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Best things to do in Puerto Rico

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Forest
“"The El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rain forest in the national forest system. At nearly 29,000 acres, it is one of the smallest in size, yet one of the most biologically diverse of the national forests hosting hundreds of animal and plant species, some of which are found only here." https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd615707.pdf”
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Sublocality Level 1
“Old San Juan, the old Spanish town, takes you back in time. You have to visit the Forts and walk around its streets. Spend the whole day walking around :)”
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Castle
“A trip back in time-- the great castle that protected the entrance to the original "puerto rico." A must see!!!”
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Plaza
“The heart and soul of Santurce is La Placita. It's a produce market during the day that turns into a massive street party on weekends after 8 PM. It's the perfect place to bar hop, have a late night bite, and dance at clubs. ”
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Café
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“Iconic Spanish bakery and cafe. I love their food but ohh the bread and pastries!! 10-15 minute walk from house.”
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Shopping Mall
“The Mall of San Juan is an upscale shopping mall located across from the San José Lagoon at the south end of the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge, near the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Carolina, Puerto Rico. It is anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom,”
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Art Museum
“Located in Santurce in Puerto Rico, the Museum of Art is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make the visual art of Puerto Rico and the rest of the world available to the people of Puerto Rico so that they can draw knowledge and inspiration from these works, thereby enriching the lives of the Puerto Rican public. The carefully selected artworks help to give insight into Puerto Rican art and they also give local artists access to visual art from other parts of the world. Don’t miss the beautiful sculpture botanical garden … it’s especially lovely in the evening as the sun sets. The garden is the first and only place I’ve seen Puerto Rico’s iconic coquí frog. Keep your eyes peeled around the pond, and you just might spot one”
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Cocktail Bar
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“Located at 148 Calle San Sebastián, Viejo San Juan, San Juan, 00901 Award wining bar (World's 50 Best Bars) https://www.worlds50bestbars.com”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“Delicioso!! My seafood favorite and very popular. About a 10 minute walk from house.”
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Farmers Market
“Plaza del Mercado, or La Placita as it’s more commonly known, is a traditional market during the day. It truly comes to life in the evening though, as the streets fill with people enjoying the many bars and restaurants that surround it. Visit La Placita in the evening (Thursday through Saturday are the busiest nights), and you’ll be treated to live music and dancing in the streets. Grab a bite to eat or a drink, then join in the fun … the festive atmosphere is contageous!”
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Travel Agency
“Only tropical rainforest in the United States. Breathtaking scenery. Very close to the condo. ”
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Neighborhood
“Old San Juan is an old town perfect for sightseeing during the day. You can take beautiful and colorful pictures of houses, visit different historic monuments and parks. Is a most to enjoy a Piragua and flight a kite in the Morro. During the night the town is perfect for bar hopping and dance. ”
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Lingerie Store
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“El Centro de todo ! "Plaza", as it is known to many Puerto Ricans, was the first indoor mall built in Puerto Rico. It is the largest shopping mall in the Caribbean and the second largest in Latin America ! Beautiful stores and big food court ! Enjoy !”
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Pizza Place
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“Local pizza joint in a whimsically designed restaurant. It's everyone's favorite! ”
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Theme Park
“Feeling adventurous? Go zip-lining in Puerto Rico's beautiful mountains! A town away from The Yellow House”
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Beach
“Flamenco Beach, consistently voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. You can catch a ferry out to the island of Culebra which is where Flamenco Beach is located. Ferry sails out of the town of Ceiba. We highly suggest purchasing your ferry tickets online. ”
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