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.
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Restaurants, Bars & other Food Establishments (updated 08 Mar 2022)
πŸ‘ͺ 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
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Hotels, Resorts & other Lodging (updated 08 Mar 2022)
πŸ‘ͺ 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
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Tours & Excursions (updated 08 Mar 2022)
β›΅ 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)
πŸ‘ͺ 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
πŸ“„ 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)
πŸ“„ 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)
β€’ 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)
β€’ 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.

Las Delicias Falls – A Slice of Heaven

Every so often we find a spot that just makes us really happy. Las Delicias Falls was one of those spots. We both said that it looks like something out of a tropical movie set. So pretty and perfect that it doesn’t look real. The best part is that it is real, and it is actually easy to access.

Las Delicias Falls is in the the Bosque Estatal de Tres Picachos, in the town of Ciales, which is in the center of the island. Located 1Β½ hours from San Juan, or 1 hour from Ponce, it makes for a nice stop as you drive on one of the pretty meandering roads that cross through the center of Puerto Rico.

It is really kind of in the middle of no where, making it an oasis of beauty. You can see the falls from the road … you really just have to stop and check them out.

Las Delicias Falls

Once you get there, you park on the side of the road. You will see concrete steps leading from the road to the first waterfall in the river. There is a little pool here to sit in and enjoy. The water here is colder than most, and crystal clear.

To get to the main waterfall, you will need to do a little scrambling over a few rocks. And that’s where you’ll fall in love! The water cascades down a curved rock wall, covered in moss and plants. It looks, sounds, and feels cool and refreshing!

Las Delicias Falls

Details

Road 149 is a twisty-turning road. So if someone in your party is prone to motion sickness, this might not be for you. The road is thin in parts, and in disrepair in other parts, so it can be a bit of an adventurous journey.

It may not be worth the trip to visit just this waterfall, but you can couple this spot with some other site seeing in the area.

There are no facilities, nor trash cans, at this waterfall. So be prepared to pack-out any trash you might make.

Parking is on the side of the road. Be careful that you don’t park in a muddy area where you might get stuck. There is parking for about 3 or 4 cars right at the falls.

This waterfall is off of Route 149, which runs from Route 22 on the north side of the island, all the way down to Route 52 on the south side of the island. So the driving directions start with getting onto Route 149 and driving toward the town of Ciales in the center of the island (north or south, depending on where you’re starting from). Continue on Route 149 to KM 34.6, where you’ll turn onto Road 533. Take Road 533 west to KM 2.5 (about a 4-minute drive) and you’ll see the falls just off the road, at a curve in the road.

You can plan on the drive taking about 1Β½ hours from San Juan, or about 1 hour from Ponce.

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