at your own pace with a private guide
Experience San Juan on a different way. See what you are most excited about. Know the history. Know the untold secrets of this wonderful place.
We will visit at least one of the 2 forts (El Morro and/or San Cristobal). It is up to you. Get to know the churches, the plazas, the cafes, the museums.
Is not like a college lecture. . . is more like hanging out with a knowledgeable local person.
Note: I will make my best to be available when you need me. However, my schedule is unpredictable and might not be available all the time. Please send me a message (using the "Ask a question" link) and send me your preferred date and time before you make your booking and pay. I will respond to you as soon as possible.
A typical your would start in Columbus Square.
We walk to San Cristobal Fort and go inside to see it's history. Then we walk to Calle Cristo and the vicinity of El Morro Fort. We will see (from the outside) Plaza de Armas, The City Hall, the State Department, La Fortaleza (Governor's Mansion), 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: We will meet in Plaza Colon (end of Fortaleza Street).
If you are staying in Old San Juan, I can pick you up in front of your hotel.
If you come on a cruse ship we can meet by the entrance of Walgreens at the Sheraton Hotel (in front of the port).
End location: We usually end the tour in Plaza de Armas.
I can also walk you back to your ship, hotel, or restaurant.
We are here to please you.
Duration: 4 hours
We will be walking most of the time (recomended).
My services as your personal, professional tour guide.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
7 USD - The entrance fee to the forts is $7 per adult. Minors (15 or younger) go ir for free. Entrance fee shall be paid in 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.
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. If it rains, you might want to have your poncho or umbrella handy (or just get wet).
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. Additional participants pay an extra $10.
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Javier was an excellent guide. His knowledge of San Juan was outstanding. He was friendly, outgoing, a great host. His love for Puerto Rico was obvious. He adapted to our needed leisurely pace. Recommended great restaurant. New friend in San Juan. Would highly recommend his services.