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.

View the Punta Figuras Lighthouse

Being an island, there are lighthouses all around the coast of Puerto Rico. Many were built in the late 1800s, and many are still in use today! We were down in Arroyo, so we went to check out the restored Punta de las Figuras Lighthouse (Faro Punta de las Figuras). It is not in use nor open to enter, but you can stroll around it and take photos.

The Punta Figuras lighthouse is located on the southeast part of Puerto Rico, in the town of Arroyo. It was originally built, and first put into service, by the Spanish in early 1893. It was built to protect the maritime commerce of the ports of Arroyo and Patillas, and to complete the coastal lights marking the area between the Caja de Muertos lighthouse and Punta Tuna lighthouse in Manaubo.

Punta Figuras Lighthouse

It was a fifth-order light, which was visible for a distance of 12 miles. The building had housing on the main floor and the 8-sided light tower is 44 feet tall. It had an iron spiral staircase up to the light. It is built of stone and brick in the neo-classical style. Water cisterns can be seen in the back of the lighthouse.

It was in operation until 1938, when an automatic light was installed on a pole down by the beach, after which the structure was abandoned. It was reopened for a short while during World War II as a lookout station. It was closed again after the war. It was severely damaged by vandalism in the 1960s.

The lighthouse was entered on the US National Register of Historic Places, and between 2002-2003 the Puerto Rican government (Compañía de Parques Nacionales) rehabilitated it. They made it a visitor location as part of the Centro Vacacional Punta Guilarte.

Punta Figuras Lighthouse

Sadly, in 2017, Hurricane Maria damaged it again. Today it is once again boarded up, and vandals are starting to pull open the boards covering the windows and doors. But it has been repainted recently, so it looks good from the outside. Currently, it is not open to visit, but you can walk around it and take photos.

Details

There is no cost to walk around the lighthouse.

Visiting the lighthouse is a quick stop. Couple this with something else you are doing in the area.

The lighthouse is located a few minutes off of Route 3, on Calle Cangregos in Arroyo. It is just outside of the gate of the Centro Vacacional Punta Guilarte, and down the road from the Arroyo Windmill (Antiguo Molino La Berdedera) ruins.

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