A Delightful Vacation in San Sebastian

The town of San Sebastian was founded by Captain Cristobal Gonzalez de la Cruz in 1752. There are 38,799 inhabitants in this slowly expanding town. The people of San Sebastian are proud of their town and this is shown in the many well-maintained and attractive buildings that characterize it. One can appreciate the experience of walking down the streets of San Sebastian with its distinctive architectural designs. The Golondrinas structure was built in 1914 and restored in the 1930's. Today it is well known for its beautiful gardens. If you visit The Golondrinas, you will see many small birds in the giant columns.

There is so much to see and do here in San Sebastian. For example they have an agriculture bazaar each week at the plaza Agropecuaria where there are many lovely goodies and things to buy. The city also hosts an interesting festival that shows off different kinds of hammock weavings. At this time, visitors can spend time enjoying the taste and sound of traditional Puerto Rican hospitality. The festival boasts some of the most divine and tasty traditional food while the music is very pleasant. Be sure not to miss out on this bazaar. Another wonderful event to look forward to is the San Sebastian Street Festival.

If you and your family are looking for some recreation and fun whilst in San Sebastian, then visit a place called Lago de Guajataca. Here you will find a beautiful lake with lovely picnic facilities – the perfect place to enjoy some time relaxing with your family and friends. If you prefer some activity, there is much to do here at Lago de Guajataca. You can enjoy fishing in these tranquil surroundings. You can also take a slow boat ride down the beautiful river.

One of the most popular waterfalls in San Sebastian is the Las Cataratas. This stunning natural feature is often used for advertising shots. It is absolutely breathtaking.

In San Sebastian there is a famous old church called Parroquia de San Sebastián Mártir. This structure was originally built in 1759 and is lovely to explore. In the town you can also take a walk down the Paseo. This walkway was created in honor of all those who fought the Spanish in 1868 for the independence of Puerto Rico. So waste no time! Come visit San Sebastian and have the time of your life.

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