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San Juan hotel prices

Hotel type
Price(USD)
Hostel bed
15.00 - 28.99
star
20.00 - 50.00
starstar
41.00 - 181.00
starstarstar
96.00 - 217.00
starstarstarstar
147.00 - 367.00
starstarstarstarstar
391.00 - 967.00


hotel seasons

Hotels in San Juan have their high season from December through mid April, with an extra peak season coming around the Christmas and New Years weeks. During this period rooms can be astronomically expensive, and it’s best to book as far in advance as you can. The rest of the year prices are still fairly high, but at least it’s easy to find a room.

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It might be easy to assume that San Juan, Puerto Rico would be a cheap destination, since it’s not really known as a wealthy place, but unfortunately this is still quite expensive. The location in the Caribbean gives it ideal weather for cold-weather people during winter, so demand is quite high, even away from the beaches.

Hotels in particular are unusually expensive for a Latin American capital city, as are hostel beds. Those who look carefully can find some very cheap one-star hotel rooms, but expect the quality level to be very low. The proper 2-star and above hotels charge resort prices, even during the off season.

Food is also fairly expensive as long as you are in the main tourist zone. Some street-side options can help to keep your overall meal total down, but sit-down meals, especially at hotels, will be more expensive than most of Mexico, by comparison. Drink specials can keep entertainment costs down a bit if you find happy hour deals.

San Juan attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
San Juan National Historic Site A single admission covers both the Castillo San Cristóbal and the Castillo San Felipe del Morro, both located in Old San Juan. adults 5.00

San Juan Transportation prices

  Price range
(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center 10.00 - 19.00
3km taxi ride in San Juan 6.00 - 10.00
Ferry ride 0.50
Bus ride in San Juan 0.50 - 0.75

San Juan food and drink prices

Food type   Price
(USD)
Budget breakfast You'll have to follow some locals away from your hotel to find cheap breakfasts. 4.00 - 8.00
Budget lunch Street options with pork and plantains are some of the better budget lunches. Hotel restaurants will charge much more. 5.00 - 9.00
Budget dinner Finding cheap sit-down meals in San Juan can be a challenge. Get out of the hotel zone for better value. 8.00 - 15.00
Beer (.33l bottle) A bottle of Medalla can be cheap in a few spots, but you have to look for them. 1.50 - 3.00

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San Juan facts

Population 400,000
Metro area 400,000
Time zone UTC-4
Currency US dollar
Airports Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU)

Avg temps & precip

english
metric
Hi F Lo F Precip Inch
Jan 82 71 3.0
Feb 83 71 2.3
Mar 83 72 2.1
Apr 85 73 3.7
May 86 75 5.3
Jun 88 77 3.5
Jul 87 77 4.2
Aug 88 77 5.2
Sep 88 77 5.6
Oct 88 76 5.1
Nov 85 74 6.2
Dec 83 72 4.6

Weather Advice

The weather in San Juan from December through March is nearly perfect, although rainfall still does occur most weeks. Daytime temperatures don’t creep up too much during the rest of the year, but the humidity can make it feel much hotter. Rainfall even during the wetter autumn months does tend to come fast and end quickly in the typical tropical pattern.

Sunrise and sunset

  Sunrise Sunset
21 Mar 6:28am 6:36pm
21 Jun 5:49am 7:04pm
21 Sep 6:13am 6:22pm
21 Dec 6:52am 5:53pm