There’s this beautiful island paradise in the Caribbean that lives and breathes culture, architecture, vibrance, and unmatched beauty. Let’s take a historic walk in Old San Juan Puerto Rico!
Remember how I told y’all that I had to get away? Well, I did, and Puerto Rico was the destination. If you’re in need of a getaway to a tropical paradise that’s nearby, this is the destination – looks like it’s time to take a walk in Old San Juan! It is super easy to travel to Puerto Rico, it’s a U.S. Territory and no passport is required. The main language is Spanish, but most of the local speak English so there are not really any language barriers.
Old San Juan is small area in the city that has preserved it’s original architecture. It’s cobblestone streets, colorful buildings, and fortresses have all been molded with a Spanish flair, they are absolutely stunning! Old San Juan is full of stuff to do, explore the area by visiting one of the many cultural museums, trying the local foods, shopping, enjoying the nightlife, and visiting the two fortresses, National historic structures that were built to defend the island.
Check out my photos, you can virtually experience the beauty of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico and dream of visiting one day! Here’s a look down one of the streets. The first thing I noticed on my walk in San Juan Puerto Rico were the intricate details on the buildings, I love it!
A walk in Old San Juan Puerto Rico – my photos
A latte from Cafe Cuatro Sombras. The espresso was nice and strong at this boutique coffee shop, it’s a Trip Advisor favorite!
This is the view over the ocean near the cemetery on the open El Morro grass field. People are flying kites, tons of them.
Lovely brightly colored buildings give Old San Juan it’s flair!
Hotel Normandie. I think it’s closed, but it’s an iconic structure in the area.
Standing at Castillo San Felipe del Morro Fortress, you can look out over the coast of Old San Juan for a spectacular view. When you walk in Old San Juan Puerto Rico, you definitely won’t miss this!
I love this door, it’s painted like the Puerto Rican flag. You can tell that it’s old and worn, the sense of pride in the locals is wonderful!
Police bikes parked in San Juan. Most of the police vehicles I saw said “policia” in Spanish. These were the only ones I saw that were in English.
These wooden doors with cast iron bars looked like they were out of a movie. Classic look that I love!
Old San Juan is such a beautiful city, I can’t wait to go back! Visit See Puerto Rico to learn more about it and all of its natural beauty, tropical atmosphere, and many other attractions the on this All Star Island. I hope you get a chance to visit!