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Celebrating 20 Years of Luxurious Experiences

Twenty years ago on December 17, 1997, The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan opened its doors along the white sand beaches of Isla Verde.  Now, twenty years later, the award-winning oceanfront resort has recently completed several transformations, including a vibrant new lobby design inspired by the modern and elegant feel of Puerto Rico.  Offering a visually stunning experience, the iconic hotel continues to emphasize unparalleled Ritz-Carlton service while delivering an experience filled with the spirit of the Caribbean. In honor of its Silver Anniversary, The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan invites guests to celebrate this milestone anniversary all year long.

20 Reasons to fall in love with The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan and Puerto Rico

Create your own story and discover everything that is enchanted about the island with these 20 experiences our own Ladies and Gentlemen cherish.

  1. Enjoy a peaceful start to the day with a meditative sunrise walk along the beautiful coastline.
  2. Sip a rum cocktail during the nightly sunset Coquí and Rum ceremony on the Lobby Lounge Terrace.
  3. Immerse yourself in the local area and culture and explore the colonial city of Old San Juan
    Did You Know? In 1949, the settlement was listed as a National Historic Landmark District and then declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983.
  4. Satisfy your adventurous side with the longest zip line in the universe, certified by Guinness World Records. 
    Did You Know? “The Monster” in ToroVerde Ecological Adventure Park is an exhilarating zip line, with a 2.5km cable, equivalent to 28 football fields. This thrilling experience will reach a speed of up 93.20 mph. and provide you some of the most breathtaking views of Puerto Rico
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  5. Catch a few waves during a surfing lesson taught by professionals at Isla Verde.
  6. Grab your mask and fins and take a leisurely sail on a catamaran to uninhabited Icacos Island.
  7. Marvel at El Yunque Rainforest, the only tropical rainforest in the United States’ national forest system.
  8. Find the hotel’s best “selfie-spot” and take a selfie.
  9. Every Saturday, dance to the rhythms of Puerto Rico in a complimentary fun-filled salsa lesson at the Gazebo.
  10. Take a mid-day break from the sun at Ocean Bar & Grill to enjoy lunch at the beach front Caribbean restaurant. 
    Don’t Miss: Our Chef de Cuisine’s succulent Papaya Marinated Grilled Churrasco.
  11. Enjoy a poolside pavilion and capture the moment with a signature Ritz-Carlton Colada.
  12. View an unforgettable coastal sunset.
  13. Relax with an island-inspired Sea Shell Indulgence massage at The Ritz-Carlton Spa.
  14. Get up close and personal with the resort-friendly famous iguanas when wandering around the gardens.
  15. Gather around the poolside sculpture and listen to a unique live serenade by coquí every evening.
  16. Dazzle your nights with a roll of the dice at our luxury casino.
  17. Savor the mouthwatering home-made guava pancakes at our Mares
    Don’t Miss: A warm cup of rich Puerto Rican coffee from Mares Coffee Bar.
  18. Play a round of beachside tennis.
  19. A sushi dinner with a creative blend of traditional Japanese and bold Caribbean favors at the Lobby Lounge Sushi Bar. 
    Don’t Miss: Chef’s Caribbean Smoke Roll. 

  20. Experience the hotel's contemporary local artwork and take a self-guided art tour around the hotel.

Enjoy these incomparable experiences and share your #RCMemories with your loved ones when visiting one of the most elegant San Juan luxury resorts.