One Day in Old San Juan Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, San Juan Guide (B): One Day in Old San Juan Puerto Rico

One of the best things to do in Old San Juan Puerto Rico is wander around the characteristic blue cobblestone streets and explore the small plazas that dot the fortified city. You can’t help but constantly look up at the kaleidoscope of colours of the beautifully preserved colonial buildings.

The little city manages to create an atmosphere which can be both sleepy and vibrant. This is the atmosphere of Puerto Rico. Laid back and very colourful. 

If you do look down occasionally, you can’t help but notice amongst the colonial charm, an abundance of very large, very tacky souvenir shops in certain parts of the city. Puerto Rico, and in particular Old San Juan is a popular stop for the Caribbean cruise ships and Old San Juan does a great job catering to them.

Thankfully, the commercial tourist zone is centred mostly around the waterfront and the wharf area. Even still, the quest for the tourist buck somehow manages to interweave with the old colonial charm, making it feel less out of place and even adding to the overall character. It is one of the few places where tourism has not impacted on the overall feel of the old city – yet! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: One Day in Old San Juan Puerto Rico
Guide Location: Puerto Rico » San Juan
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Cafe Puerto Rico   La Mallorca   Caficultura   Castillo San Felipe del Morro   Castillo de San Cristóbal   Casa Blanca  
Author: Kate O'malley
Read it on author's website: http://www.vagrantsoftheworld.com/old-san-juan-peurto-rico/

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