Puerto Rico 3 DaysMonday, July 18, 2016
Day 1 - Old San Juan & San Juan National Historic SitesWe flew in Day 1 at 5am, rented a car and were able to check into our hotel in Isla Verde and rest for a couple hours before heading out to Viejo San Juan.
9:30 am - We drove to El Morro and parked at a public parking lot under Plaza Del Quinto Centenario, on Calle Norzagaray, across the street from the entrance to Castillo San Felipe del Morro. We spent a couple hours walking through this historic site. The NPS San Juan National Historic Site has a $5 entrance fee but gives access to both forts, Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Castillo San Cristobal, that you can visit later in the day!
ConCalma for a tote bag that was handmade by a womens cooperative in the mountainous of Utuado, Puerto Rico. We stopped at Hecho En Casa for lunch and a cold Puerto Rican beer.
Castillo San Cristobal. Visit this castle. There's a dungeon with drawings preserved on the wall!
Day 2 - Ziplining, El Yunque National Forest, Palmer & Luquillo Beach9:00 am - Yunque Zipline Adventures exceeded all our expectations. There are 5 ziplines, 1 rappel and a small hike through this private land on the rainforest. Tour guides school you on this beautiful ecosystem of trees, birds, snails, lizards all while safely taking you across ziplines. They were so knowledgeable and fun, it was a beautiful morning!
2:00 pm - Drive through the rainforest, we stopped at the El Yunque National Forest Visitors Center, but you don't have to. You can drive up the same road to access the trails. We stopped at the Palo Colorado Picnic area and took the trail to La Mina Falls. And just a reminder, it's about a 30 minute walk, so be ready, it's worth it!
Luquillo Beach for some food and drink before driving back to Isla Verde. It's just a few minutes away from El Yunque and has some public beaches, but check the times they are opened.
Day 3 - Public Beaches, Parks and Bruch in San Juan10:00 am - Drive to Balneario El Escambron just outside of Old San Juan, visit Parque De Tercer Milenio, take some pics and have an helado.