We all remember hurricane Maria last October and how the news made it seem majority of the island was hammered. You may think it is off limits for 2018 travel, but honestly the news always overacts everything. I stayed in Old San Juan, and it wasn’t as bad as the news portrayed it to be. Yes there was a few damages, but you still can visit and have an amazing time. There are plenty of reasons to visit Puerto Rico.
Colorful streets of Old San Juan
Old San Juan is probably Puerto Rico’s most-visited spot. Is is such a colorful, beautiful place and I enjoyed strolling down the street. Its colorful buildings, and street art makes this town alive and contemporary. I haven’t been to a place as colorful as Puerto Rico.
Fort San Felipe del Morro
This place is a MUST SEE. Fort San Felipe del Morro, also known as Castillo San Felipe del Morro or Morro Castle. This forte is often the first stop on most first time visitor’s sightseeing list. Bring water, comfortable clothes and shoes. I did a photoshoot there and I must say walking around in a gown was very uncomfortable.
I love trying different types of cuisines from different cultures. I always feel that Spanish food in the states is not the same as where the food originated from. The food in Puerto Rico was AMAZING. These are the 2 places I would recommend to grab breakfast and dinner.
Chocobar Cortes in Old San Juan. If you love chocolate on your pancakes or waffles, this is the place to go. I am extremely picky when it comes to food, and I went there twice 🙂
Barrachina is also located in Old San Juan, just one block from La Fortaleza. The food was great and the employees were very warm, and friendly. The magnificent tropical foliage is the birthplace and home of the world famous piña colada. I personally do not like piña colada, but in Puerto Rico it tastes so much better.
Museo De Arte De Puerto Rico
If you like museums, you will definitely enjoy the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico. It is located in San Juan.
Here are some beautiful paintings that I saw.
After the hurricane, the Puerto Rican flag was painted over the roots of the fallen tree by an artist. I thought that was very interesting and when I saw this, it showed me that this country is very prideful of where they are from no matter the circumstances.