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.

Peñón Amador Beach in Camuy

Peñón Amador Beach

When people hear the town name Camuy, all they think of is the Río Camuy Caves Park. While the caves are great place to visit, there are more things to see in Camuy.

We recently stopped at Peñón Amador Beach, and I think it is another great place to visit while in town. This area is more than just a beach for surfing, sunbathing, and fishing — there is great scenery, and a surprise or two!

This beach was such a great surprise for us. We were driving by and saw the rock formation right off the fishing boat ramp, so we stopped and parked to look around. You can’t help but notice the rock “island” that has a large cross on it — placed there as a memorial for all the people who have drown in the area.

Peñón Amador Beach

While we were there, we took a short walk on the beach. It has nice beige sand, no rocks.

The day we went it was relatively calm, but at times it is a good surfing beach and has decent waves (especially in the winter/spring). This also means it has rip currents, so it is not really a swimming beach — hence the cross as a reminder to everyone. The beach area was pretty clean.

We continued along the beach toward the rocky area, where we found the totem pole! How fun is that? I have no idea why it is here, but why not?!.There is now also a beautiful giant chair for fun photos.

We continued walking up on the rocks for some great photo ops (be careful … the rocks are sharp!). There is more nice sandy beach to the east of the rocks. It looked like there were some sea turtle nesting sites on that beach. We also found loads of sea glass and beautiful tiny shells and stones.

Peñón Amador Beach

We were walking back to the car, and looked across the street from the beach, and noticed a cow pasture with a pond in the middle. I was looking at all the water fowl and saw … wait for it … a pink flamingo! Now, how cool is that? However, Post Maria, The Flamingo “Pinky” spends most of his time in another cow field just down (west) RT 485 about 1 mile.

As of August 2019, I hear Pinky has left (hopefully only for a while). But always keep an eye open for his return! As of 2/21- he is still gone 🙁

Peñón Amador Beach

Apparently, the flamingo showed up in early 2009 and seems to stay here often. Whatever it eats seems to thrive in this little pond. But it is alone — no mates have shown up.

Details

This is a free beach, with on-street parking, and no facilities.

Don’t park in front of the boat ramp.

Just east of the beach and boat ramp there is a parking lot and a great “pescadería” where you can get fresh seafood daily and one of the best seafood empanadillas.

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