Scenic landscapes. Colorful facades in every color you can imagine. The sound of music floating in the air. Lush tropical plants dressing up homes and gardens. Mofongo and tostones: two terrific ways to eat plantains. Rum in delicious flavors. What’s not to like about the tropical paradise of Puerto Rico?
Flight Arrives in San Juan Airport
Breakfast at the Hotel
Walking the streets of Old San Juan, with its lovely colonial architecture and imposing forts, is like stepping back into another era.
Location:63 C. de la Fortaleza, San Juan, 00901
The Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de San Juan Bautista is the Roman Catholic cathedral of the Archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico.
Location:151 C. del Cristo, San Juan, 00902
Built by the Spanish to protect against land-based attacks on the city of San Juan. It is part of San Juan National Historic Site. Castillo San Cristóbal is the largest fortification built by the Spanish in the New World.
Location:501 Bulevar del Valle, San Juan, 00901
Having been in business since 1902, making it San Juan’s third-oldest restaurant. Its stained-glass-and-tiled façade is one of the city’s surviving vestiges of a Spanish Colonial past.
Location:259 Viejo, C. de San Francisco, San Juan, 00901
Castillo San Felipe del Morro is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Puerto Rico—the iconic lookout is even on the island’s license plate. The fortification dates back to the 16th century, during Spanish rule.
Paseo del Morro is a boardwalk that borders the outer edge of Old San Juan’s imposing Castillo San Felipe del Morro.
Location:Paseo del Morro, Old San Juan
The Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery is a colonial-era cemetery located in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is the final resting place of many of Puerto Rico’s most prominent natives and residents.
Location:C. Cementerio, San Juan, 00926