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Romantic Guide to San Juan

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San Juan may just be one of the most romantic cities in the entire world. From the winding streets of Old San Juan to the city's incredible beaches and sunsets, San Juan can easily provide the getaway that every couple imagines!

Good for
  • Couples
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Old San Juan

Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods

Paseo de la Princesa

Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Waffle-era Tea Room alias La Waflera

Restaurants

Cathedral of San Juan Bautista

History Museums

Chocobar Cortes

Restaurants

Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Luquillo Beach

Beaches

La Mina Falls

Waterfalls

Perla

Restaurants

Nuyorican Cafe

Bars & Clubs

Angela A's City Tips

  • San Juan has an average temperature of about 82 degrees.
  • The hurricane or "rainy" season begins in June and typically runs through November. Just be aware that there may be more precipitation during this period, but it can still be a nice time to visit.
  • The currency in Puerto Rico is the U.S. dollar.
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    Old San Juan
    Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
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    Angela A Says:

    Old San Juan is the ideal destination for the romantic in everyone. With its creative, Colonial architecture and combination of eateries, historic properties, and unique attractions, it offers the perfect playground for couples.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • While the best way to explore Old San Juan is on foot, there is also a free trolley that runs to the most popular destinations.
    • Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to explore the eclectic shops!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 208 things to do in San Juan
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice loved the historic forts 25/09/2018
    • My Bday 24/09/2018
    • Old San Juan
    Other:
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    Paseo de la Princesa
    Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Angela A Says:

    The Paseo de la Princesca is a beautiful place to promenade with your loved one. Dating back to the mid-1800s, enter this historic passage through the walls that surround this old city, and browse its myriad shops, restaurants, and much more!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • At the end of the walk, you will find the San Juan Gate, that opens right into the middle of the city.
    • On the weekends, expect live music and vendors of all sorts.
    • This is a great place to watch the sunset!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 208 things to do in San Juan
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful, romantic walk 23/09/2018
    • A very nice walk specially at sunset. 17/09/2018
    • Paseo de la Princesa
    Address:
    Paseo de la Princesa
    San Juan
    Puerto Rico
    Other:
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    Waffle-era Tea Room alias La Waflera
    Restaurants (Cafe)
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    Angela A Says:

    The Waffle-era Tea Room is a fantastic little hideaway that offers made-from-scratch Belgian Waffles - perfect for sharing! You may also sample over thirty gourmet teas and herbal infusions at this eccentric place. Expect a welcoming atmosphere, with quiet tables and tons of romance in the air.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Try the “Wafflitos,” the smaller, younger cousin to the Waffle.
    • Do not leave without at least splitting a Dessert Waffle. The S'mores is amazing!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delicious waffles and breakfast! 15/09/2018
    • Not a Family Friendly Place 06/08/2018
    • Waffle-era Tea Room alias La Waflera
    Address:
    #252 Calle San Jose Old San Juan
    San Juan 00901
    Puerto Rico
    Phone:
    +1 787-721-1512
    Price range:
    US$6 - US$18
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    08:30 - 15:00
    Sat - Sun
    08:00 - 15:00
    Other:
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    Cathedral of San Juan Bautista
    History Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    The San Juan Cathedral is a Gothic wonder, and the second oldest cathedral in all of the Americas. This historic landmark is full of elegant, stained glass windows, creating imagery that is simply astounding. Sit in the pews and enjoy some quiet, peaceful time with your partner.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to visit Ponce de Leon's tomb.
    • Admission is free, but they do accept donations.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 208 things to do in San Juan
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Peaceful Atmosphere 21/09/2018
    • Beautiful! 21/09/2018
    • Cathedral of San Juan Bautista
    Address:
    153 Calle Crisantemo
    Old San Juan
    San Juan 00927-6311
    Puerto Rico
    Phone:
    +1 787-722-0861
    Other:
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    Chocobar Cortes
    Restaurants (Contemporary, Puerto Rican)
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    Angela A Says:

    If the way to the heart is indeed through the stomach, then ChocoBar definitely has you covered. Having managed to include chocolate in just about every item on the menu, sweeten up your special someone by splitting an innovative dish or two in the wonderful ambiance here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Stop in for a full meal, or just for a hot chocolate.
    • Be sure to try the chocolate grilled cheese!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Great Place For Chocolate!! 25/09/2018
    • Early bird! 23/09/2018
    • Chocobar Cortes
    Address:
    210 Calle de San Francisco
    San Juan 00901-1613
    Puerto Rico
    Phone:
    +1 787-722-0499
    Price range:
    US$3 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 20:00
    Other:
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    Castillo San Felipe del Morro
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Angela A Says:

    The Castillo San Felipe del Morro is an imposing fortress that protected Puerto Rico from invasion in centuries gone by. This World Heritage Site showcases over 400 years of military history, plus the site offers great views over the sea, making it a memorable site for couples to visit whether you're into history or not.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Be aware that it is an uphill walk to get here, and once inside, there are many steps and slopes to navigate.
    • Don't miss the thrilling views from the battlements. This walk is perfect for couples!
    • World Heritage members receive free admission.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 208 things to do in San Juan
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fun History 24/09/2018
    • Amazing landmark. Must see! 24/09/2018
    • Castillo San Felipe del Morro
    Address:
    501 Calle Norzagaray
    San Juan 00901-1213
    Puerto Rico
    Phone:
    +1 787-729-6777
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Luquillo Beach
    Beaches
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    Angela A Says:

    Luquillo Beach is a stunning stretch of sand close to the El Yunque National Rain Forest, and it is often far less crowded than other beaches, affording plenty of opportunities for quiet, romantic moments. Its shore is protected by a reef too, so it also offers couples warm, calm waves to soak in.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There is a minimal charge for parking and the use of restrooms.
    • Vendors sell food and drink items on the beach at low prices.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 16 things to do in El Yunque National Forest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Loved the local atmosphere! 17/09/2018
    • Affordable local food and a beautiful beach 28/08/2018
    • Luquillo Beach
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    La Mina Falls
    Waterfalls
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    Angela A Says:

    La Mina Falls has got to be one of the most picturesque places on the face of the earth! Accessed by one of two hiking trails, couples may even find themselves swimming in the pool at the bottom of the falls. Really, how romantic is that?

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to watch the rocks, as that they can get quite slippery.
    • La Mina Trail is the most direct, as well as the shortest of the two trails. It will have a few inclining slopes, but it is less than a mile.
    • There is no fee to enter!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 16 things to do in El Yunque National Forest
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A must see! 23/08/2018
    • Beautiful but very crowded 10/07/2018
    • La Mina Falls
    Phone:
    1800
    Other:
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    Perla
    Restaurants (Seafood)
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    Angela A Says:

    Perla is definitely one of the most romantic restaurants in all of Puerto Rico! Housed in a giant, white clam shell that is perched over a pool of water, the restaurant specializes in seafood, but also serve delicious meat dishes like Filet Mignon and Lamb Chops.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Be sure to make a reservation!
    • Ask to be seated with a good view of the Atlantic Ocean.
    • If you like seafood, try the Pan Roasted Sea Bass.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good try but not there yet 22/09/2018
    • Perla for brunch 28/08/2018
    • Perla
    Address:
    1077 Ave Ashford
    La Concha Resort
    San Juan 00907-1128
    Puerto Rico
    Phone:
    +1 787-977-3285
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    06:30 - 11:00
    Tue - Sat
    18:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Nuyorican Cafe
    Bars & Clubs
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    Angela A Says:

    The Nuyorican Cafe is a nightclub that offers free salsa lessons! Often labeled as one of the most intoxicating dances for couples in love, be prepared to salsa the night away together here.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The entrance is actually in the side alley, so don't blink, or you'll miss it!
    • There is a very small cover charge, and a live band is typically playing.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 48 Nightlife in San Juan
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Casualty of Hurricane Maria 08/11/2017
    • Best place in San Juan for Live Local Music! 31/08/2017
    • Nuyorican Cafe
    Address:
    312 Plaza San Francisco
    Old San Juan
    San Juan 00927-5812
    Puerto Rico
    Phone:
    +1 787-977-1276
    Other:
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