Puerto Rico Starts to Welcome Tourists After the Devastation of Hurricane Maria

By Anna Breuer on 12 October 2017
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San Juan, Puerto Rico before Hurricane Maria

San Juan, Puerto Rico before Hurricane Maria

Just three weeks after Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria and left with no electricity or cellphone service, the island is starting to bounce back and welcome visitors.

Puerto Rico’s main airport, Luis Muñoz Marín International, is fully operational and all airlines have resumed normal schedules. Other airports on the island including Mercedita in Ponce and Antonio Rivera Rodríguez are open albeit with limited service. In addition, ports have reopened and Royal Caribbean International resumed homeport operations.   Most taxis are operating as well and several large malls have reopened.

Although major hotels are at capacity with residents who were evacuated from their homes, at least 80 are beginning to accept new reservations from visitors. A number of key attractions on the island, including several museums, have reopened as well as has Casa Bacardi, where visitors learn about the world-famous rum.

“We expect to welcome visitors to the Island in the weeks ahead,” said José Izquierdo, the executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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