You must be very careful when driving. You can suddenly fall in a crater...I mean, in a dramatic hole. You can also check addresses and directions very well...because here is always so many new constructions, street and avenues can change as fast as a blink of an eye. And last thing about driving rules...when light turns green...you should look carefully before starting to move again.
RESTAURANTS... like in any place in the world. the best food is in that cart on the side of the road, or that raggety wooden beach house right on the water and you not need to pay an insane amount of cash for equal or lesser goods...only there can you get a true experince of culture.food and culture go hand in hand and it makes a difference to be eating amongst the locals.
We were very surprised to find a Hooters while walking around. While I love their wings, I'm sure it solidifies opions of Americans.
This is another photo from the cemetary. I'm not sure why I enjoy going to them so much. I find them peaceful and I enjoy history. Maybe it's something as simple as feeling connected to other people?
In season (Dec - March) Hotels are VERY expensive for what you get. Not that they are bad but just over priced. In the off season - while prices are cheaper - service can be really bad and hotels could be under renovations.
WHEATHER: Well, before start see if you are in high season: Caribe is not everlasting sun and in some period or region of Puerto Rico you can have more rain than usual. I was there in hight season but for 'mala suerte' I had bad weather also in April. EXCURSIONS from San Juan are very 'soft' adventures in a domesticated nature, like the rain forest 'on the road' of El Yunque. Better to rent a car and go alone along the Island... PRICES are very hight, I think Puerto Rico is more expensive than USA.
Well this isn't exactly a tourist trap, but I think Old San Juan is a bit overrated. It's worth an hour or 2 of strolling & shopping but that's plenty.
the old town can be pretty expensive, but what can you do about it ?
it cost me $5 bucks ----> just to get this lady to take a konky ride on my azz...
San Juan proper is a suprisingly large city that I think would best be avoided while vacationing...the traffic can get quite hectic, although it was looking OK when I snapped this pic!