My friend and I are planning to spend about 5 full days in Puerto Rico and want to explore as much of the island as we can. Would it be too much of a hassle and time consuming to rely on publicos to get around? Or would you recommend a rental? How dangerous is it to drive around the island? We're looking to go on some hikes (El Yunque, the caves in the north, Gilligan's Island, etc) and possibly visit some off the beaten path areas.
Also, should we have heightened safety concerns as two Asian women in Puerto Rico? I couldn't find anything on racism (if any) in P.R.. ANY advice or tips would help, thanks!