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.

Santuario Schoenstatt – A Little Bit of Germany in Cabo Rojo

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Santuario Schoenstatt

I know that when you see this cute, little church, you assume it is somewhere in Europe. But this lovely place is actually right here in Puerto Rico, in the town of Cabo Rojo! The church is a replica of the original Church of the Apostolic Movement of Schoenstatt in Germany.

The grounds here are very beautiful, and they welcome all visitors (religious or not) who want to come and enjoy this peaceful place.

While on a recent trip in the south-west part of Puerto Rico, I saw a picture of this cute church in Cabo Rojo, and I just had to find it. As it turns out, there are three of these churches in Puerto Rico! Besides the one in Cabo Rojo that we visited, there is one in Hatillo (actually maybe 2 in this town!), and another in Juana Díaz.

Santuario Schoenstatt

The church in Cabo Rojo is on the grounds of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary (Madre Tres Veces Admirable). This Roman Catholic movement is worldwide and emphasizes a strong devotion to Christian beliefs and the Blessed Virgin Mary.

They say the word "Schoenstatt" comes from the German word for "beautiful" (schön) and "place" (statt). And by looking at the locations they choose for their churches, I believe it.

The church is very small, maybe four small pews on either side. It has a nice carved wood altar, stained glass windows, and it is open, airy, and very peaceful. Located on a hilltop, it has a nice view of the ocean and nice breezes.

Santuario Schoenstatt

There is a lovely fountain behind the church, and there are gardens with beautiful mosaic Stations of the Cross. It is a quiet and peaceful place, to pray, meditate, or just take in the tranquil beauty of nature.

The other buildings on the grounds are the convent for the Sisters, a retirment house, a large building for group meetings and events, and a small museum & gift shop.

Details

There is no charge to walk around the grounds, but there are donation boxes in the church and in the museum. Donations are appreciated.

The grounds and church are open 6 day/week. M-W 8am-12n, Thurs 6p-8p, Fri 2pm-6pm, Sat 9am-3pm.

You can call them at 787-851-5368 for more information. for more info.

Mass is celebrated on Thursdays at 7pm and Sundays at 12 noon. They also have adoration and the Rosary a few times per week — call for the schedule. Everything will be in Spanish.

Santuario Schoenstatt is located just off of Carratera 100 at KM 5.3 in Cabo Rojo. You will see a sign that says "Schoenstatt" on Calle Padre Jose Kentenich. Follow that road until you get to the parking lot.

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