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San Juan Gate (Puerta de San Juan) Tours and Tickets

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Named in honor of Saint John the Baptist, San Juan Gate (Puerta de San Juan) was originally one of five doorways to the city used to protect its streets from invaders and each gate has its own unique function. Today, this towering red and white entryway that’s tucked into the city’s surrounding stonewall offers a truly magical way to enter and explore Puerto Rico’s capital city.

Travelers who pass through this historic entrance will find energetic vendors selling traditional snacks and ice-cold piragua along walkways heading towards the historic old town. Ancient trees stretch high into the sky and provide cool shade for lovers on romantic strolls. Narrow cobblestone streets lined with restored Spanish colonial homes and ornate balconies add to the charm of this favorite San Juan attraction.

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Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
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Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour

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Get a taste for the flavor and culture of Puerto Rico on this small-group Old San Juan food tour featuring several local eateries. Join your guide for a culinary exploration of island staples like plantains and sofrito, all with the cobblestone streets and colorful facades of the city’s oldest neighborhood as your backdrop. Your tour includes an alcoholic beverage or non-alcoholic substitute if you prefer. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Old San Juan Walking Tour

Old San Juan Walking Tour

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Explore the colorful buildings and charming streets of Old San Juan in a small group with the help of writer David Rodriguez, author of ‘The Rise and Fall of the Great Barbate.’ During the course of your day, the knowledgeable author helps you discover the area’s key historic sites and gain new insight into Puerto Rican culture. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the many stories of the people who helped to define this unique neighborhood. Your walking trip’s length is flexible based on your needs, and also includes bottled water.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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San Juan Catamaran Sunset Sail
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San Juan Catamaran Sunset Sail

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Sail the calm, azure waters of San Juan Bay at sunset during a cocktail cruise. Enjoy a warm welcome aboard from your friendly captain and crew, then settle in for a scenic ride. Watch the island coastline glide by as the sun sinks toward the horizon. Sip a complimentary rum punch or sparkling wine with your family and friends and listen as your captain points out landmarks like El Morro Fort and San Juan Gate. Arrive back at the dock in time to continue your evening in San Juan.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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San Juan Mini Boats
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San Juan Mini Boats

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Explore the waters around San Juan on a miniboat, which holds a small group of up to four people. You'll get great, photo-worthy views of the shoreline and listen to guided commentary as you travel. A small group means personalized attention from your guide and an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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San Juan Bay Day Sail
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San Juan Bay Day Sail

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Set sail across the Caribbean on this 1.5-hour cruise from San Juan and enjoy unforgettable views of the Puerto Rican capital. Hop aboard a traditional sailboat and sip complimentary drinks as you cruise along the coast. Keep your camera to hand as you pass landmarks like San Juan Bay Marina and El Morro Fort, and spot dolphins and sea turtles swimming and playing around the boat.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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The Enchanted Shore HeliTour
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The Enchanted Shore HeliTour

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Get unrivalled views of Puerto Rico’s natural and historical landscapes during a helicopter tour that lets you see the island from a fresh perspective. Designed with time-pressed travelers in mind, this private tour ensures you have the helicopter all to yourself, so you can guarantee a window seat. Plus, you can choose a start time that suits you.
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  • 10 to 12 minutes
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Old San Juan Segway PT tour 10:30am and 1pm or Segway Kickscooter Tour 4pm

Old San Juan Segway PT tour 10:30am and 1pm or Segway Kickscooter Tour 4pm

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Experience the old and the new in the atmospheric neighborhood of Old San Juan on this 2-hour small-group tour by Segway. Effortlessly zoom around the 500-year-old colonial architecture of this ancient neighborhood as you visit 25 of the top attractions in the area, and learn about its evolution from Spanish colony to US territory. This intimate sightseeing tour is limited to just 8 participants and also includes all entrance fees, a helmet, secure storage, filtered water and sunscreen. Please note the weight restrictions on this tour, located in the 'additional information section'.
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  • 2 hours
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San Juan: Caribbean Chiliboats Guided Water Bike Experience

San Juan: Caribbean Chiliboats Guided Water Bike Experience

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Take a tour through San Juan Bay and enjoy views of the old city as you explore by water bike. Easily pedal through the bay and see several landmarks including the San Felipe fortress, the governor’s home, the San Juan Door, and the Santa Elena Battery. This tour provides a unique view of Old San Juan without skimping on the details.
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  • 45 minutes
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2.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour of Old San Juan
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2.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour of Old San Juan

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Discover the rich history of Puerto Rico on a historic walking tour through Old San Juan. This small-group excursion stops at key landmarks including the Fortress, the Gate of San Juan, the oldest cathedral in the United States, and the Bastion. At each stop, your guide sheds light on the over 500-year history of the island from the indigenous settlers, to Spanish conquistadors, to its modern-day history as a territory.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$65.00
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Private Old San Juan Historic Discovery Experience

Private Old San Juan Historic Discovery Experience

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If you are short on time, then this is the tour for you. Don't waste your precious vacation time on a long walking tour - let us show you the historic richness of Puerto Rico in as little as 2 hours! Your professional guide will take you through a journey in time, telling you about the city’s history and must see buildings while driving its narrow and colorful streets. You will even have a chance to have a piragua (ice cone) or an original Piña Colada at Barrachina! You will have a choice of durations and add-ons.
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  • 2 hours
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Fountain of Youth Tour of Old San Juan

Fountain of Youth Tour of Old San Juan

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Travelers who want to stay forever young will love this fountain of youth tour of Old San Juan. Learn about the colonial Gilded Age and discover the stories and history of Ponce de Leon's city and people. Listen in as your friendly guide shares stories about riots and revolutions and find out why the colony was known as "Gold Island". Wander through burial sites where greats like Ponce de Leon and other founding fathers of Puerto Rico are buried and get an up close look at history, culture and traditions that define this destination.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Old San Juan Deluxe Walking Tour

Old San Juan Deluxe Walking Tour

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Visit the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico, and explore its capital city, San Juan, on this 2.5-hour tour. Stroll down cobblestone streets, and see the brightly colored buildings that line the area. Encounter famous sights like Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, Casa Blanca, and San Jose Church. Get a feel for what it was like during the Spanish colonial era as you walk through the Puerta De San Juan, one of the only gates left that served one of the oldest cities in the world.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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Boozy Bites Small-Group Food Tour in San Juan
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Boozy Bites Small-Group Food Tour in San Juan

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Catch a glimpse of Old San Juan as the burnt orange sun dips behind a Spanish colonial city. This adult-only sunset tasting tour weaves through the city to three independently owned restaurants/bars featuring light island hors d’oeuvres, two cocktails, and to cap it all off, a trio of aged rums paired with Puerto Rico’s most famous locally sourced chocolate: Chocolate Cortes’ Forteza. Guests will learn first hand in a small group with a knowledgeable bilingual guide how to taste aged Puerto Rican rum and will get a crash course on high-end chocolate from one of the most famous chocolate producers on the island. Enjoy Old San Juan progressively through various stops with light appetizers, cocktails, and a unique, unforgettable rum and chocolate pairing during this easy 3-hour stroll. Learn about the architectural features behind the Spanish buildings, plazas, squares, balconies, and mysterious blue cobblestones in the heart of Puerto Rico’s capital city: Old San Juan.
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  • 3 hours
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Walking Guided Tour of History and Myths of Old San Juan
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Walking Guided Tour of History and Myths of Old San Juan

All tours to this magical city are different because Old San Juan is a city filled with history and tales. While we share the history from the books, we also share the tales passed down from generation to generation. When you put the history and tales together, you can feel as you were there present. Immerse yourself in Puerto Rico’s culture, history, and some of the best spots in the city with our guided walking tour through Old San Juan’s beautiful streets. This family-friendly 2.5-hour tour will let you discover the old city’s magical corners and sight-see its wonderful architecture.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Let’s Roam’s Old San Juan Scavenger Hunt: Find the Fountain of Youth!

Let’s Roam’s Old San Juan Scavenger Hunt: Find the Fountain of Youth!

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If you're looking for an activity for your group that takes you off the well-worn tourist trail, try this app-based scavenger hunt. Challenge yourselves with trivia questions and solve challenges as you seek out the national treasures hidden in Old San Juan. See the city's cultural and historical sights as you go for scavenger hunt glory.
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  • 2 hours
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Talking Buildings of Old San Juan: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Talking Buildings of Old San Juan: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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"Talking Buildings" is a first-person account of the historic buildings of Old San Juan. Created by the Saint John's School 6th grade Social Studies class of 2022, this self-guided audio walking tour will take you on a journey through time, from the 16th century to modern-day. If you'd like to donate to the San José Church, as mentioned in the route, please follow this link: iglesiasanjosepr.org The tour is ready whenever you are. Simply download it through the VoiceMap app while in a wifi zone to enjoy the tour with full offline accessibility.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
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1-Hour Tour in Old San Juan with a Professional Photographer
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1-Hour Tour in Old San Juan with a Professional Photographer

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This is a photo session tour in historic Old San Juan! First, we will meet up at Hotel El Convento in Old San Juan for an introduction and a quick chat, to get to know each other and to better understand your photo style. Then we will proceed to walk along a specific route to make sure we hit some of the most iconic photo spots in Old San Juan. We will start at El Hotel Convento and then go down a street that looks like a jungle right in the city, Caleta de San Juan! Then, as we past by the historic Door of San Juan and the surrounding fortifications, we will make our way to Caleta de las Monjas, which is famous for it's variety of colorful houses. From there, we will go down a small alley with a garden in the center - a real hidden gem of Old San Juan! After that, we will head towards two iconic Puerto Rican flag doors. Up to 5 days later, you will receive 30 professional images that capture the memories of your experience in Old San Juan!
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  • 1 hour
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Explore the history of Old San Juan
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Explore the history of Old San Juan

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Old San Juan is filled with history and landmarks but, rather than wandering around alone, your experience is much richer if you explore it in the company of a guide who can provide background information and insights. This walking tour takes you to all of the most important landmarks and take you back in time with tales of the colorful characters who shaped San Juan.
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  • 4 hours
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Instagramable Places in Old San Juan Shared Tour

Instagramable Places in Old San Juan Shared Tour

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Old San Juan is so beautiful and has tons of amazing places that just makes the perfect background for an amazing picture. Whether or not you are an influencer, have tons of followers on the IG, or just want to show off your awesome trip to PR to family and friends, these spots we selected are worth stopping by for a picture. Our guide will take you to the coolest places to snap a photo, while giving you some historical content.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Express Food Tour
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Express Food Tour

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Dine on a progression of sips and bites across three tasting spots while you see the authentic side of the oldest city flying under the United States flag: its quirky personality, rich cuisine and interesting history. Tours depart in the afternoon so you can catch a glimpse of Old San Juan as the yellow Caribbean sun fades, leaving a lavender and burnt orange sky with wisps of pink. This sunset tour weaves through the city to three independently-owned restaurants highlighting Puerto Rico’s great food plus one famous cocktail. Get ready for mojitos or piña coladas, mofongos and cap it off with dessert.
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  • 2 hours
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3 day Puerto Rico Private Bucketlist Experience

3 day Puerto Rico Private Bucketlist Experience

Discover Puerto Rico in a 3 day package that has a hand picked variety of locations and activities that will get you craving for more. This package gives you the best of the Metropolitan touristic zone, our history and our most amazing natural wonders. The first day you will visit America's oldest city, Old San Juan, our african heritage capital, Pinones, and our finest Rum Distillery at El Barrilito. It will be a day filled with stories, legends and stories about our history The second day is a nature exploring one in which you will hike a rock formation in Mar Chiquita with amazing views, see the tallest Statue of the Americas; the Birth of a New World monument, visit the Camuy Caves and experience perhaps the most beautifull waterfall in our rainforests. The third day is the special one because you wil visit our finest cays at Guilligan's and Caracoles and then do the most unique thing you can do in our island: swim in the glowing waters of La Parguera Biobay!
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  • 3 days
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Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
"Nahiomy was great! She gave us the history on the food and the places we visited. She was helpful even before we arrived to start the tour!"..."
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Old San Juan Walking Tour
"This was a great tour of Old San Juan. We saw all the sights and learned a lot along the way. Plus we were given little souvenirs which was a nice surprise."..."
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San Juan Catamaran Sunset Sail
"Celebrated our anniversary on this sail. Wonderful time and drinks. Our captain was great... Great day.."..."
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San Juan Mini Boats
"It was a beautiful experience especially, being able to see the view of El Morro, La Casilla from the side of the water view. The Tour Guide Person sorry forgot his name was very detailed, personable, and very cautious of safety."..."
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San Juan Bay Day Sail
"This was the perfect way to celebrate my birthday. The captain and shipmate were wonderful hosts. We drank, we laughed, and had a wonderful time."..."
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The Enchanted Shore HeliTour
"Great experience...very professional and to the point. Pilot was great too. This is a wonderful tour to check off on your bucket list."..."
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Old San Juan Segway PT tour 10:30am and 1pm or Segway Kickscooter Tour 4pm
"This was my first time on a Segway. It was a great experience! Jose was very knowledgeable! Best way to explore Old San Juan."..."
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San Juan: Caribbean Chiliboats Guided Water Bike Experience
"We had such a great time! Our tour guide was so much fun. He got some great pictures of us and really made sure our experience was great, he was very knowledgeable of the history and we had a really fun time"..."
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2.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour of Old San Juan
"JC was an awesome guide. Very personable and extremely knowledge. Made a 2.5 hour tour seem like only minutes with how he kept us engaged in learning the history of Old San Joan and Puerto Rico."..."
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Private Old San Juan Historic Discovery Experience
"The trip to the waterfall included exquisite views and lush rain forest with stunning vegetation. The waterfall was breathtaking and a relatively short hike from the road. Our family enjoyed getting into the pool at its feet and under it. We recommend considering wearing a bathing suit or equivalent in order to maximize your visit. Then we came back and explored Old San Juan just enough to capture its flavor and peak our interest in a return visit for an even deeper experience."..."
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Fountain of Youth Tour of Old San Juan
"David was very thorough with his tour. He was really informative and gave us a souvenir (shot glass and keychain). It was a great experience and I would definitely do it again!"..."
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Old San Juan Deluxe Walking Tour
"We had a wonderful tour with Francisco. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour."..."
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Boozy Bites Small-Group Food Tour in San Juan
"Great food, drinks, and history! We loved our tour and our guide- it was by far the best part of our trip!"..."
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Let’s Roam’s Old San Juan Scavenger Hunt: Find the Fountain of Youth!
"I give this a five star even though we did not finish because OTW we saw so much other awesome great things YES! Great start though..."..."
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1-Hour Tour in Old San Juan with a Professional Photographer
"Austyn was very profesional and easy going, he told us a bit of history about a couple of the monuments we encountered on our walk. He had us choose the photos for him to edit which make us be more in control of the final product. Highly recommend."..."
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Explore the history of Old San Juan
"This is a must thing to do when in San Juan. We had so much fun we forgot we walked the city. Our guide was so kind and informative, I felt like he was our cousin showing us his home. Drank amazing Puerto Rico grown coffee and real fruit ice pops. Our tour guide not only showed us the best photo spots but it was like having our personal photographer with us. It felt like we had VIP access to the city."..."
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Instagramable Places in Old San Juan Shared Tour
"Ian did a wonderful job showing us all of the beautiful highlights of Old San Juan. He was patient and accommodating and very informative. He also stopped and allowed us to take as much time as we need to take pictures! It was well worth the money."..."
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