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in San Juan's famous Condado


Canario By The Lagoon
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Tours & Day Trips of Puerto Rico

Our front desk managers will be happy to make arrangements for any tours you would like to take to explore our incredibly beautiful city or the rest of Puerto Rico.

Old San Juan (500 year old city and shopping district) is just 3 miles away from El Canario, easily accessible by the B-21 public bus (75 cents). Just look for the bus stops along Ashford Avenue. Since Ashford Avenue is one way, the return bus stops are on Magdalena Street just one block away.

A taxi to Old San Juan should be about $12.00.

Walking tour maps of Old San Juan are available at the Puerto Rico Tourism Office at La Princesa near the bus terminal and cruise ship piers.  Old San Juan offers an abundance of charm and history with its Spanish architecture, cobblestone streets, museums and forts. 

From Old San Juan,  you can take the ferry and then a short shuttle to learn how they make rum at the world-famous Bacardi factory across the bay from Old San Juan in a town called Cataño. There is also a 'Don Q' rum exhibit near the ferry terminal on the Old San Juan side of the bay. 

If you have a full day to explore, don't miss nearby Luquillo Beach and the only National Park in the Caribbean - El Yunque Rainforest. Its a fairly easy drive from San Juan as long as you miss the rush hour traffic - or see the front desk for available tours.

Another recommended day trip is to the southern Caribbean coast of Puerto Rico, just 1 1/2 hours from San Juan, where you'll find Ponce, a city filled with unique charm, history and architecture.

The Ponce Museum of Art is one of the most impressive anywhere and is definitely worth a trip.   If you want to continue, beyond Ponce is the area where Puerto Rico's world famous coffee is grown in the mountains,

Heading out west - explore the subterranean world of the Rio Camuy Caverns, the Observatory at Arecibo or the world-class surfing at Rincón, Puerto Rico. 

Continue around the west coast to the beach town of Boqueron which is perhaps the most popular beach for Puerto Ricans - the Caribbean waters are very calm and warm on a huge crescent beach with perfect white sand.

All of these trips are easily made in one day....  We'll be happy to make the arrangements for you and your friends with an established tour operator or private driver.

We can also arrange excursions for golf, deep sea fishing, kayaks, snorkeling/SCUBA diving, or horseback riding.
Old San Juan's El Moro Fortress is spectacular!
El Yunqui Rainforest - only one hour from San Juan...
Ponce's Firehouse is unlike any other!
The Caverns of Rio Camuy

  Also see our page with useful links for more information

Rates, Availability & Reservations
Call 1-800-533-2649

 or email for rates & availability. 


A credit card will be required to secure your room reservation with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex, or Diners Club 

At El Canario by the Lagoon, a one night deposit is charged at booking, refundable if reservation is canceled four or more days in advance.  

Upon check in, you will be required to provide your credit card and authorized cardholder signature
or you may pay total room charges with travelers’ checks or US Cash.


El Canario by the Lagoon

4 Clemenceau
Condado, San Juan, PR

 787-723-8590 - fax 

(787) 722-5058  -tel 






El Canario Hotels are proud members of...

Puerto Rico Convention Bureau

and support the programs of ASTA and the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

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This page was last updated on November 29, 2011