My biggest tip for Old San Juan (if you’re visiting the forts)? THE FREE TROLLEY.
This thing was life saver. I mean there’s a pretty decent breeze, but there’s just little relief from the humidity. This trolley will take you back and forth between the two forts, with stops in between if you don’t want to take the whole trip.
The second fort we went to was San Felipe del Morro Fortress. I’ll be honest, by this point in the trip we were pretty done with the history lessons. We stopped reading the signs and explored on our own. It. Was. Hot.
At this point we wanted about 30 minutes for the trolley (it runs 30-40 minutes, depending on traffic) and headed to explore the streets in Old San Juan. We didn’t really go in anywhere – except one “souvenir” shop to get something authentic (walked out with a painting), but y’all, these streets were breathtaking. I took almost 100 pictures of the buildings alone. I have never been somewhere with such colorful buildings – it was definitely my kind of scene.
I challenge y’all to name a place you’ve been with colorful scenery so I can add it to my list!