Winter weather continues to press on for much of the country, leaving much of
the North East covered in snow and desperate for the season to pass. Travelers
seeking a way to escape the biting cold and enter into a sunny paradise might
enjoy a sunlit vacation to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The island's largest
city, San Juan is one of the most vibrant and active ports in the Caribbean and
boasts a rich cultural history that dates back to the 16th century.
Travelers can visit the city's historical section, aptly named Old San
Juan, which is home to classic structures like la Casa Blanca (the familial home
of Ponce De Leon), La Fortaleza (an ancient castle and governor's mansion)and
San Jose Church (the second oldest church in the Americas).
prospective beach bums, the shores of Condado and Isla Verde are beautiful and
accommodating for anyone seeking a suntan, while more adventurous and physical
travelers might enjoy a trip through el Yunque, a lush rain forest replete with
mountain paths, hiking trails and a running stream that culminates in a
breathtaking series of waterfalls.