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How to Explore and Enjoy San Juan



Regardless of how you get there, San Juan is a wonderful place to vacation. One of the best ways to get to San Juan is by taking a cruise. Caribbean cruises often make a stop in Puerto Rico. Why not take a cruise and explore Puerto Rico's capital when your ship rests in the port?

Royal Caribbean Cruises are the ultimate way to get to San Juan. The friendly staff will even organize an exploration tour of the famous tropical island. So much better than staying on the ship or trying to explore on your own, a tour of San Juan will entertain and educate.

San Juanís weather is warm and pleasant, making a winter vacation that much more favorable. Take your time to explore as much as you can. The cityís natural attractions and historic landmarks are worth the time you take to see it all.

You will never suffer from cold when you travel to San Juan. Even during winter, the temperature does not go lower than 25 degrees Celsius. When you feel you cannot handle the winter cold any longer, you can always pack your bags and head for Puerto Rico.

Though San Juan is steeped in history, the most popular reason for traveling to San Juan is to enjoy bathing in the sun on one of the many amazing beaches. Here, you can relax and enjoy the sun, the water, and ocean breeze.

There are more entertaining activities available for those with adventurous souls. Kite surfing and wind surfing are especially fun and SanJuan is the perfect place to enjoy both sports.

El Yunque National Forest is located just outside of San Juan. Here, you can experience the rain forest in all its natural beauty. Home of many species of birds, animals and plant life, this rain forest is considered to be among the most interesting national parks in the entire world.

However, if urban pleasures are more to your liking, San Juan will not fail to disappoint you. There are plenty of things to see and do while in the Puerto Rico capital. How much you take in depends on how much time you have at your disposal.

A history walk will take you visiting the many buildings dating back to the 16th century, when the Spanish colonists first set foot on the island.

You may also enjoy visiting the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, a very old religious place. The San Juan National Historic Site allows exploration of the old forts.

Ask locals for directions or simply let your feet guide you on the Old San Juanís streets. In this way, you can take in the local way of living and mingle among San Juan's people in the plaza --- a popular hangout.

After a full day of walking and exploring, you will want to kick back and relax. San Juan's restaurants serve the best in food and beverages. Many visitors love to sit on the beach and have a few drinks after eating a delicious dinner.

Most eateries and bars are located on Isla Verde, though there are some on Condado. When it comes to fun and relaxation, San Juan has just what you need.



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