When deciding to take our recent trip to Puerto Rico I didn't expect to fall in love with it the way I did.
I fell hard.
There is so much to love on this Isla del Encanto. Sunshine and tropical flowers, of course, but also food, music, people, atmosphere, diversity, nature, beaches........and history. More than 500 years of it.
Old San Juan has it all – on top of the name: gorgeous colonial buildings, narrow cobblestone streets, forts with thick walls (2 of them!!), long and winding roads, charming promenades, delightful plazas and a story waiting for you at each corner. The whole thing is not really big geographically but it takes time to suck it all in and unravel all its richness.
We stayed right in the heart of the commotion at the Hotel El Convento located across the street from The Cathedral of San Juan Bautista (the second-oldest building in San Juan). Hotel El Conventoused to be the Convent to the church and housed Nuns for decades. Now it is the most fabulous and unique boutique hotel that I have ever stayed in.
Old World luxury with Modern World necessities was what this hotel did best. We enjoyed our accommodations, dining experience and the close proximity to what Old San Juan has to offer.
Old San Juan was by far my favorite stop on this trip. A week on this beautiful island wasn’t enough. I can’t wait to visit again!