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

Splash the Day Away at La Posita Beach in Loíza

Are you looking for a beach with calm water close to San Juan? Playa La Posita (aka Playa La Pocita) is a family favorite. This little “pool” of water is protected from the rough north coast swells by a ridge of rocks. The waves rarely come over the top, so this water is usually calm and warm. It’s great for the little ones to play in.

Playa La Posita

Playa La Posita is super easy to get to, right on the side of Route 187 in the Piñones section of Loíza on the north east coast of Puerto Rico. It’s about a 15-minute car ride from the hotels in the Isla Verde area. And the Piñones walk/bike boardwalk goes right by it. There is parking in the dirt lot, or roadside, across the street from the beach.

La Posita water is shallow, warm, and crystal clear. It is maybe 3-feet at the deepest, so it’s not a real swimmers beach. Think of it as a natural “kiddie pool”! It is great for sitting in the water, and just relaxing. Kids can enjoy it without the worry of huge waves crashing. This is also a great place for people to practice snorkeling. There are some fish in the water (especially by the rock wall), and there are shells – lots of urchin shells.

Playa La Posita

It is super popular with the locals on weekends and in the summer time. There are a few trees for shade, so get there early for a shady spot! The beach itself is not wide, but it is long, so there is usually plenty of room for everyone. Fewer people will be there during the week and in the winter, so then there is more room to spread out and relax!

On the other side of Route 187 there are 2 areas with food & drink kiosks if you get hungry. Just be careful crossing the street – it can be busy with beach-goers! It may not be the quietest beach … it is close to the airport and steps from the road, so it has some background “noise”. It is also super popular with local families, so there maybe music playing.

Playa La Posita

There are no lifeguards, and there aren’t any restrooms. On the eastern end, you have to walk across boulders to get to the beach. On the western end, you have to climb over a guard rail. But all in all, the pretty beach and beautiful water make up for any inconveniences! It is a really pretty nice place!

Details

There is no cost to use the beach. Parking is road-side.

During busy times at the beach, there is a guy renting lounge chairs and beach umbrellas.

There can be sea urchins in the water, so be careful where you step.

Playa La Posita is located on Route 187 between KM 6.1 to 7.3 in Loíza.

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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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