San Juan
Puerto Rico
By Adam J. Mohney

WhatsCheaper.com invites you to enjoy blue water, silver sands and cobblestone streets on your next vacation. Offering the perfect blend of history and beach relaxation, San Juan, Puerto Rico provides a unique experience for travelers looking to see America's most popular territory. Famous for its unique culture, Spanish heritage and gorgeous beaches, San Juan is a wonderful option for travelers of all types.

After your flight lands at San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU), you will be able to easily access San Juan in a variety of ways. Book your flight now on WhatsCheaper.com by clicking the following link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). If freedom is your preference, or you plan on seeing more remote attractions, renting a car may be your best choice. This can easily be done on WhatsCheaper.com by clicking the following link to get you started on your vacation package (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php). If public transportation is more your thing, San Juan offers water ferries to various islands, a bus system and an extensive metro system that makes accessing the many area attractions easy without a vehicle.

San Juan also provides a variety of lodging options for travelers of all types. Guests of the city on a budget can book one of San Juan's many economy hotels within the city limits. For a more lavish getaway, San Juan also offers world class five-star hotels to travelers. The beach-minded traveler can also take advantage of one of the many resorts in popular locations, such as Isla Verde. No matter your preference, WhatsCheaper.com can help you find the perfect room or suite for your San Juan vacation on the hotel page, available at (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

Of course, once the details are hashed out on WhatsCheaper.com, you will want to enjoy the culture, cuisine and attractions that San Juan is famous for. Perhaps one of its biggest draws is the climate. In summer, temperatures peak at around 90 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter temperatures linger comfortably in the 70s and 80s. Conveniently, winter is the driest season that San Juan has to offer travelers.

The Puerto Rican capital, boasting a population of nearly 400,000 permanent residents, also offers some of the oldest buildings you will find anywhere under the jurisdiction of the United States. San Juan was originally founded by Spanish colonists in 1521, making for wonderfully aesthetic old style Spanish architecture.

Most of San Juan's attractions can be found in Old San Juan. These include For San Felipe del Morro, built in the 16th century, Fort San Cristobol, built in the 17th century and La Fortaleza, the oldest occupied executive mansion in the Americas. Old San Juan, located on the island, locally called Iselta de San Juan, also offers a variety of other gorgeous colonial style building and scenic cobblestone streets.  

Some other points of interest for WhatsCheaper.com travelers include; Casa Blanca, the former residence of the Ponce de Leon's, Cathedral of San Juan Batista, which contains the tomb of Juan Ponce de Leon, one of Christopher Colombus' right hand men, Hato Ray, the former king's cattle grazing area, which has been converted into the city's financial center, and the gorgeous waterfront views from Iselta de San Juan.

San Juan travelers will also need to enjoy the delicious and unique Puerto Rican cuisine throughout their stay. A blend of Spanish, African, Taino and American dishes, San Juan's food heritage is a tribute to its cultural heritage and history. Locally labeled "cocina criolla," or creole cooking, many dishes are melding pots of cultural influence in a variety of stews, including chicken, beef, pork, rice, tropical fruits and a blend of spices. WhatsCheaper.com's can't miss dish is fried local fish battered in Mojo isleno sauce. The sauce is the key ingredient, offering a blend of olive oil, onions, capers, tomato sauce, pimento, bay leaves, garlic and vinegar.  

Of course, the biggest draw of San Juan's cuisine is rum. The rum capital of the world, San Juan offers a unique drinking experience for of-age travelers. With each bartender in San Juan putting a unique spin on popular rum cocktails, each traveler is guaranteed a unique drinking experience. Travelers will also want to tour Bacardi distillery in Catano, which is only a short ferry ride away from the harbor in San Juan.

With a unique cultural diversity, a heavily influenced Spanish heritage and some of the oldest structures a North American territory has to offer, San Juan is also a prime beach destination. Offering a variety of cathedrals, monuments, museums, unique cuisine and relaxing time in the sun, San Juan, Puerto Rico is a can't miss city on any serious travelers list. Your first step to an adventurous and relaxing vacation in San Juan begins now. Click the following link to book your next vacation in San Juan, Puerto Rico on WhatsCheaper.com now (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php).

MUST SEE IN San Juan LIST:

  • 1. Fort San Felipe del Morro
  • 2. Castillo San Cristobol
  • 3. Isle Verde Beach
  • 4. Pablo Casals Museum
  • 5. Plaza de Colon
  • 6. San Juan Nautical Club
  • 7. Condado Beach
  • 8. World War II Bunkers
  • 9. Custom House
  • 10. El Yunque National Forest

San Juan EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Dia de los Reyes - January
  • 2. Festival de la Calle de San Sebastian - January
  • 3. Festival de Teatro Musical - January
  • 4. Heineken Jazz Festival - June
  • 5. San Juan Bautista Day - June
  • 6. Festival Casals - June/July
  • 7. Festival Cultural del Nino - September
  • 8. San Juan Cinemafest - October
  • 9. Concurso Nacionel del Cuatro - December
  • 10. Bacardi Feria de Artesania - December

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Sheraton Resort & Casino
200 Convention Boulevard, San Juan, Puerto Rico
By D. Gregory Perrin

During your vacation in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino is an excellent hotel in the city. The hotel is conveniently located right beside the Isle Grande Airport and only 15 minutes from the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. Check-in begins at 3 p.m., where the staff will greet you with superb hospitality and get you checked in quickly.

Then you can make your way to one of 503 guestrooms, including 22 suites. The Sheraton Puerto Rico is entirely smoke-free to promote a healthy lifestyle. The rooms can accommodate nearly any size party (normal guestrooms have either 1 king or 2 double size beds). The hotel has Executive Suites and a Presidential Suite to select from. The rooms has all the usual features like cable, internet, Sony iPod © docking station, and more.

The hotel has its own casino that features slots, table games like black jack and roulette. This casino is the largest in San Juan. WhatsCheaper.com just reminds all travelers to gamble responsibly. Sheraton Puerto Rico also offers a fitness center, pool, and Zen Spa for extra relaxation.

Dining in the hotel is a snap for all guests. Choices Restaurant is open for all three meals of the day and has a wide array of different cuisine selections. The Poole Bar and Grill is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and serves classic Caribbean dishes. Also, the hotel offers a complimentary breakfast for all guests in the morning. After your refreshing breakfast, you can start your day. On your last day in the hotel, check-out is at 11 a.m.

WhatsCheaper.com knows you will have the time of your life in San Juan while staying at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino. To book your hotel experience, click on this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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El San Juan Resort & Casino
6063 Isla Verde Avenue, Carolina, Puerto Rico
By Annabeth Simon

El San Juan Resort and Casino is the perfect starting point for those travelers looking to explore the beautiful Puerto Rico. It is located within five minutes of the airport and features two miles of immaculate beach. Check-in for the non-smoking resort begins at 4 pm while check out is at 12 pm. The El San Juan Resort offers a variety of amenities. Printers, fax machines, video conferencing, and photocopy machines are available in the business center. Meeting rooms and audio/visual equipment rental is available upon request. Families have access to babysitting, activities, menu, cribs, and high chairs. The resort features an ATM, multi-lingual staff, and a foreign currency exchange, as well as many others. They also offer many fitness and recreation based activities.

El San Juan Resort offers three types of rooms: standard guest rooms, suites, and accessible rooms. All guest rooms include extended sitting areas and feature views of the Isla Verde Avenue or the resort pools. Each room includes one king bed or two queen beds and includes wireless internet and cable TV in each room, as well as many other amenities. Connecting rooms are available upon request.

Suites are either one or two bedrooms and offer incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean. The suites include all the same amenities as the guest rooms as well as others.   Suites also include either one king bed or two queen beds. The accessible rooms have the same amenities as the standard guest rooms; however, they provide the necessary accommodations. The resort is located on white sand beaches and is 15 minutes from the charming town of Old San Juan. Old San Juan is home to shopping, entertainment and historic sites, as well as cultural attractions, museums, and dining.   The resort is also located within 15 acres of beautiful tropical landscape for the nature enthusiast.

San Juan Hotel and Casino is waiting for you to come and experience the best that Puerto Rico has to offer. They have a variety of services and amenities available to assist in making your vacation the perfect getaway. Visit this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to search for low pricing in booking your stay. Paradise awaits.

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St. Regis Bahía Beach Resort
State Road 187, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
By D. Gregory Perrin

While traveling in the region of San Juan, Puerto Rico, the St. Regis Bahía Beach Resort is just the right hotel for vacationers. This hotel is equipped with 139 guestrooms and was named on the Conde Nast Traveler's 2011 Hot List. It is located on the other side of the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and is approximately 20 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from San Juan. Bahía Beach is located where a former coconut plantation was, which makes the grounds a site to see.
  
The hotel offers regular guestrooms with either 2 queen size or 1 king size bed. There are also suites available as well. The rooms have a private terrace that have an ocean view so that guests can enjoy the spectacular view. St. Regis Bahía Beach Resort guestrooms come with all the usual features, television, internet, etc.

St. Regis Bahía Beach Resort has its very own golf course that was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., who is one of the world's top golf course designers. Guests can go out and relax while shooting over this massive course.

The El Yunque National Forest is located only a short drive from the hotel. This forest is very unique because it is a territory in the United States, and the forest is a rainforest. This is very rare, which makes it a must see while on the island.

Overall, the St. Regis Bahía Beach Resort is just the right hotel for you if you want to stay out of the busy hussle of downtown San Juan, Puerto Rico. Its prime location makes it the perfect location to just relax and revitalize. WhatsCheaper.com knows you will not be disappointed with your stay. You can click this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to utilize our hotel finder to search our prices and also compare them to several of the other top travel websites.

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DoubleTree by Hilton San Juan
105 De Diego, San Juan, Puerto Rico
By D. Gregory Perrin

During your next Caribbean getaway in San Juan, Puerto Rico, WhatsCheaper.com highly recommends the DoubleTree by Hilton ® Hotel San Juan. The hotel is a short taxi ride from the San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), and in the heart of the Condado region of the city. Check-in at the hotel is at 3 p.m. or after on the day of arrival into San Juan.

The rooms of the hotel come with your choice of 1 king, 1 queen, or 1 queen with a Murphy bed. For those on vacation with an infant, the hotel offers cribs in the room upon request. Each room has a 32 inch television with a mix of English speaking and Spanish speaking channels; also included is HBO. DoubleTree also has on demand movies available for a minimal fee. There is also a refrigerator to keep snacks and drinks chilled as well as a coffee maker, and alarm clock.

The hotel has some great amenities for travelers to utilize during their Caribbean getaway.   There is an amazing pool for guests to relax in. The hotel has a fitness center so guests can keep up with their fitness regime while on vacation. There is coin laundry available incase you have clothes that need washed. Business travelers can take advantage of the business center which has services such as copying, printing, notary service, fax, and more.

There are a number of restaurants in the hotel including Cafe Pierre which serves international cuisine (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Silk which serves Asian cuisine (open for lunch and dinner), Under the Trees which serves omelets and pasta (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), and finally Alquimia which serves Mediterranean cuisine (open for lunch and dinner).

WhatsCheaper.com knows you will just love your stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton ® Hotel San Juan. On the day of departure, take your time collecting your things, as check-out is not 12 p.m. You can catch a cab back to the airport for a minimal fee. To start your search for great pricing by clicking this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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