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Where to Find the Best Views in San Juan

Where to Find the Best Views in San Juan

With its colorful streets and buildings, numerous historical attractions, and bays and beaches, San Juan is photogenic from all angles. Whether you want to see it from above, from the water, or from a historical high point, here’s where to find the best views in San Juan.

 

The Streets of Old San Juan

Some of the most scenic sights in San Juan are the colorful colonial-era buildings and cobblestone streets in Old San Juan. Get a closer look by walking around the streets of Old San Juan. Some of the prettiest streets include La Fortaleza and Caleta de las Monjas.

 

Castillo de San Cristóbal

The old fort offers some of the best views in San Juan in every direction. Look north to see the Atlantic Ocean, east to see San Juan, south to see Old San Juan, and west to see the Castillo San Felipe del Morro and the Cementerio Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis.

 

Paseo de la Princesa

One of the most popular promenades in the city, Paseo de la Princesa offers wonderful views along its route. Enjoy sweeping vistas of San Juan Bay and its colorful boats, old city walls, La Fortaleza, Governor’s Mansion, and Raíces Fountain. It’s also a great spot to watch the sunset.

 

Sightseeing Cruise on San Juan Bay

To get a different perspective on San Juan, take to the waters on a sightseeing cruise along San Juan Bay. Hop on a traditional sailboat or catamaran and pass by landmarks such as El Morro and La Fortaleza.

 

Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Commonly referred to as El Morro, it is thought to be the oldest Spanish fort in the New World. El Morro offers wonderful and far-reaching views from the top of its six levels, as well as from the open lawn around it.

 

Bayamón

A suburb of San Juan, Bayamón is home to several high vantage points that offer expansive city views. Head to the observation tower inside Luis A. Ferre Science Park or to the Julio E. Monagas Lookout Tower inside Julio Enrique Monagas Park.

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Old San Juan Sunset Sail

Old San Juan Sunset Sail

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Float past hundreds of years of history and picturesque scenery during this 2-hour sunset sailing excursion in Old San Juan Harbor. Climb aboard the "Amazing Grace," a topsail schooner fashioned in the style of 19th-century American sailing vessels, for an unforgettable ride past the wonders of this historic area. As you sail you’ll enjoy up-close views of Old San Juan sights like El Morro fortress, La Fortaleza, Paseo la Princesa and more, all set aglow by the fading late afternoon light. A guide and complimentary beverages and snacks are all covered.
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Old San Juan Harbor Sailing Tour

Old San Juan Harbor Sailing Tour

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Float past more than 500 years of history and picturesque scenery during this 1.5-hour sailing excursion in Old San Juan Harbor. Climb aboard the ‘Amazing Grace,’ a topsail schooner fashioned in the style of 19th-century American sailing vessels, for an unforgettable ride past the wonders of this historic area. As you sail you’ll enjoy up-close views of Old San Juan sights such as El Morro fortress, La Fortaleza, and Paseo la Princesa. A guide and complimentary beverages and snacks are all covered.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Sunset Sail by San Juan Historical Bay
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Sunset Sail by San Juan Historical Bay

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Go sailing and watch the sunset on a cruise from San Juan. Get great photo ops of Puerto Rico’s coastline and enjoy a comfortable sail on the Caribbean Sea. Your captain shares commentary about the region and provides complimentary drinks for your group of no more than six people.
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  • 2 hours
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San Juan Catamaran Sunset Sail
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San Juan Catamaran Sunset Sail

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Sail the calm, azure waters of San Juan Bay at sunset during a cocktail cruise. Enjoy a warm welcome aboard from your friendly captain and crew, then settle in for a scenic ride. Watch the island coastline glide by as the sun sinks toward the horizon. Sip a complimentary rum punch or sparkling wine with your family and friends and listen as your captain points out landmarks like El Morro Fort and San Juan Gate. Arrive back at the dock in time to continue your evening in San Juan.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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San Juan Bay Day Sail
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San Juan Bay Day Sail

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Set sail across the Caribbean on this 1.5-hour cruise from San Juan and enjoy unforgettable views of the Puerto Rican capital. Hop aboard a traditional sailboat and sip complimentary drinks as you cruise along the coast. Keep your camera to hand as you pass landmarks like San Juan Bay Marina and El Morro Fort, and spot dolphins and sea turtles swimming and playing around the boat.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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