If you’re thinking about a Caribbean vacation, Puerto Rico should be one of the first places to come to mind. This tropical island offers off-the-beaten track adventures, unique culinary experiences and a whole 360 degrees of beautiful, white sand beaches. All this, plus it’s an easy flight from the U.S. — no passport needed for American citizens.

If you’re still asking if Puerto Rico is safe, the answer is yes, Puerto Rico is open for business. The resilience of the people can be seen in how Puerto Ricans have pulled together in the past year to help repair the island's infrastructure, with efforts that continue to this day. The beaches are as stunning as ever, and over 180 tourist attractions are ready and waiting for your visit.

Now is a great time to plan your visit and we want to put your mind at ease by answering your most burning questions about life on the island.

What’s it like in Puerto Rico today? Is there electricity, running water and Wi-Fi?
In Puerto Rico, you can enjoy the tropical scenery all day, then step into a comfortable and well-appointed hotel room at night. Currently, there are over 140 hotels open — including full-service resorts like Wyndham Rio Mar near San Juan to boutique hotels like Club Seabourne in Culebra — and these numbers will only continue to rise. You will have all the essentials during your stay, including electricity, water and Wi-Fi. The grid is up and running for PREPA clients, water services and power generation have been restored 100%. Additionally, almost all hotels and vacation rentals, restaurants, cafes and bakeries offer high-speed internet to guests.

Will I still be able to visit Puerto Rico’s restaurants?
Puerto Rico is back in business, particularly when it comes to its award-winning restaurants. There’s no shortage of the delicious food we offer. Across the island, there are 4,000 restaurants ready to serve you, highlighting and promoting local products that feature the unique Puerto Rican culture. You can expect thoughtful, flavorful menus and an inclusive sense of community (and yes, the tap water is safe to drink too).

Can I still visit the areas outside of San Juan? How easy is it to get around?
Since Puerto Rico isn’t a big island, you can easily drive from one end to the other in a single day. The highways between major points of interest, such as San Juan and Ponce, have been repaired and are easy to navigate. One thing to consider is renting a car to get across navigate the island at the many car rental services at the airport. Taxis and shuttles are also available upon arrival.

On that note, Puerto Rico has something for everyone. The island’s best attractions are ready and waiting for you. There are many day trips and sightseeing options available, from a leisurely food and history focused tour with Spoon Food Tours in San Juan to an adventure-filled day of sailing around the east coast or zip-lining at Toro Verde in Orocovis.

What’s the nightlife like in San Juan? Is it safe?
Puerto Rico has long been noted as a welcoming island and that hasn’t changed. Old San Juan is a busy and bustling space, where locals and travelers can mix happily and enjoy all that this historic and vibrant area has to offer.

Whether you’re interested in a casual night of drinks, which you can find at Red Monkey, or a more upscale evening at The Cigar House, Old San Juan’s got a spot for you. You’ll find most nightlife is on well-lit, busy streets, with something available for everybody. Check out Funky Buddha in Santurce for a hip cocktail selection or visit La Placita, a market by day that becomes a vibrant outdoor party at night.

Puerto Rico is all set to receive tourists.

What about all of Puerto Rico’s many famous events? Are they still going ahead?
Absolutely! There’s the San Sebastian Street Festival in Old San Juan and Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest, with this latter event attracting thousands of people every year. Festival de la Piña takes place in beautiful Lajas, and in early 2019, Tony award-winning musical Hamilton will be coming to Puerto Rico, with Lin-Manuel Miranda himself returning to the lead role.

There’s always plenty to do in Puerto Rico, from culinary experiences and adventures in nature, to relaxing at the beaches and soaking in the culture, anytime is the perfect time to make plans for a stress-free escapade to the island.

Puerto Rico is all set to receive tourists, so pack your bags and get set for vacation like no other.

Do you still have questions about life in Puerto Rico today? Reach out to us here.