Executive Order EO-2021-075 (updated 15 Nov 2021)
📄 EO-2021-075 was issued on 15 Nov 2021, and is effective immediately
😷 Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in public, indoor spaces, and outdoor spaces where there are 50 or more people.
🆔 The requirement to show proof of vaccination, or negative test results for lodging, restaurants, etc (as detailed below) will apply to kids aged 5 to 11 years beginning 15 January 2022.
🏟️ All attendees at large events must show proof of vaccination. If the event venue chooses to admit people who are not fully vaccinated (but show a negative test result instead), then the capacity of the venue will be limited to 50%. Kids aged 5 to 11 must provide negative test results (until 01 Feb 2022, at which point they will need to be vaccinated).
Current COVID-19 Mandates, with no end date (updated 15 Nov 2021)
😷 Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in public, indoor spaces, and outdoor spaces where there are 50 or more people.
🏨 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 documentation 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) Vacu-ID issued by the Government of Puerto Rico in the CESCO app on your mobile device, (c) negative test results of test administered no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival, or (d) 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? November 2019

It’s November already, and that means the official start of the holiday season in Puerto Rico. Holiday lights and Christmas trees go up early here. Look for many towns having their official town “Lighting of Holiday Decorations” celebrations, usually featuring Christmas lights, fireworks, traditional music, food, artisans, and more. Those nights are fun for the whole family.

The other big thing to look forward to is the food … there will be a number of food festivals, large and small, featuring all sorts of Puerto Rican fare. And, of course Guavate is in full swing for Thanksgiving and the weekends. Music festivals and concerts, winter baseball season, and big sporting events. All this fun makes it difficult to find time to relax (or get my holiday shopping done)!

While there is always something fun happening somewhere in Puerto Rico, there are a few special events each month that deserve a mention. Here are some highlights for November 2019.

November Events

November 2 to 30: Lighting of Christmas Decorations

Local celebrations, typically held in town plazas across the island, usually starting at 6-7pm, include traditional Christmas music, food, and other entertainment. Some towns that have announced dates include Humacao on November 2 (Facebook), on November 9 (Facebook), on November 16 (Facebook), on November 16 (Facebook), on November 23 (Facebook) .

November 9: Mojito Fest

Enjoy unlimited mojitos and food samples from a number of local restaurants, with live and DJ music, at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. Starts at 8pm. See their Facebook page for more information.

November 11: Free Admission to Forts

For Veterans’ Day, the National Park Service is offering free admission to El Morro and Fort San Cristobal in Old San Juan.

November Events

November 15-17: 50th Festival Nacional Indígena Jayuya

The 50th anniversary of the Indigenous Festival in Jayuya is a great celebration with music, food, artisan and dancing. Also education about the indigenous peoples that called Puerto Rico “Boriken”. See their Facebook page for more information.

November 15-17: Rincon Surf Fest

A weekend of great surfing by some of the best men and women surfers. This annual surfing competition will held at Domes Beach. See their Facebook page for more information.

November 15 through January 2020: Winter Baseball League

Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente starts their season on November 15, 2019. There will be 74 games during the season, then the playoffs and round robins. Lots of fun! See their itinerary page for more info.

November 29 to January 6: La Feria – The Park

Am amusement park here in PR! With rides, games, food, music and more. An annual Christmas season event. See their Facebook page for more info

Other Events

This is just a small subset of activities occurring this month. As always, be sure to check our events calendar, Facebook page, or Twitter feed for other events happening this month and throughout the year all across the island.

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 →

Comments & Discussion

There are 3 comments on this article.

There's also the Festival de la Montana in Aibonito November 29, 2019 - December 01, 2019. :)

Comment by victoria on 29 Oct 2019

I do not know of anything. But with a cruise ship in port, the town may be planning something. Tough that it is a holiday you are visiting. But you might be best off contacting the PR Tourism Company. They might be planning something down there.

Comment by Gwenn on 10 Nov 2018

what events in Ponce, P.R. on Nov. 22, 2018?

Comment by blanca tatum on 09 Nov 2018

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