San Juan Nighttime Ghost Walk

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Lost In The Devil’s Triangle…

“Mayday Mayday this is Ecourpe three eight zero eight Hotel in flight from Santo Domingo to San Juan, Puerto Rico. We have a very weird… ah… object in front of us that make us lose course… Right now we’re supposed to be at about thirty five miles off the coast of Puerto Rico but we have something weird in front of us that makes us lose course all the time…”

Those were Jose Maldonado Torres’ last words to the control tower before his flight disappeared on June 28th, 1980.The infamous Bermuda Triangle stretches from Miami to the island of Bermuda in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

But San Juan has much more than UFOs! From pirate ghosts to the spirits of broken-hearted Spanish soldiers to the tales of the Chupacabra and the Vampire of Moca, the Isle of Enchantment is full of amazing ghost stories and supernatural tales. Discover the unique haunted heritage of beautiful old San Juan, Puerto Rico with real ghost stories, local folklore, and recent reports of paranormal activity.


  • See the haunted UNESCO World Heritage Site of Castillo San Felipe del Morro 
  • Thrill to the story of the Devil’s Sentry Box of Castillo de San Cristóbal
  • Learn about the El Convento Hotel that has haunted guests for years
  • Uncover the ghosts of the oldest still working theater in the Western Hemisphere
  • Be entertained by truly local stories of cursed stones, ghostly nurses, the Fountain of Youth, and the Bermuda Triangle. 

Important booking information

  • Some street parking is available but also there is a parking garage at 301 Calle Recinto Sur close to the meeting place. 
  • This tour runs in light rain, so please dress accordingly and wear comfortable shoes.
  • The tour route is mostly wheelchair-accessible, just let us know if you plan on using one, so we can adjust the route appropriately for your comfort
  • Because this is a limited capacity tour, all sales are final. But we will reschedule you if you have an emergency, we love ghosts, not monsters!
  • Service animals are welcome but for liability issues, please leave your furry friends at home.


$40 per person


Old San Juan


2 hours


1.5 miles

What You Can Expect

As the third oldest European established city in the New World, San Juan’s deep and rich history awaits.  This history, however, is not for the faint of heart!  Deep in old San Juan, lay stories of greed, murder, and star-crossed lovers.  As a Paradise Ghost Walks tour, we look to these stories from history to inform us about reported paranormal activity and the culture of San Juan.  Was Ponce de Leon really searching for the fountain of youth? Did he really haunt the island after his death, or was it a Taino chief wearing his armor?  Does the Catedral de San Juan Bautista really have bone fragments of John the Baptist?  These questions and more will be explored on this ghost tour of old San Juan!

Here is a sample itinerary of some of the places you visit.

Meet the Ghostly Mother Superior

The luxurious and famous El Convento Hotel was originally dedicated as a Carmelite Convent for nuns in 1651 as  Doña Ana Lanzós was a wealthy widow whose soldier husband died defending Puerto Rico against the Dutch. Devastated, Doña Ana gave away all her worldly possessions and became a nun. She welcomed the nuns to make her house their home and she became the Mother Superior.

Guests report seeing Doña Ana or her nuns walking the halls of the convent. Or they may only hear the faint sounds of swishing robes rustling over the tile floors. Some guests have even reported being awakened by Doña Ana when they’ve overslept.

Meet the ghosts of Spanish soldiers
Castillo San Cristobal is the largest fort constructed by the Spanish in the Western hemisphere with a long fascinating history. One of the park rangers in San Cristobal tells a story of how she was approached by tourists saying how exciting it was that they had actors dressed up as medieval Spanish soldiers walking through the ancient tunnels of the fortress.

Only there were no actors dressed up at San Cristobal and there was no one in those tunnels, at least no one alive.

Discover the miracle of Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud 
At the site of this beautiful tucked away chapel in old San Juan, the legend goes that a rider in the Eighteenth Century lost control of his horse and was plunging to his death when someone screamed to God to save him. He survived miraculously and authorities decided to build a chapel there to celebrate the divine intervention.

You will hear all about the truth behind the legend, and the believers who have brought their own offerings in hopes of healing themselves at this tiny chapel dedicated to the “Holy Christ of Health”.

What ghosts haunt The Cathedral of St. John The Baptist?
The tomb of the Spanish explorer Ponce de León is in old San Juan, inside the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, the second oldest church in the Western Hemisphere. But although his body might rest here, his restless soul may still wander, according to a ghost story that dates back to 1524.

Customer reviews

Facebook Review

It was an informative tour with not only tales of ghosts and spirits, but also highlighted many of the cultural and historic places and events around San Juan. Leo has an extensive knowledge, and he shared it well. I would recommend this tour to anyone that wants to beat the heat of the sun and get some off the beaten path history of this old town. - Kate G

Facebook Review

I had a wonderful time on the Ghost Tour of San Juan. The guide was friendly, knowledgeable and prompt. I enjoyed hearing the history of the beautiful buildings and seeing the hidden courtyards. We were lucky to be in a small group so the guide took us to see additional landmarks. - Irene D.

Facebook Review

Very fun and interesting! I learned a lot about San Juan! - Cheryl C.

San Juan Night Ghost Walk meeting location:

We meet at Plaza Colón (Columbus Plaza) by the statue of Christopher Columbus.

Copyright 2021 Paradise Ghost Walks LLC, part of the American Ghost Walks family of haunted history tours.

Copyright 2021 Paradise Ghost Walks LLC, part of the American Ghost Walks family of haunted history tours.