Top 10 Instagrammable Sights in Old San Juan
Explore Expansive Valleys & Rolling Hills
Bask in the stark beauty of the four-hundred year old Castillo San Felipe del Morro Historic Site and catch the breeze of the famous tradewinds that brought merchants and explorers to the island and helped give Puerto Rico (or “Rich Port” in English) its name.
Travel Tip: Purchase a kite from one of the nearby vendors to make the most of the tradewinds!
Watch a Sunrise over the Waters
On the southwestern tip of Old San Juan, discover the beauty of Paseo la Princesa. As you watch a sunrise over calm waters, the view is nothing short of amazing.
Visit Historic Landmarks
Capture the history of Old San Juan at Castillo San Felipe del Morro Historic Site. Carved from sandstone, this architectural gem dates back to four-hundred years, and has a fascinating history.
Take in Oceanfront Views
The iconic Castillo San Felipe del Morro Historic Site is a must-see, but the oceanfront view beyond the structure is a sight all its own.
Discover Unique Signage
Stroll through the city to find unique signs and vibrant structures.
Travel tip: There are many limber and piragua (snow cones and popsicles) sellers in Old San Juan – a perfect treat on a hot day.
Wander through Vibrant Neighborhoods
Enter the neighborhoods of Old San Juan, and you will see the streets lined with uniquely colorful homes—the perfect backdrop for a beautiful photo.
Cool off Under Colorful Foliage
Colorful trees shade the sidewalk for a lovely stroll from one site to another.
Encounter Ornate Fountains
Cool off by one of the many fountains scattered throughout Old San Juan, and capture the artistry of the structure.
Walk Down Lively City Streets
Venture into the city to visit the lively shops and restaurants that compose a thriving atmosphere. As you join the fun, be sure to stop and look around.
Pause by the Pier
Wander down to the pier to watch the graceful waters dance along the shore and catch breathtaking views of the old City Walls. Linger here for a relaxing afternoon.