Picture the best island getaway—shining coastlines, purplish azure waters, organic and natural products, fresh marine food and some music from the background, correct? Now imagine the best city get-away —the clamor of the city, shopping, memorable historical centers and an incredible nightlife. Well… Old San Juan is all that. Is the very best of both worlds! Puerto Rico’s main city is definitively two dreams vacations in one.
El Viejo San Juan (in Spanish) is the oldest settlement inside Puerto Rico and filled with historial sites. The very first time that you walk within the cobbled streets of Old San Juan you’ll feel such as you’re in the past. This walled city still mantains its fascinating colonial Spanish architecture, from fortifications, colorful buildings and structures.
Enjoying yourself in Old San Juan is incredibly easy. You can take an excursion to understand about Puerto Rican’s historical past. You will definitively should visit El Castillo San Felipe del Morro (called El Morro by locals) which is one of the most amazing structures within the island. You can find amazing eating places with good local food, bars, stores in addition to souvenirs.
Walk (or rent a bike!) over the streets of Old San Juan while you eat a “piragua” (a Puerto Rican shaved ice dessert, shaped like a pyramid and covered with fruit flavoured syrup) and enjoy our culture.
P.S. Don’t forget to fly a chirringa at El Morro.