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Current COVID-19 Mandates, with no end date (updated 15 Nov 2021)
😷 Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in public, indoor spaces, and outdoor spaces where there are 50 or more people.
🏨 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 documentation 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) Vacu-ID issued by the Government of Puerto Rico in the CESCO app on your mobile device, (c) negative test results of test administered no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival, or (d) 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

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 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.

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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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