Editor’s Note: Today’s blog comes from one of our agents, Theresa. Theresa cruised out of San Juan earlier this year on Carnival Cruise Line. Her contact information is at the end of the blog for more information about San Juan, Carnival Cruise Line or any of your travel needs.
If you are cruising out of San Juan, Puerto Rico I suggest if possible spending a day before or after the cruise to explore the area. Try to stay right in Old San Juan, but if nothing is available it is an easy taxi ride (or walk if you are ambitious from several of the hotels in San Juan.
Old San Juan has an “old world charm” with cobblestone streets, cute gift shops & restaurants with a wide variety of cuisine.
A “must see” are the forts located on the northern west corner Castillo San Felipe del Morro & east corner Castillo de San Cristobal – these can be referred to as the castles by the locals. You can explore both forts from the outside for free or for a minimal fee you can tour inside them. On the weekends Castillo San Felipe de Morro is a haven for all the locals. Friends & families congregate on the fort grounds & fill the sky with kites of all shapes & sizes. It is truly a site to see.
If you have the time & energy you can easily walk the whole circle of Old San Juan, however if you get tired, hot or want a rest there are trolleys that run free of charge. One caution however during lunch & the evenings these can be full with the locals.
For more information or if you would like to book a stay in San Juan or a cruise out of the port feel free to contact me at Theresa@travelonadream.com.