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.

Welcome to La Jungla

Playa La Jungla

3/21 They did some work on repairing dunes, planted many trees to help restore mangrove, and improving parking etc, so the road is closed with a gate. They are starting a $2 pp “donation” for beach and road maintenance etc. Guanica residents and kids under 12 yo are exempt from fee. They have trolleys to take you to the beach from the parking area.

Looking for a calm cove beach while visiting Guánica? Playa La Jungla is a little beach that is mostly visited by locals. Located just north-west of Playa Santa, this little beach is more natural and calm.

Playa Santa is one of the better known beaches in Guánica — it offers a party atmosphere, with a beach bar and water sport rentals. It is a great place. But sometimes you want something a little more natural or a little more laid-back.

Playa La Jungla

Playa La Jungla is surrounded by mangroves, so the water is clear. There is some snorkeling in the area and it is calm, perfect for kayaking.

There is not a ton of sandy beach (maybe 12 feet wide), but it is long — in fact La Jungla is a whole area that has a number of sandy coves, and some little beaches hidden among the mangroves. You kind of just drive go along the little dirt road until you find a spot that looks good.

Just be careful not to damage the mangroves — the Department of Natural Resources (DRNA) and US Fish & Wildlife Service are working to restore the area.

I hear this area gets very crowded in summer and on weekends and DRNA will limit the number of people if needed. We went during low season, so it was not too crowded.

There is also a mangrove pond across the road from La Jungla that was great for viewing water-fowl.

Getting there is half the fun

Playa La Jungla

In Guánica, take Route 325 to the end (by the large round building). Then to the right of the paved road and a gate. Park and walk in on a dirt “road”. Follow that dirt road until you find the beach.

In some parts of the road, you’ll encounter large, deep, water-filled pot holes — so go slowly and carefully. If the gate is ever open, it may be easier to drive in, but be careful of the the branches on the road sides that may scratch your car (so keep that in mind if you have a rental car).

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