Margaret asked recently what the architecture of the island is. Around Rincon, and I guess most of the island (not seen it all yet!), the majority of houses are made from poured concrete over steel rebar to make them more resistant to hurricanes and earthquakes, which is obviously a good thing. The downside is most houses come out as boring square boxes apart from the occasional flourish around the edges. To make up for this the tendency is to paint them in bright colours. Here are a few random photos of local ‘dwellings’…

Here are photos of the main Catholic church in Rincon town centre and an office building close by…
Rincon buildings

To get a sense of history its best to go to a place like Old San Juan, at the edge of the modern city, with its Spanish forts, narrow cobbled streets and old churches and houses…

We’ve heard that San German up in the mountains is a very pretty town with lots of old Spanish buildings, but we’ve not had a chance to go up there yet.