Old San Juan walking and tasting tour

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Experience hosted by Carla

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 5 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

I will send you the details for meeting in the heart of the Old San Juan, in front of a local cafetería to enjoy a 'mallorca', a simple local sweet bread roll. The place and people have not changed in decades. Coming there will defenitely be a time travel experience!

We will then head to La Perla, the most famous and colorful Puerto Rican district where videoclips and movies have been shot. From there we will go to El Morro, place of a fortress that had protected the island for centuries before becoming a must-see place for people visiting our island.

After a short walk we will reach the Casa Blanca garden where the first governor of the island lived during the 16th century. We will enjoy there a peaceful site to enjoy the view over San Juan's bay before seeing the garden itself.

We will conclude our tour at the 'Chocobar Cortés'. Cortés family has grown chocolate trees for nearly a century before opening this famous place in Old San Juan in 2013. People can order there a 'menu in which every dish incorporates chocolate in some way, shape, or form'. We will share at Cortés a last moment around a hot chocolate, during which I will share with you my tips for your remaining time in our enchanted island.

During the whole tour I will take pictures of the places we visit. If you like I'll be glad to take portraits of you. I'll be sending it to you within 2 days by email.
Other things to note
Come with walking shoes, we will be wandering in the Old San Juan. Don't hesitate to come with your camera !
I will send you the details for meeting in the heart of the Old San Juan, in front of a local cafetería to enjoy a 'mallorca', a simple local sweet bread roll. The place and people have not changed in decades. Coming there will defenitely be a time travel experience!

We will then head to La Perla, the most famous and colorful Puerto Rican district where videoclips and movies have been shot. From there we will go to El Morro, place of…

What's included

  • Food
    A small typical Puerto Rican pastry
  • Drinks
    A traditional hot chocolate

Meet your host, Carla

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 23 Reviews
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I'm a photographer born and raised in Puerto Rico. Being the daughter of a famous local artist, I've always been surrounded by art and local artists when I was a kid. At the age of 14 it made me decide I wanted to be a photographer.

As a kid and later as a photographer for a famous local advertising agency I have always loved discovering my island and meeting its people. After traveling around the world I thought it was time to share my passion for Puerto Rico, our culture and art to fellow explorers.
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Where you'll be

We will walk in the colorful and vibrant heart of Puerto Rico, the Old San Juan. We will discover there some of the most famous Puerto Rican spot, but also some secret places only local people know.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 23 reviews.

Carla
February 2021
I highly recommend this tour. Carla was very knowledgeable about everything Puerto Rico. We tasted delicious things and she took us around old San Juan. Even when two other places were actually close she took us to equally nice places to receive our treats. I got amazing pictures and had a nice time there was only six of us total in our group which was awesome. This was a great tour and a great value.
I highly recommend this tour. Carla was very knowledgeable about everything Puerto Rico. We tasted delicious things and she took us around old San Juan. Even when two other places…
Vickie
March 2020
this was the second walking tour I took in OSJ and was completely different and unique from the first one. La Perla was a must see.
Brittany
March 2020
Thought this was a great experience for the price. Yummy tastes of Puerto Rico and getting to see things I probably wouldn’t have seen on my own.
Alexis
March 2020
Carla was really sweets and has good personality. Wouldn’t have been able to see the hidden gems she showed us if I were by myself. Mallorca and hot chocolate was delicious!
Alaysia
March 2020
Carla was very friendly and welcoming. She knew a lot about the places we went and gave us amazing suggestions on places to go ! My sister and I had a wonderful time !!
Claudia
March 2020
We loved this tour with Carla! She has tremendous local knowledge of the area, and as a generous spirit and sharing her stories with everyone in the group. She is very kind and had great conversations with everyone as we walked through the different areas and saw wonderful sites everywhere! The Mallorca we started with was delicious, and I dream about that delicious hot coco! I re immense getting it hot with the cheese. Que rico! I appreciated the pace of her tour, because we all had enough time to look around, take lots of pictures, chat with each other, and walk around without feeling rushed. I would love to do another tour with Carla, and with her varied experiences and skills, she would be able to offer so many additional fantastic experiences in San Juan! I recommend this tour and will see what experiences Carla is offering next time I am in San Juan!
We loved this tour with Carla! She has tremendous local knowledge of the area, and as a generous spirit and sharing her stories with everyone in the group. She is very kind and had…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

Walking shoes