Parking at the Port of San Juan
Estacionamiento Doña Fela is an outdoor parking facility, located near the Port of San Juan, that's open 24/7.
Port of San Juan Overview
The Port of San Juan is a beautiful port located in the heart of Puerto Rico. As a U.S. territory, you do not need a passport to travel from the U.S. to Puerto Rico. However, if you are cruising to any other ports of call you will need to have your passport.
Millions of cruise passengers visit the Port of San Juan every year and it is Caribbean's hub for cruise ships. Every day there are about five to six ships that line the port. Cruises depart from San Juan on a regular basis and passengers often fly into San Juan and take a taxi over to the cruise port.
The cruise terminal is located in one of the Caribbean's busiest cities. In 2012, there were seven cruise lines making more than 175 sailings into the port. Cruise lines such as the Princess Cruises, Carnival, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean sail to and from the San Juan cruise port.
The Port of San Juan offers no parking facilities. However, there are the public ones in the area that surround the Port of San Juan. Taxi service is available at the airport of San Juan for $19 as a one-way fare.
Car rentals are also available at the airport but not recommended for cruise passengers because there is no cruise parking available at the port. Cruise lines can arrange buses for a lower fare, if you ask them ahead of time.
Upon entering the port, passengers of a Caribbean cruise may be taken to the San Juan cruise terminal from the airport. When they arrive at the airport, they can proceed to the gates that serve the intercontinental jets and then go to the Airport Ground Transport. From there, they can be transported to the San Juan cruise port.
If you're looking for hotels around the Port of San Juan, there are several options available. Old San Juan offers a wide range of accommodations at reasonable prices. Hotels that cruisers or visitors may choose from are Hotel Milano, Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel, Hotel El Convento, and Cervantes Hotel.
A number of restaurants are available near the port. Aquaviva, Tandra, Caficultura, Parrot Club, Dragonfly, Nuyorican Café, El Patio de Sam, Marmalade, El Picoteo, La Fonda del Jibarito, and La Bombonera are fine dining places that offer great local and classic foods.
Attractions & Entertainment
A free trolley is available to the cruisers' delight as a great means for a bit of sightseeing. For those who enjoy nightlife, El Batey's is one that offers a unique experience. Those looking to enjoy live dancing and music, Rumba is the perfect place to dance the night away.
From the Port of San Juan, one can easily find souvenir shops and art galleries (Galeria Sanchez). Crafts (Puerta Rican Arts and Crafts) and several jewelers are also located in the area. A shopper's paradise, known as Cristo, is also found nearby the Port of San Juan.