Paseo De La Princesa

Paseo de la Princesa in Old San Juan

Paseo La Princesa hugs the old perimeter wall of the city, and beyond the fountain continues around Old San Juan to the San Juan Gate, the only remaining of five entry points into the old town.

Paseo de la Princesa and the Raíces Fountain

Paseo La Princesa is a broad promenade that stretches from near the docks at the foot of the city and leads to the lovely Raíces Fountain. On weekends, you’re likely to find all kinds of stalls lining the road, and maybe even a free cultural performance to enjoy. The best time to enjoy the walk or bike ride is during sunset when you’ll have gorgeous views of the bay from the fountain, and you’ll escape the heat of the day.

The fountain was designed by architect Miguel Carlo Raíces in 1992 to commemorate and celebrate the New World’s 500th anniversary. This collection of bronze statues honors Puerto Rico’s mixed African, Spanish and Taino/Amerindian heritage. This concept is visually represented as a ship being steered out into the open sea with leaping dolphins leading the way to a bright 21st-century future. The picturesque San Juan Bay serves as a backdrop to the statue, adding an interesting dimension to the ship at sea concept.

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10 reasons why BIKE RENT PUERTO RICO is the best bike rental option in San Juan.

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Daniel Vogts
Daniel Vogts
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I came with my 2 sons, Mark was great, took the time get us set up on what looked like 3 brand new bikes, his tips on a 3 hour trip were right on, fantastic ending to our winter break
Jake Mutz
Jake Mutz
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Great service and super nice owner! He gave us some great recommendations for where to go for a safe bike ride around San Juan. He even gave some food recommendations as well! A little hard to find but that’s what GPS is for, right! All in all a great experience and we definitely recommend.
Ruth Jordan
Ruth Jordan
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Great shop! We rented 2 nice, new bikes for the week (helmets included). This is the place to go. And the best way to get around the surrounding area (Condado, San Juan, etc). Many streets in the area have a green paved lane for bikes which makes it safe and easy. The staff here are super nice and willing to answer any tourist question.
Noam Cotton
Noam Cotton
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Mark is the man! Excellent service, safe, friendly, and insightful! Will be coming back next time in town
Caroline Henry
Caroline Henry
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Very very satisfied! Not only very conveniently located, great prices, but the owner went above and beyond to make me a happy customer, offering me great tips for getting around and exploring San Juan by bike!!!
Chanani Sandler​
Chanani Sandler​
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Mark has good quality bikes! He gave us the right size bikes for each of us and adjusted them perfectly. We had such a good ride 🙂
Maria Costi
Maria Costi
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I was in Condado with my boyfriend last weekend and we rented 2 bikes. Everything was awesome, Mark (if I am recalling his name correctly) was very nice knowledgeable about bikes and price was reasonable. We will rent with him when we get back.
Blair Fell
Blair Fell
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The bikes mark provided were perfect for San Juan. I used it a ton over the week and a half and it was a fun smooth ride even over the cobble stones. Good shocks are key. Weird thing is almost no one bikes in SJ despite some sweet dedicated paths near the ocean. Drivers can be a little crazy but I hope more people start biking. Then again it was nice to have all the paths to myself.
Andy Yates
Andy Yates
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Great bike hire and great bikes. If you want to see San Juan this is the way to do it. The service offered is really good and bikes are in great condition, with locks and helmets. Would definitely recommend any one to use who wants to travel at your own pace, get further afield and see San Juan.
Sonya Verny
Sonya Verny
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Mark's bikes made our trip! From his phenomenal customer service, beautiful bikes and great prices - Thank you Mark!
Steven Hendrix
Steven Hendrix
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Mark is really cool and very professional. Bikes are quality. I had a great ride from Condado to Old San Juan. You definitely want the bike lock so you can go on foot and check out the sites.
Valentina Perez
Valentina Perez
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Excellent experience, bicycles in very good condition and very friendly owners.
Maui Wizard
Maui Wizard
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Me and my bf went for our first romatic trip in Puerto Rico ... Awesome time during the visit will definitely come back soon.I just have to share and recommend mark bike rental (the owner) ,, accomodating, reliable, friendly and they have lots of bikes to choose from.
Lisa Oppel
Lisa Oppel
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Mark is super professional and accommodating. He gave us suggestions of places to see, and even escorted us to the bike path back to Old San Juan and took this excellent photo for us.
José Julián Davila
José Julián Davila
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He was so kind, great costumer service he help me with my bike even if it wasnt a rental quick response verry funny, reliable business highly recommend

#1 in Customer Google Reviews

BIKE RENT PUERTO RICO has been in business nine months and already has the most Gogle Reviews, and they are all 5-Stars!  “I’m very thankful to our new friends that have appreciated our service and supported our business”

– Mark Derho

Cuartel de Ballajá

Cuartel de Ballajá in Old San Juan

The Cuartel de Ballajá was formerly a military barracks and military hospital for Spanish soldiers, and now houses the Museum of the Americas, as well as a music school and a number of eating establishments. The barracks was also used by American soldiers from the end of Spanish rule until about 1939. One of San Juan’s key architectural landmarks, it boasts a large courtyard and three floors among its important features. Here you can also find the Sate Historic Preservation Office, who acts as the owner of the landmark.

Visit Cuartel de Ballajá to experience history

Experience the artistic roots of Puerto Rico

The Museum of the Americas has three permanent collections: African Heritage, the Indian in America, and Popular Arts in America. The museum boasts a collection of history from the American continent, emphasizing its roots and connections to Puerto Rico’s history, through expositions and cultural activities.

Things to Do & See

  • Dining
  • Music & Dance
  • Library
  • Art Museum

The Museum of the Americas invites you to explore the arts from Puerto Rico’s heritage.

bike tour san juan puerto rico mark derho animated video

10 reasons why BIKE RENT PUERTO RICO is the best bike rental option in San Juan.

Last Day Luggage Storage in Metro San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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#1 bike rental business according to Google
Daniel Vogts
Daniel Vogts
Read More
I came with my 2 sons, Mark was great, took the time get us set up on what looked like 3 brand new bikes, his tips on a 3 hour trip were right on, fantastic ending to our winter break
Jake Mutz
Jake Mutz
Read More
Great service and super nice owner! He gave us some great recommendations for where to go for a safe bike ride around San Juan. He even gave some food recommendations as well! A little hard to find but that’s what GPS is for, right! All in all a great experience and we definitely recommend.
Ruth Jordan
Ruth Jordan
Read More
Great shop! We rented 2 nice, new bikes for the week (helmets included). This is the place to go. And the best way to get around the surrounding area (Condado, San Juan, etc). Many streets in the area have a green paved lane for bikes which makes it safe and easy. The staff here are super nice and willing to answer any tourist question.
Noam Cotton
Noam Cotton
Read More
Mark is the man! Excellent service, safe, friendly, and insightful! Will be coming back next time in town
Caroline Henry
Caroline Henry
Read More
Very very satisfied! Not only very conveniently located, great prices, but the owner went above and beyond to make me a happy customer, offering me great tips for getting around and exploring San Juan by bike!!!
Chanani Sandler​
Chanani Sandler​
Read More
Mark has good quality bikes! He gave us the right size bikes for each of us and adjusted them perfectly. We had such a good ride 🙂
Maria Costi
Maria Costi
Read More
I was in Condado with my boyfriend last weekend and we rented 2 bikes. Everything was awesome, Mark (if I am recalling his name correctly) was very nice knowledgeable about bikes and price was reasonable. We will rent with him when we get back.
Blair Fell
Blair Fell
Read More
The bikes mark provided were perfect for San Juan. I used it a ton over the week and a half and it was a fun smooth ride even over the cobble stones. Good shocks are key. Weird thing is almost no one bikes in SJ despite some sweet dedicated paths near the ocean. Drivers can be a little crazy but I hope more people start biking. Then again it was nice to have all the paths to myself.
Andy Yates
Andy Yates
Read More
Great bike hire and great bikes. If you want to see San Juan this is the way to do it. The service offered is really good and bikes are in great condition, with locks and helmets. Would definitely recommend any one to use who wants to travel at your own pace, get further afield and see San Juan.
Sonya Verny
Sonya Verny
Read More
Mark's bikes made our trip! From his phenomenal customer service, beautiful bikes and great prices - Thank you Mark!
Steven Hendrix
Steven Hendrix
Read More
Mark is really cool and very professional. Bikes are quality. I had a great ride from Condado to Old San Juan. You definitely want the bike lock so you can go on foot and check out the sites.
Valentina Perez
Valentina Perez
Read More
Excellent experience, bicycles in very good condition and very friendly owners.
Maui Wizard
Maui Wizard
Read More
Me and my bf went for our first romatic trip in Puerto Rico ... Awesome time during the visit will definitely come back soon.I just have to share and recommend mark bike rental (the owner) ,, accomodating, reliable, friendly and they have lots of bikes to choose from.
Lisa Oppel
Lisa Oppel
Read More
Mark is super professional and accommodating. He gave us suggestions of places to see, and even escorted us to the bike path back to Old San Juan and took this excellent photo for us.
José Julián Davila
José Julián Davila
Read More
He was so kind, great costumer service he help me with my bike even if it wasnt a rental quick response verry funny, reliable business highly recommend

#1 in Customer Google Reviews

BIKE RENT PUERTO RICO has been in business nine months and already has the most Gogle Reviews, and they are all 5-Stars!  “I’m very thankful to our new friends that have appreciated our service and supported our business”

– Mark Derho

Luis Muñoz Rivera Park

Visit Luis Muñoz Rivera Park and Botanical Gardens​

This park is more like the combination of a park, arboretum, botanical garden, art gallery, architectural display, and historical museum. It is known for its many mini-attractions like a well-maintained, modern playground great for kids, a gorgeous pergola, a statue of the statesman Luis Muñoz Rivera, who the park honors, bust sculptures of influential Latin American public figures, sidewalk murals, a romantic gazebo, water fountains, and hundreds of species of beautiful unique trees, plants, shrubs, bushes, and flowers. 

Also, there is a large outdoor pavilion event center and stage Pabellón de La Paz (Pavilion of Peace), and a historic Spanish military structure that houses a U.S. Liberty Bell replica. There are plenty of rustic benches and picnic areas in the park where you can rest and enjoy the tranquility and scenery.

The park is perfect for bicycle rides and recreation

The wide concrete pathways running around the park on three sides and throughout it makes it perfect for walking, jogging, or bicycling. It is a a must-visit for nature and garden lovers, artists, romantic couples, families with children, history buffs, photographers, and even wedding planners. Parque Luis Muñoz Rivera is so beautiful, and full of so many photo ops, that local schools use the park to teach photography.

Roller Derby 2020

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Tropic Terrors Derby League hosts the Roller Derby at the Park and is inviting everyone to attend this year!

Things to Do & See

  • Bicycling
  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Art Gallery & Museum
  • Modern Playground

bike tour san juan puerto rico mark derho animated video

10 reasons why BIKE RENT PUERTO RICO is the best bike rental option in San Juan.

Last Day Luggage Storage in Metro San Juan, Puerto Rico.

bagsawy header last day luggae in san puerto rico
#1 bike rental business according to Google
Daniel Vogts
Daniel Vogts
Read More
I came with my 2 sons, Mark was great, took the time get us set up on what looked like 3 brand new bikes, his tips on a 3 hour trip were right on, fantastic ending to our winter break
Jake Mutz
Jake Mutz
Read More
Great service and super nice owner! He gave us some great recommendations for where to go for a safe bike ride around San Juan. He even gave some food recommendations as well! A little hard to find but that’s what GPS is for, right! All in all a great experience and we definitely recommend.
Ruth Jordan
Ruth Jordan
Read More
Great shop! We rented 2 nice, new bikes for the week (helmets included). This is the place to go. And the best way to get around the surrounding area (Condado, San Juan, etc). Many streets in the area have a green paved lane for bikes which makes it safe and easy. The staff here are super nice and willing to answer any tourist question.
Noam Cotton
Noam Cotton
Read More
Mark is the man! Excellent service, safe, friendly, and insightful! Will be coming back next time in town
Caroline Henry
Caroline Henry
Read More
Very very satisfied! Not only very conveniently located, great prices, but the owner went above and beyond to make me a happy customer, offering me great tips for getting around and exploring San Juan by bike!!!
Chanani Sandler​
Chanani Sandler​
Read More
Mark has good quality bikes! He gave us the right size bikes for each of us and adjusted them perfectly. We had such a good ride 🙂
Maria Costi
Maria Costi
Read More
I was in Condado with my boyfriend last weekend and we rented 2 bikes. Everything was awesome, Mark (if I am recalling his name correctly) was very nice knowledgeable about bikes and price was reasonable. We will rent with him when we get back.
Blair Fell
Blair Fell
Read More
The bikes mark provided were perfect for San Juan. I used it a ton over the week and a half and it was a fun smooth ride even over the cobble stones. Good shocks are key. Weird thing is almost no one bikes in SJ despite some sweet dedicated paths near the ocean. Drivers can be a little crazy but I hope more people start biking. Then again it was nice to have all the paths to myself.
Andy Yates
Andy Yates
Read More
Great bike hire and great bikes. If you want to see San Juan this is the way to do it. The service offered is really good and bikes are in great condition, with locks and helmets. Would definitely recommend any one to use who wants to travel at your own pace, get further afield and see San Juan.
Sonya Verny
Sonya Verny
Read More
Mark's bikes made our trip! From his phenomenal customer service, beautiful bikes and great prices - Thank you Mark!
Steven Hendrix
Steven Hendrix
Read More
Mark is really cool and very professional. Bikes are quality. I had a great ride from Condado to Old San Juan. You definitely want the bike lock so you can go on foot and check out the sites.
Valentina Perez
Valentina Perez
Read More
Excellent experience, bicycles in very good condition and very friendly owners.
Maui Wizard
Maui Wizard
Read More
Me and my bf went for our first romatic trip in Puerto Rico ... Awesome time during the visit will definitely come back soon.I just have to share and recommend mark bike rental (the owner) ,, accomodating, reliable, friendly and they have lots of bikes to choose from.
Lisa Oppel
Lisa Oppel
Read More
Mark is super professional and accommodating. He gave us suggestions of places to see, and even escorted us to the bike path back to Old San Juan and took this excellent photo for us.
José Julián Davila
José Julián Davila
Read More
He was so kind, great costumer service he help me with my bike even if it wasnt a rental quick response verry funny, reliable business highly recommend

#1 in Customer Google Reviews

BIKE RENT PUERTO RICO has been in business nine months and already has the most Gogle Reviews, and they are all 5-Stars!  “I’m very thankful to our new friends that have appreciated our service and supported our business”

– Mark Derho

Challenges of Starting a New Business and Competing Against Established Local Businesses

The Challenges of Starting a New Business and Competing Locally

The Challenges of Starting a New Business and Competing Effectively Against Established Local Businesses with Pre-Existing Relationships

The Challenges of Starting a New Business and Competing Effectively Against Established Local Businesses with Pre-Existing Relationships

False advertising by bike rental competitor VIP on City Sightseeing website.

Effective June 28, 2015, the Department of Consumer Affairs (DACO) enacts before the State Department of Puerto Rico a new Regulation against Deceptive Practices and Advertisements. 20. Rule 7 (B) - Misleading Practices – now, under subsection 1, if a store announces an item at regular price, not on sale, and it is not available, it is considered a misleading advertisement and DACO can issue a penalty

The Sightseeing Pass is here in Puerto Rico, so why not include the best bikes for rent available?

One of the two main local competitors in the San Puerto Rico bike rental industry is currently on the new Sightseeing Pass here in Puerto Rico

I was so eager and excited for the pass to launch again here… now not so  much. 

The image you see of the bicycles is false and deceptive. This tent-based vendor only offers cheap single-speed and poorly-maintained bicycles in only one-size. 

This page on this website is particularly hurtful  and offensive to me, and I am happy to share the real true story of why I am bringing this fact to the public’s attention.  


Why are we unhappy with the City Sightseeing

5-Star Google Reviews

Very very satisfied! Not only very conveniently located, great prices, but the owner went above and beyond to make me a happy customer, offering me great tips for getting around and exploring San Juan by bike!!!

Carol Henry

Me and my BF went for our first romantic trip in puerto rico… Awesome time during the visit will definitely come back soon.I just have to share and recommend mark bike rental (the owner), accommodating , reliable, friendly, and they have lots of bikes to choose from.

Maui Mago

Mark is really cool and very professional. Bikes are quality. I had a great ride from Condado to Old San Juan. You definitely want the bike lock so you can go on foot and check out the sites.

Steven Hendrix

Very fast rental and friendly service. The bikes were in excellent condition, making the ride around Condado/Viejo San Juan really enjoyable.

Elias Bachour