Executive Order EO-2021-075 (updated 15 Nov 2021)
📄 EO-2021-075 was issued on 15 Nov 2021, and is effective immediately
😷 Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in public, indoor spaces, and outdoor spaces where there are 50 or more people.
🆔 The requirement to show proof of vaccination, or negative test results for lodging, restaurants, etc (as detailed below) will apply to kids aged 5 to 11 years beginning 15 January 2022.
🏟️ All attendees at large events must show proof of vaccination. If the event venue chooses to admit people who are not fully vaccinated (but show a negative test result instead), then the capacity of the venue will be limited to 50%. Kids aged 5 to 11 must provide negative test results (until 01 Feb 2022, at which point they will need to be vaccinated).
Current COVID-19 Mandates, with no end date (updated 15 Nov 2021)
😷 Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in public, indoor spaces, and outdoor spaces where there are 50 or more people.
🏨 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 documentation 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) Vacu-ID issued by the Government of Puerto Rico in the CESCO app on your mobile device, (c) negative test results of test administered no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival, or (d) 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

Check Out the Ruins of a Windmill in Arroyo

I love exploring old ruins, so this old windmill was just up my alley! If you look on Google Maps in Arroyo, you will see this mill called Antiguo Molino La Berdedera. It is the ruins of a windmill that was used to crush sugar cane to extract the juice during the mid-1800s.

Arroyo Windmill

These ruins, located in what is now the town of Arroyo (established in 1855), on is on the south-east coast of Puerto Rico. In its heyday, it was an active sugar-growing and sugar-processing town. There isn’t too much historical info about the mill, the hacienda, or the owner.

What I could find was that the land changed names and owners throughout the years. Known very early on as Hacienda Belvedere (or Buena Vista), then Hacienda La Milagrosa (or Hacienda Berdecía). But the windmill was probably built around 1833, and was one of the early windmills in the town (in what was then part of Guayama). It is one of the last remaining windmills on the island.

Arroyo Windmill

What is unusual about this structure is that it was made with some local coral, along with rocks and bricks. You can see coral formations as you look around the walls. It is an excellent photo-op location. I think it is beautiful.

Arroyo Windmill

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There was an active beehive inside when we were there, so be careful not to disturb them.

Located on the side of Camino Vecinal, just minutes off our Route 3 in Arroyo. It is on the way to Faro Punta De Las Figuras and the Centro Vacacional Punta Guilarte.

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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