Beach outside the Ritz-Carlton San Juan.
Garita at Castillo San Cristobal, a massive fort completed by the Spanish in 1783.
Old San Juan at sunset.
Park ranger/guide in period soldier uniform, shouldering a 22-lb. musket, at Castillo San Cristobal.
San Juan at night, from the fort.
What the locals drink, aged 6-10 years (the rum, not the drinkers).
La Placita (little plaza) on a Friday evening. Streets blocked off and ready for business.
Musicians appear at La Placita.
Performing traditional Plena music from the town of Ponce.
Plena band heating up at La Placita.
Everyone knows the song, and how to dance to it.
Band winding its way down the street.
Performing outside at the very popular Jose Enrique restaurant, from one of the island’s hottest chefs.
Corner market in La Placita on a Friday evening.
The main plaza in La Placita. By day a produce market.
La Placita on a Friday evening, closed to traffic. The most popular happy hour scene in the city.
Tree in El Yunque National Forest. The only tropical rainforest in the US national park system.
Coca Falls in El Yunque National Forest.
View of valley and ocean on bluff just outside El Yunque.
View of valley from La Cava Terroir restaurant outside El Yunque.
Golf course at El Conquistador resort.
Riding the funicular with a view of the marina at El Conquistador resort.
El Conquistador’s private beach island, and mini islet just beyond.
Sea and sky.
Sea and sky and boats.
Boat concession near the Biobay.
Mangrove swamp leading to the Biobay.
Sunset at the Biobay lagoon, filled with bioluminescent plankton.
Evening sky at Biobay.
Kayakers with lights and glow sticks.
Our guide in a teachable moment, spotting iguanas in the mangroves.
and Caicos. From 30,000 feet.