1. San Juan is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Crystal clear water and white sand await make hanging out on the beach a relaxing and soothing dream. For those who are a bit more sporty, these beaches offer some great scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities as well.
2. San Juan is actually very conveniently located to some of the other popular Caribbean islands including St. Thomas and Tortola.
3. The popular Le Lo Lai festival is a year round display of the local heritage that come from many diverse backgrounds. Tickets for some of the main events can be purchased for as little as ten dollars. A must-see on your next visit.
4. Puerto Rico is home to one of the largest and most historic fortresses ever built. Fort Cristobal is a popular tourist destination and has massive walls that provide scenic views of the ocean. Tours are also available to those who wish to see this majestic landmark, and they are also available in both Spanish and English.
5. The San Juan Bay has numerous shops and is the largest port in the Caribbean islands. There are a plethora of shopping opportunities as well as sea vessels to tour, a popular place to visit for those looking for a little adventure.
6. Paseo de la Princesa is a great tourist spot located in San Juan’s southern region and it was actually the home of a Spanish prison. If you are around at the right time of the year they also have numerous festivals and there is also an amazing view of a small island known as Isla deCabras in the San Juan bay.
7. San Juan is home to a wide variety of parks that offer great scenery as well as interesting tourist opportunities. No matter where you turn there is a beautiful park with a wide variety of activities to engage in, and many also have breathtaking views of the ocean.
8. Puerto Rico is home to many great museums. San Juan is home to dozens and there is no shortage of history and culture to be witnessed and learned.
9. You may be presently surprised that the majority of the people who live in Puerto Rico actually speak English or at least a little. Thus getting around will probably be a lot easier than you think!
10. And finally, if you are a U.S. resident you won’t need a passport! It’s sort of like getting away without really being away.