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.

Easy-to-Find Petroglyphs and Swimming Hole in San Lorenzo

I enjoy seeing the “rock art” made by the pre-Columbian people who lived on Puerto Rico hundreds of years ago. I find the drawings so interesting, and wonder at their meanings. Puerto Rico has many places to see these carvings, and some towns and rivers seem to have many more than others. San Lorenzo is one of these prolific places. There are many petroglyphs in the rivers of San Lorenzo, but most of them are a bit hard to get to. So when I saw this set marked on Google Maps, I set out to see them. As it turns out, it is an easy walk to get to them, and there is a nice little swimming area right there!

San Lorenzo Petroglyphs

San Lorenzo is a town in the middle of Puerto Rico, on the eastern side of the island. We have done a few things in this town (it has a lot of rivers and pretty falls, among other things). It also seemed to be a very popular town with the indigenous people. I found some information that said San Lorenzo (along with Caguas, Las Piedras, Juncos, and Gurabo) are among the towns with the most examples of rock art. And the river this set of petroglyphs are in (the Río Grande de Loíza ) has more than 200 petroglyphs.

San Lorenzo Petroglyphs

This set of petroglyphs is on a large rock on the west side of the river. To get there, park off on the side of the road (Calle Eduardo Contreras). You will see a small trail on the river side of the road (right by some bamboo). It is a nice easy trail down to the river, though it could be muddy.

The rock with the petroglyphs is almost right across the river from the end of the trail. There you will see some beautiful large white rocks across the river and about 15 feet upriver. You will have to cross the river to see them up close.

San Lorenzo Petroglyphs

Some of the petroglyphs are really nice – pretty ornate faces that are in great shape. There are a load of others that are still visible but in bad shape – some other faces and animals (lizards or coquis).

Sadly, when we went, someone had dumped some trash/household goods on the trail, but it was still usable.

Details

Go during daylight hours, obviously.

Keep a close eye on the river, in case the current increases or the level rises rapidly.

In San Lorenzo, take Route 181 to Road 9912 to Calle Eduardo Contreras (just west of Río la Playito El 9). Park on the side of the road. Trail is near the bamboo.

Click on a placename below to view the location on Google Maps ...

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