San Juan

Tips and Articles in San Juan

Life’s a beach for Mariam Ahmadi, 19, a Los Angeles resident of Venice Beach, who enjoys nothing more than easy access to the ocean. "I love living here! I’m a surfer. I can wake up, go surfing, work, and then surf again. It’s heaven." Hers is th...
The best meal I have in Puerto Rico is one I shouldn’t be eating. I’m sitting at the bar at Jose Enrique, a restaurant near San Juan’s lively market square, La Placita, ordering appetizer after appetizer, throwing caution—and my dinner plans—to t...
The only true requirement of a great hotel is that it have a decent bar somewhere on the premises. They could leave out the front desk, room service, even the beds; surely we’d all find spots at the bar to keep us safe and warm until morning. Reg...
“People who think it’s all about rice and beans will be surprised,” says Roberto Treviño of San Juan’s restaurant scene. Treviño, an Iron Chef veteran, chose Condado—the city’s current nexus of all things fabulous—for his latest venture, the Asian...
Within the space of 10 minutes during one recent San Juan sunset, I walked along the fat ocher stones of a centuries-old fortress, passed through a garish strip mall with an ocean view, and ended up at a romantic Italian restaurant. I went in, of ...
It's still best known for busy beaches, Spanish forts, and post-cruise sightseers, but San Juan is breaking away from its provincial past. A sophisticated fusion of Latin and Yankee cultures is upping the hipness quotient, as is the buzz generate...
Old forts take on a strong beauty in the Caribbean sunlight. I'm thinking, in particular, of the steep, enfolded bastion of San Cristóbal at the entrance to Old San Juan, how its precise angularity is softened by a centuries-old patina, how the ca...