Old San Juan Tourist Guide

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Old San Juan is the oldest settlement within Puerto Rico and the historic colonial section of the city of San Juan. San Juan was founded in 1521 located in the North West of the island. Old San Juan is full of colorful architecture and rich history. It’s also home to San Cristóbal Fortress that offers sweeping views of the city and provides a journey back to the colonizing days where it was used to fight off any invaders. It was also used to hold people captive but it all stopped when the Americans won the Spanish-American war in 1898.  Over the years it’s now a museum that people can visit. Old San Juan is a very populated area and well known for shopping in the Historic District of Old San Juan. In Old San Juan the streets are filled with stores, artisans and restaurants to go and visit.

I suggest one of the first things to do in San Juan is to go visit El Morro to see the views and to see how everything operated in the past. Next best thing is to fly a kite in the grassy area in front. By then you’ve probably worked up an appetite .  I like to go eat and party at the different plazas and food trucks. There are also some tourist spots for kayaking and surfing and paddle boarding.  If you’ve done everything listed here go and visit the museums or casinos if that interests you.

If you want to go someplace else go and visit our store in Rio Grande in Palmer next to El Yunque.  We also have stores in Palomino Island and Rincon. Caribbean Trading Company has the best gift shops in the Island. Go buy merchandise and try our hot sauce challenge.  We offer a great family experience and our employees will guide you and give you great tips on fun places to go. For more information go and look us up on trip advisor.

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