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.

Celebrate National Rum Day

Rums of Puerto Rico

If you need an excuse to take off early from work and drink rum … now you have it. August 16 is Nacional Día del Ron, which translates to "Let’s make up a holiday that gives us an excuse to drink rum".

And what better way to celebrate that made-up holiday than with your favorite rum-infused beverage?

In doing some basic research on this holiday, it appears that it was created by the rum industry (surprise!) to boost sales. There doesn’t seem to be any other reason. But do we really need a reason to celebrate?

How We’re Celebrating National Rum Day

Our normal "happy hour" drink at the PRDayTrips hacienda in Rio Grande is Diet Coke and gold rum. But today is no ordinary day!

So, we asked the folks on our Facebook page what drink we should make to celebrate National Rum Day. We asked them to choose between Daiquiri, something called "The Rainforest", or (for people watching their calories) something called "Skinny Summer Breeze".

There was no clear consensus, though we did have some suggestions for drinks that were not on the list of choices. So we made an executive decision and mixed up samples of both "The Rainforest" and "Skinny Summer Breeze", using the recipes from a Rums of Puerto Rico recipe book that we happen to have.

The Rainforest

The Rainforest

We chose this one because we liked the name. In the end, it tastes like coconut rum and pineapple juice, but with a higher octane.

  • 1¼ ounce Coconut Puerto Rican Rum
  • ¾ ounce clear Puerto Rican Rum
  • 3 ounces Pineapple Juice
  • ½ ounce Blue Curacao

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with pineapple and cherry.

Skinny Summer Breeze

Skinny Summer Breeze

This one has a light, coconut taste. It would be good at a picnic, or refreshing on a hot day.

  • 2 ounces Coconut Puerto Rican Rum
  • 2 ounces Club Soda
  • splash of Pineapple Juice
  • splash of Orange Juice

Combine all ingredients into a short glass filled with ice. Garnish with a pineapple slice.

Other Rum-based Treats

Mojito

If "The Rainforest" and "Skinny Summer Breeze" are not to your liking, here are some other recipes we’ve published over the years that have rum as an essential ingredient …

Remember to drink responsibly, and never drink & drive.

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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Other Puerto Rico Resources …

Coqui's Hideaway Rainforest Villa in Rio Grande Located in the Foothills of El Yunque