As Puerto Rico still continues to rebuild from the extreme damage of Hurricane Maria back in 2017, the best thing you can do to support the island is to visit it, enjoy it, and spread the word to others that the isla de encanta is still as wonderful of a place as it’s always been. I had the opportunity to visit in 2018, just months after Maria’s destruction and was met with immense gratitude from locals, many of whom depend on tourism for their family’s livelihood.
At the time, I found the island to be quieter than usual but still fell in love with its colorful streets, delicious restaurants (their signature Mofongo dish is a must-try) and buzzing salsa culture. If you’re considering heading south for a warm getaway this year, then you can’t miss these spots to round out an ideal trip to Puerto Rico’s sunny city of San Juan.
Reporter: Michelle Halpern of Live Like It's the Weekend