Stayed two days in San Juan to bookend a voyage on the Carnival Victory. Stayed at the Hotel Milano - a little expensive, but close to the cruise ship port. The people there are friendly. The hotel is in Old San Juan, so it's very easy to walk to sights such as El Morro or San Juan's cathedral. (Some sights closed Sunday and Monday.) Lots of small plazas for resting and people watching. Drivers are very polite about letting pedestrians cross. Souvenir stores, arts and crafts stores, and jewelry stores abound in Old San Juan. Bought some larimar (a fairly newly discovered gemstone, called the "Caribbean gemstone" because it's only found in the Dominican Republic) at various stores. Best designs and stone color at Bella Jewels on Fortaleza, and a very honest employee. I was interested in another new stone, Ammolite, and she told me she only had it set in silver while Ammolite looked better in gold. Also, it was so expensive (she called it a "precious stone") it didn't make sense to buy it in silver. Anyhow, excellent larimar (which is not high end, think turquoise only darker) and it looked like they also had gorgeous citrine and so forth. Also went to El Junque rainforest park. Even if you're going to Dominica or another island with rainforest, El Junque is still lovely and has gorgeous mountain views.