We spent 3 nights at La Concha in Condando and 4 nights at a beautiful flat on Calle San Sebastian in Old San Juan. While we rented a car and made day trips as well, we also had a chance to enjoy the city itself.
While staying in Condando, we spent most of our time at the beach or pool as there isn’t much aside from beach, restaurants and resorts.
Old San Juan, on the other hand, is a charming island, connected by three bridges. It is filled with narrow, cobblestone streets and bright coloured houses with flat-top roofs, and is still enclosed by its original fortress walls. The buildings are from the 16th and 17th century Spanish colonial period, giving this part of the city an old world romantic charm. Given it’s small size, you can easily spend time meandering through the streets, checking out the shops and eventually making your way to the harbour and forts.