Monday, September 22, 2014

Puerto Rico Destinations - San Juan


1      San Juan




Code of Arms, San Juan PRSan Juan is one of Puerto Rico's most important seaports, and is the island's manufacturing, financial, cultural, and tourism center. The population of the Metropolitan Statistical Area, including San Juan and the municipalities of Bayamón, Guaynabo, Cataño, Canóvanas, Caguas, Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Carolina and Trujillo Alto, is about 2 million inhabitants; thus, about half the population of Puerto Rico now lives and works in this area. San Juan is also a principal city of the San Juan-Caguas-Fajardo Combined Statistical Area. The city has been the host of events within the sports community, including the 1979 Pan American Games, 1966 Central American and Caribbean Games, events of the 2006, 2009 and 2013 World Baseball Classics, the Caribbean Series and the Special Olympics and MLB San Juan Series in 2010.
 
Geography

San Juan is located along the north-eastern coast of Puerto Rico. It lies south of the Atlantic Ocean; the city occupies an area of 76.93 square miles (199.2 km2), of which, 29.11 square miles (75.4 km2) (37.83%) is water. San Juan's main water bodies are San Juan Bay and two natural lagoons, the Condado and San José


You cannot cover San Juan without including Old San Juan (Spanish: Viejo San Juan or San Juan Antiguo) is the oldest settlement within Puerto Rico and is the historic colonial section of San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1972 as "Zona Histórica de San Juan" (San Juan Historic Site), and declared a National Historic Landmark District in March 2013. Some of Old San Juan streets are still paved with blue cobblestones from the Spanish colonial era.
 

Attractions

Castillo San Felipe del MorrowThe main attraction in Puerto Rico’s San Juan is Old San Juan and its many attractions starting with the paved blue cobblestones streets from the Spanish colonial era. Old San Juan’s main attraction is Castillo San Felipe del Morro. San Juan National Historic Site includes Castillo San Cristóbal, Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Fortín San Juan de la Cruz known locally as El Cañuelo, and three fourths of the city walls. Other places to visit are listed below with a link to walking map and more on listed attractions…


Follow this link to more on the above attractions and walking tours map of Old San Juan. Old San Juan Map!
  •  Paseo de la Princesa
  • Puerta de San Juan
  • Plazuela de la Rogativa
  • La Fortaleza
  • Capilla del Cristo
  • Catedral de San Juan Baurista
  • Meseo Pablo Casals
  • Iglesia de San José
  • Casa Blanca
  • Castillo San Cristóbal
  • Plaza de Colon

Beaches in San Juan

BEACHES IN SAN JUAN
Name
Location
Coast
Isla Verde, Eastern part of San Juan
East
Condado District, Central San Juan
North East
1.8 mi. East of Old San Juan
South East
Isla Verde, Central San Juan
East
Ocean Park, Central San Juan
North East
Condado District, Central San Juan
North East

 Transportation in Puerto Rico
Follow the below URL link for information and links to more information on the following methods of transportation in Puerto Rico…
  • Taxi
  • Walking
  • Bus
  • Minibus (Publicos)
  • Rental Cars
  • Metro (Tren Urbano
  • Ferry
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