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San Juan is the capital of the island nation of Puerto Rico. This vibrant and varied capital features a wealth of historical attractions, as well as heavenly beaches, and a rich culture and heritage. It’s a great destination for families, as well as providing plenty of options for those who want to experience the livelier side of island life!
San Juan Holidays
San Juan’s full title translates as ‘Municipality of the Capital City, Saint John the Baptist’, and the original settlement on this site was founded by Spanish colonists in 1521. This is in fact the second oldest European-founded city in the Americas, falling in rank behind the Dominican city of Santa Domingo.
Unsurprisingly, with such a rich history and heritage, a holiday in San Juan will give you the chance to explore some fascinating old sites – many of which are linked to the fortifications and defences built here by the Spanish. For example, you might like to pay a visit to the forts at Fort San Felipe del Morro and Fort San Cristóbal, both sturdy constructions that combine military might with architectural flourishes in the Spanish baroque style. Then there is the mansion known as La Fortaleza, which once provided a home for the island’s first governor.
Wander around the city streets, and you’ll come across countless music venues, galleries, museums and restaurants. Both the music and cuisine of Puerto Rico take their influences from a broad range of sources, and no holiday to San Juan would be complete with immersing your senses in the local sounds and flavours!
San Juan is a popular destination for sports, and the city has hosted international sporting events on a number of occasions; including the Pan American Games, the Caribbean Games and the World Baseball Classics. This legacy is reflected by a keen local interest in sports, both land-based and aquatic. On a holiday to San Juan you could engage in pursuits such as cycling, motocross and horse riding, or take to the waves with surfboard or jet ski. Diving is yet another popular draw on holidays in San Juan, as the superb combination of clear waters and elaborate coral reefs provide the perfect conditions for the sport. The beaches of San Juan themselves are a joy to behold, with wide swathes of golden sand stretching for as far as the eye can see. Check out other holidays to Condado.
Cheap Holidays in San Juan
Offering a broad selection of exciting attractions, all steeped in a truly unique local culture, holidays to San Juan are quite unlike anywhere else you’re likely to have been. Talk to lastminute.com to book your own cheap holiday to San Juan, and it’ll be something you talk about for years to come. Book all your holidays to Puerto Rico with lastminute.com