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San Juan, Puerto Rico

One of the largest islands in the Eastern Caribbean, Puerto Rico's landscape encompasses mountains, underground caves, coral reefs, white-sand beaches and an incredibly massive rainforest that supplies fresh water to most of the island. At the same time San Juan, the capital of the commonwealth, is a big city with a bustling business district, glitzy resorts and casinos, as well as one of the most stunning examples of colonial life in the Western world.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

When you're in San Juan, don't miss the opportunity to witness the pinnacle of natural beauty by exploring Puerto Rico's El Yunque Rainforest. It features more than 240 species of trees, hundreds of miniature orchids and what was once believed to be the Fountain of Youth.

Other Fun Things to Do

See Baņo Grande, a natural swimming pool. Then take a walk on Camitillo Trail and look for the artificial nest of the Puerto Rican parrot and the flora and fauna of the Palo Colorado forest.
Explore Old San Juan, the second-oldest European settlement in the New World. Ride to San Felipe El Morro, the most dramatic of all the city's military fortifications. Visit the Casa Blanca Museum & Gardens, the Ballaja Barracks, Quincentennial Square, San Jose Church, San Juan Cathedral and Cristo Chapel.

Sporting Adventures

Bike through the gorgeous scenery of the Piņones Reserve, home to the island's most spectacular views.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

Puerto Rico is a great place to enjoy authentic Spanish-style sangria and taste a wide array of delicious tapas.

Local Currency

The US dollar (USD) is the official unit of currency in Puerto Rico. Traveller's cheques and credit cards are also widely accepted.

Weather in San Juan, Puerto Rico


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 84° 28.89°
Average Low 71° 21.67°
Mean Temperature N/A N/A
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 2.41 in 6.12 cm

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