Puerto Rico was declared a United States Territory in 1902, but for the most part, it still maintains its unique culture. We stayed right in San Juan off the beach. Here is a view from the hotel:
Despite the number of fast-food joints near the hotels, the local food was great. We ate at Mi Casita twice because of the delicious shrimp mofongo. On the beach, there was a mother and daughter who set up a chicken shish kabob grill. I think it was the best chicken I have ever had.
We took a day trip to Old San Juan and ate piraguas (shaved ice with flavored syrup). Here are photos of Old San Juan:
This building is part of what used to be a military stronghold and lookout.