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.

Reproductions of classic Caribbean and Spanish colonial furniture made a name for designer Diana M. Ramos, who has since moved on to works that are have a simple modern elegance. Form and function lie down together in this beautiful furniture gallery inside La Cochera parking garage, the only one at the heart of the Old City, a block behind Plaza de las Armas.