Category Archives: Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico- two days in downtown San Juan

Visiting PR for the first time in 15 years and of course after the recent devastating hurricane. Decided to stay downtown in the capital of San Juan at the converted convent hotel – El Convento. Lovely old building and very central for walking to all the interesting spots. Very limited damage from the hurricane to be seen in San Juan – just the odd lamp post that no longer has a lamp – but flying over on arrival it was easier to see some areas that still need to be repaired.

There are lovely colonial style buildings all around the capital – basically pick a colour and you will find a building to match. These buildings really give the place character.

Given Puerto Rico is a cruise port (I’m picking one up shortly for the Caribbean) there are also plenty of opportunities for cocktails on rooftop bars and shopping as well as taking in some of the Art Deco Buildings

And if you’re into history then the castle and fort area along the seafront make for a nice way of getting some exercise.