Discovering Old San Juan with a local

Puerto Rico is better known as “la Isla del Encanto” or the “Island of the Charm”. It takes just a couple of minutes after you arrive to understand why. Everything from its people, weather, food, music, beaches, mountains, etc. has a special “charm” that is enjoyed by both locals and tourists.

I’ve been very lucky to have visited Puerto Rico in the past, but this time around I got a special walking tour of Old San Juan from someone I’ve known since she was a baby, now 11-year-old Marina Linares.

Hope you enjoy our video and a few pictures of what we discovered in El Viejo San Juan.



Marina patiently took photos at the fountain in the Paseo de la Princesa.


Local graffiti found across the town hall or “alcaldia”.




Must take a picture at the “garitas” in El Morro Fort.

Plan your visit to the Castillo de San Felipe del Morro

Inside the Cathedral of San Juan Baustista.


Walking through one of the five doors of Old San Juan.


Marina got “attacked” by the pigeons at the Parque de las Palomas.


I swear I was not scared…maybe just a little bit. 🙂


And of course we had to do the #SaltodeMaity. Thank you Marina!


Blouse and jeans from Shop Vicky Victoria and sandals from Mayan Roots