San Germán

Parque de Santo Domingo, with Iglesia Porta Coeli at the far left

San Germán is a city in the Porta del Sol region of Puerto Rico. It's best known for its Spanish colonial architecture.

Get in

From San Juan, follow Autopista 52 (Expreso Luis A. Ferre) towards Ponce. At the PR-52 terminus, follow PR-2 for about 25 miles towards Mayaguez. Exit at the PR-122 / Casto Perez Ave. exit on PR-2.

Get around

There are limited transit options, but the central district is easily navigable on foot. Driving is difficult with lots of traffic in mid-day.

See

San Germán's main sight is its colonial architecture, all narrow, twisty alleyways and Spanish buildings in pastel colors, some crumbling, some newly repaired. The old city is centered around the leafy plazas of Parque de Santo Domingo and Plaza Francisco Mariano Quiñones.

Do

Eat

San German is the gastronomic center of the area. Throughout the years, several restaurants have served both locals and visitors. Two restaurants, institutions in the town, are Mike's Steak House, with its famous churrasco, and Palermo Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant. Both have been open for more than 30 years.

Drink

Late 2008, we remodeled the restaurant, now offering a private pub-cafe type bar, spearated from the main lounge area.

Our prices continue to be very moderate! Buen provecho! $.

Sleep

Hotel Oasis , Quaint Bed & Breakfast located in the heart of town. #72 Luna Street.

Go next

If you've made it this far, don't miss the beaches of the southern coast.

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