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.

Ride a Bike on the Boardwalk in Piñones

Update 1/21- The boardwalk did sustain some damage in the hurricane, but it is being repaired. It is usable. COPI is renting bikes.

Biking the boardwalk in Pinones

It’s not surprising that biking in Piñones is a favorite activity of locals and tourists alike. This beautiful area, located just minutes east of Isla Verde, has beaches, mangroves, restaurants, and an 11-kilometer nature trail. It feels like a totally different world than the busy tourist areas of Isla Verde and Condado.

I love this area, it is so pretty and you can get a million beautiful pictures. The trail runs along the ocean and beach, then into the mangrove forests. I really enjoy biking on it – it is mostly flat and the breeze is great. It takes about 2 hours to go directly from one end and back. But you’ll probably want to spend more time, so you can stop and take pictures, grab a bite to eat and explore some beach areas.

COPI, which a Cooperative that helps promote the Piñones area and local businesses (the acronym comes from it’s name in Spanish), hosts a company, CicloNatura, that rents bicycles. These “comfort” bikes (the ones with the fat tires) are in ok condition. It is the only place in Piñones I know of that gives you helmets, too. They have bikes in all sizes, from small ones for kids, regular bikes, bikes with baby seats, and even bikes built for two.

Bikes for rent at COPI in Pinones

The COPI building has clean bathrooms and they sell water & soda. They are very close to many places to grab a bite to eat. They also have kayak rentals.

There are a few other places along RT 187 that haves bikes for rent,but they are also in bad condition. For people who don’t want to ride a bike in very used shape, there is “Best Tour Connection” 6471 Ave Isla Verde located in Isla Verde (by the Hampton Inn), that rents bikes for $6/hr (787) 253-1886). Rent A Bike in Condado charges $20 for all day rental 787-967-7770.They will deliver the bike to your hotel. Or you could contact Rent The Bicycle and either take a tour or rent the bikes through them.

The only "problem" with the Piñones area and boardwalk is the garbage. There has been a lot of dumping of trash. You need to look past the garbage and see the beauty beyond.

Bike rentals are $10.00 per hour. Baby seats bikes and bicycles built for two are extra. Fee includes required helmet.

You can check their facebook page for more information.

You can call them at 787-253-9707 to reserve a bike or for info.

They are open everyday from 9:00am to 5:00pm (or so) . The last bike rental starts at 4:00pm. The gate to the parking lot closes at 7:00pm.

COPI is located at the end of the Boca de Cangrejos bridge. There’s a green fence around the parking area. They have a sign that says Cultural and Ecotourism Center.

From San Juan: Take Route 26 east or Route 37 east to Route 187 east and cross the bridge over Boca de Cangrejos. You are now in Pinones! COPI is located on the right, just at the east end of the bridge.

From Ri­o Grande: Take Route 3 west until you get to the Outlet 66 Mall (formerly Belz Factory Outlet Mall). Turn right onto Route 188 north toward Loi­za. Once you’re in Loi­za, turn left onto Route 187 west toward Piñones. Go to the end, you will see a green fence on the left.

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