Executive Order EO-2021-075 (updated 15 Nov 2021)
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🆔 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.
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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 Cute, Little El Periquito Waterfall

San Lorenzo has a number of interesting things to do and see, but for me, searching out natural river beauty is the best. With many rivers and mountains in the town, you know there have to be beautiful waterfalls … and El Periquito is one of them. This little waterfall and natural pool is easy to find … it’s just a 10-minute walk from the road. I wouldn’t make a trip just to see it, but it’s a definite “must visit” place if you are in the area!

El Periquito Waterfall is located in the center of the eastern part of the island on the Río Grande de Loíza, in the town in San Lorenzo, just before you enter Yabacoa. The town of San Lorenzo has a lot of history and beautiful rivers. We still have a lot of exploring to do here. But finding El Perquito waterfall was easy.

El Periquito Waterfall

Coming from San Lorenzo (toward Yabacoa) on Route 181, we crossed the bridge, and parked on the side of the road. We saw a small path on the right side (it is technically an old cement driveway, I think). It was pretty overgrown with grasses/brush, but still visible, and we followed it up and down to the waterfall. It was maybe a 10-minute walk.

It is a small waterfall with a nice deep pool. Rocks surrounding the falls are pretty, and we have seen people jumping from them into the pool. One should obviously do so with caution, and check for depth of pool and underwater rocks before attempting to jump. You can wade in and swim back to the waterfall, getting a natural massage or shower!

It is a pretty spot, and on the day we went, someone was doing a photo shoot. Lovely! If you are in the San Lorenzo area, make a quick stop and enjoy the beauty. Please keep the area clean for all to enjoy.

El Periquito Waterfall

Details

You can access the waterfall at any time of day, but we recommend going during daylight hours.

The rocks around, and in, the natural pool can be slippery. Wear shoes that have good traction when wet.

To get to El Periquito waterfall, take Route 181 to KM 16.8 in the town of San Lorenzo. Look for the over-grown path on the side of the road. Once you get to the river, go UP river.

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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 →

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