Top 5 Must Do's in San juanEdit This
San Juan is a stunning mosaic of the amalgamative Caribbean culture that is replete with heritage structures, ancient churches, erstwhile forts and sprawling parks to offer visitors a distinct Spanish cultural odyssey. The San Juan Must Do's offers visitors information of the best attractions and activities to drown in the spirit of charming Puerto Rico.
1. Old Town
This is one of the most frequented tourist quarters of San Juan. The narrow and winding streets of the old section of the city are filled with heritage buildings, quintessential Spanish homes and citadels along with a host of 16 th century government offices and headquarters. The area is speckled with several shops and eateries.
2. Forts and Monuments
Go fort and monument hopping to catch a glimpse of the ancient grandeur of San Juan with the El Castillo de San Cristóbal Fort that was erected by the Spaniards as a defense measure against attacks on the city. Another celebrated architectural wonder that has made its way to UNESCO’s list of heritage sites is the La Fortaleza, the official residence of the Puerto Rican governor. It Is one of the oldest structures of the region and is believed to have been built in 1533. The Castillo de San Jerónimo is a tiny, albeit ingeniously built fort at the entrance of Condado. Other structures worth exploring are El Catedral de San Juan Bautistam which houses the tomb of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce.
3. The High-spirited Destination
Even if you aren’t too much into hard drinks, the Bacardi Rum Factory tour is a must do for the factory's superb line-up of activities like watching rich-textured rum being distilled and free sampling sessions along with a tour of the entire factory. There is a nice outdoor bar with good seating and the tours are conducted every 20 minutes alternately in English and Spanish. Be sure to carry warm clothes as the interiors of the factory are freezing cold.
4. This One’s for the Kids
Visit Ben & Jerry's Café Galería at Calle del Cristo and pick from over thirty-two creamy and sinful flavors. Dig into their Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Cherry Garcia--simply divine. There are a range of freshly whipped up sandwiches and pita pizzas along with generously portioned salads and home-made snacks. There is an in-house DJ, who plays decent music and the place is filled with artifacts and books. This is a great option for an evening out with the family.
5. Munoz Rivera Park
You may want to burn some extra calories gained at Ben and Jerry’s and this is the best place to do it. On a more serious note, Munoz Rivera Park is a sprawling lush green belt that sports an attractive landscape and offers a fantastic view of the adjacent ocean. The Park is great for a walk and is open between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
San Juan is a box of exotic Spanish spices with each destination lending its flavor to conjure a terribly appetizing gourmet delight.