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.

Los Tubos Mountain Bike Trail Park

I have found that using mountain bike trails (MTB) here in Puerto Rico can be a source of many wonderful adventures. We don’t have bikes, so we walk these trails. They are usually well-maintained, and sometimes they lead to some beautiful places. The Área Recreativa Los Tobos MTB in the Reserva Natural Laguna Tortuguero looked so inviting, we knew we had to check it out. The Hidden Beach (Playa Escondida) at the end of walking Trail 1 was well worth the visit.

Los Tubos MTB Trail Park

Located in Manati, on the north coast of Puerto Rico, the Área Recreativa Los Tubos was constructed a number of years ago by a group of volunteers, the DRNA, and the town of Manatí specifically for walkers and bikers of all ages. Those groups still help maintain the trails and paths within the park. There is a bike trail just for little kids to use, a few for walkers, and a number of them, of varied difficulties, for real mountain bikers. All in all, the park was designed to let people use this pretty area, but also to protect it — what a novel idea! The park is well-used, but it is super clean and well-maintained.

Los Tubos MTB Trail Park

We don’t bike, so we will describe the park from a walker’s perspective. But make no mistake — the MTB people love this area! You can check out this page for the MTB point of view.

Los Tubos MTB Trail Park

We walked Trail 1 (that’s the red trail that loops to the left on the map above), which was a nice, roughly 30-minute walk (about 1 mile one way). It is a dirt road path that leads to beautiful, hidden beaches. Though the trail is flat, rocks and roots poke up all along the trail, so watch your step. Trail 1 dead ends at the beautiful beach, so you will backtrack out the same way you came in. Much of the trail is in sun, while some of the trail is in shade. There are birds and lizards around, and a wide variety of wild flowers and plants. There are karst (limestone) rocks and some tiny “caves” which make it interesting. But I think the beach was the prettiest. The views, rocks, waves … so nice. It is NOT a swimming beach, as it is unprotected from northern swells and rip currents. So pretty to look at, but not safe for swimming.

Los Tubos MTB Trail Park

Details

There is no cost to use this park.

The park is open during daylight hours.

The beaches here are NOT safe for swimming. There are NO facilities (restrooms, etc) at this park.

The trails and beaches here are super clean. Please keep them that way by taking out everything that you bring in!

The parking area for this park is at KM 6.5 on Road 685 in Manatí.

Click on a placename below to view the location on Google Maps ...

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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