Visiting Puerto Rico for just a day or two? Don't worry, you can still experience and discover plenty of site in San Juan and Condado, the capital of Puerto Rico. But first, read this.
Puerto Rico. The island of enchantments and the Pearl of the Caribbean. From the historical sites at Old San Juan, exquisite bar and restaurants all over Condado, Isla Verde and Piñones, to the tropical rainforest of El Yunque. From north to south, east to west, Puerto Rico is the island where to be. where there is so much to do, that you’ll like to experience it all. But, still if you're staying for a day or two and still want to have a good time, we can break it down for you.
Day 1: Through Condado
If you are just arriving from the airport, take just a 15 minute drive (with an Uber or Taxi) to El San Geronimo Hotel, located in the entrance to Old San Juan, right next to Paseo Caribe, to first leave your bags at the rooms. Then, after you are all settle in the room, wander around the are at feet, to take in the tropical breeze. You can visit Paseo Caribe, where you can enjoy a great meal and good ambiance, right next to us while the night passes. Or walk passed the "Los Dos Hermanos" bridge and you are right in Condado, where you can enjoy on some amazing restaurants that serve Puerto Rican famous dishes like Mofongo (mashed platains) or Arroz Mamposteao’ (rice and beans) with pork. Or you can purchase your souvenirs, because honestly, who doesn't want a souvenir of the places they visit? And don't forget to get some refreshments to have in your mini fridge in the room. After eating your mofongo and having a full stomach, take a walk in the Condado beach front, breathe in that fresh air and feel the sand on your feet as the sun sets for the day.
The night has arrive but still looking to enjoy a little bit of Puerto Rico, enjoy a nice Mojito (a Puerto Rican drink based on rum, lime and mint), at a local bar, restaurant or better yet, enjoy visit Old San Juan nightlife for a whole new experience.
Day 2: Old San Juan and a little extra
Well, there is no time to stay in bed when there is so much to experience at Old San Juan. So, get up and get ready to a walking tour or just walk around the over 500 year old city of San Juan. But before, enjoy a nice Puerto Rican’s coffee at Chocolate Cortes in the San Francisco Street. Then, visit Sam Felipe del Morro, known as “El Morro” and the San Cristobal fortresses at the north of the island for just $7 dollars. Feeling hungry? Have a nice meal at Barrachina, the creators of la Piña Colada, a refreshing drink made of pineapple juice and coconut creme with some rum if you prefer. Better yet, if looking for a rum experience take a boat ride to Cataño to visit the Bacardi Factory at the other side of the San Juan bay.
Here, you can enjoy a nice drink from one of the best rum that is shipped to 86% of the world from our little island. Know a little bit from the history of the Bacardi and even get to know the recipes from three famous drinks with the Mixology Tour. At the end of the day, head back to The Wave Hotel for the night and a goodnight sleep.
You have Condado or Paseo Caribe to walk around, buy souvenir, eat your first ever Mofongo and enjoy the night at Old San Juan. Next you have a morning walk or dip on the beach of Escambron where you can relax and breathe in the tropical life. Later that day, Old San Juan is the place to visit, to encountered the historical city and El Morro and San Cristobal fortresses, eat at Barrachina (you must try the Piña Colada) and later on taking a trip to Casa Bacardi to experience the authentic Puerto Rican rum experience.
Don’t forget to take some amazing pictures, have a great time and to #StayLuxurious If still looking for more to do, ask our staff for incredible sites and places to visit on your short but full of experience stay with us.