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1 Mar

The Top 10 Things To Do In Old San Juan

There are lots of fun things to do in Old San Juan, pretty much every day of the week. Here, you’ll find a culturally rich city with friendly locals, lively music and dancing, plus delicious food. So, join us and immerse yourself in Puerto Rican culture. Here’s what’s happening:

Latin Jazz | The Parrot Club in Old San Juan | Thursdays | 7pm

The Parrot Club is a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike who love delicious Latino flavors and cocktails. Enjoy a fun, friendly, atmosphere with live jazz music.

Bohemia Night | El Toro Salao in Old San Juan | Thursdays | 8pm

Toro Salao is a popular tribute to Puerto Rico’s Spanish heritage. Here, have a delicious dinner and listen to fun, energetic, live music.

Discover Nature of Old San Juan | Old San Juan | Fridays | 9am-noon

On this guided walk through the streets of Old San Juan, you’ll learn about all the ecological components of the historic city. Offered by the Conservation Trust of PR.

Flamenco Dance Show | Barrachina, Fortaleza St, Old San Juan | Fridays | 8pm

Enjoy dinner and a show at Barrachina. This Flamenco dance show features three dancers, a guitarist, a percussionist and a singer/percussionist/dancer. The show is free with a dinner and drink minimum of $25 per person.

Artisan Exhibits | Plaza Darsena and Paseo de la Princesa in Old San Juan | Weekends |10am

This brilliant fair will entertain you for hours. It features all forms of art plus dancing and singing.

Enjoy several forms of art including graphic design, fine and performing art. You’ll also find a mixture of live folk music, vibrant dance music and an impressive mixture of art and crafts

Farmers’ Market | San Juan Museum Courtyard | Saturdays | 8am – 1pm

This market is full of only organically grown and homemade organic products. It typically houses 15-20 vendors, so it is not super large, but it’s growing! There are produce vendors, vendors with other food items, and those offering organic, health-related products.

Artisan’s Sunday | Museo del las Americas in the Ballaja Building in Old San Juan |First Sunday | 12pm

This market offers and eclectic selection of Puerto Rican crafts and features a cleverly curated mix of quality baskets, shawls, pottery, jewelry, Santos, art posters, and CDs.

I Love Puerto Rico Cultural Fest | Paseo La Princesa in Old San Juan | Last Sunday

This celebratory event is held the last Sunday of every month and features, among other things, authentic Puerto Rican cuisine, live music, crafts made by local artisans and other vendors of all kinds.

Heineken Ventana al Jazz| Bahia Urbana in Old San Juan | Last Sunday | 5pm

Also the last Sunday of every month, Heineken hosts a free live jazz performance, presented free at Bahia Urbana, on the bay in Old San Juan. As with many other events in Puerto Rico, here you’ll find great food, superior music, and plenty of dancing.

As you can see, there are plenty of great things to do in Old San Juan. And, the Fajardo Inn is just a short drive from all the action – we’ll even help you plan your outing. Call or visit our visit our Rooms page to book your stay today.