From its alluring colonial architecture to cascading waterfalls, Puerto Rico offers a stunning visual spectacle like no other. And on its northern coast lies the island’s capital, the vibrant San Juan, which is truly one of the most photogenic places you can ever visit. Everywhere you turn, there are Instagram-worthy photo opportunities in this beautiful city that offers a blend of tradition and modernity. The streets are lined with charming restaurants, hip cocktail bars, and shops. Colorful houses dot the hillsides that overlook the ocean. Whether you want to pose in front of the old Castello walls or take in sweeping views of the ocean, San Juan has it all.
It is almost impossible for us to play favorites but in this blog, we have listed some of the best Instagrammable spots in San Juan. These need to be on your bucket list for your next trip!
- Old San Juan
Take a walk along the cobblestone streets of the old city of San Juan and you will immediately be transported into the 16th and 17th centuries. With its pastel-colored Spanish buildings, it is definitely one of the top spots on the island for that perfect Instagram-worthy shot. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to houses, stores, and restaurants in an array of bright colors and you can easily spend an entire day here simply strolling the streets and sampling its delicious food.
- Condado Beach
Located just a few steps away from San Juan, Condado Beach is the perfect escape for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The white sandy beach, pristine turquoise water, and swaying palm trees will make for a picturesque background for your photos. The upscale Condado neighborhood also boasts luxury designer stores and a pretty happening nightlife.
- Santurce Art District
Only 10 minutes away from Old San Juan lies the Santurce Art District. This San Juan neighborhood emerged as the capital of art in the Caribbean after a community of artists came together to breathe new life into its long-forgotten buildings and streets. It is home to colorful murals and some of the most impressive museums and art galleries.
- La Fortaleza
La Fortaleza, also known as Palacio de Santa Catalina, is the official residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico. While this fortress-turned-residence is an architectural marvel in itself, the street leading up to it is a great photo spot because of the art hanging above it, including umbrellas, kites, and the Puerto Rican flag.
The cobblestone streets and idyllic beaches of San Juan, Puerto Rico, are calling and a vacation here is just the answer.
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