We are visiting Puerto Rico for the first time in February. We have four nights (three full days) at El Convento in Old San Juan. We look forward to exploring on foot, visiting fort and museums, dining, shopping, listening to music, etc. We're not set on going to the beach while in PR as we will be heading on to St John for our beach vacation.
Do you recommend that we stick to San Juan during this short visit? Or, if we use one day for touring outside the San Juan area, what destination would be your top pick for a day trip?
We are comfortable striking out on our own, and will rent a car if desirable. All four of us know some Spanish; two are fluent speakers. (I also understand that PR is an extremely large and varied island and that I cannot expect to cover the territority on this trip!)
Thanks for your advice!