The Sheraton Puerto Rico and the AC Hotel San Juan are great choices as well. There are also some nice Airbnb locations here, but I have never tried them!
Mi Casita is another wonderful option for lunch or dinner. While you’re there, get a glass of sangria and enjoy some of the best mofongo of your life.
For dinner, make a reservation at Santaella. It’s the perfect place to sit down with friends (or that special someone) in an intimate setting with a glass of wine. My friend and I enjoyed having our meals “tapas” style, meaning we ordered a couple of small bites to enjoy. As a vegan, I’m always concerned with what I can eat without making too much of a scene. The Santaella team was accommodating and was able to alter items on their menu to make sure I had a great experience. Bring a nice dress or some clean jeans for this! You’ll want to make sure you’re cleaned up from a beach day before hitting Santaella.
’d also like to note here that the green lawn on El Morro is used as a kite flying area for the locals. It’s a neat site to see in person.
Going west of El Morro, stop and see the Save A Gato cat sanctuary. This is where volunteers help feed and care for stray cats in PR. When you go towards the sanctuary, you’ll be greeted with more cats than you can imagine. If you’re allergic to cats, please stay away.
Puerto Rico is my motherland. I’ve grown to love it more and more. Places like San Juan are a reminder of just how special it is. Thanks for reading! Drop a comment below and let me know where your favorite vacation destination is.
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Dani is the Founder of Mountain Chicks and the primary author of the Mtn Chicks Blog. Here you'll find outdoor tips, travel experiences, gear reviews and more.