Is it possible to travel to Puerto Rico in 2021? Absolutely!
In this Puerto Rico tourism update, we cover everything you need to know about travel to the Island of Enchantment. Below, we discuss the latest coronavirus updates for Puerto Rico as well as why tourism is important for the island's recovery.
As Puerto Rico — and the rest of the world — begins to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, tourism dollars are more crucial than ever.
The CEO of Discover Puerto Rico, Brad Dean, noted that tourism makes up 10% of Puerto Rico's GDP. Following Hurricane Maria in 2017, he said: "The people of Puerto Rico have shown great resiliency...they are writing the textbook on how to use tourism to fuel economic recovery."
Tourism post-Hurricane Maria helped the island recover. Now, tourism can help Puerto Rico recover from that coronavirus pandemic.
That's especially true if you spend your tourism dollars at local businesses and skip the touristy chains.
When you connect with a Puerto Rico local to plan your trip, more than two-thirds of the flat fee goes directly into their pocket.
Plus, going to Puerto Rico means you're in for a real adventure—whether that means exploring old forts in San Juan, surfing in Rincon, sipping piña coladas in Ponce, or enjoying the white sands of Playa Flamenco.
All in all, Puerto Rico can offer a wonderful respite after the difficulties of last year. And as the island recovers from the pandemic, your tourism dollars can make a positive impact.
Work with a local to plan your trip to Puerto Rico.
Are piña coladas on your Puerto Rico bucket list? Get a free sample at Barranchina in San Juan. They claim to have invented the drink!