Travelers who want to stay forever young will love this fountain of youth tour of Old San Juan. Learn about the colonial Gilded Age and discover the stories and history of Ponce de Leon's city and people. Listen in as your friendly guide shares stories about riots and revolutions and find out why the colony was known as "Gold Island". Wander through burial sites where greats like Ponce de Leon and other founding fathers of Puerto Rico are buried and get an up close look at history, culture and traditions that define this destination.
Ponce de Leon tour of Old San Juan
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Gain insight into history, culture and traditions from your expert guide
Ideal for families and history lovers
Transportation to/from attractions
Food and drinks
Meeting And Pickup
363 C. Tetuán #1, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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OK but could be better
William_R, Mar 2023
Glad to have walked so much around Old San Juan, but was looking for more history than the guide provided.
Not as described
Brandie_B, Mar 2023
We picked the Fountain of Youth tour because it was advertised as a historical tour that would tell the story of the colonial times in San Juan, including revolutions and the role of Ponce De Leon. It described visiting an old cemetery and learning about the people buried there. We did not learn or do anything of the sort. If you want to know where all the red light districts were for sailors and see a few old churches, this is the tour for you. Honestly, it wasn’t any different than any other basic tour of San Juan. In fact, another tour we crossed paths with was getting a more in-depth tour than we were. We were very disappointed.
ellenturnbull, Feb 2023
Great tour, very knowledgeable guide. Saw stuff we wouldn’t have known about. It went long and we appreciated the extra time
Learned a lot
Rich_M, Feb 2022
Learning about the culture was great. David was very informative, just wish he spent more time talking/ showing the fountain of youth.
Mirley_A, Jun 2021
David was very thorough with his tour. He was really informative and gave us a souvenir (shot glass and keychain). It was a great experience and I would definitely do it again!
Old San Juan
Devin_w, May 2021
It was amazing, our tour guide was very knowledgeable. He knew his history of Old San Juan and it is as beautiful as you imagine! Definitely worth it
Aisha_S, Jan 2021
The guide was amazing and very knowledgeable of old San Juan. I would recommend this tour and the price is phenomenal.
Would Do It Again
Richard_R, Nov 2020
Our guide, David, has lots of knowledge to share with guests. He knows his history and geography very well. David also kept our group moving and in an unhurried fashion. I appreciated the provider's gift bag of water and souvenirs.
Cheri_H, Feb 2020
Great and knowledgeable guide. The tour ran long but nobody minded because we went to such interesting place.
Enjoyable and Educational
Gabriel R, Jun 2019
The Tour of Old San Juan taught me a lot about my Heritage. We saw many beautiful and historic site. I had been to a few of the locations we covered on prior trips to Old San Juan but did not know their significance. Our Guide was very knowledgeable and also pointed out similarities with other cities and cultures. We are extremely happy we took the tour and would make it a must do for our friends and family when the come to the area..
Excellent!! Do wear comfortable...
Linda N, Aug 2017
Excellent!! Do wear comfortable walking shoes. David didn't miss a beat. Awesome history and spectacular views. Thank you for the tips to the University and the market.
David Rodriguez was an outstanding...
Michelle G, May 2017
David Rodriguez was an outstanding tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and such a kind person. The history of Puerto Rico is amazing.
Thanks David. We had a great time!!
Excellent tour- very informative and...
christine_s, Mar 2017
Excellent tour- very informative and our guide Richard was phenomenal! Lots of history and time to take pictures and ask questions. we toured churches, city shops, old monasteries all on foot. It was wonderful!
Fountain of Youth, Oh boy what can I...
Antonio R, Sep 2016
Fountain of Youth, Oh boy what can I tell you. I took this trip knowing almost nothing about the great Juan Ponce de Leon, David went step by step explaning everything we wanted to know about him, the city, history. It was awesome! Highly recommended!
Great Tour! We walked and visited...
Jos_R, Aug 2016
Great Tour! We walked and visited all the important historic sites of the city. Very informative tour. Excellent Tour Guide. Highly Recommended!
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of...
Jim S, Jul 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Old San Juan. David was extremely informative and interesting. On reflection I wish that we had stayed in the old town instead of Condado as there was so much to explore.