Luxury Holidays To Puerto Rico – Old Spain lives on in Old San Juan, the centuries-old walled seaside town within the vast urban sprawl that is modern San Juan. There’s no ossified museum peace – the cobblestone streets are alive with Puerto Ricans day and night. Shopping, cafes, clubs, corner bars and more attract streams of locals for whom passeo (strolling) is the cultural institution. Elsewhere on this large island heaving with life, the influences are myriad, but none less so than from America, the protecting, exploiting and culturally colonising force in Puerto Rico Locals are forever torn between independence, dependence or outright statehood and opinions are passionately expressed. Adding to the mix are African traditions dating to slave times and even older native Caribbean beliefs.