“Old San Juan” is among the Puerto Rico attractions not to be missed when you visit the Island. is located on the Isleta de San Juan which is connected to the main island by bridges. The city is characterized by cobblestone streets and colorful buildings dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries, when the island was Spanish. The district is also characterized by a large number of public squares and churches, including the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Juan, which houses the tomb of the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León.
In the north end of the city, San Felipe del Morro Castle, declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in 1983, is a 16th century Spanish fortification, which for many years, guarded the entrance to the Bay of San Juan and protected her from sea attacks.
Another must-see is El Yunque National Forest or simply El Yunque, a national park that is the only tropical rain forest in the United States’ national forest system.
The vegetation is very varied, hosting about 240 species of trees. There are currently 39 kilometers of recreational trails and 19 kilometers of administrative roads, which are restricted only to foot traffic (hiking). The use of horses, motorcycles or mountain bikes is not allowed.
There you can find the Yokahu Tower with 480 meters and Mount Britton located 937 meters. Constructed of stone in the 1930s, from where you can see a great panorama of the northeast coast of Puerto Rico, the Atlantic Ocean and a portion of the central mountain range where much of the rainforest is located.
To move, eat and stay
If you walk so hungry, you should know that the island has several fast foods and restaurants. As for typical Puerto Rican food restaurants, in Old San Juan the values can reach up to $20 per person.
Meanwhile, in locations outside of heavily visited areas, the price may drop to $12 per person.
On the other hand, to Tren Urbano is an efficient way to move towards certain parts of the metropolitan area or to explore important urban areas. This operates between 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Another option is Uber.
Regarding the lodging, everything depends on the type of enclosure that is chosen. In San Juan you can find comfortable 3 star hotels for a good price.
However, recently the local government signed an agreement Airbnb, web platform where people offer their houses as accommodation.
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