music, and finally a techno/house danceclub.
CRAFT BEER and a very cool indoor patio!
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La Taberna Lúpulo
151 Calle San Sebastián
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CRAFT BEER and a very cool indoor patio!
Kind of an extension to "La Factoría"
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La Cubanita
51 Calle San José
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Kind of an extension to "La Factoría"
This is one of the best spots in the university district. Really cheap drinks and GREAT live music!
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El Boricua
5 Calle Saldaña
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This is one of the best spots in the university district. Really cheap drinks and GREAT live music!
Monday is the night to go! Drink specials for people on a student budget!
El Refugio
Monday is the night to go! Drink specials for people on a student budget!
Punk rock scene!
Club 77
1102 Avenida Juan Ponce de León
Punk rock scene!
It's a bar, it's a music venue, it's a danceclub, it's anything you want it to be. It's a hipster punk rock place made for making bad decisions. It's extreeemely fun and very crazy. They host movie nights and karaoke nights. Everyone's smoking weed. It's like you're at a friend's place. People go late and stay till the sun rises!
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El Local en Santurce
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It's a bar, it's a music venue, it's a danceclub, it's anything you want it to be. It's a hipster punk rock place made for making bad decisions. It's extreeemely fun and very crazy. They host movie nights and karaoke nights. Everyone's smoking weed. It's like you're at a friend's place. People go late and stay till the sun rises!
Really casual bar with a FREE POOL TABLE and Jenga. Sometimes they have live music. It's super funn.
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EL NIE BAR
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Really casual bar with a FREE POOL TABLE and Jenga. Sometimes they have live music. It's super funn.
Try the local shot in every flavor! Parcha, coconut and tamarindo are my favorites!
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Los 3 Cuernos
403 Calle San Francisco
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Try the local shot in every flavor! Parcha, coconut and tamarindo are my favorites!
If you're in Rincón during a surf contest, here's the afterparty.
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Tamboo Beside the Pointe Hotel
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If you're in Rincón during a surf contest, here's the afterparty.
Chill surf bar.
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Casa Verde Hotel
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Chill surf bar.
Fun surf bar with a pool! You can also eat good sushi here for dinner.
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Pool Bar Sushi
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Fun surf bar with a pool! You can also eat good sushi here for dinner.
Sangría bar in the heart of the west coast university district.
Off The Wall
108 Calle Candelaria
Sangría bar in the heart of the west coast university district.
Shopping
The best thrift shop!
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Electroshock
1904 Calle Loíza
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The best thrift shop!
BEAUTIFUL BOUTIQUE! Kind of pricey but quality stuff!
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Lentejuela
1852 Calle Loíza
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BEAUTIFUL BOUTIQUE! Kind of pricey but quality stuff!
Might be my favorite boutique in the area. It's so dangerous to go in because I want to buy EVERYTHING. It's not even that expensive!
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Moni & Coli
1762 Calle Loíza
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Might be my favorite boutique in the area. It's so dangerous to go in because I want to buy EVERYTHING. It's not even that expensive!
Cool comfy bohemian clothes.
Hecho a Mano
260 Cll San Francisco
Cool comfy bohemian clothes.
There's a bunch of little artisans and markets with souvenirs and trinkets all over Old San Juan.
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Viejo San Juan
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There's a bunch of little artisans and markets with souvenirs and trinkets all over Old San Juan.
Arts & Culture
ART!!!
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Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
299 Avenida José de Diego
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ART!!!
Essentials
24hr grocery store only a few steps from the apartment. Isn't it magical? There's also a cafeteria in the supermarket with good options for breakfast or a quick snack!
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SuperMax
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24hr grocery store only a few steps from the apartment. Isn't it magical? There's also a cafeteria in the supermarket with good options for breakfast or a quick snack!
24hr convenience store conveniently located right by the apartment! Anything you can't get here, you can find in the Supermax (also open 24/7).
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To Go Store Condado (To Go Stores Bulding)
82 Calle Kings Court
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24hr convenience store conveniently located right by the apartment! Anything you can't get here, you can find in the Supermax (also open 24/7).
Entertainment & Activities
The nicest movie theatre you'll ever go to. They serve SUSHI AND WINE and have BIG COMFY CHAIRS. And the movies they show are all the good, award-winning kind! Perfect date night idea and right by some great restaurants and bars.
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Caribbean Cinemas Fine Arts
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The nicest movie theatre you'll ever go to. They serve SUSHI AND WINE and have BIG COMFY CHAIRS. And the movies they show are all the good, award-winning kind! Perfect date night idea and right by some great restaurants and bars.
Sightseeing
Feed the pigeons and they come and perch on your arm and hopefully they don't poop on you. No but really, it's a cute activity.
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Parque Las Palomas
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Feed the pigeons and they come and perch on your arm and hopefully they don't poop on you. No but really, it's a cute activity.
Come visit the famous fort! Go inside, it's really cool. Especially if you like history!
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Kasteel San Felipe del Morro
501 Calle Norzagaray
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Come visit the famous fort! Go inside, it's really cool. Especially if you like history!
This is a really nice area to stroll through in Old San Juan.
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Paseo de la Princesa
54 Calle Fortaleza
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This is a really nice area to stroll through in Old San Juan.
If you want to go around the island, definitely check out Rincón. It's a surfer paradise. A hippie/yogi subculture sprung here from many surfer travelers that came for competitions. Geographically, Rincón is unique with breathtaking hills that reveal beautiful ocean views and of course, the BEST SUNSETS!
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Rincon
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If you want to go around the island, definitely check out Rincón. It's a surfer paradise. A hippie/yogi subculture sprung here from many surfer travelers that came for competitions. Geographically, Rincón is unique with breathtaking hills that reveal beautiful ocean views and of course, the BEST SUNSETS!
This little island is perfect. You can take a tiny plane ($40) or a really cheap ferry ride ($2.50). Take a day trip, or spend the night camping, in the International Hostel or book a villa. Flamenco beach is the best beach in the world hands down. Visit the abandoned tanks in Flamenco beach or go swim with turtles in Tamarindo beach! Rays and octopuses are also pretty common to see when snorkeling!
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Culebra
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This little island is perfect. You can take a tiny plane ($40) or a really cheap ferry ride ($2.50). Take a day trip, or spend the night camping, in the International Hostel or book a villa. Flamenco beach is the best beach in the world hands down. Visit the abandoned tanks in Flamenco beach or go swim with turtles in Tamarindo beach! Rays and octopuses are also pretty common to see when snorkeling!
Vieques is a laid-back island with a lot to offer. Beautiful beaches and of course, THE BIO BAY! A must-see attraction, unforgettable experience.
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Vieques
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Vieques is a laid-back island with a lot to offer. Beautiful beaches and of course, THE BIO BAY! A must-see attraction, unforgettable experience.
A place to geek out!
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Arecibo
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A place to geek out!
Beautiful cliffs, cool lighthouse, nice beaches nearby.
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Faro Los Morrillos, Cabo Rojo
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Beautiful cliffs, cool lighthouse, nice beaches nearby.