Why Puerto Rican Tourism Hasn’t Fully Recovered After Hurricane Maria

One year since Hurricane Maria, local businesses in Puerto Rico are struggling to recover. Tucked in the old city of San Juan, Barrachina is a tourist hotspot. Most of the restaurant’s business comes from visitors hoping to sip on piña coladas and try the classic Puerto Rican dish, mofongo. After Hurricane Maria hit, Barrachina was one of almost 10,000 small businesses affected by the storm.

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Why Puerto Rican Tourism Hasn’t Fully Recovered After Hurricane Maria