Mask Requirement (updated 18 Apr 2022)
😷 Masks are not required, neither indoors (with some execptions) nor outdoors. Masks are recommended in indoor situations where you cannot be certain of the vaccination status of other people
😷 Masks are required inside airports, per Federal/CDC mandates
😷 Masks are required at events/activities where 1000 or more people are gathered, effective 18 Apr 2022
😷 Masks are required indoors in places like hospitals, emergency rooms, nursing homes, medical offices, health centers, clinics, labs, pharmacies, and on public transportation (including taxis and buses). The Department of Health may make masks mandetory in other situations where their use is deemed necessary.
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks.
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Restaurants, Bars & other Food Establishments (updated 08 Mar 2022)
👪 The capacity limit has been removed, as has the requirment to check for vaccination card or negative test result
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Hotels, Resorts & other Lodging (updated 08 Mar 2022)
👪 The requirment to check for vaccination card or negative test result has been eliminated
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Tours & Excursions (updated 08 Mar 2022)
⛵ Tour operators may require proof of vaccination or negative test results to participate. Check with the operator to make sure you have what they require.
Events, Stadiums & Theaters (updated 18 Apr 2022)
👪 The capacity limit has been removed, as has the requirement to wear a mask (if less than 1000 people are gathered)
😷 Masks are required at events/activities where 1000 or more people are gathered, effective 18 Apr 2022
🏟️ All attendees at group activities of 1000 or more people at facilities that encourage crowding — indoor or outdoor — must show proof of vaccination with booster (if eligible), OR negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 72 hours prior to arrival at the event. Facilities include theaters, amphitheaters, stadiums, conference and activity centers, and any other place where events are held. Effective 10 Mar 2022, per executive order EO-2022-019 and administrative order OA-2022-533
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Cruise Ship Passengers (updated 08 Mar 2022)
🚢 All cruise ship passengers and crew who wish to disembark in Puerto Rico must be fully vaccinated, OR must have a negative molecular or antigen COVID test performed within 48 hours before disembarking in PR. All passengers and crew who test positive, or have been in close contact to someone who has tested positive, will not be permitted to disembark in Puerto Rico, regarless of vaccination status.
Air Travelers Arriving in Puerto Rico (updated 08 Mar 2022)
📄 The requirement to complete the travel declaration has been eliminated for ALL travelers arriving in Puerto Rico
✈️ DOMESTIC TRAVELERS (effective 10 Mar 2022, per EO-2022-019)
• The requirement to present a vaccination card or negative test results has been eliminated for DOMESTIC travelers
✈️ INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS (effective 06 Dec 2021, per CDC)
• All INTERNATIONAL air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show (before boarding flight to the US) a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the US. This applies to all travelers, 2 years old and up, flying from INTERNATIONAL (outside of the US) destinations. Flights between Puerto Rico and the States are domestic flights, so this does not apply to travelers arriving in Puerto Rico from the States.

About Us

Ray & Gwenn

Hi. We’re Ray & Gwenn, and we’re the people behind PuertoRicoDayTrips.com.

We moved from New Jersey to Puerto Rico in September 2003 to escape the cold New Jersey winters. We purchased our current property in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico in August 2005, and spent a year renovating the house.

During our construction, we reconfigured the east wing of the house to create our Vacation Rental — Coqui’s Hideaway Rainforest Villa at the edge of El Yunque National Forest. We started welcoming guests to Coqui’s Hideaway in November 2006.

What makes this site different

In 2007, we saw the need for accurate, non-biased information for visitors to Puerto Rico. That was our reason for starting PuertoDayTrips.com. We wanted to provide a resource that visitors could use to read about the kinds of things there are to do in Puerto Rico.

One thing that is really important to us (and we believe to our readers as well) is that we have personally done 99% of the things we write about on this site. Unlike other travel sites, we don’t just regurgitate stuff we’ve read in travel magazines or elsewhere on the internet.

We walk through the streets of Old San Juan. We slug through waterfalls in the rain forest. We go on tours/excursions and attend shows so that we can share our experiences and others can decide if they’re worth your time and money. We eat at the restaurants we list on our site. We go to public restrooms so we can tell you if they’re clean or not.

Most of the time it’s a lot of fun. Sometimes … not so much. But we do it!

The rest of our family

We have 4 dogs and 2 cats that are all adopted strays.

All of our dogs were "street dogs", or "satos", that we rescued here in Puerto Rico.

One of them followed us home on a walk one day. The second one had been dumped with her puppies in a cardboard box on our street (we found homes for the puppies and kept the mother dog). The third one had been living on the street below us for a couple weeks. And the fourth was supposed to be a foster for us (along with her puppies) from the Humane Society … again we kept the mama dog and the Humane Society found homes for the puppies.

Our cats are also adopted strays. One came from Save A Gato in Old San Juan. The other was dumped with her kittens at our vet’s office.

So That’s a Little “About Us”

We had visited Puerto Rico prior to living here, so we have experienced the island from a "tourist" perspective. We hope that our experiences might give you ideas for things to see and places to visit during your time in Puerto Rico. That’s what this site is all about.

Drop us a line and let us know if there’s something that you’d like us to check out prior to your visit. Who knows? We just may take your suggestion and write about it!

We thank you for reading our site and we hope that you enjoy your visit to Puerto Rico!

 

 

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Coqui's Hideaway Rainforest Villa in Rio Grande Located in the Foothills of El Yunque