Howard Johnson Hotel Carolina/San Juan
Travel Blogs from Isla Verde
... the shrimp empanda. Back on the to road to Paloma Guest house on the edge of the rain forest. the owner, Nilda cooked us dinner (pork chops, rice, mofongo, white beans, and veggies). Then her granddaughter caught a coqui frog to show us. The kids played with her grandson. The views were ...
... open sitting in the dining room...service good but slow (that will not change) choices good -
Aqua aerobics at 9 - with a slight swell - interesting!!
History lecture for our first two ports of call....also a 'how to shop' presentation. Apparently this
is where you come to buy gems, diamonds, tanzanite etc - who knew?
Tuesday - at the private Island of Holland-America - beautiful, lovely day. Lunch ...
... open until 6.00pm and we could buy a ticket for both now to save time. Off at express pace, we saw all levels of San Cristobal (much quicker than most visitors!) and then made our way to the massive El Morro Fortress.
As we neared El Morro, rolling hills of lawn either side of the path were populated by locals flying kites and happy families Sunday picnicking. Storm clouds rolled in but nobody seemed really perturbed even when it rained. ...
... and a restaurant with a bar. I stepped outside the tourist office and noticed a little park where vendors were out and about selling their wares. I purchased some bracelets and left. I did not have an agenda. I just wanted to walk and look. I remember taking pictures right off because I have never seen building so pretty. It made me feel good inside. Over the next few days, I would explore El Morro and Castillo de San Cristobal. I noticed that there is a huge police presence everywhere ...
... fly kites. The area was packed full with people enjoying the wind or having lunch on the ground. We didn't take the time to walk through this area because the sky was starting to darken and the threat of rain seemed imminent. Finally we arrived down a long walkway to Castillo San Felipe Del Morro. El Morro is made up of six staggering levels, incorporating dungeons, barracks, passageways and storerooms. Cannons still face the ocean and there is a large lighthouse on one of ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet