A Handy Guide For Travelers To San Juan, Puerto Rico



Filed under : Hotels, Vacation Rentals

Referred to as “La Ciudad Amurallada,” San Juan is the capital of Puerto Rico and a major port and touristic center of the West Indies. The town is divided in three different areas that include the Old San Juan, the Resort area and other outlying communities like the Rio Piedras, Hato and Puerta Tierra among others.

Next, we share some interesting  attractions and things to do.  Additionally, you will  find some helpful trends  for this interesting destinations as well as great lodging options.

If you would like to feel just like a pirate of the Caribbean, San Juan’s Old City is obviously for you. The city’s two major fortresses, San Felipe del Morro and San Cristobal were built more than 400 years ago and a pleasure to explore. The city also features numerous bars and restaurants for San Juan condo guests to enjoy.

If your favorite thing to do while on vacation is shopping, staying at a San Juan lodging will not disappoint you. Like most major cities San Juan offers all kinds of alternatives from major brand shops to specialty stores. If you are looking for a modern American-style mall head to the Plaza las Americas shopping center.

If you like exploring the outdoors staying at a San Juan accommodation provides you with a great variety of choices. A horse riding tour of approximately 4 hours through the countryside is available for tourists as well as a rainforest hiking tour in the El Yunque National Forest.

Seventy-seven percent of the vacation planners who inquired for accommodations showed interest in comparison shopping among San Juan vacation rentals, bed breakfasts, motels, and hotels.  57 percent were also interested in getting lodging offers from other metro area cities including Condado, Isla Verde, Rio Mar, Loiza, Dorado, Carolina, and Rio Grande.

According to a study, those careful travelers who began their trip preparing two or more months before their arrival, represented the 44 percent. 29 percent were the amount of inquiries sent by those typical last minute vacationers and 25 percent came from those traditional travelers who inquired one to two months in advance.

Puerto Rico’s most popular vacation theme is family vacations since 32 percent of the traveler’s inquiries requested accommodations for groups of more than 4 adults, 27 percent for families with children, 31 percent for couples, and 10 percent for people traveling alone.

With the current state of the economy, comparison shopping plays an important role in consumer’s decisions.

For example, below there are two great lodging options to explore:

San Juan PR Bed and Breakfast: The Casa Castellana is a new B&B, and its goal is to make you feel at home. It has been refurbished on the old-fashioned model: Fresh flowers in the bedrooms, sweets at your bedside, pajamas set out on your pillow at night, and a thick Terry-cloth robe on your chair. At breakfast, there will be fresh flowers on your table. The Wall Street Journal and local business papers will be available, and fresh-squeezed orange juice will be served.Of course the San Juan B&B has its up-to-date side as well: Flat screen TV’s in every room. For more information, photos and a practical inquiry form to contact the owner directly, please visit rentalo.com, property ID#316853.

Vacation Condo in Condado Puerto Rico: This spacious San Juan vacation apartment is located right on Condado Beach, one of the most popular beaches in San Juan. The building has direct access to the beach, a fantastic pool, gym and 24-hour security. Reserved parking is included in the rental. The San Juan vacation rental has marble floors, granite counters, new modern appliances and it is fully equipped. It has central air conditioner and ceiling fans. For more info and pictures, please log into property ID#211778 at rentalo.com.

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