Less than a year ago, my boyfriend and I went to Puerto Rico to visit our family and friends. Now that we live in the United States, we value our visits to Puerto Rico a lot. We always try to visit points of interest or historic places. It's always good to be a tourist in your hometown. I feel that I have learned more things about Puerto Rico now that I don't live there.
I used to visit historic places with my parents all the time when I was younger. But because I wasn't mature enough, I never really paid attention to all the details. Now that I'm older, I get to appreciate and value my time on this beautiful island.
We decided to go to San Juan for a walk, specifically near El Morro. Castillo San Felipe del Morro is a 400 years old fort. It was named in honor of Philip II of Spain and served as a protection to defend the city of San Juan from Spanish enemies.
We couldn't go inside this time, but we've been there a couple of times. The admission is only $5 and it's worth the price. You start the tour by watching a video that talks about El Morro's history and after that, you can go on a self-guided tour. The first thing you see is the Main Plaza and a well in the center of the Plaza. There are rooms surrounding the Plaza that served as prison cells and storerooms. The cannon balls are located on the lower level and the upper level has the famous garitas that you can see on the picture below.
Garita at El Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
This is a Piragua. Piragua is a shaved ice dessert covered with fruit-flavored syrup.
If you ever visit Puerto Rico, I would suggest you go to El Morro and drink a Piragua after that. I'm sure you'll love a fresh cold drink after a long walk.
Have you ever visited Puerto Rico? Did you go to El Morro? Tell me about your experience!