I must say my first trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico was a successful one. While I was not afforded the opportunity to spend as many days/nights there as I wanted I still thoroughly enjoyed myself. I really didn’t have expectations because I didn’t know a lot about the island before going….I only knew I would have a good time. And I did! One experience I will always cherish was the Flavors of San Juan Food Tour It was way better than I imagined and I’m so glad the company offered me and two of my blogger boos complementary passes to try out the 3-hour tour. The people, the scenery, the FOOD and our guide, Luli, were all AMAZING! On the tour you get to try 10+ foods from local eateries. To elaborate a little further, here are 3 reasons why you need to experience the Flavors of San Juan Food Tour yourself.
1. TRY FOODS YOU MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT
Traveling to new places can be a little overwhelming because you want to be able to visit all the local authentic spots but you may not be aware of them all. Being a part of a food tour, like Flavors of San Juan allows you the chance to visit a variety of local restaurant favs. Another great thing we received from the tour is all tour participants received a 10% discount on any purchases made from the spots we visited! Yass! I’m always cool with a discount!
2. TASTY FOOD WITHOUT THE LONG LINES
Many of the food stops we made were very popular with both the locals and tourists. As a result, the lines were wrapped around the building. Sheesh! Luckily, because we were a part of the food tour our guide, Luli, made arrangements for us to either have a private space within the restaurant or she went in and bought the food to us. One place that came to mind was Señor Paleta. This shop specialized in gelato and sorbet popsicles made of natural fruits and nuts. YUM! They were so good and I’m so glad we didn’t have to wait in that long line!
3. EXPERIENCE AUTHENTIC FOODS FROM LOCALS/LEARN HISTORY
When visiting a new country or place it can be a bit overwhelming trying to find authentic food spots. I mean, who wants to go all the way to another country and eat the same fast food you can have at home. Not I! Being a part of the food tour we were able to try authentic dishes from San Juan. My absolute favorite was the fish ceviche from Café El Punto I even went back to the cafe after the tour to purchase more ceviche, lol.
Take a look at their website to get more details about the tour. Have you ever been on a food tour? If so, what was your favor part? Comment and let us know below!