Known for its cobbled streets, colonial architecture and the historic citadels that surround it. Old San Juan, is one of the only places on the island that give you a glimpse of how life looked like a hundred years ago. when the island was first colonized. This year The New York Times chose Puerto Rico as their #1 destination for 2019. Puerto Rico is known for being the perfect summer destination, but “La Isla del Encanto” is also the perfect romantic getaway.
It doesn’t matter where you start exploring the old city, the sights of old San Juan will never cease to surprise you. As you walk the colorful streets you will see how this historic colonial city is surrounded by forts built in the 16th-century. While walking the streets of old San Juan you will get lost in the sights. One of the most romantic places you can walk around is el
Paseo de la Princesa. Where you can walk around the citadel walls, el paseo is a broad promenade that stretches from near the docks at the foot of the city leading up to El Morro. El Paseo de La Princesa hugs the old perimeter wall of the city, and beyond the Raíces fountain continuing around Old San Juan to the San Juan Gate, the only remaining of the five entry points into the old town. The best time to enjoy the walk is during sunset when you’ll have gorgeous views of the bay from the fountain, along the promenade and the colorful boats that sail in the afternoons.
Are you thinking about going out for a dinner date? San Juan has you covered! When it comes to food. Old San Juan caters to everyone. The city has a vast array of restaurants, coffee shops, bars and more that make it an amazing place to visit. From authentic Puerto Rican food, Spanish restaurants, Turkish and more. Old San Juan has an amazing gastronomic offer for those who visit it. You can check out places such as La Factoria, Pirilo and Triana ’s and many more. Where you can sit back and relax while you listen to live music or go dance salsa in one of the many bars. San Juan has a very active and fun night scene packed with music, dancing and much more.
Old San Juan is known for having many art galleries, museums, boutiques, and jewelry shops all over. Make sure to visit “ El
The ports in the city host many cruise ships that come visit every weekend. Being a central location for cruise ships visiting the Caribbean. If you are looking into visiting other islands in the Caribbean Old San Juan is the perfect place to stay before you go explore!
I hope that after you read this you get interested and excited over this beautiful city as I do each time I go. If you are interested in learning more of Old San Juan be sure to let us know in the comments!