Where is the best part of Puerto Rico to stay?
Is it better to stay in Old San Juan or San Juan?
San Juan is better for vacation if you want to experience a newer and bigger city, stay in a top-tier resort, and indulge in signature Puerto Rican dishes. A vacation to Old San Juan is better if you want to visit historical sites, and don't mind spending a bit more on shopping and food.
Is it worth staying in San Juan?
Yes, San Juan is safe and friendly. The tourist zones in Puerto Rico are safe and a police presence is visible, particularly in Old San Juan and in the resort areas of Isla Verde and Condado.
Stay for two days to enjoy the full breadth of island life with morning mist rolling through the farmlands and fiery sunsets over the water. Consider visiting during the week to avoid larger weekend crowds and spend time island-hopping between activities on San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez Island.