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

What’s Happening? August 2019

August is a fun time in Puerto Rico. The first two weekends are the final “summer flings” before school resumes and, after that, things calm down a bit. But it is still “summer” weather here … fruits are ripe, temperatures are high, and people are still in a party mood. Expect water-related activities to be busy as people try to keep cool during the “dog days” of summer! A few towns have their Patron Saint Festivals or celebrations of specialties, so get ready for lots of music food and fun!

While there is always something fun happening somewhere in Puerto Rico, there are a few special events each month that deserve a mention. Here are some highlights for August 2019.

July 31 to August 4: Fiestas Patronales de San Germán 2019

Music, rides for the kids, food, artisans … something for everyone. Live music from 7:30pm on week days, weekends music starts in the afternoon. In the Área Recreativa Lisandro Lugo in San German. More info on their Facebook page.

August 3 to 4: 1st Festival of the San Pedrito

The Festival del San Pedrito (which is a pretty little bird) will have music, artisan, photo exhibits, many carvings and other San Pedrito related art works, edcational talks and more. At the brick oven pizza place El Campo es Lena, in beautiful Adjuntas. Carr. 521 Km 7.8 Bo. Vegas Arriba, Adjuntas. Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 9am-7pm. Facebook page.

August 3 to 4: Feria Artesanal Guayamesa

An artisan fair in Guayama. 9am – 8pm. Loads of beautiful artisan works for sale. In the Plaza Recreo. Check their Facebook page for more info.

August Events

August 18: Festival Nacional del Cabro (Goat Festival)

A fair celebrating goats- with live musics, food (goat meat specialties), artisans, agricultural market and lives goats of many varieties. 10am-8pm, Paseo la Tablado in Guaynabo. Free admission and parking available. More info on their Facebook page.

August 30 September 1: Festival de la Pana (Breadfruit)

A fair celebrating breadfruits- with live music, food (much prepared from breadfruit), artisans, more fun. 11am-11pm, Humacao on rt 909, Km 3.3. Free admission and parking available. More info on their Facebook page.

August 31 to September 1: Carabali Agricultural Fair & Rodeo

Rodeo, live music, farm animals/petting zoo, farm market. Fun for all the family. $5 per person entrance fee. Carabali Rainforest Park in Luquillo. Check their Facebook page for more info and ticket purchase.

August 31-Sept 2 Antiques Fair

Antiques Fair at the InterAmerican University on San German. Buy/sell/exhibits of antiques and collectibles. From 10am. $3 pp entrance fee. More info on their Facebook page.

August Events

Other Events

This is just a small subset of activities occurring this month. As always, be sure to check our events calendar, Facebook page, or Twitter feed for other events happening this month and throughout the year all across the island.

August Events

August 11 to 14: SOFO Food Festival

Semi-annual “Gastronomic and Culinary Festival” in Old San Juan, primarily on Calle Fortaleza and Calle San Francisco. The streets are closed, and restaurants move into the streets with special menus, special prices, and live music. They have a Facebook page for the event with more info.

August 20: Margarita Fest

Enjoy (light) food and drinks in a Mexican environment inside the Puerto Rico Convention Center. Restaurants that will be there include Frida’s, Tijuana’s, Ficus, Bartola, Harry’s Taco, White Cactus, Mangos, Híjole, El Vagon, Garibaldis, La Chalupa de Lola, Sabor de México, The Garden, Totopos y Taco Xpress … and others. Admission includes all food, drinks, and entertainment. You can visit their Facebook page for more information.

August 12 to 21: Fiestas Patronales in Cayey

Annual patron saint festiaval, with music, food, artisans, entertainment, and general family-oriented fun. They have a Facebook page for the event with more info.

August 13 to 14: Bomba & Plena Festival

This annual music and dance event takes place on the Boardwalk in Juana Díaz. Expect music, food, artisans, and more.

PuertoRicoDayTrips.com assumes no responsibility regarding your safety when participating in the activities described in this article. Please use common sense! If your mother or that little voice in your head tells you that you are about to do something stupid … then don't do it! Read more about Safety →

Comments & Discussion

There are 2 comments on this article.

Puerto Rican Power is playing at Patronalles in Patillas Saturday the 6th!

Comment by Cuco on 05 Aug 2016

My wife's birthday is in august and she loves puerto rico as much as I do. I will have to take us there for her birthday one year with all that fun stuff going on.

Comment by Dirk Gunderson on 03 Aug 2015

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