Today we headed to Old San Juan in Puerto Rico to explore the forts and the city. Since Adam is about to start his first year teaching high school World History, he was super excited to see all of the history in the city.
We started off the morning at Cuatro Sombras for some coffee. Adam and I try to always find cool coffee shops wherever we go, and this one was great! They even did latte art which is a huge plus for me.
After some caffeine, we made our way to the two forts– Castillo San Cristobal and Castillo San Felipe del Morro. Both were super neat (and super windy) and had awesome views of the water and city. We even got to see an iguana!
Once we finished checking out the two forts, we walked back through the streets of Old San Juan and got a bite to eat at Punto de Vista Restaurant. I had read really great things online about the restaurant and was super excited to try some authentic food. I am not very daring when it comes to food, but I told myself I would be more adventurous this trip. I got the Mofongo Relleno de Churrasco with garlic cream sauce and it was incredible. Everyone else seemed to love their food and the service was good too!
After lunch we walked around the city a little bit more. We loved the colored buildings and blue cobblestone streets.
Our final stop of the day was Escambron Beach to cool off after all of the walking. I had read about this little beach online and wanted to check it out. The beach was so beautiful and reminded me of some of the beaches that we love in Hawaii. It was filled with lots of locals, had clear and calm water, and had an awesome view of the forts. We also got some coconut sorbet (not sure of the official name) from a little cart and it was super delicious.
Tomorrow we are going to try to head to Culebra (an island off of the main island) to visit Flamenco Beach (one of the top beaches in the world). Cross your fingers that we can get ferry tickets…apparently it’s really hard to get them, but we are determined to visit the island!