Hurricane Sam (updated 24 Sep 2021 @ 8am)
📍 Hurricane Sam is expected to strengthen to a "major" hurricane (Category 3) on Friday night or Saturday. The current forecast projection has the storm passing to the northeast of Puerto Rico. We will be keeping an eye on this system over coming days to monitor its development.
🌊 Expect storm surge from the hurricane to affect our beaches, especially on the north and east sides of the island, during the first half of the coming week.
🌦️ Keep an eye on our weather page for updates from the National Hurricane Center
Temporary Mandates from 02 Sep to 14 Oct 2021 (updated 20 Sep 2021)
😷 Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone, regardess of vaccination status, in public, indoor spaces, and in outdoor spaces where 50 or more people are gathered.
🛒 Restaurants, bars, and stores must remain closed from 12 midnight to 5am. This limitation does not apply to supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations, food take out and delivery, or healthcare.
🍺 Alcohol cannot be sold anywhere, nor consumed in public, from 12 midnight to 5am.
🚩 Effective 02 Sep to 14 Oct 2021 per executive order EO-2021-065. Note that this executive order was extended until 14 Oct on 20 Sep.
Current COVID-19 Mandates, with no end date (updated 30 Aug 2021)
😷 Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone, regardess of vaccination status, in public, indoor spaces.
🏨 In order to check-in to any lodging facility (short-term rentals, AirBNB, hotels, resorts, etc), all members of your party are required to show either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) negative test results of test administered no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival, or (c) evidence of positive test in last 3 months along with documentation proving your recovery. This applies to all people 2 (two) years old and older. If you are unvaccinated and staying more than a week, you are required to show new negative test results weekly. Effective 16 Aug 2021 per executive order EO-2021-062.
🍔 In order to be admitted to a bunch of different places (restaurants, bars, theaters, tours, excursions, casinos, etc) you are required to show either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) negative test results of test administered no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival, or (c) evidence of positive test in last 3 months along with documentation proving your recovery. Other types of businesses may, at their option, require this documention to access their facility.This applies to all people 12 (twelve) years old and older. Effective 23 Aug 2021 per executive order EO-2021-063.
✈️ All domestic travelers arriving in Puerto Rico are are required to show either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) negative test results of test administered no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival, or (c) evidence of positive test in last 3 months along with documentation proving your recovery. This applies to all people 2 (two) years old and older.If you are un-vaccinated and do not have negative results when you arrive to PR, you have 48 hours to produce those results. Otherwise you will be fined $300 per person. See the PR Government Travel Safe site for details, and to submit your contact tracing information

Visit the Abandoned Plane in Aguadilla

If you are in the Aguadilla area, you should make a quick stop to check out the abandoned plane. It is a quirky, colorful stop, where you can get some cool photos.

Aguadilla Plane

The plane is what remains after an accident in February 1992. According to the Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives website, the pilot was moving the plane at the Aguadilla Airport, and while on the taxiway, the aircraft had hydraulic problems and the pilot lost control of the airplane. It collided with a parked plane, and ended up in a ditch, and caught fire. The pilot was uninjured but both aircraft were damaged beyond repair.

Aguadilla Plane

It somehow ended up in this field on Route 107 and, over the years, the wings and tail have been removed, and it has been decorated with graffiti. It used to be “off limits” and you would have to sneak through a “private property” fence. But now the owner of the lot has opened it up for visitors. There are sturdy steps that allow you to enter the plane. The plane floor is a bit tricky, so be careful walking inside. There is a bit of graffiti on inside, too.

Aguadilla Plane

The cockpit it open, and it has no seats, but you can pretend to be the pilot and get some cute photos. The name painted on the nose of the plane translates to “Flight Without Wings”.

Aguadilla Plane

Details

The owner of the property asks for a $1 per person donation to visit. It is located on private property, the owner takes care of the lot, and has restrooms available.

This is a quick stop, right off the side of the road. Allow just enough time to take a few photos.

You can find this on Google Maps by searching for “El Avion”.

It is located on Route 107 in Aguadilla, next to the Puma gas station.

We are in the process of updating the maps we use on our web site. While we're working on that, you can click on the GPS coordinates below to view the location on Google Maps ...

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