Just in time for this winter holiday season, Puerto Rico is re-opening their doors to tourists on December 20 after Hurricane Maria. There are now over a hundred hotels in operation, and more than four thousand restaurants back in business to take orders and serve up some of the most delicious cuisines on the island.
According to the official governing body of the island’s tourism industry, Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), major tourism attractions located island-wide have been clean-up and restored. This includes major sites like Old San Juan, the Castillo San Felipe del Morro, and Cueva Ventana.
“It’s been the continued collaboration with Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s team and tourism industry partners that has resulted in tremendous progress and we’re thrilled to be officially open for tourism,” the Executive Director of the PRTC, José Izquierdo, said. “Tourism is a vital contributor to the Island’s economy, so reaching these milestones not only will help build a stronger, better Puerto Rico, but showcases the resiliency in our people and destination.”
In addition to the hotel and restaurant which were re-opened, the PRTC said all airports are now also fully operation with approximately 70 flights per day across 27 different major commercial airlines. As for cruises, close to 60 cruise shore excursions are available.