San Juan Metroplex


Puerto Ricans arbitrarily divide their Island into two areas: “San Juan”, which is what they call the “Área Metropolitana” (San Juan Metroplex) (which is actually comprised of the townships of San Juan, Carolina, Guaynabo, Bayamón and Cataño) and “La Isla” which includes the rest of the island.

However, from a tourist’s viewpoint, I guess you could divide it into the “main tourist attractions” and the rest of the Island.

On this site we have divided it as a tourist would.  That’s why the two main menus are titled “San Juan Metroplex” and “La Isla”.  Under “San Juan Metroplex” you will find information about Old San Juan, El Condado, Isla Verde (which is actually within the township of Carolina), Hato Rey, Río Piedras, Bayamón and Cataño.

Under “La Isla” you will find many landmarks that most visitors simply never get to see like El Yunque National Rainforest, The Camuy River Cave System, The Arecibo Radio Observatory, Luquillo Beach, the “Puerta del Sol” area (which is comprised of dozens of gorgeous mom & pop hotels, restaurants and spectacular scenery), the Guánica Dry Forest, the Parguera Bioluminescent Bay, the magnificent city of Ponce with its many attractions, and many, many beautiful places more.


First you will find a general map with markers for all the main landmarks. Then you will find individual pages with a little more information about each landmark and a specific map to reach that location.

So if you really want to explore Puerto Rico, and see it like most tourists never get to see it, then you’ve arrived at the right place!

Now let’s get going…


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