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Three weeks after the passing of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's tourism industry has come together to move forward on a path to recovery. With a full industry assessment almost complete, the island's airports and cruise ports are fully operational and major hotels are expected to take new reservations beginning this week.

"We expect to welcome visitors to the Island in the weeks ahead, especially those looking to travel with a purpose as we're working to finalize compelling voluntourism activities for those who want to head out beyond San Juan and help the communities in greater need," said Jose Izquierdo, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC).

The Luis Muoz Marin International Airport is fully operational, with scheduled domestic and international flights. Airports in Aguadilla, Ponce, Ceiba, Isla Grande and Vieques are operational and offering limited service.

The PRTC is in direct communication with the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association partners. San Juan Harbor is open and resumed homeport operations with the departure of Royal Caribbean International's Adventure of the Seas on Oct. 7. The schedule now is weekly.

Viking will resume its homeport schedule from San Juan on Oct. 27.

Carnival Cruise Line's Fascination canceled its four-month schedule of cruises from San Juan. The ship has been chartered by FEMA for use in St. Croix to house relief workers and will resume year-round cruising from San Juan on Feb. 15.

Carnival Cruise Line will resume calls in San Juan on Nov. 30, according to a message posted by Christine Duffy, president, Carnival Cruise Line on Oct. 21. The Nov. 30 call will be made by the Carnival Conquest.

Royal Caribbean's first call in San Juan is Nov. 30 with the Freedom of the Seas.

Beyond San Juan, the following ports are open with restrictions (daylight transit only): Guayanilla, Tallaboa, Salinas, Fajardo, Culebra, Vieques and Guayama.

More than 100 hotel properties are open and most taking new reservations for the upcoming months. Following are the dates that hotels are expected to reopen; if no date is listed, the hotel has reopened and is taking reservations:

Acacia Seaside Inn

AC Hotel San Juan Condado (Dec. 1)

Aquarius Club Boqueron

Aquarius Vacation Club Golden Sand Villas

At Wind Chimes Boutique Hotel

Azul ESJ Collection

Beside the Pointe on the Beach

Best Western Condado Palm Inn & Suites (Nov. 15)

Boquemar Beach Hotel

Borinquen Beach Inn

Canario Boutique Hotel (Oct. 22)

Caribe Hilton (Dec. 31)

Casa Amistad

Casa Blanca Hotel

Casa Condado Hotel

Casa Flamboyant, closed until further notice

Casa Isabel Bed and Breakfast, closed until further notice

Casa Islena Inn, closed until further notice

Casa Sol Bed and Breakfast

Casa Verde Hotel, closed until further notice

Cielo Mar Hotel (Oct. 2)

Ciqala Luxury Home Suites

Coconut Palms Inn, closed until further notice

Cofresi Beach Hotel

Combate Beach Hotel

Comfort Inn & Suites, Campomar

Comfort Inn San Juan

Condado Lagoon Villas at Caribe Hilton, closed until further notice

Condado Plaza (Dec. 31)

Condado Vanderbilt Hotel

Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa

Coral by the Sea Hotel, closed until further notice

Coral Princess Hotel (March 1)

Costa Bahia Hotel & Convention Center

Courtyard by Marriott Aguadilla (Dec. 3)

Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach (Nov. 30)

Courtyard by Marriott San Juan Miramar (Dec. 2)

Da' House Hotel, closed until further notice

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve (Nov. 30)

Dorado Beach Hotel, Plantation Village (Oct. 31)

Dos Angeles del Mar Guest House, closed until further notice

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Juan (Oct. 30)

Dream Inn Puerto Rico

Dreams Hotel

El Canario by the Lagoon 

El Canario Inn

El Conquistador, a Waldorf Astoria Resort (April 1)

El San Juan Hotel, Curio Collection (Jan. 31)

Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar Beach Resort (Dec. 31)

Embassy Suites San Juan Hotel & Casino (Dec. 31)

Estancia La Jamaca

Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real

Gallery Inn

Gran Melia (TBD)

Hacienda El Jibarito

Hacienda Tamarindo

Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan (Dec. 31)

Hilton Condado Lagoon Villa, (Nov. 1)

Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort (Dec. 31)

Hix Island House (Vieques), closed until further notice

Holiday Inn Express San Juan Condado Hotel

Holiday Inn Mayagez

Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino

Hosteria Del Mar

Hotel Belgica

Hotel Colonia

Hotel Decanter, closed until further notice

Hotel El Convento

Hotel El Guajataca

Hotel Fajardo Inn

Hotel Gran Melia Coco Beach, closed until further notice

Hotel Iberia, closed until further notice

Hotel InterContinental San Juan (Dec. 31)

Hotel Milano, closed until further notice

Hotel Miramar

Hotel Ocean Front, closed until further notice

Hotel Olimpo Court, closed until further notice

Hotel St. Regis at Bahia Beach Resort

Hotel Villa Forin

Hotel Villa Herencia, closed until further notice

Hotel Villa Montana & Spa (Oct. 22)

Howard Johnson Hotel Ponce (Feb. 1)

Howard Johnson Mayagez

Hyatt Hacienda del Mar, Dorado (Oct. 22)

Hyatt House San Juan (Oct. 15)

Hyatt Place Manati Hotel

Hyatt House San Juan

Hyatt Residence Club Dorado, closed until further notice

InterContinental San Juan, Isla Verde (Oct. 22)

La Concha, a Renaissance Resort (Nov. 1)

Las Casitas Village at El Conquistador (Dec. 31)

Lazy Parrot Inn & Restaurant

La Terraza de San Juan

Le Consultat

Lucia Beach

Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn

Malecon House, closed until further notice

Mayagez Resort & Casino

Numero 1 on the Beach, closed until further notice

Olive Boutique Hotel

Paradise Guest House, closed until further notice

Parador Boquemar

Parador Costa del Mar, closed until further notice

Parador El Buen Cafe

Parador El Faro

Parador Gunica 1929, closed until further notice

Parador Mauna Caribe

Parador Palmas De Lucia

Parador Turtle Bay

Parador Villa Parguera

Parador Villas del Mar Hau, closed until further notice

Parador Villas Sotomayor

Parador Yunque Mar

Plaza de Armas Hotel, closed until further notice

Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino, closed until further notice

Posada Que Chevere, closed until further notice

Punta Maracayo Resort

Rainforest Inn

Rincon Beach Hotel, closed until further notice

Rincon of the Seas y Villa Antonio

Ritz-Carlton, San Juan Hotel (April 4)

Royal Isabela

San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino (Nov. 30)

San Juan Water Beach Club (Oct. 31)

San Miguel Plaza Hotel

San Sebastian Bed & Breakfast

Sandy Beach

Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & Casino (Dec. 1)

Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino (Jan. 9)

St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort (Dec. 1)

The Condado Plaza Hilton (Jan. 1)

The Wave Hotel

Tres Palmas Inn

Tryp by Wyndham

Verdanza Hotel (TBD)

Villa Cofres (TBD)

Villa Coral Guest House, closed until further notice

Villa Montana Beach Resort (Dec. 15)

W Retreat & Spa in Vieques (April 8)

Western Bay Boqueron Beach Hotel, closed until further notice

Wyndham Garden at Palmas Del Mar, closed until further notice

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa (Dec. 1)

The 12-room Dreamcatcher bed and breakfast hotel in San Juan's Ocean Park neighborhood reopened with limited service Oct. 6.

Travelers are advised to doublecheck with individual properties and to view http://puertoriconow.seepuertorico.com/hotels for a full list of the status of hotels. 

While an island-wide assessment of historic and other tourist attractions is still underway, a number of key attractions have already opened, including  the Puerto Rico Museum of Art in Santurce and the Ponce Museum of Art. Bacardi tours will open to the public on Nov. 1. El Morro and other San Juan historic sites are expected to open in the coming weeks.

Main transportation companies, as well, as taxi drivers, are fully operating and providing ongoing service to visitors. Local travel agencies are operating and also providing service to travelers. The Mall of San Juan and Plaza las Americas are open for shoppers.

Original author: Weekly



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