San Juan climate
San Juan's climate is typically warm year-round, but the city does see its share of tropical storms. The average temperature is 82 degrees (Fahrenheit) during the year, and during the winter the temperature can drop to the 60s. With this type of weather gracing the city, there is no bad time to book flights to San Juan.
Best Time to Fly to San Juan
San Juan welcomes most tourists during the winter and early spring. Booking flights to San Juan during this time might be expensive, but if you plan ahead and book San Juan flights and accommodations in advance you're likely to get a good deal.
The pre-Lenten Carnival attracts many visitors, with its parades, music, beauty pageants, and parties all over the island. Easter week is another busy time, as is the entire period when colleges have spring breaks.
In addition to the Carnival festivities, there are patron saints’ festivals throughout the year, with week-long celebrations.
Mid-December to mid-April is the busiest — and most expensive — time of the year. Throughout the island, but especially in San Juan, prices are considerably higher during this period.
Summer and fall are quieter and less expensive times to take cheap flights to San Juan. And there are two annual events for music lovers. The Pablo Casals Festival takes place in early June. The Festival of Puerto Rican Music is held in November, with venues in both San Juan and elsewhere on the island.
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Getting around San Juan
Bigger hotels generally offer free shuttle buses into Old San Juan, where you can either travel by foot or take advantage of the free trolleys. Buses run in some areas, but not all. There are taxis, but you’ll have to negotiate a price with the driver based on your destination. Rental cars are available as well, but make sure you have your ID handy. Also, some streets are not as well marked as others.