Fabulous weather and amazing vistas mean San Juan is a lovely place to cycle, for visitors looking to exercise as they sight-see. Read on to find out about 4 locations that are perfect for exploring by bicycle.
Old San Juan
Historic and welcoming, bicycling throughout Old San Juan is the perfect way to explore. Sights to see while biking this area include the many plazas with their colonial grandeur, the Mayor of San Juan’s office building, the exteriors of Fort San Cristobal and El Morro Castle, in addition to plenty of shops and restaurants.
Around El Morro Castle
One of the most popular attractions in all of Puerto Rico, visitors most often view El Morro from its entrance at the end of a sprawling green lawn. While that view is not to be missed, it’s also possible to check out the side of El Morro that faces the ocean from a trail at its base. In order to reach that point, start off at the Paseo de la Princesa and take a right at the large fountain. Go straight, pass the Puerta de San Juan (Doorway of San Juan), another structure built under Spanish-rule, and go down the trail that leads towards the open water, until you eventually see El Morro from the other side.
Condado is an area in San Juan with many shops, hotels, and restaurants, which lies between the ocean and Condado Lagoon. If staying at one of the hotels in Condado, using a bicycle is the perfect way to explore without straying too far from your base, making it easy to return and rest up before undertaking your next adventure.
Luis Muñoz Marín Park
Named after the first elected governor of Puerto Rico, Luis Muñoz Marín Park offers fun for visitors of all ages and is perfect for cycling around. According to the city of San Juan’s official website, the park is full of local plants, has artificial lakes and gazebos, and is home to a 3,000-seat amphitheater named after Tito Puente, the legendary Puerto Rican timbalero. You will often find events and celebrations being held here.