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

Visit the Majestic Ceiba Tree in Patillas

Sometimes nature is just awe-inspiring. A good example is the huge Ceiba pentandra tree, whose size is best appreciated up-close. There are a number of these large, amazing trees throughout Puerto Rico, with some of the oldest and largest growing in Ponce, Vieques, Mayagüez, Patillas, Quebradillas, and Peñuelas. These trees are native to the island, and it is the national tree of Puerto Rico! We recently went to visit the one on Patillas, locally called the “Ceiba Atabey”.

Ceiba Atabey in Patillas

The Ceiba Atabey is located in the town of Patillas (on the east coast of Puerto Rico). It is a Ceiba pentandra tree, which can grow more than 100 feet tall. If that is not enough, this type of tree makes many large buttress roots that keep the trees firmly in the ground, and provide some lateral support against hurricanes. This particular tree is said to be over 400 years old … think of all the hurricanes it has withstood, and all the generations of people it has outlived! You look so small when standing inside the folds of the roots.

This particular tree is right on the side of a small, paved road — so you need to be careful of traffic when parking, walking, and taking photos.

Ceiba Atabey in Patillas

Details

Located just off Route 181, on Road 7759 (on the left just after the bridge) in Patillas. Find parking nearby on the side of the road.

The road and shoulders are narrow. Be careful of on-coming traffic.

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