5 reasons to check out the golden beaches of San Juan now

Hurricane Maria ran roughshod through the tropical Caribbean paradise in September 2017.

Despite nearly $100 billion in damage and the loss of thousands of lives, the territory--waterfalls, tropical rainforests, white sand beaches--is once again up and welcoming LGBTQ travelers to its shores.

San Juan, in particular, welcomes a rainbow of visitors, boasting multiple lively gay clubs, a white-sand gay beach, beach-front boutique hotels and some of the best local cuisines in the world. Show your support for the rebuilding efforts while enjoying an unforgettable trip that is just a hop, skip and jump from the mainland.

Here are five things to enjoy in San Juan now...

The Beach

Ocean Park

Local hangout
1 Calle Santa Ana San Juan
Ocean Park

The Nightlife

Circo's Bar

Gay nightclub
650 Calle Condado San Juan
Circo Bar

The Local Cuisine

Bebo's Cafe

One of San Juan's most popular
Calle Loiza 1600 San Juan
Bebo's Cafe

The Accomodations

Serafina Beach Hotel

Gorgeous boutique hotel overlooking the ocean in gay-friendly district
1045 Ashford Avenue San Juan
Serafina Beach Hotel

Old San Juan