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.

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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