Friday, August 15: We had noted the times that English tours are given at La Fortaleza, but when we drop off our rental car and take a taxi into Old San Juan this morning to take the 8:50 tour, we’re told La Fortaleza is closed today for official business. We’ll fly back home tomorrow morning, so this is our last chance to see it. Sometimes the best laid plans simply don’t work out.
Instead, we enjoy coffee again at Cafe Cuatro Sombras, where we had coffee our first day in San Juan. We walk around SoFo and take advantage of photo ops while the streets are nearly deserted and the light is good. We walk around and about the charming and colorful streets of the colonial town.
We pop into the Museo de San Juan, which in 1857 was a bustling marketplace. Today we see an exhibit of characters made from flip flops and shoe soles found washed up on the shores of the island.
We take a taxi back to the art district of Santurce because I want to capture some of the interesting street art.
We walk back to our hotel from here, where we spend the afternoon relaxing at the beach. 🙂