Mask Requirement (updated 18 Apr 2022)
😷 Masks are not required, neither indoors (with some execptions) nor outdoors. Masks are recommended in indoor situations where you cannot be certain of the vaccination status of other people
😷 Masks are required inside airports, per Federal/CDC mandates
😷 Masks are required at events/activities where 1000 or more people are gathered, effective 18 Apr 2022
😷 Masks are required indoors in places like hospitals, emergency rooms, nursing homes, medical offices, health centers, clinics, labs, pharmacies, and on public transportation (including taxis and buses). The Department of Health may make masks mandetory in other situations where their use is deemed necessary.
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks.
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Restaurants, Bars & other Food Establishments (updated 08 Mar 2022)
👪 The capacity limit has been removed, as has the requirment to check for vaccination card or negative test result
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Hotels, Resorts & other Lodging (updated 08 Mar 2022)
👪 The requirment to check for vaccination card or negative test result has been eliminated
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Tours & Excursions (updated 08 Mar 2022)
⛵ 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 18 Apr 2022)
👪 The capacity limit has been removed, as has the requirement to wear a mask (if less than 1000 people are gathered)
😷 Masks are required at events/activities where 1000 or more people are gathered, effective 18 Apr 2022
🏟️ All attendees at group activities of 1000 or more people at facilities that encourage crowding — indoor or outdoor — must show proof of vaccination with booster (if eligible), OR negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 72 hours prior to arrival at the event. Facilities include theaters, amphitheaters, stadiums, conference and activity centers, and any other place where events are held. Effective 10 Mar 2022, per executive order EO-2022-019 and administrative order OA-2022-533
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Cruise Ship Passengers (updated 08 Mar 2022)
🚢 All cruise ship passengers and crew who wish to disembark in Puerto Rico must be fully vaccinated, OR 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 08 Mar 2022)
📄 The requirement to complete the travel declaration has been eliminated for ALL travelers arriving in Puerto Rico
✈️ DOMESTIC TRAVELERS (effective 10 Mar 2022, per EO-2022-019)
• The requirement to present a vaccination card or negative test results has been eliminated for DOMESTIC travelers
✈️ 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.

Swing on the Edge in Salinas

Update- It is now a super popular spot! There have been many changes and improvements at the curve- a Salinas sign, a ramp for handicapped access, even a snack bar! Enjoy!

Sometimes we just see something beautiful and have to share it. The Curva del Árbol Renace (Curve of the Reborn Tree) was once just an overgrown area on the side of the road. A group of people knew the potential to be a pretty spot, and decided to clean it up. They added some steps, a swing, and a flag … and a beautiful tourist spot was born, showcasing the beauty of Puerto Rico! The tree itself is a large flamboyant tree. It suffered a little damage in Hurricane Maria, but it is still magnificent. I can’t wait to go back to see it in bloom!

Curva del Arbol Renace

This is a wonderful scenic area area, with amazing views. The Tetas of Cayey (the double mountain peaks that remind people of a pair of breasts) on one side, and the mountains and valleys on the other. You can see the Caribbean Sea to the south. The photos make it look like you climbed up to a mountain top, but this requires you to walk up about 8 steps from the road! (new info: July 2019- They have added a ramp, so everyone can enjoy the swing and views!). It’s a wonderful photo shoot location!

Curva del Arbol Renace

It is a roadside nature area, that is free and always “open”, so come and enjoy!

It is quite popular now (as it should be). We went mid-day on a Monday, and while we had it to ourselves for a while, people did come and go. There is a small parking area, with space for 4 or 5 cars.

The area was clean — PLEASE keep it that way! They put up a few fences to keep you from falling off, but you really do need to be careful near the edge, and definitely watch kids (both when on and off the swing).

Curva del Arbol Renace

Details

There is actually a Facebook page for the tree!

The tree is located on Route 1 in Salinas at KM 71.3. The easiest way to get there is to take the Salinas exit from Route 52, and get onto Route 1 going north. If you prefer, you can get onto Route 1 farther north, and drive south on Route 1. That’s a pretty drive, but it will take longer. Though you can see the Tetas de Cayey from the tree, if you go north on Route 1 a bit, you’ll have a view of the Tetas with the power lines.

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