Hurricane Sam (updated 24 Sep 2021 @ 8am)
📍 Hurricane Sam is expected to strengthen to a "major" hurricane (Category 3) on Friday night or Saturday. The current forecast projection has the storm passing to the northeast of Puerto Rico. We will be keeping an eye on this system over coming days to monitor its development.
🌊 Expect storm surge from the hurricane to affect our beaches, especially on the north and east sides of the island, during the first half of the coming week.
🌦️ Keep an eye on our weather page for updates from the National Hurricane Center
Temporary Mandates from 02 Sep to 14 Oct 2021 (updated 20 Sep 2021)
😷 Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone, regardess of vaccination status, in public, indoor spaces, and in outdoor spaces where 50 or more people are gathered.
🛒 Restaurants, bars, and stores must remain closed from 12 midnight to 5am. This limitation does not apply to supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations, food take out and delivery, or healthcare.
🍺 Alcohol cannot be sold anywhere, nor consumed in public, from 12 midnight to 5am.
🚩 Effective 02 Sep to 14 Oct 2021 per executive order EO-2021-065. Note that this executive order was extended until 14 Oct on 20 Sep.
Current COVID-19 Mandates, with no end date (updated 30 Aug 2021)
😷 Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone, regardess of vaccination status, in public, indoor spaces.
🏨 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 documention 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) 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 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

What’s Happening? March 2021

COVID Safety guidelines will be in effect at all events — masks are required (except when actually eating or drinking), social distancing, possible temperature checks, hand sanitizer, etc. Photos in this article were taken pre-pandemic.

After almost a year of restrictions, Puerto Rico is starting to (slowly) open back up with some free, live events! March is a great month in Puerto Rico — we have lmost perfect weather. There aren’t a ton of events scheduled yet, but every one is a blessing! Here are some highlights for March 2021.

March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 — Noches de Artesanías y Arte in Isabela

Every Wednesday evening in Isabela, at the Public Plaza “Manuel Corchado Y Juarbe”, there will be artisans set up selling their art, plus music, dance, or poetry. From 4pm to 10pm. Visit their Facebook page for more info.

March 7, 14, 21 & 28 — Noches de Retreta/Bohemia in Ponce

Every Sunday evening at 6pm, in Ponce’s Plaza las Delicias (in front of Parque de Bomba), there will be live music from the Municipal Band. Visit their Facebook page for more info.

March Events

March 7, 14, 21 & 28 — Domingos Culturales (Cultural Sundays)

There will be fun for the whole family, with circus and street artists. ACIRC – Asociación de Artistas de Circo y Artes de Calle de Puerto Rico is having shows, every Sunday until at least May 9th. There will be different acts every Sunday. Limited spaces, so tickets required. Two shows a day, at 11am and 4pm. Tickets are $12 each, and must be purchased online on their web page. Performances will be at El Bastion, located at 1 Calle San Sebastián in Old San Juan.

March 20 to 22 — Circuito Nacional 2021 from the Federación de Surfing Puerto Rico

The Federation of Puerto Rico Surfing will be having National Circuit surf competitions every month (February to May) in different areas around Puerto Rico. The competitions in March will be at Playa La Pared in Luquillo. Surfers compete in different events to determine who will represent Puerto Rico at the World Championship and the Olympics. Visit their Facebook page for more info.

March 20 to 21 — Festival de la China Dulce in Las Marias

One of the typical festivals in Pueto Rico – this on celebrating oranges! Special COVID times edition. Loads of live music, food, artisans, plant sales, and more. A great family event. See the Facebook page for details. Will be held at Parque de Pelota Urbano in Las Marías from 9am to 7pm.

March Events

March 20 to 21 — Art Fair (46ta Feria de Artesanías y 35ta Muestra de Arte) in Ponce

A weekend of artisans, food, music, and more. Weill be held at Plaza Las Delicias in Ponce from 9am to 8pm. See the Facebook page for details.

March 28 — Mercado Ballajá

On the last Sunday of every month, there will be over 100 artisans selling their work at and around the Ballaja building in Old San Juan. Each one will have their own tent/space. Some will inside the Ballajá Barracks open courtyard, others are scattered around at the Plaza San José, in front of the ICP Cultural buildings (across street from Ballaja), the Plaza del Quinto Centenario (the totem area), the sidewalk around and Plaza de la Beneficencia. From 10am to 5pm.

Other Events

These are just some of the activities occurring this month. As always, be sure to check our Facebook page, for other events happening this month all across the island.

If you know of other events happening that people may enjoy, let me know!

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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I am sure there will be lots to do as it is high season for local vacations. Check a Rincon local info site- http://www.elcoquiofrincon.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/RinconTourismAssociation/ for Rincon specific info. We will post stuff on our Facebook page as it gets closer.

Comment by Gwenn on 16 Mar 2017

Am going to be staying in Rincon from July 14 to the 26th looking to check out some festivals, day trips to beaches any dates I could check out in july. Thank you

Comment by Joann Quinones on 13 Mar 2017

Nothing out of the usual, but the 22nd is Emancipation Day, so many people have it off. But keep an eye on our Facebook page and we will post if we see anything. Have you checked out http://www.puertoricodaytrips.com/calendar-of-events/

Comment by Gwenn on 13 Mar 2017

Hi, Will be in PR on Mon Mar 20-23 any events or activities going on day or night we should know about ?

Comment by Tris B on 12 Mar 2017

@Scotty. Yes, it is this weekend. For more information go to http://circofest.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/circofest

Comment by Cesar Muniz on 02 Mar 2016

It would be impossible to show directions from everywhere. We give GPS coordinates, so people can use the maps and get there from where ever they are.

Comment by Gwenn on 01 Mar 2016

3/5 and 3/6 I believe El Circo https://www.facebook.com/circofest

Comment by Gwenn on 01 Mar 2016

When you show directions you always used San Juan. Can you used Ponce for the many people who live on the south side of the island. Thank you

Comment by Peter Quinones on 29 Feb 2016

I am coming on 3/3. Did I read somewhere that circus performers will be on the streets and in the plazas in Old San Juan sometime between 3/3 and 3/11?

Comment by SCOTT SAYWARD on 28 Feb 2016

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