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San Juan- Things To Do

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Christopher Columbus is a name that comes in mind when it comes to traveling. He was the one who discovered Puerto Rico during his second journey. San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico is one stop that receives more than millions of tourist every year to make travel discoveries and explore it all away! San Juan was originally named as Puerto Rico but then it switched to San Juan (the original name of an island on Puerto Rico). It is also one of the oldest city but is as beautiful as it was back in the late 1700’s. One major reason behind a good number of tourists visiting San Juan is that the US citizens do not need to have a passport to explore this city or any part of well-known Puerto Rico.

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Forts of Old San Juan

Since San Juan is the oldest city in the Western part, the Spanish built massive walls and forts to protect it. Exploring a 500-year fort will make your trip not only interesting but also give you a chance to know the historical facts and information about the destination you are in.

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Explore Outdoor Art Galleries 

San Juan is a place that features captivating artistic skills and talents through the art galleries. Tourists can walk through the streets and witness the old, modern and local Caribbean artwork in the art galleries designed beautifully to attract the tourists.

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Dive In & Snorkel in Culebra

Get in the water and get set for the crazy adventure. Snorkeling and scuba diving in Culebra is just the right place for all the water lovers. These are the famous and must to activities when in San Juan that simply gives you a chance to make your trip enjoyable and memorable.

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Tour the Bacardi Rum Factory

Taking a tour of the Bacardi Rum Factory is possibly one of the best tours in San Juan. Having over 1, 00,000 bottles of rum bottled per day, makes it the largest rum factory in the whole. You get to learn a lot about the rum and its types and flavors and on the same hand, you can also opt for the tasting too!

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Rum-Based Cocktail, Not To Be Missed

San Juan is the king when it comes to rum. The local bars moreover emphasis on the local fruits like passionfruit, papaya, mango, soursop, star apple, and pineapple. It also uses local garnishes that make it a rejuvenating and unique take on the drinks.

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