Useful Information

Plaza de Armas

The one stop square that will meet your daily life needs. Its only 2 blocks away where you will find:


  • Supermax (Supermarket) - Wine & Spirits too!!

  • Puerto Rico Drug (Pharmacy)

  • Marshalls

  • Mail Box (front of basement entrance of Marshalls)

  • Cuatro Estaciones Kiosk (Coffee/Breakfast)

  • Joybee(Frozen Yogurt)

  • Wendy's

  • El Meson (Sandwiches)



Free all day, it goes around the old town reaching as far into as Plaza de Armas through S. Francisco St.


The trolley starts and finishes just outside the main bus terminal, but you can get on and off at any one of two dozen designated stops.



We know you came to Puerto Rico to enjoy our warm climate and also beaches!

The 2 closest beaches to Old San Juan are:

  • La 8 - accross from out Capitol (Legislature on 25R) there is a staircase that leads you right onto a reefed beach.

  • El Escambron Beach - one of our Blue Flag beaches, 1 mile from the Castillo San Cristobal on Road 25R (Ave Muñoz Rivera.


Taxi spot is located right in front of El Convento on Cristo St, you will find a taxi any time of day. Other locations would be Plaza de Armas or Plaza Colon.


From the Airport Taxi is a fixed rate of $21 + $1 per bag

Bus Terminal

Covadonga Bus Terminal is located right in front of Pier #4.

  • A5 - OSJ, Santurce, Isla Verde

  • B21 - OSJ, Condado, Santurce, Plaza las Americas

Map Parking Old San Juan

Car Rental

There are many car rentals near the airport. If you decide to rent closer to OSJ there are 2 car rentals which you can use.

  • Hertz @ the Sheraton Old San Juan

  • Charlie Rent a Car - Ashford Ave (Condado) They offer shuttle Service to OSJ.


Street Parking-

New Regulation beginning Dec 1, 2016 about Parking Only for Residents can result in a $250 fine. Please be careful with parking on street and check signs.

Municipal Parking Lots -

The closest parking lot to us, is Estacionamiento La Puntilla. It is around $10 per day and it can be reached in 5 minutes through the Gate of OSJ walking El Paseo La Princesa.

El Galpon Old San Juan


El Galpon - Panama Hats, Santos, Cigar, Vejigantes & Local Art and Crafts (154 Cristo St)


Spicy Caribee - Sauces, Spices and local flavors (154 Cristo St.)


Cristo Street - Home of big stores like Coach, Crocs, Tommy Hilfiguer.


LUCA - local jeyelry and clothing designers (Cruz St).


Pure Soul - Womens clothing and accesories (S.Justo St)


Concalma - Hand made cloth bags (S. Francisco St)


Casa Melaza - Rum Boutique (Caleta de San Juan St)



El Batey (Cristo St)

Nono's (S. Sebastian St)

La Factoria (S. Jose St)

La Taberna del Lupulo (S. Sebastian St)

Paseo La Princesa


Cafe Berlin (Plaza Colon)

Caficultura (Plaza Colon)

Casa Cortes (S. Francisco)

Cuatro Sombras (Recinto Sur)

St Germain (Cruz St)

Buns (Recinto Sur St)

La Tortuga (St. Sebastian St)

La Guertita (S. Justo St)

Puerto Rican Restaurants

Cafe Puerto Rico (Plaza Colon)

El Jibarito (Sol St)

Mojitos (Recinto Sur St)

Cafe El Punto (Fortaleza St)

Punto de Vista (Fortaleza St)



Madre - Mexican (S. Francisco St)

Marmalade - Fine Dining (Fortaleza St)

311 - Fine Dining (Fortaleza St)

Verde Mesa - Vegeterian (Tanca St)

Pirilo - Pizzeria (Fortaleza St)

Directions from SJU Airport:

  • Bear Right on Rte 26 (Baldiorioty de Castro Avenue), and follow signs to San Juan for approximately 4½ Miles.

  • Continue over the Condado Lagoon Bridge where the road merges and becomes Rte 25 (Munoz Rivera Avenue) 

  • Follow the roadway as it curves into the old city, bearing to your right

  • As you approach Fort San Cristobal, the entrance way to Old San Juan, take the first right hand turn onto Norzagaray

  • You will pass Fort San Cristobal as you continue up the hill and further up Norzagaray Street you will see Fort El Morro

  • At the plaza, right before the fort, take a left-hand turn and you will be on the beginning of Cristo Street

  • At the top of the small hill, bear left, then right, around the Two blocks down the hill on your right you will see El Convento

  • The second street after Hotel El Convento make a Right Turn, that Street is Caleta de San Juan, #64 is the 5th building on your left, blue building.

About your stay with us:

  • No Front Desk. We meet at the apartment for check in. If you need anything from us we are a phone call away or at our store El Galpon.

  • Smoke Free Environment

  • The most efficient setting for AC is 21 to 23 celsius.

  • Please do not leave AC on with windows open.

  • Please turn of AC when leaving the apartment.

  • Wifi connetion password is provided on the welcome sheet in the apartment.

  • Towels, Linens and Soap are Provided.