San Juan oozes with character. From the cobblestone streets lined with palm trees to the stone gates of Castillo San Cristobal. In the few days we spent in San Juan we enjoyed the beach life: swinging in hammocks, photographing the iguanas perched on rocks and scouting the numerous tropical fish flurrying under the spotlight in the waters below the hotel dock.
One day we spent walking the hills of Old San Juan. We visited the Spanish Forts of Castillo San Cristóbal and Castillo San Felipe del Morro peeping out from the look-out points and admiring the piles of enormous cannon balls. We saw a number of century-old churches and dined at Café Puerto Rico where we enjoyed fresh seafood and local rum cocktails.