Private Guided Ghost Tour with entrance to San Juan National Historic SitePrivate Tour
Visit the best of San Juan including; San Felipe del Morro, Castillo San Cristóbal, and Fort San Juan de la Cruz on a private tour of the city's ghosts and hauntings.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Things to know
Couples, Family, History Buffs, Intellectually Curious
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Walking tour: no transportation is included
Entrance to the San Juan National Historic Site: Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Castillo San Cristóbal, and Fort San Juan de la Cruz
Gratuities not included
Meeting points: Meet at Plaza Colón (Columbus Plaza) by the statue of Christopher Columbus.
What makes this tour special
Join us on a private walking tour of San Juan, where centuries of curses and specters linger in the historical city. On your private walking tour, you will:
Learn of the Columbus curse and hear endless tales of deaths, accidents, bankruptcies, and natural disasters all rumored to be linked to Columbus.
Visit Castillo San Cristobal, the largest fort constructed by the Spanish in the Western Hemisphere and hear tales reminiscent of a Shakespearean tragedy.
Walk through the old town by prisons and hotels to hear centuries of spectral sightings documented.
Visit El Morro for wild and well-documented hauntings, which leave the hair standing on your neck.
Your tour begins in Columbus Square, where your expert private guide will introduce you to the city’s tenuous relationship to the notorious explorer. In June 2016, the 362 foot of Columbus was unveiled 45 miles west of San Juan on a ceremonial site for the Taíno, a culture nearly driven to extinction by Columbus’s exploits. Learn why islanders are wary of Columbus’s history on their island, and why they attribute centuries of disasters to his name, which they dare not utter in completion.
Next, visit Castillo San Cristobal, which was meant to protect the city from attacks by land, and remains haunted by one of the island’s tragic love stories, reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Other tales include the disappearance of a Spanish soldiers whose clothes and gun remained in the remote sentry box; to this day, numerous sightings of the lovers and the soldier are still being reported. From the Castillo, continue on to several more haunted sites - theaters built on the site of 18th century gallows, stories of human radiation tests performed in prisons, whose coverups go as high as the White House.
Visit La Fortaleza and Hotel El Convento - the oldest member of Historic Hotels of America, and hear the eery tales known by the locals, of a wealthy widow who turned her home into a convent after her husband was killed, and listen for the faint sounds of robes across the tile floors. Lastly, visit El Morro - the fort built to defend the island from invaders by sea. Here, the tales of spectral sightings are as numerous as they are descriptive.
Your private historic hauntings tour of San Juan is fours hours and is all done on foot. It is suitable for people of all ages, provided that adults are present with children. Be sure to bring water and stay hydrated throughout your haunted walk.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
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