It may be called the Walled City, but San Juan welcomes you readily. Luis Munoz Marin International Airport is the busiest airport in the Caribbean, inviting all who deplane there to embark on their own personal exploration of what was once the New World. Sun, sand, history, and adventure await you in San Juan, Puerto Rico—get going.
The Caribbean wonders of the flora and fauna of San Juan should not be missed. Try to spot one of 16 species of the native frog—13 of which call El Yunque National Forest home. Or plan a day trip to set your sights upon the bioluminescent bays around San Juan: Mosquito Bay, Laguna Grande, and La Parguera. Get up close to the shimmering, otherworldly glow by booking a snorkeling excursion, or enjoy it from an intimate kayak ride.
It’s possible to consider San Juan as two distinct cities: Old San Juan and New San Juan. Old San Juan is home to 500-year-old structures that are open for touring, UNESCO World Heritage sites, the second-oldest cathedral in the Americas, and more New World romance and charm. If Old San Juan is a trip through time, New San Juan is a bustling metropolis, a perfect example of where society has gone since arriving in the West. Also called San Juan Metro, this area of the capital city is home to modern luxury hotels and shopping destinations, world-class restaurants, and other attractions.