On our last full day in Puerto Rico we ventured to Old San Juan. Rhys had been there for one day before when he was on a Carribean cruise with his family, but I wanted to capture a little more of the culture that this great island had to offer. Before heading out to Old San Juan I was doing a little research on the history of Puerto Rico. When the island was first discovered by Christopher Colombus on the late 1400’s he named it San Juan Bautista, but it was later renamed to Puerto Rico; meaning rich port. Old San Juan is a super busy area for tourism and was so much more crowded than where we were staying in Condado. We started out the day at the El Morro Fort or Castillo de San Felipe del Morro. When you enter there is a $5 entrance fee for adults (note you can use this for San Cristobal forts as well) and the national park service will give you an interactive map. I opted for the self-guided tour, but if you ever do visit there are guided tours that are led by park rangers. El Morro was massive, lots of stairs ramps and tunnels! Marc Fisher wedges were probably not ideal for all the ramps, stairs and heat but at least my outfit was cute! haha.
After we soaked up some culture and sun at El Morro we worked up quite an appetite! Rhys found a restaurant on Yelp that he really wanted to go to that was supposed to have delicious Latin American/ Puerto Rican food. The restaurant was called El Jibarito, it was one of the cheapest restaurants we went to on our trip but everything was so yummy! I ordered beef empanadas that were absolutely delicious and Rhys had Ropa Vieja. After lunch, I wanted to explore the cute little streets and vibrant colored buildings. Rhys was getting more comfortable with the camera by day 3 taking all of my outfit of the day pictures and I knew we had to find the perfect colored building to get a shot of this floral romper!
I think about our trip to Puerto Rico on the regular and how badly I want to go back. Everyone was so kind and hospitable, the food was delicious, our accommodations were exquisite and the weather was perfect! If it has ever been on your bucket list of places to visit, please don’t wait you will not be disappointed!
” I’m talking trips to Puerto Rico, say the word and we go “
Is anyone else as obsessed as I am with the song “That’s what I like” by Bruno Mars? If you are not please take a listen, its one of my favorites!
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