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.

Great Views at Punta Borinquen

A group of volunteers are making loads of improvements to this area. It is beautiful!

Punta Borinquen is a rocky area on the coast of Aguadilla. It is really part of the Borinquen Beach, so it is a quick walk from the beach for photographers to get some unique photos. There are some “secret” caves/indents you can visit, either by walking along the rocks and in the water, or snorkeling/paddleboarding there. It is a bit of an adventure, but you have to admit, it is a place of unique beauty!

Punta Boriquen

When I saw the photos of Punta Borinquen that someone posted online, and I found out exactly how to get there, I was kicking myself for not knowing sooner! We had just recently been right there, doing some of the many things to do in the immediate area — Playa Borinquen (with snorkeling, in summer, and sea glass hunting), the Faro Punta Borinquen lighthouse, the ruins of the old lighthouse in Aguadilla, and watching surfers at some of the surfing beaches down the road. We had actually walked over pretty close to the cave, but because we didn’t know about it, we did not go far enough!

Make sure you protect your camera equipment. However you opt to get to the cave, you will get wet! And wear appropriate footwear … you will be walking on hard, sharp rocks, and various “things” (sea urchins, etc) under water!

Punta Boriquen

How to Get These Photos

Start by getting yourself to Borinquen Beach. It is a lovely beach, and usually not at all busy. Orient yourself to face the ocean, then turn and walk to your right. You will see the rock cliff and rocks along the coast. If you are walking through the water, it is best to do at low tide because, even then, the water will be waist-deep!

There is a path that starts along the rocks and you can go almost all the way dry. But there will come a point where you just have to get wet! Continue along at the edge of the water and, as you turn the corner, you will see the cave. Step inside and look out and you will have this beautiful view. When we went, the tide was low enough that the sand inside the cave was dry … I can’t say if that is always the case year-round!

If you want to go “by sea” (snorkel, paddleboard, or jet ski) you need be careful. These options (especially snorkeling) are probably only possible in summer when conditions are right. Otherwise, the waves and currents may be too dangerous. But if conditions are favorable, you have to paddle out beyond the rocks and then come into “shore” when you see the pointed triangle rock and the cave. With all the rocks around, there are some fish and things to see underwater too!

Punta Boriquen

Details

This beach and surrounding areas are probably best enjoyed during daylight hours.

Be smart … only go into the ocean here if it is safe for swimming.

There are no facilities at this beach, except for some picnic tables and some trash cans.

From Route 2 in Aguadilla, take Road 107 north. When you get to the Rafael Hernández Airport on your right, look for the end of the runway. Across from that, on your left, you’ll see a road that cuts across the golf course. Follow that road the Borinquen Beach.

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