The second oldest city in the Americas, San Juan, the capital of Puerto-Rico, is now a spirited modern hub of the island's economical and political life. Combining the colonial core of a historic town with convenience of the modern metropolis, it is a real attraction for a Caribbean traveler. The peak tourist season in San Juan is December through April, when it is virtually swamped by visitors, and the prices are highest. The other part of the year is considered the hurricane season and is the low season; however, this usually means that the weather is a little hotter, wetter and gustier, not that destructive winds bring everything down to earth (although checking the weather report may be useful if choose to head to the island). That is why the part of the year between May and November seems to be preferable for visiting the destination. The principle historic attraction of the place is the walled city of Old San Juan. Old San Juan is situated at the western end of San Juan Island. Its narrow cobble-stone streets and shady plazas are laden with the atmosphere of a bygone era. From the pier area in Old San Juan, can be best viewed the San Juan Bay, the busiest ocean port in the Caribbean; from here, you can catch a glimpse of some of the huge cruise liners entering the harbor. Another viewpoint on the bay is the monumental fortress of El Morro; in the old time, it repelled raids by Caribs, pirates, among whom the most famous is Sir Francis Drake. If you are looking for entertainment, going to Condado is the best choice. The area abounds in good restaurants, pubs and clubs, featuring some of the best entertainment in the region. The place is also full of high-rise hotels and couture boutiques and looks a bit like a Caribbean with a twist of Vegas. You will almost certainly want to go to the beach. Condado is one of the best places in this respect, too. another good beach is at Isla Verde. Both the beaches are beautifully backed by fortress walls of high-rise. If you want just palm trees, however, you can try Luquillo, 30 km away from the city. Those crazy of windsurfing can try this sport in the sheltered waters of Condado Lagoon. You can also enjoy or deep-sea fishing for marlin, tuna and sailfish in the waters off San Juan. Staying in San Juan, you can also visit a number of museums, Bacardi Rum Plant, San Juan Cathedral, Castillo de San Cristobal, a massive 27-acre series of fortifications, the largest built by the Spanish in the New World, and other places of interest. Getting around the city by public transportation is rather difficult, for it is less than reliable. It may be the best choice to travel Old San Juan on your feet. For longer distances, taxis and car rentals are available. International car rentals are numerous, and your home driver's license is valid. A useful not: speed limit signs are usually in miles per hour, whereas the distance may be in kilometers; driving is on the right-hand side of the road. Getting to San Juan is pretty easy: it is a major hub for American Airlines. Many other North American carriers fly to Puerto-Rico, too, most frequently from Miami. Reaching the city from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, 16 km away from Old San Juan, is also not a problem. There are car rental agencies at the airport and plenty of taxis and buses available. San Juan is one of the most attractive tourist destinations at the Caribbean and one of the easiest to reach.