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.

Check Out Salto del Limón

If you, like me, enjoy spending the day hunting waterfalls, then heading to the center of the island is a must! With so many rivers running down the many mountains, waterfalls are all over in Utuado, Jayuya, and the surrounding towns. Salto del Limón or Cascada del Limón (or possibly Salto del Caballo) is a waterfall in the Río Limón, which separates the towns of Utuado and Jayuya. This beautiful walterfall has a nice deep pool, and it is just one of many falls along this river.

Salto del Limón

Salto del Limón is on the Utuado/Jayuya border, which is in the center of the island, about 1.45 hours from the San Juan area. Getting there on these small mountain roads is part of the adventure!

To get there, you need to take PR613 into Jayuya. You will come to a small side road that goes down a hill (you will see where people parked on this side road). We parked roadside, and then walked down the side road. The road starts to go up a little hill, but soon you will find a thin dirt trail off on the right. This trial is very thin, with a pretty steep drop off on the right side almost the whole way. It is about a 5-10 minute walk on this trail. It is slippery, muddy, and sometimes there were washouts. So be careful. Probably best to wear sneakers (not flip-flops). You will soon hear the falls and the trail leads right to it. It is so pretty — a big payoff for the tricky path!

Salto del Limón

The waterfall itself is maybe 25-30 feet tall, and it dumps into a beautiful deep emerald pool. It is really nice. There are rocks where you can hang out around the pool area. Just a lovely place to spend some time.

With the drone, we could see a bunch of other falls and pools above it. There was a small path up the rocks on the left that would bring you up, but exploring up there would be best for people with some rope, good shoes, and nerves of steel! Not something we would recommend! I believe Charco los Novios is up-river from this point.

Note that this is on private property. Luckily (and very nicely), the owner hasn’t posted it. So please keep it clean (and please pick up after others if you see any trash there). Let’s respect it so the owner doesn’t close off access.

Salto del Limón

Details

Sturdy footwear is required for the thin trail to the river. Please pack out all of your garbage. Do not attempt to go up-river from this waterfall unless you are prepared with the proper equipment.

Access to this waterfall is on Road 613 (or 630 on Google Maps) near KM 11.1, in Barrio Mameyes Arriba, Sector Limón in Jayuya.

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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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