Hurricane Sam (updated 24 Sep 2021 @ 8am)
📍 Hurricane Sam is expected to strengthen to a "major" hurricane (Category 3) on Friday night or Saturday. The current forecast projection has the storm passing to the northeast of Puerto Rico. We will be keeping an eye on this system over coming days to monitor its development.
🌊 Expect storm surge from the hurricane to affect our beaches, especially on the north and east sides of the island, during the first half of the coming week.
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Temporary Mandates from 02 Sep to 14 Oct 2021 (updated 20 Sep 2021)
😷 Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone, regardess of vaccination status, in public, indoor spaces, and in outdoor spaces where 50 or more people are gathered.
🛒 Restaurants, bars, and stores must remain closed from 12 midnight to 5am. This limitation does not apply to supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations, food take out and delivery, or healthcare.
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🚩 Effective 02 Sep to 14 Oct 2021 per executive order EO-2021-065. Note that this executive order was extended until 14 Oct on 20 Sep.
Current COVID-19 Mandates, with no end date (updated 30 Aug 2021)
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🏨 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 documention 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) 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 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

Add Some Color to Your Day in Río Grande

A number of towns around the island have dressed up buildings to encourage people to visit their downtown areas. Río Grande has jumped on that bandwagon and jazzed up one of the entrances into “downtown” Río Grande. There are a number of buildings that are painted in the colorful mosaic design, plus a big chair, a couple of pretty murals, and even some butterfly wings for your selfies!

Rio Grande Pintalto

The painted buildings are the work of the great folks are Proyecto Pintalto, La Fundación Alma de Bahía, Municipio de Rio Grande, and volunteers from the town and surrounding areas. They worked on their paintings on weekends until, at last, the inauguration on 19 June 2021.

Rio Grande Pintalto

The main painted area is the large Public Bus Terminal (Termino Carros Públicos) and Plaza Mercado building, and some of the buildings around there. The area is not as large or mural-filled as some of the other Pintalto projects , but it is just as colorful and happy!

Rio Grande Pintalto

It is a cute photo stop on your way to or from El Yunque National Forest. There are a few little store there to get some snacks or gas up. You can check out the mercado for some fresh fruit/veggies. Or just relax in the little plaza.

Rio Grande Pintalto

Details

At the end of Route 66 in Río Grande, go straight across Route 3 onto Road 187. There is a large parking lot (across from Co-op Roosevelt Roads), but you need to go around the block to get there (due to one-way roads).

Visit the Proyecto Pintalto Facebook page for more info.

The Pintalto Project has also done work in Manatí, Yauco, Aguadilla, and Las Piedras. Each of those are worth a visit if you are in the area.

We are in the process of updating the maps we use on our web site. While we're working on that, you can click on the GPS coordinates below to view the location on Google Maps ...

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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