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Puerto Rico, Caribbean

San Juan


San Juan may be part of Puerto Rico, a commonwealth of the United States, but this city has a flavor all its own. Located on the "Island of Enchantment," the city integrates Spanish, African, Indian, and U.S. cultures into a unique blend evident in the traditional local Criolla cuisine, which includes fried green plantains and mofongo, a dish made up of mashed plantains with meat or seafood in a garlic and tomato sauce. The Old San Juan neighborhood holds many of the city's treasures, including an array of Spanish colonial homes. As the second-oldest city in the Americas, San Juan attractions offer plenty of history, and the El Morro, Fuerte San Cristobal, and La Fortaleza fortresses are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Flights to San Juan land three miles away from the city at Puerto Rico's main gateway, the San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.

When To Go

With warm and sunny weather year-round, San Juan can be a perfect getaway. The most popular time to visit is winter, when many people escape the dreary, cold days up north. The least popular time to go is during the summer and fall, when hurricane season is in effect and the weather in the North gets hot. However, hotel prices drop and visitors thin out, making for a more affordable and quiet vacation.

high season: mid-December to mid--April
low season: mid-April to mid--December

Weather Information

Year-round, average high temperatures are in the 80s. The warmest months are June through October, when average highs reach 88 degrees. Hurricane season lasts from June through November, with the most precipitation typically in November.

Crowd Information

San Juan gets busy from mid-December through mid-April, especially during the San Sebastian Street Festival in January, which attracts local crowds. June and July are popular months for locals to visit the beaches as schools in Puerto Rico are on break.

Closure Information

Hotels, shops, and attractions remain open throughout the year. However, many shops and attractions will close for certain holidays such as Christmas, Three Kings Day (January 6), Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Thanksgiving Day.

When to Save

Prices remain fairly consistent throughout the year. However, hotel rates peak during the high season, and drop during the low season.

Information provided by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company