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.

Explore “Jurassic Park”- The Other Waterfall at La Planta

Update 5/22- this area has been closed to visitors

La Planta waterfalls in Arecibo are pretty and popular. These man made dams for the electric company make for some pretty photos. But there is a third waterfall up the road a bit that is less well known. Locally, it is called “Jurassic Park” for reasons that I do not know. But it is pretty cool. This one takes a little more effort to get to, and I don’t think the falls are as pretty as the other two, but I think the walk is so pretty, it was well worth it!

La Planta Jurassic Park

These waterfalls are located in the La Planta sector of Arecibo, about an hour west of the San Juan area. Two of the waterfalls are together, and the third waterfall (“Jurassic Park”) is located about a 5-minute drive up some tiny roads from the first two. You take this tiny road until you get to a gate at the water company. We parked outside the gate. The gate was open, so we felt it was OK to walk in. It appears that there are a few houses inside this gated area, so I guess it is a public road.

Right at the water company, they have diverted some of the water from the river to this building. Now, it rushes out of the side and makes a beautiful waterfall, which continues downhill and becomes the first waterfall you see at the original La Planta waterfall.

It is maybe a 20-minute walk along the road, which becomes a dirt road after a while. At any point where you have a choice, go to the right (following the water pipe). It is a small road, and I did notice maybe 1 or 2 places where you could park along the way, if you didn’t want to walk as far. But it is a thin road, so turning around if someone is already parked there might be a problem.

La Planta Jurassic Park

The walk was almost my favorite part. Someone has planted the sides with all sorts of pretty flowers and plants. The butterflies loved it.

Eventually, you will get to a metal walkway that says do not enter, then you have to pass a metal AAA door that says you should not go beyond it. But seriously, you can see the waterfall and all … We’ll leave that up to your decision.

There is a little building there, where you can see where they divert the waterfall. There is no floor, so be careful if you go in there!

The waterfall is smaller and shorter than the other two La Planta falls, but the large rocks in this area are super pretty. I have seen pictures of people playing in the water and on the rocks … we did not venture off the walkway.

Be super careful of flash floods in this area.

Bring water to drink, and wear comfortable shoes. Do leave any trash!

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