City Guide

Exploring San Juan

Immerse yourself in the culture, soak in the sun, and explore all that the island has to offer during your short stint in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Our event is two days jam-packed with premier education, training, and insight from leading experts in the industry; but, we want to make sure you take full advantage of your travel. We've compiled a list of a few MUST SEE items to complete your experience at Solar Power Puerto Rico.


Places to Eat

Steps from the Hotel

Aleli Restaurant (Inside the Hotel's Main Lobby)
At Aleli Restaurant you can savor impeccable service and breakfast delicacies at a terrace table overlooking the beautiful lagoon pool.
Open 6:00 am - 10:00 am; 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm | For more information or reservations, call 787-791-6100

SAKI (Inside the Hotel's Main Lobby)
Offering an exceptional culinary experience in a contemporary wood and stone dining room, SAKI serves innovative Asian fusion cuisine incorporating tropical Latin flavors. Expert bar staff conjures up signature cocktails created with traditional Japanese wine at the specialty sake bar.
Open 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm | For more information or reservations, call 787-791-6100

Ruth's Chris (Inside the Hotel)
When you visit Ruth's Chris San Juan, you soon understand that this is no ordinary restaurant. From the USDA Prime steaks broiled to perfection to the expertly executed seafood, New Orleans-inspired appetizers, unforgettable desserts and award winning wine list, this is a steak house to which others aspire.
Open 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Mon-Thu & Sun, 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm Fri-Sat | For more information or reservations, call 787-253-1717

Meat Market Miami (7 min. walk)
A truly contemporary steakhouse, boasting a sophisticated ambiance, sizzling with Miami and New York City style energy, a happening bar scene, and a pioneering menu featuring prime cuts of meat, exceptional seafood and other cutting-edge gastronomy.
6063 Ave Isla Verde | El San Juan Hotel & Casino

Old San Juan & Nearby

The city's historic Old San Juan district, only 20 minutes’ drive from the hotel, is the perfect place to discover the pleasures of local life.

Caficultura (Old San Juan, 15 minute drive)
Coffee Shop and Bistro. Breakfast all day and lunch with tropical flare. Locally sourced.
401 Calle de San Francisco, San Juan 00901-1723, Puerto Rico

Café Cuatro Sombras (Old San Juan, 16 minute drive)
Coffee Shop and Bistro. 100% Puerto Rican Specialty Coffee from the mountains of Yauco to your cup. Brewed daily in our coffeeshops in Old San Juan. Known for their great breakfast as well.
259 Calle Recinto Sur, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico

Barrachina (16 minute drive)
Located in Old San Juan, just one block from La Fortaleza, the restaurant has been catering to tourist and locals for over 40 years in the old city. The surrounding beauty of a colonial building over two centuries old with an interior courtyard and magnificent tropical foliage is the birthplace and home of the world famous piña colada, where don Ramon Portas Mingot, first made the famous drink in 1963.
104 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico

El Guateque (17 minute drive)
Known as having the "best mofongo" on the island, El Guateque offers authentic PR dishes just a short drive away.
Av. Ana G Mendez S/N San Juan, Puerto Rico 00926


Where to Explore

Old San Juan

The city's historic Old San Juan district, only 20 minutes’ drive from the hotel, is the perfect place to discover the pleasures of local life. After fresh coffee and pastries in a café such as Caficultura or Cuatro Sombras, stroll along cobbled streets lined with brightly colored colonial buildings on the way to the colossal, 16th-century Spanish fort, El Morro. A walk around the fort's monumental fortified walls, set on a dramatic headland, will reward you with panoramic views of the bay. (Courtesy of InterContinental San Juan)

El Yunque National Forest

After lunch we suggest a visit to El Yunque National Forest, where you can explore a glorious expanse of tropical jungle. Head to the El Portal visitor center, a scenic, 40-minute drive from the hotel, and ask the park rangers about the forest's hiking trails. Choose from gentle to challenging routes that lead you past tree orchids, giant ferns and spectacular waterfalls, or take it easy and drive to the Yokahu Observation Tower for fabulous views of the forest and surrounding mountains. (Courtesy of InterContinental San Juan)

La Placita de Santurce

When night falls, San Juan comes alive with the infectious rhythms of salsa. After a reviving piña colada in the hotel's Q-Bar, head out to La Placita de Santurce. Only 10 minutes from the hotel, it’s a great place to discover some lively restaurants and bars, and on weekends locals can often be found dancing in the streets. A short taxi ride away at the legendary Latin Roots in Old San Juan, you can enjoy a live salsa band. (Courtesy of InterContinental San Juan)

Visit the InterContinental San Juan Concierge for more places to discover.