Masks Required (updated 13 Jan 2022)
😷 Indoors - Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone 2 years old and older, regardless of vaccination status, in public indoor spaces 😷 Outdoors - Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone 2 years old and older, regardless of vaccination status, in public outdoor spaces where you cannot socially distance, or where there are 50 or more people
Busness Closure & Dry Law (updated 13 Jan 2022)
πŸ›’ All businesses that serve the public must remain closed from midnight until 5am. Exceptions to closure include supermarkets, gas stations, pharmacies, health facilities, hospitals, among others. Restaurants, clubs, bars, etc ARE closed midnight to 5am. Effective through at least 02 February 2022, per executive order EO-2021-086, and extended by EO-2022-002.
🍺 Dry Law (no sale nor public consumption of alcohol) is in effect from midnight until 5am. Effective through at least 02 February 2022, per executive order EO-2021-086, and extended by EO-2022-002.
Restaurants, Bars & other Food Establishments (updated 13 Jan 2022)
πŸ” ALL CUSTOMERS (2 years old and older) must show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test results - In order to be admitted to food establishments you are required to show either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 48 hours prior to arrival at the restaurant, or (c) evidence of positive test in last 3 months along with documentation proving your recovery. Effective through at least 02 Feb 2022, per executive order EO-2021-081.
πŸ‘ͺ The capacity of "any place that serves (and people consume) drinks or prepared food" will be limited to 50% if indoors, or 75% if outdoors/open-air. This applies to restaurants, bars, theaters, food courts, etc. Effective through at least 02 February 2022, per EO-2021-085 and extended by EO-2022-002.
Stores, Offices & similar places that serve the public indoors (updated 13 Jan 2022)
πŸ›’ The capacity in all facilities that "serve the public indoors" will be limited to 75%. This applies to stores, malls, offices, etc. Effective 17 Jan 2022 through at least 02 Feb 2022, per EO-2022-002.
Hotels, Resorts & other Lodging (updated 13 Jan 2022)
🏨 In order to check-in to any lodging facility (short-term rentals, AirBNB, hotels, resorts, etc), all members of your party (5 years old and older) are required to show either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 48 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. Per executive order EO-2021-062 and EO-2021-075.
Tours & Excursions (updated 13 Jan 2022)
β›΅ 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 13 Jan 2022)
🏟️ All attendees at group activities of less than 250 people at facilities that encourage crowding, indoor or outdoor, must show proof of vaccination OR negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 48 prior to arrival at the event. Facilities include theaters, amphitheaters, stadiums, conference and activity centers, and any other place where events are held. This applies to everyone 5 years old and older. Kids under the age of 5 are not permitted to attend these events at all. Effective 22 December 2021, per EO-2021-080, and modified by EO-2022-002
πŸ‘ͺ The capacity of "event or activity venues" will be limited to 50% if indoors, or 75% if outdoors/open-air. This applies to stadiums, coliseums, convention centers, theaters, etc. Effective through at least 02 Feb 2022, per EO-2021-085 and extended by EO-2022-002.
Cruise Ship Passengers (updated 30 Dec 2021)
🚒 All cruise ship passengers and crew who wish to disembark in Puerto Rico must be fully vaccinated, and 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 20 Dec 2021)
✈️ DOMESTIC TRAVELERS (effective 27 Dec 2021, per EO-2021-081)
All DOMESTIC travelers (2 years old and older) arriving in Puerto Rico are are required to show BOTH
  1. negative COVID test results from test administerd by an authorized health provider no more than 48 hours prior to arrival in PR AND
  2. 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.
  • If you do not have your test results upon arrival, you have 48 hours to produce those results, or you will be fined $300 per person.
  • If you are un-vaccinated, you are required to quarantine for 7 days, even if you have negative test results.
✈️ 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.
πŸ“„ ALL TRAVELERS arriving in Puerto Rico are required to submit a travel declaration upon arrival via the PR Government Travel Safe website. This is where you will upload your COVID vaccination card and/or negative COVID test results.

Visit Beautiful Borinquen Beach in Aguadilla

Volunteers continue making amazing improvements to this beach and the area in general!

If you want to enjoy wide open beach, beautiful vistas, and a picnic with ocean breezes, then Borinquen Beach in Aguadilla is perfect for you! Located just a few hundred yards from the old lighthouse ruins, this beach is a great place to have a picnic lunch under the palm trees, or on the sand while enjoying this picturesque area. It is a large beach, on both sides of the parking lot … I doubt you will ever feel crowded here!

Borinquen Beach

Borinquen Beach in Aguadilla is an example of why one can never stop exploring Puerto Rico … it is never the same place twice. Thanks to efforts from some local folks at Rescate Playas Borinquen Corp., they made what was, from our last visit, a rough and sort of scary place into a beautiful, peaceful beach! This small group has made so many improvements in this area, including grading the road and cleaning-up the beach and surrounding area. They have created a lovely destination for everyone.

What a surprise this beach was to us. I seriously didn’t even know it was there! Our last visit here was in 2009, and if we even noticed this beach, it must have been uninviting. And back then, we heard so many bad things about safety of the area, we never bothered to go back. Now, the area is safer, inviting, and beautiful. Great job!

Borinquen Beach

We went in the winter, so the surf was rough, and the waves were coming in fast … not recommended for swimming. Although, I hear that in summer it is great for swimming! There is even some snorkeling by the cliff/rocks. And if you go at low tide, you can walk about 10 minutes along the rock son the rightside to the Point- “Punta Boriquen”, you will find some small “caves”. Just use caution. The day we went, there was one family set up in chairs, and a few other people enjoying the area. You can catch great sunsets from here, too.

While you’re in the area, keep going and visit the light house ruins, then drive farther to see some more pretty beaches and watch the surfers at Wilderness Beach. You will also find a new hiking/biking trail, which we didn’t have a chance to explore that day, so we will have to go back!

Getting here, you have to go through an active golf course, so watch for balls! But just drive down the road until you see the water and the sign for the beach. There is a big paved parking lot. You can’t miss the wide open sand beaches on both sides of the parking lot. To the right you can walk to the pretty rock formations and to the left, you can walk almost to the ruins. Up in the trees to the right you will find picnic tables. We found some sea glass and shells on the beach to the left.

Borinquen Beach

Details

This beach and surrounding areas are probably best enjoyed during daylight hours.

Be smart … only go into the ocean here if it is safe for swimming.

There are no facilities at this beach, except for some picnic tables and some trash cans.

From Route 2 in Aguadilla, take Road 107 north. When you get to the Rafael HernΓ‘ndez Airport on your right, look for the end of the runway. Across from that, on your left, you’ll see a road that cuts across the golf course. Follow that road the Borinquen Beach.

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