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.

Ocean Lab Brewing – Great Beer, Great Location

If you are a craft beer fanatic, you will be happy to know that Puerto Rico’s craft beer selections are growing all the time. I don’t just mean the availability of craft beers from all over the world, but also a number of beers made right here in Puerto Rico. Beer lovers will enjoy a visit to a local brewery to try their hand-crafted beers. Ocean Lab Brewing Company is a brewery located close to the Isla Verde tourist area and SJU airport, right on the beautiful beach in Carolina. And the beer is really good! You can’t go wrong with a visit, even if you aren’t a beer lover (they have food and a full bar).

Ocean Lab Brewing

There are now a few handfuls of local craft beers (occasionally call artisanal beers), but most are only distributed through local bars/restaurants, or for purchase in stores. I know the fun for many “beer people” is a visit to the actual brewery, where they can enjoy the smell of hops while sitting at the bar, and selecting from the beers on tap that day. Perhaps being able to talk with the brew-master directly as they clean the tanks. That experience is only available at a few breweries in Puerto Rico.

If you are going to brew beer on an island, why not make it ocean-side? Ocean Lab Brewing Company’s slogan is “Born on the Beach”. They are located in the Vivo Beach Club complex at Balenario Carolina, just east of Isla Verde. The beautiful location just adds to the great beer – it makes it a great location to meet friends, and enjoy the day or night in style.

Ocean Lab Brewing

The Vivo Beach Club is a “mini resort”. You need to be a member to have access to the pool, beach, lockers, special bathrooms, and showers. But everyone can use the restaurants and stores in the complex. Just tell the person at the front desk that you are going to the brewery. When the Vivo Beach club is having a special music event, I don’t think the brewery is open to the public, so check out the Ocean Lab Brewing Company Facebook page to see if anything is going on before you head over there.

Ocean Lab Brewing

Our Visit

So, we don’t drink beer, but my family does. When they come to visit, we put them to work! My brother has traveled the world, and has done a lot of brewery beer tastings. He loved this place. He had 2 flights. The day we went, there were 8 different beers available on tap, so we had 2 repeats. Of course he liked some beers more than others, but he didn’t think any were sub-par. He said that is really unusual, since most places make a few types really well, and others not so much. He really enjoyed the IPAs, and the fruit-infused beers (they offered a passion fruit beer, and a blood orange beer). They also had lagers, blondes and ambers.

We have had lunch there a couple of times, and some appetizers. Everything was good, fun, bar food. Enjoyable all around. You have the option of sitting inside in the AC, or outside overlooking the pool.

When we went in early 2018, the brewpub was at pool level, but now they have moved upstairs. The view is even better now! They also bottle their products, and have a store where you can pick some up to go, or purchase some “Born on the Beach” merchandise. If you can’t get to the brewery, their beer is available in many supermarkets, bars and stores arund the island.

Ocean Lab Brewing

Details

There is a $5 parking fee for the lot at the Vivo Beach Club.

Ocean Lab Brewing is open 7 days/week, from 11am to 10pm (and until 11 Pm on Friday & Saturday).

You can give Ocean Lab Brewing a call at 787.648.5655 for more information.

You can visit the Ocean Lab Brewing Facebook page for more information.

Ocean Lab Brewing is located at Balneario de Carolina on Road 187 KM 2.6 in Carolina. It’s adjacent to the Vivo Beach Club. If you are coming from Old San Juan, Condado, or Isla Verde, you can take a taxi or Uber there, or perhaps a bus (watch the time and day of week as the bus schedule is limited).

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