Fortress in Puerto Rico Tour - Activity level

Hello! We are considering going on this tour, but have a few limitations. The activity level says strenuous..... Has anyone of a mature age gone on this tour who can validate how strenuous it really is? Rock climbing is strenuous, but path walking doesn’t seem to be.... Your feedback will be greatly appreciated 😊

Tags: Caribbean - Eastern

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Not sure of your definition of "mature" is, or of your fitness level, but I did a self-tour of one of the fortresses there (Castillo de San Cristobal) at age 53 (and not in top physical condition). You will have hills and stairs. The stairs will normally not be more than two flights at a time.

I do not think the Castillo del Morro is much different as far as activity level.

(The San Cristobal is within walking distance of the port -- able to do it without paying a tour price outside of entrance to the fort. I think the del Morro is a bit further away and requires transportation to and from the port)

Thank you for the informative response! We really appreciate your timeHappy

Both forts just involve a lot of walking around and walking uphills. For me the problem is the weather. It can get so darn hot in Puerto Rico that a 15 minutes troll will start to take a toll on me. There is not a lot of shade, so bring a hat and plenty of water! Enjoy!

We toured the fortress that is closest to the port, and it was a lot of walking, but frequent stops to learn about the history. Our guide told us she was in her 80s, and she was so full of information that we really enjoyed it.

We walk to Castillo del Morro and find we can get to most the location without much trouble. If you take a tour bus, you may have a limited time there... if you go on your own you can spend as much time as you need. You can get to two levels of the fort using ramps rather than stairs. Our group was in their late 60's and early 70's and we had no problems as we took it slow and easy. If you have a National Parks pass take it with you, as Castillo del Morro is part of the National Parks.

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