Puerto Rico’s thriving capital of San Juan allows travellers to explore one of the oldest settlements in the Americas founded by Europeans. The city has a rich history and cosmopolitan modernity offering a diverse itinerary for your holiday. Established in 1521, this city is the oldest European settlement in U.S. territory with colourful Spanish colonial buildings surrounding narrow cobblestone streets in the shadow of 17th-century fortresses and fortifications. This is especially the case in Old Town, as much of the greater metropolitan area is more modernised.

The cosmopolitan vibe of San Juan is easy to find, with ever-changing neighbourhoods like the hip area of Santurce and Miami-like Condado. Condado is especially popular with travellers looking to spend time at the beach, as the shore is easily accessible and safe for swimming without being too far from parks, restaurants, bars and all the conveniences of the city.

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  • What to See and Do in San Juan

    Planning what to see and do in San Juan is made easy with this handy guide. The capital city of Puerto Rico attracts the summer crowd with its golden beaches, tropical vibe, and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. Founded by Spanish colonists in 1521, the city has rich culture and history in the form of 16th-century fortifications, monuments, and interesting museums....

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