Greetings, I would like to know what else there is to do in the Ocean Park area of San Juan. Are there nearby locations to site see, buy locally made goods, good restaurants etc.? I am considering staying in that area of San Juan and would like to know if there are other attractions very close by (and how close by) other than the beautiful beach. Many thanks!
Cafe Mam for a vegetarian lunch and Bagau restaurant were our favorites in the Ocean Park area. Ocean Park was more of a residential area and you could walk downtown. We stayed at the Dreamcatcher in Ocean Park and they offer small tours to the rainforest and other outdoor attractions that you can book ahead of time. As the other person said, Old San Juan was better for the sightseeing but we also spent a few days at Ocean Park for the beach and rainforest. Bring tennis shoes with good traction. See my reviews. Bring Off mosquito spray. San Juan has mosquitos even when in November. Great trip though.
You will find your fill of restaurants in the area. Kasalta's is a great breakfast place, Bebo's awesome diverse Spanish lunch and dinner menu. Everything food wise is convenient. Tourist attractions are mostly in Old San Juan, a $15-$18 cab ride. But you can spend a whole day there. I think you'll appreciate Ocean Park, El Condado (hotel district), and Old San Juan. Have a nice trip!
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