Who doesn’t love traveling? There is so much to do and see, from sightseeing to adventure activities, and let’s not forget, the endless photos, which make for the perfect fodder for social media. But if you ask a traveler what is the best part about traveling, it is more than likely that food will be one of the top answers.
If you are planning a trip to Puerto Rico, you shouldn’t miss out on its food. The island offers an assortment of unique flavors, including dishes that you may have never tried before. From delicious tostones to arroz con gandules, there are tons of things for everyone to try and the possibilities are seemingly endless.
Food and culinary traditions play an important role in establishing the identity of a place. The types of food people eat are a reflection of who they are. This is why you should try and explore a new place through its food. Take a day out during your San Juan trip and explore the restaurants, cafes, and local food carts in the city.
Here are a few reasons why you should travel for food:
Discover new foods
There are so many different foods that you would never try if you don’t travel. For instance, when you travel to Puerto Rico, your taste buds will be exposed to an explosion of new flavors that you might not find anywhere else. And this is one of the biggest reasons why you shouldn’t miss out on exploring the food scene when you travel.
Enjoy your everyday foods with a unique twist
When you try new food in a new place, sometimes you might even discover foods that you eat in your everyday life that taste completely different. You might find new flavors in foods as simple as fries.
Meet new people
There is perhaps nothing more fun and exciting than experiencing the food of a place you visit with people who enjoy the same things as you. If you are traveling with a loved one, whether a family member or friend, take them along on your culinary escapades. If not, you can use this as an opportunity to meet new people. It is always nice to strike up a conversation with a stranger over a glass of pina coladas.
Add to your culinary skills
When you go back home from your vacation, you will not just take back your memories of the things you saw and did but also of the things you ate. And that means you can now try those dishes out in your own kitchen. Maybe it won’t taste like what you had at a Fortaleza restaurant but it will be just as good.
There are numerous restaurants in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, that offer an extensive selection of local foods, from authentic fare to dishes with a modern twist.
When in San Juan, book your stay at Fortaleza Suites. Located in the heart of the old city, it is just a few steps away from the beach, shops, restaurants, and more. We offer cozy, comfortable, and luxurious accommodation at the most affordable prices.
Get in touch with us if you want to know about us or need recommendations for dining in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. We would be more than happy to help you out.