Explore the Historic Charm of Old San Juan | La Concha Resort
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Explore the historic charm of Old San Juan

Old San Juan is the heart and soul of Puerto Rican culture. This charming city, located only minutes from your La Concha Puerto Rico Resort, is known for it’s rich history, vibrant buildings, mouth watering cuisine, and energetic nightlife. Indulge in Puerto Rican culture, and experience the authenticity of this charming city.

old san juan fort

Satisfy your inner history buff.

Massive ancient stone wall forts, also known as the Guardians of the Caribbean, rise majestically above the blue hues of the surrounding ocean. These two forts, Castillo de San Cristóbal and El Morro, were built in the 16th century as huge masonry defenses that provided protection to the Spanish Empire across the Caribbean. Staircases, tunnels and rich history beautifully line the interior of these forts, making this one of the most beautiful sites to see in Puerto Rico.

the streets of old san juan

Explore the vibrant rainbow streets.

The bright, colorful buildings, winding cobblestone streets, and charming architectural detail throughout Old San Juan will make you want to go dancing in the streets. Only minutes away from your Puerto Rico Resort, Old San Juan exudes positive energy and is the perfect place to explore by foot. The streets are lined with small boutiques, shops, and authentic food and bar choices. Bring your camera and capture the colors of the rainbow as you wander the lively streets of Old San Juan.


Dine in authentic style.

After a long day of exploration close to your Puerto Rico Resort, reload yourself with an authentic Puerto Rican meal at Aguaviva, located at the foot of Fortaleza Street in Old San Juan. This authentic Caribbean restaurant specializes in seaside Latino cuisine, featuring six different deliciously fresh ceviche varieties – all of which are simply divine! Diners can enjoy sights into the open kitchen, making this a one of a kind culinary atmosphere.

mojito in old san juan

Embrace the lively nightlife.

Voted one of the world’s best bars, La Factoria is a MUST experience bar in Old San Juan. This lively hidden treasure can be easily missed at first glance as there is no main sign from the street, making the mysterious appeal that much more alluring for visitors! This craft cocktail and wine bar concocts simple beverages with the freshest of local ingredients! It’s charming speakeasy-style vibe, with a low-dimmed and salsa inspired atmosphere combine for a perfect night out in Old San Juan. Open 7 days a week and only minutes from your Puerto Rico resort, this is the perfect spot to get the vacation drinks flowing and close out the night.

Contact our on-site reservation concierges with more recommendations on amazing places to explore in Old San Juan!