Great tour with a great and experienced guide! We enjoyed it very much!
Clyde HeppnerUnited States
Jorge is very knowledgeable about Puerto Rican food, the city of San Juan and its history. He is personable, and his English is very good. The tour was as described, but Jorge's insights made it much more than a sampling of food. It was an introduction to the culture of PR and a bridge to the local vibe.
Karen ShaferUnited States
Jorge is a fantastic guide and we had a great time with him! He is well versed in all aspects of San Juan from the political to the geographic and shared his knowledge throughout the tour. The various restaurants were all good and we really like the mofongo. If you like craft beer, be sure to let him know as there are some surprising ones brewed on the island! Would not hesitate to take another tour from Jorge.
Nancy LemonUnited States
Jorge did an EXCELLENT job with us on our tour. He worked with us to customize a tour to meet our specific needs, met us on time and provided a very informative, professional tour with a lot of passion and enthusiasm. He was very knowledgeable about all of the sites we visited and had a great personality. He answered all of our questions and was engaging and courteous. His English was excellent and he did a great job to keep the tour moving along at a comfortable pace. We strongly recommend him!
Robert TaylorLong Beach, CALIFORNIA, United States
Had a great tour of San Juan with Jorge. Even though I had been there once before (on my own), Jorge showed me many, many new places around the city along with an excellent historical perspective. When in San Juan, book Jorge!
Teresa RechyUnited States
Jorge was the highlight of my entire cruise. He was incredibly charismatic and informed of all subjects brought up. We were able to diversify our tour and he went with it like a champ. We are so thankful to him.
Mary Frances DavidsonUnited States
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Jeff WhitfillUnited States
Jorge is an excellent guide! He is very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, considerate, and very passionate about Puerto Rico. We did multiple tours and his was by far the best. He always seemed to have detailed information or stories about everything we saw. We enjoyed the time we spent with him and we would recommend him without hesitation!
Brian RhodesUnited States
Jorge did an amazing job taking our group around the island. He took us to some off the beaten path places which answering all of our questions. He showed passion about the Puerto Rican culture and genuinely wanted us to enjoy our experience. Assuming we return to PR we would love to have him show us other parts of the island.
Sharon BermanUnited States
Jorge is friendly and energetic and brimming with stories about San Juan. He was willing to spend extra time with us in order to give us the best tour possible. He took time to get to know us and to tailor the tour to what we wanted to see. We highly recommend him to anyone visiting San Juan.
Steve CorcoranUnited States
Jorge is an amazing guide. He is very knowledgable about the various facets of Old San Juan and his enthusiasm for the subject is very evident. He is also very flexible and customized our tour to take into account a wide variety of ages and physical capabilities (ages 7-72). I highly recommend Jorge, particularly for families where "one size" doesn't fit all.
Alan CepedaNew York, NEW YORK, United States
My tour with Jorge was amazing. I learned much about the history, current events, culture and insight of the Puerto Rican people through Jorge. The tour was periodically adjusted as we focused on what was of interest to me. Jorge's passion and love of the island and its people is inspiring.
Jeremy OrtonUnited States
This was an absolute great tour. Jorge was very nice and knew all the best places and food to try. Also the walking tour of Old San Juan was very cool. Book this without hesitation you will not regret it.
Riva BardUnited States
Jorge was a fantastic guide. Knew a lot of history and really made the tour specific to our interests. What made him even more special was the places he took us off the main path of San Juan. I would highly recommend Jorge montalvo and hope to go back to San Juan soon
Nathan LarrabeeUnited States
Fantastic, our group had a few special travelers and Jorge did a fantastic job accommodating them. The tour was in depth and the lunch at deaverdura was the best food of our trip. Will definitely use Jorge again in the future.
Linda Van PraagBoynton Beach, FLORIDA, United States
We arrived in San Juan via cruise ship at 8am. All aboard was at 130pm. We had a small amount of time to see the area. Jorge met us at the ship and we got into a van with Jorge and a driver. Jorge was outstanding, we saw more than anyone else on the ships tours saw. We even had local coffee and ate local food. I would recommend him for everyone.
Jeanmarie S.United States
Mark SidneyUnited States
Jorge was great and we really enjoyed him. Only negative was he showed up 10 minutes late. Once we got started everything was excellent! At the end of the tour he helped us find a restaurant that had availability and made sure he showed us all the way there, got us a table and made sure we were all set. Lots of fun for the whole family!
Pete CorwinUnited States
Jorge is an excellent tour guide. We had our 7 year old granddaughter with us and he tailored the tour accordingly. We ended the tour flying kites at an area where local families do the same thing. Jorge was interesting, knowledgeable, friendly, responsive to our many questions and a pleasure to spend a few hours with.
Wayland Snookie P.Wilson, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
One can tell Jorge enjoys his job as tour guide because he is so good at it. He is very knowledgeable on a wide range of relevant topics from ancient history to current political challenged. A very accomodating guide who provides entertaining insights at every stop. I highly recommend Jorge, especially a first time visitor to Puerto Rico.
Wayland Snookie P.Wilson, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
Absolutely outstanding! Entertaining and informative. Rich with history provided with some personal insights on stories considered to be urban legends. Highly recommended.
Jean PettyUnited States
Jorge is by far the absolute best tour guide we have ever had in the world. Jorge's English is perfect ;-), he is personable and with a sense of humor. Combined with his vast history of the city, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, it made for a fantastic day. The pace was perfect (we are an older couple) but feel sure he would adjust for whatever age you are. We had great discussions, amazing food, delicious local coffee and Jorge knew where the best chocolate in town was located. Thank you, Jorge!
Nancy KolkebeckUnited States
Jorge has broad and in depth knowledge about Puerto Rico. He was very flexible with our group's needs and pace. We highly recommend him.
Claudia Y.United States
jorge was the ABSOLUTE PERFECT guide. there was not a question he could not answer. the man is smart and fun and so nice. he is very knowledgeable about this country and we absolutely loved our time with him. jorge totally understood who we are and what we wanted and customized our tour. next time we are in PR we will definitely use him again. or adopt him. one or the other... :)
Jamie BirkettUnited States
An Amazing Tour with Jorge! I was on a Royal Caribbean Cruise and wanted a break from group excursions and an in-depth experience. The cruise lines discourage private tours and I was a traveling solo so there was a moment of fear setting up the tour, but it was the best day of my cruise. Jorge met me at the end of the pier and showed me the heart of Puerto Rico through food, history and architecture. He is extremely personable and professional. I loved the tour and plan to go back and stay in Puerto Rico.
Edwin SternerUnited States
Amazing. We asked Jorge to design a custom, overnight loop tour of western PR from San Juan. He knows the area well and put together a tour based on our interests and what he knew was worth seeing. Timed it so we had the Arecebo caves to ourselves and the observatory nearly to ourselves and on to just the right spot for sunset. Meals at places locals eat at with wonderful food. The second day in and around Porto and back to San Juan was amazing. Absolutely consider Jorge as your guide in PR.
Barbara LintonUnited States
Delightful, very knowledgeable and personable. He is a good driver and an excellent tour guide. He has a pleasant voice and good volume to hear in the backseat. He enunciated clearly so the accent was not challenging. We would highly recommend Jorge to show you around San Juan.
Joy ShihUnited States
We just finished an awesome tour of Old San Juan, its historic and religious sites. Jorge "inherited" us from another tour guide who was away in Texas responding to hurricane Harvey with FEMA. Jorge gave us everything we wanted and much more with his wealth of knowledge, his love of Puerto Rico history, and his sense of humor. We were grateful for his willingness to adjust to another guide's itinerary so quickly. It was flawless!! We even got to eat lunch at a local non touristy place! Thank you!!
John WillsonUnited States
Wow!!!! What a great time we had excellent guide AND driver!!! They were so friendly and very very knowledgeable of Puerto Rico and the rain forest and answered all the questions we asked. I can't believe how flexible they were, wish we could have spent more time with them, but had to get back on the ship. People this is what it is all about a perfect tour by a local person that knows and loves their country and loves to share!!!! We couldn't have been happier, hope we can come back some day!!! Thank you!
Michael BrackUnited States
Jorge was amazing! He handled our family of 8 so well as we toured the town. His knowledge of the town as well as his personal experiences made us fall in love with the town.
Erin MayUnited States
Jorge was a very knowledgeable and fun tour guide with a great background on the history of San Juan. He tailored the tour to our group's interests and had wonderful local recommendations. He met us at the cruise ship dock and much better than any cruise ship sponsored tour. We highly recommend spending a few hours with Jorge!
Bryan CaffreyUnited States
We scheduled a tour with Jorge for our family of 12 in Old Town San Juan. It was fabulous!! He met us at our hotel and spent the next few hours showing us wonderful places to eat and shop, great architecture, and photo spots while teaching us about the history of Puerto Rico. Jorge is knowledgeable and speaks clearly and loud enough for all of us to hear and enjoy. He accommodated our interests. One of my favorite things we did in Puerto Rico was Jorge's tour!! I highly recommend him!!
Mary TinleyUnited States
Jorge is a wealth of knowledge about his home country of Puerto Rico and was an exceptional tour guide, tailoring the tour to our desires. We were in port only 5 hrs and he maximized that time and took us to as many places as possible in that time frame. He is passionate about PR and inspired us to begin planning another trip to spend more time in the country. He is fluent in English and Spanish, highly intelligent, personable and fun. Highly recommend Jorge and Tours by Locals!!!
Leigh HarlessUnited States
Our family had a wonderful time touring Old San Juan with Jorge. He was a wealth of knowledge and made our day extremely interesting and memorable. Jorge was also very considerate and patient. We would highly recommend him as a guide. Thank you Jorge for an awesome tour!
Norma M.United States
Jorge was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable, and informative. We were a large group of 11 people ranging from 2p to 79 years old. He was able to take us to scenic waterfall sites while sharing the history. He also took us around the town and to eat local food. Wd enjoyed having him and he became a met of our family for the day. I highly recommend his tours and will recommend him to my friends visiting Puerto Rico. Hope to have him tour us again next year. Thand Jorge.
Jude MulhernUnited States
Excellent tour - everything I needed. Jorge is wonderful.
Edwin LavriUnited States
Jorge is professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about San Juan/Puerto Rico. He was an excellent tour guide and I would recommend him without any hesitation.
Jorge and the food tour were excellent. Jorge was a super guide extremely knowledgeable in food, its traditions, culture, history, education etc. His love for his city, country and passion to share with us made every minute a learning experience. All the foods were a delicious journey for our palates. So happy we chose this tour and had Jorge as our guide.Thank you Jorge. We even returned to Mallorca for a repeat breakfast our last day thanks to you. Bravo! You are a wonderful ambassador for San Juan.
Jorge was extremely knowledgeable on San Juan and showed great pride in his city and country. We loved seeing the city though a locals eyes. Jorge showed us the hotel that use to be a monastery and I know we would never have been granted access without him.
MiltonandBarbara NormanUnited States
Jorge was WONDERFUL!!!! I booked last minute and he was very accommodating and flexible with what he showed me, I saw everything from a local art gallery to a beautiful Church and we discussed a plethora of topics all relating to Puerto Rico....history, economics, architecture, food, etc. Definitely would book again!
Laura MaddoxUnited States
We had a great time sampling the food of Puerto Rico. Our guide Jorge took us on a walking tour of Old San Juan and pointed out places of interest while giving us history of the Island. Along the way, we stopped in 4 different places to sample local foods. Though we had already spent several days in Puerto Rico, this was the first time we really ate authentic PR foods. Jorge introduced us to many new flavors and foods not available in the states. We learned a lot and had fun. I highly recommend this tour.
Sandra Price-HooperUnited States
Jorge was flexible and wonderfully informative. We learned about the history, geography, foods/coffee, architecture, socioeconomics and the traditions of old San Juan. This is my third time visiting Old San Juan but the first time I visited the old Treasury and it's wonderful courtyard as well as the "convent" with its amazing architecture and colonial art. Jorge introduced us to yucca chips and Puerto Rican coffee and the best Puerto Rican rum. We highly recommend his tour.
Milan NanavatiUnited States
personable and knowledgeable
Michael ONeillUnited States
An excellent tour of Old San Juan. Jorge is very knowledgeable in the history, architecture and art of Puerto Rico. He customizes the tour to your desires and in our case finished at a local restaurant with traditional island food. Jorge is an upbeat, bright and funny tour guide I would highly recommend and will use again. He leads tours throughout the island (Rain forest, zip lines, caves)
Robert MurphyUnited States
Suzanne T.United States
Jorge was a perfect tour guide. He was very knowledgeable in many areas. We would highly recommend his tours.
Kirk PetersonUnited States
Day5 w/Jorge. The final day out of 5 with Jorge was again fantastic. Jorge took me along the scenic route of the coast from San Juan to visit El Yunque National Forest, a beautiful drive during which we stopped and took in the beautiful ocean view. In El Yunque itself, Jorge educated me on the various aspects of the subtropical rain forest, the flora, the fauna, everything I could possibly want to know about it. He has such a wealth of knowledge! What a truly memorable experience. I highly recommend him!
Kirk PetersonUnited States
Day 4 with Jorge. Jorge arranged for a trip to the important city of Ponce, at my request, including the art museum, and the tour was wonderful. I have traveled extensively with many tour guides throughout the years and I can state unequivocally that Jorge is among the gifted top tier of guides within the profession. He is very dedicated to providing a positive experience to his customers and you certainly will not be disappointed if you hire him to be your guide in Puerto Rico.
Kirk PetersonUnited States
Day 3 w/Jorge. Another spectacular day with Jorge. As an individual, Jorge is very bright, energetic, personable, outgoing and, most of all, engaging. In addition to his far-ranging and in-depth knowledge about San Juan and Puerto Rico specifically, he is able to converse intelligently about various other topics such as science (he has an advanced degree in microbiology), technology, economics and geopolitics, among many others. Being with him is refreshing.
Kirk PetersonUnited States
Day 2 w/ Jorge. Jorge is native to San Juan and the pride he has in San Juan's and Puerto Rico's heritage is evidenced by his passion for and knowledge about the island. He is able to speak at length and with authority and enthusiasm about the history, culture, politics and geography of San Juan and Puerto Rico. Jorge is an amazing tour guide and a wonderful individual. I recommend him in the highest terms possible to anyone who would like to tour not only San Juan but other parts of Puerto Rico as well.
Gail FoxUnited States
Exploring Old San Juan with someone who is passionate & loves his city is amazing. Jorge provided us with information that was not just text book-it was from the heart. We had an amazing time as he pointed out locations that were not necessarily on the "Tour Guide's map of Old San Juan". He explained with detail & with love. Included in our group were 2 teens & one 11 year old & Jorge knew exactly how to reach out to them and keep them interested. He arranged the perfect dinner to end our perfect tour
Kirk PetersonUnited States
As a tour guide, Jorge is very professional, organized, thoughtful, well-qualified and willing to provide any kind of tour of Puerto Rico that anyone could possibly want. In addition to the tours listed by Jorge on this website, I expressed an interest in other places in Puerto Rico that I would like to see and other activities in San Juan that I was interested in. Jorge responded right away with enthusiasm and worked on providing me with my own customized itinerary for five days. Those reviews follow.
Far beyond expectation. We were to early for the Bacardi tour so Jorge took us to lepra island and showed us around over there. He was very informative and know very much about history. He took us to places during the day where not so many tourist are going. We loved it. Thank you Jorge. You are a very important part of our vacation memories. ����
Sheryl Barden CoholanUnited States
Jorge was flexible and so accommodating as our cruise ship arrived late.
Hacer este tour fue la mejor decisión. Además de superar cualquier expectativa, con la mejor información a la mano, Jorge le dio un toque personalizado. El tour fue a El Yunque, pero al mencionarle mi pasión por el street art, de regreso me llevó a conocer los mejores murales de San Juan. Tuve la suerte de visitar Puerto Rico durante el apagón, pero no importó ya que él me recomendó los mejores lugares (disponibles y con luz) para no perderme de la diversión. Sencillamente se convirtió en el eje del viaje
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carlos, gracias por darme la oportunidad de presentarte mi querida isla, sus bellezas, su gente, sus tradiciones y todo lo demás que nos hace Puerto Rico. Para mi fue un placer compartir contigo y espero que tu visita se repita pronto. Aquí tienes un nuevo amigo que te envía un cálido abrazo!