Did you know that Puerto Rico was named the number one U.S. island on USA Today’s Readers’ Choice list of 2016? It provides easy access for visitors coming straight from the USA as not even a passport is required. Still, this pales in comparison to all the delectable food, glorious beaches, and vibrant culture that beg to be explored. Do not make the mistake of only using this Puerto Rican city as a stepping stone to other Caribbean getaways.
After Santo Dominigo, San Juan is the oldest city that was founded by Europeans in the Americas. On top of that, it is one of the biggest and best natural harbors in the entire Caribbean and therefore carries the nickname La Ciudad Amurallada (The Walled City). Back in the 16th century, the city was used as a starting point for Spanish expeditions within the New World and successfully thwarted many an attack, including one by Sir Francis Drake in 1595.
However, you will not only want to see the Old San Juan of colonial times. It will certainly make you want to stay and get lost among the cobblestone streets, brightly colored houses, and tranquil plazas with their range of topnotch restaurants. Also venture forth into the New San Juan, known as San Juan Metro.
Here is where you can find the popular beaches and the seaside attractions that go with them, such as water sports, exciting nightlife, and classy resorts. While these two areas are major tourist magnets, the two main must-sees are actually Condado and Ocean Park, located nearby Isla Verde. These spots provide the perfect blend, namely that of lively city living with relaxing tropical scenes.
Whether you bring your entire family along or you are exploring San Juan with a travel partner, Orbitz should be your first stop when you are looking for cheap car rental in the city. We will find the best car for your needs and offer you the most competitive price. Prebook your car in advance and pick it up upon arrival at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.