Private Tour of Old San juan


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

(kid-friendly) See Old San Juan with a private guide

- If you were a kid, would you like to take a tour of Viejo San Juan?
- YES!!! Of Course!!!
There are many things to see, including forts, palaces, dungeons, secret tunnels, etc.

- However, are the kids going to be comfortable with a regular tour?
- I don't know. . . they might. . .
But what about if we customized the tour in a way that they would enjoy it the most (as well as adults).

We can go into the forts, fly kites, play with the cats (bring hand sanitizer), look for "morivivi" (mimosa pudica plants, that move when you touch them), look at the pigeons (& other birds), learn about trees, harvest almond seeds, listen to epic stories about pirates, captains, battles, etc.

We'll make everything possible to make it interesting for everyone.

Note: My schedule is unpredictable. Please send me a message (using the "Ask a question" link) with your preferred date and time before you make your booking and pay. I will respond to you and tell you my availability.


On a typical tour, we'll meet in "Plaza del Quinto Centenario".

We walk to El Morro Fort and go inside.
On the way out, we can spend time at the ground in front, and fly kites. Then we walk towards La Rogativa, passing through a small forest and recreation area. At La Rogativa, we can have a "limber" (frozen juice). We go to la "Puerta de San Juan" (San Juan Gate), then we see the Cathedral, Fortaleza and Capilla del Cristo. We finish at Plaza de Armas.

Among other things, we will see (from the outside): La Fortaleza (Governor's Mansion), The City Hall, the State Department, Christ Chapel, El Convento Hotel, San Jose Square, San Jose Church, Plaza del Quinto Centenario, El Morro Fort, The San Juan Gate, La Rogativa and the San Juan Cathedral.

Let me know if you have special requests and we will try to accommodate you.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Plaza del Quinto Centenario (close to El Morro Fort).

End location: Plaza de Armas (or a different place that is convenient for you).

Duration: 4 hours


We will be walking most of the time.

What’s Included

My services as your personal, professional tour guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

7 usd - The entrance fee to the forts is $5 per adult. Kids (<16) go in free. Please bring cash.

Optional: you might want to bring some extra cash to buy water, souvenirs, snacks, etc. Old San Juan is a great place for shopping.

What’s Extra

Make sure you bring comfortable walking shoes.

Old San Juan is usually sunny and hot. We advise you to bring enough drinking water, sunblock and a hat. PLEASE STAY HYDRATED.

If it rains, you might want to have your poncho or umbrella handy (or just get wet).

There is a water fountain at Plaza del Quinto Centenario. A lot of kids go into the water. You might want to bring a swimsuit, in case he wants to go in.

Bring hand sanitizer, in case the kids touch one of the cats from the street (they are healthy cats).

Pd: If you are a member of the National Park Service, bring your card and your photo ID.

Pdd: If your group is larger than 6pax, send me a message and I'll give you a quote. Additional persons pay an extra $10.

A Recent Review of this tour

We spent a great afternoon with Javier. It was raining on & off, and he did a great job of taking us into covered courtyards and sharing lots of information about San Juan. He was great with our kids, patiently answering their questions and pointing out things that would interest them.
Janice Srnec

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