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.

More than an affordable base to explore Puerto Rico’s awesome northeast corner, the Fajardo Inn is an entertaining getaway, with good food, a fun jungle­­–themed pool area and miniature golf and tennis. Both the upscale Creole Star Fish restaurant and the casual Blue Iguana Mexican Grill & Bar get high marks. Throw in the handsome Mediterranean villa architecture and comfortable, if simple, rooms, and this is a solid choice. Plus, you think about the bill at all, you will sleep much more soundly here than at the nearby El Conquistador.