San Juan prices

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San Juan hotel prices

Rating Price (USD)
18.00 - 40.00
52.00 - 181.00
98.00 - 217.00
152.00 - 236.00
391.00 - 540.00

San Juan hostel prices

Type Price (USD)
Hostel bed
12.00 - 27.95

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.

289099_587_zIt 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. The good news is that the main tourist zones are quite nice and feel like they are worth the money. Condado has a nice mix of posh and mid-priced, while Isla Verde is much larger and runs a wide spectrum of prices.1592_325_z

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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. Cheap beers are easy to find if you ask around a bit. Some good news is that there are plenty of things to do in San Juan, and many of them are free or cheap.

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
Kayak Rentals Rent your own kayak for a day and test the waters, view the coastline and enhance your skills. all ages 100.00
Windsurfing lessons Learn the basics of windsurfing before catching some air. 12 and up 150.00

San Juan transportation prices USD

Taxi from airport to city center 15.00 - 25.00
3km taxi ride in San Juan 7.00 - 10.00
Ferry ride 0.50
Bus ride in San Juan 0.75

San Juan food and drink prices USD

Food type   Price
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


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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.

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