Explore San Juan, Puerto Rico
Immerse yourself in the rich history of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Visit some of the city's historical landmarks -- including El Morro, Fort San Cristobal -- and marvel at its distinct character.
Fort San CristobalOne of the must-see tourist attractions in San, Puerto Rico, is the Fort San Cristobal. The fort, the largest Spanish fort in the Western hemisphere, was built in 1783 to protect the city against land attacks. 960 1280
San Juan BeachesVisit one of San Juan’s white sandy beaches. Ocean Park Beach attracts more single adults than families. Pine Grove Beach, Playa Santa, Caña Gorda and Carolina Public Beach are perfect for the best swimming. On the main island, the best spot for snorkeling is El Convento Beach. And for surfers, Rincón is the center of the island surf scene. 960 1280
Devil's GueriteMost of San Juan’s walls have guerites or sentry boxes at various points. One of Fort San Cristobal’s sentry boxes, Devil’s Guerite (pictured), is one of the oldest parts of the fort, built in 1634. Local legend claims that a soldier disappeared randomly from the guerite. 960 1280
El MorroEl Morro aka Fuerte San Felipe del Morro is another popular tourist attraction in San Juan. It is one of two forts inside the San Juan National Historic Site. This trail allows tourist to walk around the 6-story fortress built between 1539 and 1589. Travelers who enjoy a good history tour can also walk into the fortress’ depths, which include a maze of tunnels, barracks and prison cells. 960 1280
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