Puerto Rico

AAA Announces it's 2013 5-Diamond Hotels & Restaurants

The list is out.  Today AAA announced it's 2013 list of the best hotels in the US, Canada and Mexico.  Best as in hotels earning AAA's coveted Five Diamond desigation.  The list of top hotels includes 125 hotels and 53 restaurants.  Thirteen of those are new to the list this year.  

Among the additions, the Four Seasons Resort Nevis and the St. Regis Bahia Beach Puerto Rico.

Here are the nine new hotel additions:

City Guide: Old San Juan, PR

Old San Juan is the historic neighborhood on the western edge of San Juan, Puerto Rico.  It's located on the edge of San Juan Bay and it's entrance to the Atlantic Ocean.  The neighborhood is narrow blue cobble stone streets, colorful buildings and historic forts that used to guard the Port of San Juan.  If you're staying in San Juan it's worth a day trip to check out.  

Review: El Conquistador Resort

Perched on a three hundred foot cliff overlooking the Caribbean, El Conquistador Resort definitely satisfies the requirement for incredible views.  El Conquistador is a Waldorf Astoria Resort, which also means it's part of the Hilton Honors program.  The resort is located on the island of Puerto Rico about an hour west of San Juan's airport.  You can arrange roundtrip ground transportation by contacting the resort before your stay.