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Puerto Rico: The Beast Zipline at Toro Verde Adventure Park

1. Puerto Rico: The Beast Zipline at Toro Verde Adventure Park

Step onto The Beast, the longest zipline in America, and get ready to feel an adrenaline rush as you soar above the picturesque scenery of central Puerto Rico. Hidden between rolling mountains covered in dense forest, Toro Verde Adventure Park is located in the town of Orocovis, about 1 hour and 45 minutes from San Juan. The area boasts breathtaking mountain views, which surround you as you ride the zipline. With a 1.57 mi. cable, equivalent to 28 football fields, The Beast is the longest zipline in America. Begin with an introduction to the flight equipment before heading to the launch pad. From there, it's full-on adrenaline as you reach speeds of up to 60 mph at a height of around 380 m.

San Juan: Old Town Sunset Walking Tour

2. San Juan: Old Town Sunset Walking Tour

Meet your professional guide at Plaza Colón in San Juan and set off into the sunset on this 2-hour walking tour. The plazas are the perfect location to learn about the colonial history of Puerto Rico from your guide. From Plaza Colón, you will walk and see the Plaza de la Barandilla and Plaza de Armas. In Old San Juan, you can visit one of its most spectacular historic buildings: Antiguo Palacio de la Intendencia. It was originally built to house the treasury of the island and it is now the Department of State of Puerto Rico. At the Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud you can see the most popular chapel in Puerto Rico and you learn the urban legend behind this little structure built in the 18th century. You can also visit La Fortaleza-Palacio de Santa Catalina, a World Heritage Site. The tour also takes you past San Juan Cathedral, the Ballaja Barracks, Catedral Basilica Menor, Cuartel de Ballaja, and San Juan's most valuable historic site, Castillo San Felipe del Morro, before ending at Plaza de San José.

Old San Juan: Culture and Cuisine 3-Hour Walking Tour

3. Old San Juan: Culture and Cuisine 3-Hour Walking Tour

Become a foodie insider with Puerto Rico’s original 3-hour food and cultural tour of Old San Juan. Experience this slice of paradise through a progressive walk and meal. Walk through the historic city and see architectural gems that will be tied with historical and cultural details. Taste Puerto Rico’s premium single-origin coffee; always smooth, never bitter. Try ice cream from the city’s first artisan ice pop shop, made fresh daily from locally sourced fresh fruits or premium nuts and chocolates. Stroll a local eatery, highlighting fresh ingredients from San Juan’s most popular farmer’s market. Get hands-on experience making Puerto Rico’s signature dish, mofongo, and make your own rum mojito or cap your foodie experience off with one of the best flans in town. At Old San Juan’s only Choco Bar, savor hand-crafted local chocolate in a beautiful, unique ambiance. Feast on recipes dating back to the 1800s while dining under the historic city walls and get to know the city’s tastiest hangouts.

San Juan: History Walking Tour

4. San Juan: History Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided history walking tour suitable for all ages to some of Old San Juan's most notable landmarks. Learn more about the history of Puerto Rico, its ties to the United States, and its rich Spanish, Taino Indian, and West African Heritage. Begin your exploration of Old San Juan, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a stop outside La Casa Estrecha, one of the narrowest houses in the Western hemisphere. Then, enter La Catedral de San Juan Bautista which is Puerto Rico’s grandest religious building. Discover some parts of some of the city’s impressive defensive system, namely its historic walls, the only remaining entrance door at La Puerta de San Juan, and Fortaleza. Gain a greater understanding of Puerto Rican history with your knowledgeable local guide.

San Juan: Guided Water Bike Experience on Old San Juan Bay

5. San Juan: Guided Water Bike Experience on Old San Juan Bay

Soak up the unique views of Old San Juan Bay on a guided water bike tour. Relive more than 500 years of Puerto Rican history as you pass important buildings, including the San Felipe del Morro fortress. Board a water bike and set off along the Old San Juan Bay. Admire the pristine views and visible monuments along the coast, such as La Fortaleza (Governor's home), the San Juan Door (historic city entrance), Baluarte de San Agustín, Santa Elena Battery, El Morro Wall, the Garitas, and more. Take to the waters with a certified guide to ensure your safety and comfort. Together, scout out the best viewing spots in the bay as you pedal over the water. Enjoy this adventure by yourself or with friends.

Old San Juan: Sunset Walk and Food Tour

6. Old San Juan: Sunset Walk and Food Tour

Join a mini getaway in Old San Juan on this guided walk through the over 495-year-old Spanish colonial city as the burnt orange sun sets. Taste your way through three restaurants and sip on rum cocktails. Enjoy skip-the-line benefits as you visit must-see restaurants and foodie scenes around the city. Get to know local Puerto Rican foods as you savor an appetizer, main meal, and dessert during the tour. Stroll alongside your local guide and learn about the unique architectural features behind the Spanish buildings, plazas, squares, balconies, and mysterious blue cobblestones in the heart of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital city. Leave your experience with the confidence and knowledge of a local. 

Puerto Rico: Toro Verde Adventure Park Zip Line Experience

7. Puerto Rico: Toro Verde Adventure Park Zip Line Experience

See the lush jungle of Toro Verde Adventure Park from a different angle and get your adrenaline pumping during a thrilling outdoor activity. Fly through the air at great speed on the longest zip line experience you can find in the Americas. Soar over the treetops as you soak in the incredible views. Make your way to Toro Verde Adventure Park for a fun-filled adventure. Receive your zip line equipment and venture to the launch pad as you prepare to soar through the air at speeds of up to 152km/h over a span of 2.5km, the equivalent of 28 football fields. Take in panoramic views of the lush nature that surrounds the Adventure Park from a height of up to 380 meters. Be sure to soak in the stunning views of the Orocovis mountains before you commence your descent.

San Juan: Walking Tour with Expert Guide

8. San Juan: Walking Tour with Expert Guide

Learn about its colonial influence and discover this fascinating city. See all its essential sights with your expert local guide. Begin with by entering San Felipe del Morro or San Cristobal. Hear fascinating facts as you walk along Paseo de la Princesa to the Governor's residence. Stroll through a city brimming with colors and cobble stone streets. See the San Juan Gate, built in 1520 to guard the city from the harbor. Visit the Ballaja Barracks, built by the Spanish militia for housing in 1864, as well as the San Jose Church, and Plaza del Quinto Centenario. Your tour will end at the Hotel El Convento, adjacent to all the shops and restaurants.

Puerto Rico: Toro Verde Adventure Park Zipline Bike Ticket

9. Puerto Rico: Toro Verde Adventure Park Zipline Bike Ticket

Feel the thrill of cruising over the tree canopy on cable bike circuit that is certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest in the world with this ticket to the cable bike attraction at the Toro Verde Adventure Park in Orocovis.  Check in at the Toro Verde Adventure Park and get set up with your safety equipment. Venture through the sky on a zipline cable that offers 1,400 feet of views of the mountains and wilderness. Head to 2 tree-shaped platforms which are exclusively designed to interact with the mountainous area and provide impressive views of the north coast of the island. Bring those you love along with the capacity for 2 simultaneous bicycles. Keep an eye out for colorful birds as you ride through the sky, like the Puerto Rican tody.

San Juan: Old San Juan Sunset Food Tour with Drinks

10. San Juan: Old San Juan Sunset Food Tour with Drinks

Discover the magic of Old San Juan in the evening on a guided food tour. Eat and drink your way around the colorful old town while learning all about its culture, history, and people, starting with the Plaza de Armas. Explore Puerto Rico's rich culinary history and exciting culinary renaissance. Sample a variety of traditional and modern dishes and enjoy 2 rum cocktails during up to 5 stops. The tour is kept small in number so you can enjoy the full attention of your guide, a passionate expert on Puerto Rican food. Walk away with the best advice on what else to eat, see, and do during your stay.

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What people are saying about Old San Juan

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 583 reviews

San Juan is a beautiful city. Having a knowledgeable tour guide lead us to the must-see places was perfect. After the tour, our guide was gracious enough to provide recommendations for restaurants and other sites we wanted to visit.

This was an absolutely amazing tour; Jorge was informative and personable and interesting. As a solo traveler, he also helped many of us take amazing pictures around the city. I enjoyed learning more about Old San Juan.

It was absolutely wonderful. Our tour guide was Jorge and he was very knowledgeable, personable, funny, and enthusiastic! Would definitely recommend this tour especially if it’s your first time visiting San Juan.

I highly recommend this tour. Antonio is very knowledgeable and the tour is very interesting and pleasant.

Was a fun experience, tour guide was cool and informative.