Virginia KlineUnited States
Javier is a great guide! He took us to places based on our interest and we were able to see and learn a huge amount about the City which we would never have learned had we not been in the company of an educated individual who obviously loves and is proud of his native City. He was fun to be with, knowledgeable, moved at our pace and pointed out the things a tourist would miss if not being with an experienced guide. It was my favorite moment of our trip and I would highly recommend Javier as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review. I really enjoyed your sense of humor. It was nice to visit the gallery (museum) after the tour. You have a friend in Puerto Rico.
Denise ChaseUnited States
A wonderful way to experience the city's history and charm through the eyes of a true local!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Denise, It was a lot of fun walking with you. We got to do quite a lot in one day. Hope to see you again, Javier
Jeanne RodriguezUnited States
Javier was wonderful. He is so passionate about Puerto Rico. After we left him on Sunday as a group we discussed what he shared with us. We learned so much. There were 6 in our group and he related to everyone. We felt we saw San Juan as a local. Thank you Javier for a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jeanne. It was good to finally meet you and your family (the original tour was cancelled because of the hurricane). Hope to see you again soon. There is a lot more to see in Puerto Rico.
Denise BryerSouth Africa
We really enjoyed having Javier show us his city which he loves and shows it with such pride. It was most interesting and a beautiful and memorable experience which we both so enjoyed ! A big thank you ,much appreciated
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for coming to Puerto Rico and thanks for walking with me. It was great to get to know you and your husband. Hope to see you again soon, Javier
Mary BarcellaUnited States
Javier gave us an outstanding tour of Old San Juan. He is extremely knowledgeable, interesting, and personable. My four traveling companions and I were thrilled with our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for walking with me. I really enjoyed your company. You were all ready to take in (receive) all the beauties of our city. Hope to see you again soon.
Kenneth FelseckerUnited States
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.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review, and for your quality time in Viejo San Juan. Really enjoyed the day with you. It was cool to walk into each other again. Stay on touch, Javier.
Beth KauczkaUnited States
Javier is an awesome tour guide. We learned so much about Old San Juan. It was so much fun having an individualized tour by Javier. We walked all over the town, saw all the sights and stopped for ice coffee at Cafe Finca Cialitos and had delicious fruit limbers at a tiny local store. Thanks Javier for making our Old San Juan tour so memorable. Mucha Gracias!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We had a wonderful day. Thought you were not going to make it. Glad you did. Say hi to your husband and daughters. Javier
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Ira SchurigUnited States
Javier was tremendously knowledgeable about so many aspects of San Juan. Our kids (10 and 11) were even interested during the entire tour...not something that happens all the time. If we return to Puerto Rico, I wouldn't hesitate to ask him to show us around again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Ira. I enjoyed spending time with you and your kids. J.
Stephanie WillisUnited States
Javier is an extremely knowledgeable and fun guide who knows the city and its people well. He also has a great spirit. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Stephanie, it was a pleasure to spend your birthday with you! Hope you had a great vacation in Puerto Rico.
Mary CareyUnited States
Javier was fabulous in every way. Professional, knowledgeable, humorous, personable. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and highly recommend Javier.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mary. I really enjoyed the boat ride with you and your friends. Wish we had more time together.
Ramona B.Anchorage, United States
Our family of four enjoyed a wonderful tour with Javier walking the streets and visiting the sites of Old San Juan. Javier is warm, engaging and very knowledgeable about all things Puerto Rico - history, geography, politics, nature, etc! Javier was very good about communicating before the tour and everything went smoothly. He was very flexible and accommodating and we covered a lot of ground in four hours. Our family enjoys private tours as we can travel at our own pace! I would highly recommend Javier!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the good rating. ;-)
Mike PinardoUnited States
Javier was great to speak with and was very knowledgeable about San Juan. I would definitely recommend him for anyone waiting a tour. The only negative I had was that this was his second tour on that day and was exhausted. I would have liked to see a few different churches but we spent a lot of time in El Morro. I would like to have visited Castillo San Cristóba. I feel Javier did not have a normal tour route.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the feedback and recommendation - I'm sorry that we couldn't see other churches due to the cruise ship's schedule (the churches are closed after 5.30pm) and that there were no other guides at short notice. I tried my best but I think I may well have tried to do a little too much that day.
Javier was a very knowledgeable tour guide. We learned a ton and had a great time.
Maureen T.United States
Javier is a terrific host for his city. He was flexible to meet the needs of our party, adjusting timing to fit our walking abilities. He knowledge of the culture of San Juan, his history, churches, monuments, forts and back streets is wonderful. He brought San Juan to life for us in 4 hours, making this tour the highlight of our cruise. Others from our ship in large regimented walking groups missed out on such a personal, loving look at Old Town San Juan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Maureen, for allowing me to spend quality time with you and your group. Call me when you come back.
Ann BowerUnited States
The best we have had as tour guide. His personal, professional and family connection to San Juan produced the most interesting and informative experience. Highly recommended for a personal tour tuned to the client. The connection with his life experiences and admirable character make for a very unique experience. We would all go around with him again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a fun day. Looking forward to meet you again.
Tom VangenUnited States
What a great day! Javier's knowledge of San Juan, its culture and history, was truly a gift. To anyone wanting a more intimate tour of this magical city, Javier is your man.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Tom. It was a big pleasure to show you around. Say hi to Davis.
Steve DrevikUnited States
Fantastic tour, Javier really paced things to our desired pace, answered every question, has a great sense of humor and personality. He is a great local guide and we would definitely recommend to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Steve. Enjoyed your company. Good luck with your projects. Let me know if I can support you. J.
Stephen P.Washington, DC, United States
Outstanding tour. Javier is friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. He provides historical facts and context ina way that results in an excellent experience. Our walking tour of Old San Juan will remain memorable thanks to Javier.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Steeven, for your kind words. I also enjoyed meeting you and JD. You have a friend in Puerto Rico.
Monica Oldenbourg KeckGruenwald, United States
He took us to places we would never have seen. Such as a convent still in function with beautiful views. He showed us Fotos of old San Juan to explain its development. He is a kind man and a pleasant representation of his people. Would recommend him to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias Monica. Had a wonderful time with you, and hope to stay in touch. Good people like you make my job very pleasant.
Javier knows what he is talking about. Very knowledgeable. Easy to go with. Listens to the quest. Comes with ideas, he is flexible. We don't know what anyone can do more. Also gives tips what do after the day and to go where. We could not have had a better guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Abraham. I was delighted to spend a long day with you and Corrie. Come back soon. Would love to see you again.
David FrankUnited States
Javier's tour of Old San Juan was excellent - informative, with historical perspective, knowledge of local culture, and we could not ask for a more pleasant guide. Seemed to know half the city's population of the city as we made our rounds. Knew the city as only a native would. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, David. Am humbled to hear that from you. Enjoyed our conversations. Say hi to Janet. Javier PD: I don't know that many people... ja ja ja
Excellent Tour. I would highly recommend Javier. He is very knowledgeable about Puerto Rico.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Kelvin. It was a big pleasure to show you (& Barry) around. Hope to see you again soon. Javier
Robert SmithUnited States
Excellent tour of Old San Juan. Javier was very personable, knowledgeable and willing to adapt the tour to our interests. There were 4 of us (myself age 61 and my son/nephews ages 28-30). He lives in the area, grew up in PR and has a wide range of interests. This is by far the best way to see the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Robert. It was cool to hang out with 'young' men.
Javier is an excellent guide. His knowledge of Old San Juan is extensive and he makes the historic places come alive. Well worth it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Thomas. We have things in common. That made the tour go easier.
Chris H.United States
Javier gave us a great tour of Old San Juan. He has a very nice personality, is a bright guy, and has a lot of experience as a guide backed up with deep local knowledge. He was flexible and responsive and obviously cares about his city and his culture - lots of positive energy. Don't hesitate to tour with Javier.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chris. It was great walking with you. Will let me know if I make it to Indiana.
Gladell P.United States
Javier deserves more than 5 stars. We had a wonderful time going around old San Juan and Fort San Cristobal. He is very knowledgeable about the history and recent events in Puerto Rico. We took our time strolling with no rush while going into the curious details and in mesmerizing the scenic views. What we like most about Javier is that natural blend of hospitality, cordiality and fun that set the tone for a delightful welcoming tour. We highly recommend his tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Gladell, Had a great time with Agne and you. I admire your joy and sense of humor. Hope to see you again soon.
Ursula WeltmanUnited States
Javier is extrodinary as a guide, genuinely sharing the sites and history of Old San Juan in a way that seems insightfully tailored. Our group ranged from 15-72 year olds. We all felt his tour was superb and look forward to another opportunity to explore more with Javier. The depth and breadth of his knowledge in multiple subjects beyond history, his attention to detail and his good nature and personality made our 4 hours tour deeply enjoyable; the time flew by!!
Carmen PreddyUnited States
The tour of Old San Juan exceeded our expectations! Javier is an awesome tour guide - very knowledgeable with a deep love for his country that was infectious. He was very gracious and patient with our many questions and provided some extra highlights to make our tour very enjoyable!
Burton HaimsUnited States
Javier was knowledgeable,informative and fun to be with. He did things that were different and fitted the group
Ron YudilovichUnited States
Javier is a true professional per excellence with a lot of patience. Doesn't rush you and extremely high mannered. I truly recommend him. I was with my 80yo parents and although it was a bit hard for them he truly delivered.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Ron. It was a pleasure to meet you and serve you.