San Juan: Planning Group Activities for Wedding Guests

Golf with the wedding partyIf you’re having a destination wedding, you’ll want to plan some activities for your guests so they have plenty to do on their free time.

In Puerto Rico, there’s something to do for everyone.

Whether someone just wants to relax on the beach or go on an exhilarating adventure, they’ll find multiple options in San Juan.

Historical Sites

One of the most popular attractions in San Juan is El Morro. It’s a historical site that was constructed during the 17th and 18th centuries to defend the San Juan coastline. For your guests that are interested in history, this would be at the top of their sightseeing list!

Old San Juan is another tourist favorite. You really step back in time when you visit this location! It also has a romantic feel, which is always nice for couples on vacation.

Old San Juan is filled with shops, restaurants, plazas and plenty of gorgeous architecture. You can get around by trolley, which is convenient for tourists. You’ll also find a hopping nightlife here when the sun goes down!


For the guests that just want to relax and unwind, they’ll love Ocean Park Beach. The crystal clear blue water and the sandy beach are perfect for sunbathing and swimming. There’s also always plenty of room and it never feels too crowded. You’ll enjoy the quietness!

Bring your iPod or a nice book and escape reality for a little while. You’ll also get a nice tan for the wedding! Bring your own food and drink and invite some other wedding guests for a fun filled day. There are plenty of chairs and umbrellas for your group to use!

If you build up an appetite there are two delicious restaurants right on the beach. If you’re looking for something lighter, grab something from one of the many food carts.


For guests that are looking for something more adventurous, consider going snorkeling, scuba diving, zip lining or horseback riding on the beach. Rocaliza Adventure Tours is the #1 tour in San Juan and offers zip line, rappelling and rock climbing!

By choosing this tour you’ll be taken to a few different locations throughout the island, which is a nice way to see everything. One of the places you can choose is El Salto Waterfall!

This breathtaking rainforest is the perfect backdrop for your zip line, rappelling or rock climbing adventure. Another location you may go to is Limestone Forest, which is closer to San Juan and has amazing views.


The Bacardi Rum Plant is another popular place to visit in San Juan. You take a 45 minute tour of the world’s largest rum distillery and get to have a tasting at the end!

A few other popular tours in San Juan are Aventuras Tierra Adentro, Inc., Sailing Dreams Puerto Rico Day Tours, Flavors of San Juan Food and Culture Tours, Frontier Adventures, Inc. and Segway Tours of Puerto Rico.

There truly is a tour for everyone’s interests. Whether you’re a foodie or you’re into off-roading, you’ll find a tour in San Juan that you’ll enjoy!


When you’re on vacation, it’s an opportunity to shop because you have to find some nice souvenirs to bring back to your family and friends who couldn’t make it to the wedding! You won’t have any trouble finding great shops in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Plaza las Americas is the largest shopping mall in the Caribbean, so it’s a must see! You’ll find more than 300 stores in the mall, a lot of which you see in the United States. If you’re looking for something less touristy, check out some specialty shops.

Some of the most popular specialty shops in San Juan are Spicy Caribbee, The Cigar House and El Alcazar Antiques. It’s also nice to stop by some flea markets that you pass on the street! Santurce Marketplace and Plaza del Mercado are most recommended.


Lastly, Puerto Rico is known for its dancing, so tell your guests where some of the local hot spots are! Nono’s andRumba are two popular places, to name a few.

There are countless things to do in San Juan for every type of person and it will be an unforgettable experience. Even if you aren’t a “beach person” you’ll have a great time.

Usually when you’re a guest at a destination wedding you have a few days to go off on your own and explore. Take this time to really experience the Puerto Rican culture and try new things!

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