I was in Luquillo many years ago and would like to go back, but have read a number of warnings about traveling to PR. We'd be flying into SJU and renting a car and driving to Luquillo, with day trips to the rain forest, etc.
We don't carry a lot of valuables, other than a small laptop and high-end camera (one body, two lenses). I normally keep the laptop and camera gear in a backpack.
I know all of the "common sense" safety rules about traveling with valuables, but am worried that PR has become a dangerous place, beyond the normal precautions.
Are my fears unfounded - should I not worry about PR any more than any other place?