San Juan is a Caribbean port located on the north-eastern coast of Puerto Rico. The original Spanish name was San Juan Bautista, or Saint John the Baptist. San Juan is the capital and the largest city of Puerto Rico. Since the year 2000, San Juan has been the 42nd largest city under American jurisdiction. It is the second oldest city of its kind in the Americas as it was colonised by the Spanish in 1521. It was the Spanish who gave the island the name of Puerto Rico.
San Juan is situated south of the Atlantic Ocean and thus has a climate that is best described as tropical marine. It boasts an average temperature of 28 degrees centigrade all year round. This temperature, however, can rise to 32 degrees in the summer, especially with a southern wind. The winter low temperature is typically 22 degrees centigrade. The tropical climate means that rain is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year and the driest months are usually February, March and April.