In September 2017, Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage across the island. Many places closed for rebuilding. Frommer's recommends that vacationers check in advance with all businesses before traveling.
Puerto Rico’s traditional marketplace is filled with locally grown fruits and vegetables, medicinal herb shops, cafes serving coffee, fruit drinks, and Puerto Rican food and classic salsa and bolero musical recordings. The market is quite close to Condado and is surrounded by restaurants and bars. A popular hangout on Thursday and Friday evenings; an open air terrace that fronts it is a great spot to indulge in whatever it was you just bought inside.