Flavors of San Juan
One of the best attractions in Sa Juan, Puerto Rico can be found just about anywhere travelers, locals, and others will go; it’s not in the form of the typical attractions though. It won’t be found tethered to a rope high above the tropical forests, it won’t be found on a track strapped down by shoulder restraints, or even on a high speed water craft zooming across the open ocean. It will most likely be found at local eateries, portside dining establishments, bars, some clubs, and even around the beaches, shopping areas, and many attractions in and around San Juan. If the guess was the excellent local cuisine then by God that is absolutely correct! San Juan is a mecca of great flavors all coming together to create a flavorful palate of delicious eats. Tropical drinks, wines, and other beverages compliment the flavors so well that experiencing the flavors together would be absolute bliss, and not soon forgotten by anyone. Foodies and plain old travelers alike can enjoy the dining experiences found in San Juan, but the culmination of flavors combine with stories of the rich history of the city as well as the conception of the flavors and styles of cooking can only be found in one experience. That experience is the Flavors of San Juan food tours brought to guests by a colorful little crew. Food tour proprietor and tour guide Leslie Padro and fellow tour guides Courtney Shade and Zoraida Del Toro combine their expertise in dining and cultural history to create an amazing experience for guests from all over the world. They are definitely well versed in the area and bring an impressive bit of knowledge to the table when it comes to dining in San Juan. With three different food tours to choose from, this is definitely a great experience for the entire family. Dinner tours are not open to guests under the age of 18 due to alcoholic beverages included in the tour.
Old San Juan
Old San Juan is the oldest area of San Juan and features old buildings with very colorful façades as well as rich history. There is plenty to see in Old San Juan including great historical landmarks, dining, shopping, and a great nightlife scene. Included in its rich historical landmarks are over 400 buildings which have been there since the city rose. These buildings date back to 1521 and have been restored to a vivacious spectacle of colors keeping to the original 16th and 17th century architecture. This area is considered a U.S. Historic Zone filled with stone walkways, beautiful gardens and some of San Juan’s best nightclubs, bars, dining establishments, shops, and cafés. The dining establishments and eateries of San Juan as well as some of the bars and lounges are featured on the Flavor of San Juan food tours because they offer an amazing combination of flavor, culture, and history all in one beautiful location. Also prevalent in Old San Juan are the dance clubs which provide plenty of electrifying entertainment for everyone visiting the beautiful city. Some bars and clubs found in Old San Juan include Bodega Chic, El Batey, Blend, Colmado Bar Moreno and of course Senor Frog’s. These establishments make the evening so much more fun and exciting and are a perfect way to end a day of sightseeing, shopping, and relaxing on one of San Juan’s beautiful beaches. With so much to see and do in San Juan, Puerto Rico there is no wonder why it is a must on any traveler’s itinerary. Make Old San Juan a definite spot on the itinerary and enjoy what this historical city has to offer and remember to spread the word!
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