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San Juan is the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of the island of Puerto Rico. Encompassing hundreds of years of history, the city blends Spanish-era historic sites, such as the San Felipe del Morro fortress, with modern entertainment and fashionable shopping districts. More than a million people call San Juan home, while hundreds of thousands of tourists call it their favorite place to vacation each year.
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Old San Juan

This charming old part of town is a great place to explore restored buildings from the 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial period. Walk through the narrow cobblestone streets and enjoy a lively and colorful area full of history, culture and personality.
Adresse: Old San Juan, San Juan
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San Felipe del Morro Fortress

Known as El Morro, this fortress was designed to protect the city from attacks by sea. In 1983, the United Nations declared the imposing fort a World Heritage Site. Today, it is an interesting museum that offers great views, and it is open for visitors to enjoy and explore.
Adresse: 501 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 729 6777
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-6pm
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La Fortaleza

This magnificent mansion is the home and office of the governor of Puerto Rico and the governor's family. It has been in continuous use since it was built in 1540. The structure is also known as the Palacio de Santa Catalina (Saint Catalina’s Palace) as it integrates a chapel in keeping with the highly Catholic culture.
Adresse: 63 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan
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Capilla del Cristo

This small chapel is the embodiment of a centuries-old urban legend. It is said that the cliff-side abbey was built after an unknown horse rider galloped up the Old San Juan street and fell off the edge. It has been restored several times but still proudly shows signs of its age.
Adresse: Calle del Cristo, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 628 6099
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San Juan Cathedral

This grand centuries-old Catholic church evolved from a wood structure into the medieval cathedral that is standing today. It is among the oldest churches in the Caribbean, at almost 500 years. The church also houses the marble tomb of the great explorer Ponce de León.
Adresse: 153 Calle Crisantemo, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 722 0861
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Plaza de la Rogativa

This small square is home to one of the most emblematic sites in Old San Juan. It is a "must-see" landmark located just a couple blocks from the Cathedral, and the site of the famous bronze statue La Rogativa, made by Lindsay Daen. The statue represents a bishop and his companions who helped frighten away the British troops during the 1797 attack on the city by carrying torches and chanting.
Adresse: Caleta Las Monjas, San Juan
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Museo de las Americas

The museum, which was built in 1992, hosts permanent exhibits exploring New World art and its African heritage, as well as indigenous and archaeological artifacts. It also hosts exhibits by local artists, creative workshops and other events for the community.
Adresse: Calle Norzagaray, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 724 5052
Åpningstider: Tue-Fri 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm
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Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico Museum of Art, which boasts more than ten exhibit halls, includes permanent collections and a compilation of Puerto Rican art from the 17th century to the present. There is also a lovely garden with a pond where you can relax and engage in some people-watching.
Adresse: 299 Ave De Diego, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 977 6277
Åpningstider: Wed 10am-8pm, Thu-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-6pm
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Playa Condado

This is a beach with splashes of graffiti, games of volleyball and plenty of Atlantic surf. Playa Condado is the most popular beach in the city with smooth and clean sand and warm water. But be aware, there can be some pretty rough waves, so be careful.
Adresse: Playa de Condado, San Juan
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Parque de las Palomas

Parque de las Palomas is a courtyard on top of the city wall, with great views of Bahía de San Juan and the criss-crossing water traffic that includes Brobdingnagian cruise ships. The park gets its name ("Park of the Pigeons") from the hundreds of pigeons that call the park home.
Adresse: Calle Tetuan, San Juan
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Playa Isla Verde

Playa Isla Verde is known as the Copacabana of Puerto Rico. Tanned bodies and beach bums flexing their muscles around the volleyball net can be spotted all over the place. The lovely sandy beach also has numerous restaurants, bars and shops to keep you fed, busy and happy.
Adresse: Carolina, San Juan
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Playa Ocean Park

Playa Ocean Park is a marvellous coast with a dreamy sand beach which is lined with different restaurants and shops. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy a relaxed day in the sun. It is also a great place to snorkel, surf, kayak or long boards, among many other activities.
Adresse: Calle General Patton San Juan, San Juan
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Arecibo Observatory

The Arecibo Observatory was the world's largest radar radio telescope for over 60 years, until in 2016 a larger one was constructed in China. It was operated by the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center of Cornell University for many years, and today makes for a great visit for science enthusiasts.
Adresse: Route 625 Bo. Esperanza, Arecibo
Telefon: +1 787 878 2612
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-4pm
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San Juan Botanical Garden

San Juan Botanical Garden has more than 200 species of tropical and subtropical vegetation, and it is the Universidad de Puerto Rico's main attraction. Stroll around the lotus lagoon, walk along the bamboo promenade and admire the orchid and palm gardens.
Adresse: Jardin Botanico UPR, San Juan
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Paseo de la Princesa

Built in honor of the Spanish princess of Asturias, this street has a broad pedestrian walkway full with flowers, trees and benches as well as historic buildings, restaurant and cafes. You will find this lovely place on the southern side of the Old San Juan.
Adresse: Paseo de la Princesa, San Juan
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Casa Bacardí

The Bacardí family built a small rum distillery here in the 1950s. Today it's the world's largest, capable of producing more than 20 million cases a year. A basic tour of the visitor center includes one free drink, or you can opt for a mixology class or rum tasting.
Adresse: Carretera 165, Cataño, Puerto Rico
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Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery

One of Old San Juan's remarkable cemeteries, Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis provides a peaceful respite from the bustle of the city and it has a beautiful location overlooking the ocean. There are amazing sculptures and architecture to explore, and many famous people are buried here.
Adresse: Calle Norzagaray, San Juan
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Balneario de Carolina

Carolina Beach is the perfect beach for a family vacation, where both tourists and locals can spend a marvellous day. In the summer months it is especially popular among locals. Restrooms and shower facilities are provided here. Also a small water park can be found off the 2nd parking lot.
Adresse: Ave. Los Gobernadores, San Juan
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Casa Blanca Museum

This mansion, built in 1521, was designed to protect governor Ponce de León, who, ironically, never lived there. The Spanish militia seized the house in 1779. Almost 100 years later, the U.S. military took it over and kept it until 1966, after which it was transformed into a museum.
Adresse: 1 Cll San Sebastian, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787-725-1454
Åpningstider: Wed-Sun 8am-4pm
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311 (Trois Cent Onze)

This elegant French restaurant in the heart of Old San Juan offers authentic French cuisine complimented by an excellent wine selection. The dishes are refined, delicate and full of flavor, and include vegan and vegetarian options and a selection of fine desserts.
Adresse: 311 Calle Fortaleza, Old San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 725 7959
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 6pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 6pm-10:30pm
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Restaurante Raíces

For an authentic dining and cultural experience, this is probably the best place to go in San Juan. The menu features local delicacies, such as mofongo, tostones and the traditional rice with green beans, among many others. The restaurant has an indoor dining room as well as a sidewalk eating area.
Adresse: 315 Recinto Sur, Old San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 289 2121
Åpningstider: Mon-Wed 11am-8pm, Thu-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 12pm-9pm
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Restaurant Barrachina

Known as the birthplace of the tropical piña colada drink in 1963, Barrachina offers a varied menu of genuine Puerto Rican food, from appetizers to entrées. It also happens to be a perfect place for events and celebrations, such as weddings, rehearsal dinners, and many more.
Adresse: 104 Calle de la Fortaleza, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 725 7912
Åpningstider: Sun–Tue 7am–10pm, Wed 7am–5pm, Thu–Sat 7am–10pm
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Restaurant Casita Blanca

Located just off the beaten path, this family-owned and operated restaurant is a favorite among island artists, politicians and tourists. Its Puerto Rican fare – including the native plantain treat “mofongo” – is well worth the trip. And don’t forget to ask for the house drink, called “chichaíto.”
Adresse: 351 Calle Tapia, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 726 5501
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 11:30am-4pm, Fri 11:30am-8pm, Sat 11:30am-9pm, Sun 11:30am-5pm
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El Hamburger

If you’re in the mood for a big, juicy burger, stay away from the fast-food restaurants, and hit this place instead. El Hamburger offers fast service, a great open-air atmosphere and even better prices. Try different types of cheese on your paddy, including Swiss, American or blue, and be sure to add bacon.
Adresse: 402 Muñoz Rivera Ave., Puerta de Tierra, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 721 4269
Åpningstider: Sun-Thu 11:30am-1am, Fri-Sat 12pm-4am
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La Mallorquina

This eatery was established in 1848, which makes it the oldest still-functioning restaurant in “the New World”. The house specialty is the “asopao,” a thick, savory, rice-based Puerto Rican soup that is cooked either with chicken or seafood. A must try for those who would like to experience something new.
Adresse: 207 San Justo St., San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 722 3261
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La Tortuga

La Tortuga is one of very few places that open early in the morning. It is a great place for breakfast or snacks. Drop by and try out their huge calzone or the different pizzas, which are all delicious.
Adresse: 116 Calle San Sebastian, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 725 1062
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El Patio De Sam

A great selection of more than 30 beers, including the locally brewed Medalla, makes this a popular "come as you are" spot, whether at the end of the workweek or after a long day of sightseeing. The menu consists mostly of American and Puerto Rican fare.
Adresse: 102 Calle San Sebastian, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 723 1149
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El Jibarito

The menus are handwritten and the tables wobble, but sanjuaneros have favored this casual, no-frills, family-run restaurant – tucked away on a quiet cobbled street – for years. The bistec encebollado, goat fricassee, and shredded beef stew are among the specialties on the menu of typical Puerto Rican comida criolla dishes. The tiny back porch is filled with plants, and the dining room is filled with fanciful depictions of life on the street outside.
Adresse: 280 Calle Sol, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 725 8375
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-9pm
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Parrot Club

Parrot Club offers a wide range of Latin classics for its guests. Laid back atmosphere, friendly staff and beautiful Caribbean decor are just a few things that you'll experience when dining here.
Adresse: 363 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 725 7370
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Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar

Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar is a great venue for all of those who are looking for a fancy lounge-style bar. Grab your friends and visit this place for some of the best meals and drinks in the area.
Adresse: 317 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 724 3969
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Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano

Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano is a place with an atmosphere built around music. The bistro is owned by Carli, a musician who makes sure that whether you spend your time indoors or outdoors, your dining experience will be high-quality. From the menu you can find tasty dishes like Caribbean tapas, pasta dishes, fish and steak.
Adresse: Plazoleta Rafael Carrión, Calle Recinto Sur and Calle San Justo, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 725 4927
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La Cucina di Ivo

A pretty courtyard just steps from the cathedral has been transformed into this traditional trattoria. The kitchen turns out specialities of the chef´s native city of Milan. The menu offers mouth-watering Italian dishes like risotto, pasta, meat and fish dishes.
Adresse: 356 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 729 7070
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Istanbul Restaurant

As the name indicates, this is a Turkish restaurant serving mouth-watering dishes like mixed grill, shish kebab, Anatolian casserole and other yummy delicacies. The food is always freshly made and the staff are attentive and friendly.
Adresse: 325 Recinto Sur, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 722 5057
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Cafe Manolín Old San Juan

Café Manolín is a 60-year-old institution in the district of Old San Juan. The cafe offers a complete menu of moderately-priced breakfast staples and lunch specialties. Ordering dessert and freshly brewed coffee in typical Puerto Rican fashion is an absolute must.
Adresse: 251 San Justo St., Viejo San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 723 9743
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Cafe Cuatro Sombras

Cafe Cuatro Sobras has excellent coffee, there’s no doubt about that. The coffee beans they use are 100% arabica, straight from the mountains of Yauco. Apart from the great coffee, the service is also friendly and efficient so stop by and have a great time while sipping on your favorite coffee.
Adresse: 259 Calle Recinto Sur, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 724 9955
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St. Germain Bistro & Cafe

The interior of this cafe is inviting, and customers will certainly experience its feel-good ambiance when sitting inside, sipping on a cup of hot chocolate. Stop by and make your stay a whole experience by trying out some of the nicest coffees on the menu.
Adresse: 156 Calle Sol, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 725 5830
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Cafeteria Mallorca

This old-fashioned diner offers its guests the special Mallorca, which is a sweet pastry that's buttered, grilled, and then sprinkled with powdered sugar. If you are not up for sweets now, stop by for breakfast and have a lovely time with your friends and family.
Adresse: 300 Calle San Francisco, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 724 4607
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Club Brava

Club Brava is a place where you can start your evening off in an energetic fashion, dancing until your feet hurt. Once you've reached the stage where you need to catch your breath and get some refreshments, then you can head upstairs to the Ultra Lounge.
Adresse: 6063 Isla Verde Ave. Carolina, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 791 2781
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El Batey

Cool, crusty and unashamedly divey, El Batey is a cavernous drinking joint whose walls are covered in graffiti, and the low-key lighting and undeniably good vibes will have you groping in your pockets for spare change to light up the suitably retro jukebox.
Adresse: 101 Calle del Cristo, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 725 1787
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La Taberna Lúpulo

This beautiful old corner bar has been updated with Puerto Rico's best selection of microbrews. The line-up on the 30 taps is ever-changing and includes some of America's best and most unusual brews. La Taberna Lúpulo is the place to go for beer-lovers.
Adresse: 150 San Sebastián, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 721 3772
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Los 3 Cuernos

The draw at Los 3 Cuernos is the flavored chichaítos, an inexpensive Puerto Rican favorite of rum and anise liquor. It’s tasty, sweet, and decidedly strong, and you have a choice of 25 flavors, including passion fruit, coconut, and ginger.
Adresse: 359 Calle de San Francisco, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 525 6166
Åpningstider: Tue–Thu 1pm–2am, Fri–Sat 1pm–3am, Sun 1pm–2am, Mon 5pm–2am
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La Factoría

The "La Factoría" describes itself as a Craft Cocktail Bar with great music in Old San Juan. You will find DJs, acoustic guitar players, sing-a-long sets, amazing cocktails and tapas for when you need a bite to eat to keep you going. It is one of the city's premier local music performance venues.
Adresse: 148 Calle San Sebastian, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 412 4251
Åpningstider: Tue-Sun 6pm-4am
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Club Kronos

One of the most popular clubs in San Juan, Club Kronos has a lot to offer. Are you planning on going out this weekend? On Fridays and Saturdays, this place awaits you with different themed nights. Salsa, hip hop, reggaeton, and even electronic music are all among their repertoire.
Adresse: 192 Segarra St, Sector bechara, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 647 2350
Åpningstider: Fri–Sat 10pm–5am
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Plaza Las Americas

Excellent shopping and great deals can be found in any one of the 300 stores inside Plaza Las Américas, the Caribbean’s largest mall. The sprawling 2.1 million-square-foot shopping center will definitely take more than one day to explore. Aéropostale, Gap, A/X Armani Exchange, Chico’s, Tous and Tommy Hilfiger are some of the shops that more than 26 million visitors hit every year.
Adresse: 525 Roosevelt Ave, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 767 5202
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Ole Curiosidades

Ole Curiosidades is a beloved old-school hat shop with a wonderful and varied selection of custom-fit creations and truly authentic Panama hats. The friendly staff will be happy to help you to pick out the shape, color and right hatband for you to get.
Adresse: Calle de La Fortaleza 105, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 724 2445
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 10am-6.30pm
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Galeria Exodo

This beautiful gallery features pieces created by some of Puerto Rico's best contemporary artists, including, among many others, Emanuel Torres. Galeria Exodo offers accessible, original and affordable works of art for everyone, making them a great souvenir.
Adresse: 200 Calle del Cristo, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 725 4252
Åpningstider: Daily 11am-7pm
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Located in the heart of Condado's fashion district, Abitto offers world-renowned couture for both men and women. Fashion brands such as John Galliano, Versace, Alexander McQueen, YS can be found here. Abitto also provides beautiful accessories like bags, wallets, shoes and belts.
Adresse: 1124 Ashford Avenue, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 724 0303
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat10.30am-6pm
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Plaza Carolina

Plaza Carolina houses American standards such as JC Penney, Best Buy, Forever 21 and Sears among its 240 shops. Plaza Carolina is the second biggest shopping center in Puerto Rico, so will be sure to find what you are looking for. There are many dining options to choose from, as well.
Adresse: Avenida Jesús M. Fragoso, Carolina
Telefon: +1 787 768 0514
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 11am-6pm
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The Mall of San Juan

This state-of-the-art, two-level mall features shops like Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Besides shopping, there are exquisite dining and entertainment options as well as a children's play area. Other stores you will find here include: Victoria's Secret, Tory Burch, Versace, H&M, lululemon athletica, Louis Vuitton, LUSH, Jimmy Choo, Pandora, Zara, Pottery Barn, and more.
Adresse: 1000 The Mall of San Juan Blvd, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 759 6310
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The Cigar House

Situated in the historic district of Old San Juan, The Cigar House features the largest and most varied selection of cigars in the entire Caribbean. The shop offers a great variety of cigars and a comfy lounge with a full bar in which to enjoy your purchases.
Adresse: 257 Fortaleza Street, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 685 6512
Åpningstider: Sun - Thu: 10am - 9pm, Fri - Sat: 10am - 11pm
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Spicy Caribbee

Spicy Caribbee opened its doors in June 1988 and has since established itself in firmly in the city. It is a charming little spice shop with a friendly and helpful staff. Besides spices, you will also find tropical jams, tea, chocolate, Puerto Rican coffee and fragrances.
Adresse: 154 Calle Cristo, San Juan
Telefon: +1 787 725 4690
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat: 10am - 6pm, Sun: 11am - 5pm
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Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport

San Juan is mainly served by the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, which is located about three miles (five kilometers) southeast of San Juan. Upon arriving, visitors are offered several ways of getting to the city: Shuttles are provided by most large hotels, as well as by private companies, and taxis and car rental companies can be found at all terminals. The local AMA buses run from the airport to the city, departing from the departures level at terminals A and D.
Adresse: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Telefon: +1 787 253 2329
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Time Zone

San Juan is in the Atlantic time zone, and all times are reflected in Atlantic time.
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Public Transport

Getting around in San Juan is an adventure, especially since drivers can be quite aggressive and tend to drive fast. Distance is measured both in miles and kilometers. For the most part, getting around San Juan is rather easy, provided that the traffic is light. There are peak times, especially in the morning and early afternoon when traffic jams are the norm. Autoridad Metropolitana de Autobuses: There is a public bus system in place, which is quite affordable. The bus system operates 30 routes along the San Juan area and several other municipalities. Unfortunately, the buses are not always on time so you need to have plenty of time to use them. Buses run from 4:30am to 10pm, Monday to Friday and from 5:30am to 10pm on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
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At the airport, visitors are greeted by a fleet of white tourist cabs, which offer fixed fares on specific routes. There are metered taxis available outside the established zones, with standard fees that vary according to distance, number of passengers, number of pieces of luggage and the duration of the trip. Puerto Rico Tourist Taxi +1 787 969 3260 Astro Taxi +1 787 727 8888 AA American Taxi, Inc. +1 787 982 3466 Cooperativa de Servicio Capetillo Taxi +1 787 758 7000 / +1 787 758 7004 Cooperativa Rochdale Radio Taxi +1 787 721 1900
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Post Office

Puerto Rico uses the U.S. Postal Service, which operates numerous branches throughout the San Juan area. Stamps are available at pharmacies and retailers in the tourist district. Post Office business hours are normally Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm and – depending on the location – on Saturdays from 8am to 12pm.
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The good thing about being in the San Juan area is that there will always be a pharmacy that is open 24 hours, and normally very conveniently-located. Drugstores such as Walgreens sell over-the-counter medication and will usually dispatch prescription drugs rather quickly. Urgent medical and dental care are also available at several area hospitals and clinics, including the Ashford Presbyterian Hospital in the Condado area, and smaller neighborhood treatment facilities.
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Country code: +1 Area code: 787
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