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.

Gorgeous exotic clothing for women, handmade jewelry, and other beautiful items line what has been one of Old San Juan’s best boutiques for the last 2 decades. Fashion trends run from ethnic and indigenous to cutting edge cocktail dresses. The staff is as charming as the merchandise. Hecho a mano has grown from a single store in Old San Juan to about a dozen locations, including a shop on Condado’s Ashford Avenue and at Plaza Las Américas.