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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“Designed in accordance with the strictest and most modern standards of contemporary museum design, the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR) is composed of 130,000 square feet of modern spaces. The Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR) has 24 exhibition galleries distributed between the historical building in the west wing and the addition in the east wing.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“We love visiting this mall! It is beautiful besides being a great place to shop. ”
  • 82 locals recommend
Castle
“Visit this Historical Landmark was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in 1983. Was built in the 16th century to protect the city.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Old San Juan, the old Spanish town, takes you back in time. You have to visit the Forts and walk around its streets. Spend the whole day walking around :)”
  • 168 locals recommend
Plaza
“La Plaza del Mercado in Santurce is a slice of typical Puerto Rico. Located across the Baldorioty de Castro Highway (on the other side of Condado) at Dos Hermanos and Capitol Streets in San Juan's blue-collar neighborhood, the Santurce marketplace is a quaint square with a colorful central building fronting giant avocado sculptures. Inside is a traditional market where, during the day, you can find fruits, vegetables, herbs, and other local produce. Around the market, fondas, or local eateries, and bars line the plaza. From Thursday to Sunday, La Placita transforms into a crowded, lively, and boisterous block party.”
  • 133 locals recommend
Café
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“Local Favorite for the breakfast, sandwiches, and bakery. Even President Obama loved it when he visited the island! ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Speakeasy type bar with lots of cocktail drinks made with local products. ”
  • 99 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“You will arguably find the best Puerto Rican food in this spot. They have various locations so feel free to locate the closest one to you. Their "sister company", Cayo Caribe essentially​ serves the same menu. Feel free to locate whichever is closest to you. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Castle
“El Morro and Castillo de San Cristobal are among the most visited attractions on the island. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Historical neighborhood with forts, tours, good food, nightlife, shopping and cruise ship ports. The best parking in Old San Juan is in one of the two garages on Calle Recinto Sur, either Dona Fela Parking garage or Galeria Paseo Portuario garage. The streets are cobblestone and very uneven! Also, Old San Juan has many hills. The area is generally safe but be aware it is a known tourist area. There is an area on the north wall of Old San Juan called La Perla. It is featured in the Despacito Video but is not known as a safe or good area. There's not much to see there that you can't view from the wall of Old San Juan.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Housing Development
“Nothing captures the history of Puerto Rico more than Old San Juan's massive fortress.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Food Truck
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“Beautiful food truck park..Incredibly well designed and filled with many, many restaurants to choose from. Live music on the weekends. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Plaza del Mercado, or La Placita as it’s more commonly known, is a traditional market during the day. It truly comes to life in the evening though, as the streets fill with people enjoying the many bars and restaurants that surround it. Visit La Placita in the evening (Thursday through Saturday are the busiest nights), and you’ll be treated to live music and dancing in the streets. Grab a bite to eat or a drink, then join in the fun … the festive atmosphere is contageous!”
  • 73 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Such good pizza! Family place and great for going out. They also serve pastas and italian/puertorican food, as well as artisan beers, sangria and delicious drinks :) ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Lingerie Store
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“El Centro de todo ! "Plaza", as it is known to many Puerto Ricans, was the first indoor mall built in Puerto Rico. It is the largest shopping mall in the Caribbean and the second largest in Latin America ! Beautiful stores and big food court ! Enjoy !”
  • 55 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“One of the top local food restaurants. No thrills and straight forward Puertorrican/Dominican diner. Great food and good service. Can't go wrong.”
  • 47 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“You will arguably find the best Puerto Rican food in this spot. They have various locations so feel free to locate the closest one to you. Their "sister company", Cayo Caribe essentially​ serves the same menu. Feel free to locate whichever is closest to you. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Food Truck
“Beautiful food truck park..Incredibly well designed and filled with many, many restaurants to choose from. Live music on the weekends. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Plaza del Mercado, or La Placita as it’s more commonly known, is a traditional market during the day. It truly comes to life in the evening though, as the streets fill with people enjoying the many bars and restaurants that surround it. Visit La Placita in the evening (Thursday through Saturday are the busiest nights), and you’ll be treated to live music and dancing in the streets. Grab a bite to eat or a drink, then join in the fun … the festive atmosphere is contageous!”
  • 73 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Such good pizza! Family place and great for going out. They also serve pastas and italian/puertorican food, as well as artisan beers, sangria and delicious drinks :) ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
“One of the top local food restaurants. No thrills and straight forward Puertorrican/Dominican diner. Great food and good service. Can't go wrong.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Authentic and delicious Mexican food, fun ambiance, and reasonable prices. One of my favorites!”
  • 50 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“This is cultural place where you will find excellent Puerto Rican food and a tropical ambiant. The food is exquisite, the people are friendly and they also feature music and dances that relate to the Puerto Rican Culture. You may need to ask when they have live music in order to fully enjoy all the entertainment this restaurant offers. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Lounge
“Good restaurant with a fantastic view of the ocean. Great for a sunset dinner or cocktails”
  • 30 locals recommend

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