DAY 01 Exploring Old San Juan

DAY 01 Exploring Old San Juan by www.carlosmeliablog.com DAY 01 Exploring Old San Juan Photo Album  |  Old San Juan, Puerto Rico  |   I arrived to Puerto Rico on the first flight of the morning, checked in at my beautiful suite at hotel La Terraza de San Juan, in the heart of Old San Juan, and got ready to explore the old courts and fortresses and secrets of this charming district. I have been many times before to Puerto Rico, including Vieques, but this was my first time only focusing to the Old San Juan. My hotel made all the arrangements for an expert guide to take me on a private two-days tour of the entire district, including some great lunch and dinner options. 
DAY 01 Exploring Old San Juan by www.carlosmeliablog.comSo we headed out of the hotel and walk for over an hour along the colorful quaint cobble-stoned streets of Old San Juan. Stopped by the traditional Cafe Puerto Rico, located at the main square, across for the statue of Cristobal Colon (similar to the one in Barcelona) for a true local lunch, which consisted on Yuca Mero Mofongo and Red Sangria (YUMMMM). So not both heart and stomach were happy and full, ready to continue the Old San Juan experience.
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DAY 01 Exploring Old San Juan by www.carlosmeliablog.comUpon sunset, after contemplating the stunning views, I headed back to my hotel La Terraza de San Juan, to chill for an hour, take a shower and get ready for dinner at Verde Mesa Restaurant. I was awake since 5AM in the morning, for my flight from New York to Puerto Rico, so decided to have an early night, and be ready for an early morning the following day for my 02 DAY exploring Old San Juan. Stay tuned. !!! CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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