Sunday, January 15, 2012

Honeymoon Day 6: Fortin San Juan De La Cruz (aka El Canuelo)

We woke up on our first morning in Old San Juan ready to take on the world!

But first, we needed coffee...

So we took an early AM stroll through the streets of Old San Juan, searching high and low...

Asking friendly locals for advice...

And making new friends along the way!

We had one of the most delicious and overpriced mochas I've ever experienced EVER at Caficultura, which faces the Square in OSJ. 

 We arrived at the Fortin San Juan de la Cruz to discover that since it was a holiday weekend, admission fees were waived! Score!

 The fort is, in a word, stunning. 

And PERFECT for getting into mischief.

We spent a few hours exploring the fort on our own and cooled off afterwards with some froyo.

We shopped around a bit to work up an appetite. 

We headed to Punto de Vista, located near the cruise ship piers in Old San Juan. Their lunch specials are delicious and so affordable!

 I can count on one hand the number of alcoholic beverages I've consumed in the past three years. This was one of them, and it was divine. Mojitos hit the spot on steamy Puerto Rican afternoons...

 Joe jammed out on the Baja Fish Tacos and Yuca Fries.

 And I chowed down on the Filet of Mahi Mahi with Fruit Sauce, served with rice and (not pictured) beans. De-freaking-licious.

We headed back to our hotel to relax for a bit and then headed out for the evening. 

There are cats EVERYWHERE in Old San Juan. 

And despite our best efforts to explore local and unique coffee outlets, sometimes you just need your fix....


-When travelling on a holiday weekend, be sure to research what special events may be happening, as well as what services may NOT be available to you because of holiday hours. 

-Get out and about as early as you can at least once- we were up with the sun and got to enjoy Old San Juan before most other people were awake- it was a real treat.

In case you missed them, here are my other Puerto Rico Recaps:
Day 1: Luquillo and Naguabo
Day 2: Hiking in El Yunque and Condado
Day 3: Caving Near Lares and Arecibo
Day 4: Fajardo and Vieques
Day 5: Old San Juan