Enjoy a leisurely morning having breakfast, sitting on the beach or strolling the streets to pick up some of the local flavor. We'll meet at noon for a great lunch together and from there we'll head to Old San Juan. This is optional and will be self pay.
2:00PM: Leave for OLD SAN JUAN. Meet your tour guide in the lobby of your hotel and depart for Old San Juan. We will travel through portions of new San Juan and into the beautiful centuries old city of the original San Juan, actually an island connected by bridges to mainland Puerto Rico. You will drive past Fort San Gerónimo and on into Old San Juan, one of the most beautiful old cities in the New World and filming location for big-budget movies starring such starring such luminaries as Will Smith, George Clooney, Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman. Your first stop is for a short visit to Fort San Cristobal, a mainstay of the San Juan fortification system, from which the Spanish successfully defended their city from British and Dutch attacks as well as frequent assaults from various and sundry pirates. You’ll see the beautiful 17th century Spanish ironwork on the restored homes and note the blue-black glazed cobblestones that were brought to San Juan as ballast for the Spanish galleons, and were used to line the narrow streets of the Old City. In addition, armed with our Map of Old San Juan, you will have some time to explore some of the many interesting shops, boutiques and art galleries that have made this historic area their home. Duration: 4 hrs.
6:00 PM: We arrive at a charming Puerto Rican restaurant which features a rotating display of colorful artwork by featured local artist. This dinner will be special for most. A chef will welcome guests and talk with them about Puerto Rican cuisine. He explains local vegetables, and some of the common spices. Guests will then learn how to make a mojito, a sugary minty rum concoction. Guests will learn how to make Mofongo, a popular dish in Puerto Rico. The chef then samples the Mofongo, and selects the best! Guests enjoy a hardy dinner, followed by an assortment of homemade desserts, and coffee. Schedule a late pick up and enjoy an evening in Old San Juan. 3 hours Includes: Make a Mojito (must be 18 year old to drink)Mash your own Mofongo (fried, smashed green plantain stuffed with chicken, seafood or vegetarian style) Enjoy a treat with Puerto Rican Desserts (Flan, Tres Leches, Cheese Cake) Café con Leche (Puerto Rican coffee).