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.

Fly Above the Beach on a Paramotor Tandem Flight

If you are looking for an fun flying experience, you should look into paramotoring. Since flying an paramotor involves a lot of training, you can go tandem with an experienced instructor/pilot and just enjoy the flying without any work! We had seen videos and photos of the experience, and we knew wanted to try it!

Isabela Paramotor Tandem

A paramotor is a backpack-style propeller engine attached to a harness and a glider (or wing). Kinda like paragliding or parasailing, but self-propelled. Because it has a motor, it can take off from almost anywhere on the ground. And it can go into the wind or with the wind, so you can go up and down the coastline for the best views. The pilot steers and moves around the sky by working the ropes on the wing and the accelerator on the engine.

Isabela Paramotor Tandem

We went with Team Kamikazes Paramotor Puerto Rico and took off from the beach past Villa Pesquera beach in Isabela (near Pocita de la Princesa). Sometimes they use a beach in Barceloneta or Hatillo. These beaches have good open areas for take off/landing, dependable breezes, and are in pretty locations. The weather has to be just right. The day we went there was a delay due to rain, and as the wind picked up, the equipment was changed out to adjust for it. They really seemed to know what they were doing, giving us confidence before it was our turn to fly.

Isabela Paramotor Tandem

When it is your turn, they attach your safety gear, you step into a harness/seat, and put on the helmet and headset (so you can talk with the pilot). The pilot explains what you need to do – during take off, during the flight, and during the landing. The passenger’s job is simple — mainly you have to trust your pilot, sit back, and enjoy your flight.

Isabela Paramotor Tandem

It really was easier and calmer than expected. Almost like parasailing (which is a parachute pulled behind a boat) but much higher, more active, with turns and ups and downs — but noisier! The take off was easy — run, run, run and up you go! And the landing was just the opposite. Everyone we saw took off and landed perfectly. Once you are up and flying, they do a low beach fly-by, so people in your group on the ground can get good photos of you! During flight you are allowed to take pictures, but I highly recommend that your camera be attached to you by something so you don’t drop it!

Isabela Paramotor Tandem

Our flight was shorter than we would have liked, but the wind was picking up and they didn’t want to take chances. But it was super cool! And of course we took a lot of photos, it was like being a live drone! If you are afraid of heights, this might not be for you — our maximum height was about 400 feet. The turning and banking could give someone that sort of dizzy/seasick feeling, but it doesn’t last long! The views were amazing — the north coast of Puerto Rico is beautiful!

Isabela Paramotor Tandem

Details

Flights are typically on the weekend, though they may be able to coordinate weekday flights. Flights are typically between 8am to 11:30am, depending on the wind. Flights are dependent on the weather.

There is a 200-pound weight limit, and a 14 years minimum age (with parent present).

Wear comfortable clothing, and closed-toe shoes.

Have an accurate idea of your actual weight — the pilot will need to know your weight in order to adjust the wing for the safest flight.

The flight is supposed to last about 20 minutes, but it may be cut short if the weather doesn’t cooperate.

Contact Luis Ruiz, certified instructor, via text or call 787-717-2384, or email luisboost@yahoo.com.

Visit their website for more information. Check their Facebook page for special pricing and to see where they will be launching from on a given weekend.

It is best to make a reservation, though the may be able to “fit you in” if you just show up, depending on how busy they are.

As with any high-risk experience, you will be required to sign a liability waiver. Be sure to tell them about any health issues that you might have.

If you fall in love with this sport, they offer pilot training courses. Ask them about it if you are interested.

We took our flights at the beach near Pocita de la Princesa (at the end of the road past the Villa Pesquera beach) in Isabela. Sometimes, they use other beaches in Hatillo or Barceloneta. Be sure you confirm which beach they will be using when you make your reservation.

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