Old San Juan

We only had a short day in San Juan, but we were going to make the most of it. Our plan was to tour the forts, explore the colourful streets and have a piña colada in Old San Juan.

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We started our walking tour on Paseo de la Princesa- good start to the day, I had already found my street. The beautiful promenade was lined with shady trees and led to path along the water.

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At the end of Paseo de la Princesa is the Raíces Fountain.

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From here walked along Paseo del Morro, right long the water outside of the walls.

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The path took us right around the outside of the island to it’s northwestern point.

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At the end of the path we were at Castillo San Filipe del Morro, the main fort in Old San Juan.

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The views from the top of the fort were absolutely amazing.

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From here we walked down the main road and into the city streets.

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San Juan is the home of the piña colada, so we went to Barrachina, the restaurant where is was invented.

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Honestly it was one of the best piña coladas I’ve ever had, and I don’t consider myself a rookie when it comes to frozen alcoholic beverages. It was more creamier and pineappley than most – way better than on the ship.

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We spent the rest of the day wandering around the streets and doing a little bit of shopping.

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Old San Juan is known for its colourful houses and doors, this door with the Puerto Rican flag was my favourite.

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It was super hot walking around so on our way back to the ship we stopped into this little store Señor Paleta. They sold the most refreshing paletas, or popsicles, perfect for a hot day. Mine was pineapple-mango and my sister got strawberry mojito, both were delicious. The rest of the walk back we discussed how we would make these at home.

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When we got back to the ship we went up to the open deck to watch us sail away from San Juan. It was an amazing view of the fort that we had visited earlier that day.

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer (similar)

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

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