Masks Required (updated 13 Jan 2022)
😷 Indoors - Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone 2 years old and older, regardless of vaccination status, in public indoor spaces 😷 Outdoors - Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone 2 years old and older, regardless of vaccination status, in public outdoor spaces where you cannot socially distance, or where there are 50 or more people
Busness Closure & Dry Law (updated 13 Jan 2022)
🛒 All businesses that serve the public must remain closed from midnight until 5am. Exceptions to closure include supermarkets, gas stations, pharmacies, health facilities, hospitals, among others. Restaurants, clubs, bars, etc ARE closed midnight to 5am. Effective through at least 02 February 2022, per executive order EO-2021-086, and extended by EO-2022-002.
🍺 Dry Law (no sale nor public consumption of alcohol) is in effect from midnight until 5am. Effective through at least 02 February 2022, per executive order EO-2021-086, and extended by EO-2022-002.
Restaurants, Bars & other Food Establishments (updated 13 Jan 2022)
🍔 ALL CUSTOMERS (2 years old and older) must show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test results - In order to be admitted to food establishments you are required to show either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 48 hours prior to arrival at the restaurant, or (c) evidence of positive test in last 3 months along with documentation proving your recovery. Effective through at least 02 Feb 2022, per executive order EO-2021-081.
👪 The capacity of "any place that serves (and people consume) drinks or prepared food" will be limited to 50% if indoors, or 75% if outdoors/open-air. This applies to restaurants, bars, theaters, food courts, etc. Effective through at least 02 February 2022, per EO-2021-085 and extended by EO-2022-002.
Stores, Offices & similar places that serve the public indoors (updated 13 Jan 2022)
🛒 The capacity in all facilities that "serve the public indoors" will be limited to 75%. This applies to stores, malls, offices, etc. Effective 17 Jan 2022 through at least 02 Feb 2022, per EO-2022-002.
Hotels, Resorts & other Lodging (updated 13 Jan 2022)
🏨 In order to check-in to any lodging facility (short-term rentals, AirBNB, hotels, resorts, etc), all members of your party (5 years old and older) are required to show either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 48 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. Per executive order EO-2021-062 and EO-2021-075.
Tours & Excursions (updated 13 Jan 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 13 Jan 2022)
🏟️ All attendees at group activities of less than 250 people at facilities that encourage crowding, indoor or outdoor, must show proof of vaccination OR negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 48 prior to arrival at the event. Facilities include theaters, amphitheaters, stadiums, conference and activity centers, and any other place where events are held. This applies to everyone 5 years old and older. Kids under the age of 5 are not permitted to attend these events at all. Effective 22 December 2021, per EO-2021-080, and modified by EO-2022-002
👪 The capacity of "event or activity venues" will be limited to 50% if indoors, or 75% if outdoors/open-air. This applies to stadiums, coliseums, convention centers, theaters, etc. Effective through at least 02 Feb 2022, per EO-2021-085 and extended by EO-2022-002.
Cruise Ship Passengers (updated 30 Dec 2021)
🚢 All cruise ship passengers and crew who wish to disembark in Puerto Rico must be fully vaccinated, and 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 20 Dec 2021)
✈️ DOMESTIC TRAVELERS (effective 27 Dec 2021, per EO-2021-081)
All DOMESTIC travelers (2 years old and older) arriving in Puerto Rico are are required to show BOTH
  1. negative COVID test results from test administerd by an authorized health provider no more than 48 hours prior to arrival in PR AND
  2. 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.
  • If you do not have your test results upon arrival, you have 48 hours to produce those results, or you will be fined $300 per person.
  • If you are un-vaccinated, you are required to quarantine for 7 days, even if you have negative test results.
✈️ 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.
📄 ALL TRAVELERS arriving in Puerto Rico are required to submit a travel declaration upon arrival via the PR Government Travel Safe website. This is where you will upload your COVID vaccination card and/or negative COVID test results.

Fun Times at Sector Sixty6 in the Outlet Mall

1/21- the Sector 66 rides and games are OPEN.

The Outlet @ Route 66 is changing … It is becoming less of a shopping mall and more of an activity destination. Hurricane Maria hit the mall hard, so they used the renovation period as an opportunity to change things up. Some of the retail stores left, and the remaining ones moved to new locations in the mall, making room for an entertainment complex like Puerto Rico has never seen!

There are still outlet and retail stores (Burlington is the anchor store), and a number of kiosks. But now there is a Fun Box rope course (Sky Trail), CXC Simulations (simulator rides), Arcade Mania (a large arcade) complete with bumper cars, K1 Speed (indoor racing cars), and a bowling alley. There are also new bars and restaurants, and the Caribbean Cinema movie theaters. There is fun for everyone for the whole day!

The Outlet @ Route 66 is located at the intersection of Route 3 and Route 66 in Canovanas. It’s easy to get to from San Juan (about a 25-minute drive), and about a 15-minute drive from our house in Río Grande. We have been enjoying watching it grow into this fun place. And they are not done yet … soon, they will have drag race cars outside!

Sector Sixty6

Our Experience

We went recently with a group of friends (all adults but kids at heart!). Our goal was bowling, but we enjoyed a few of the other attractions while we were there.

The bowling alley has 10 lanes, all computerized, with lots of lights and fun. You rent the lane in 1-hour increments. Of course, you need to rent the shoes (unless you happen to have your own bowling shoes) for $3/pair. If you forget to bring socks, they will sell you a pair for $3, or go shopping in the mall for your own. We had a great time … even though, as it turns out, I am a terrible bowler!

The bowling alley is open Sunday to Thursday from 10am to 10pm, Friday from 10am to midnight, and Saturday from 9am to midnight.

The price is per hour per lane, with up to 6 players per lane. There is a reduced rate of $25.99/lane/hour before 5pm during the week. After 5pm, and on weekends, the rate is $35.99/lane/hour.

You can call the bowling alley at 787.961.8716.

Sector Sixty6

We spent a little time playing in Arcade Mania. This is a loud, fun, and exciting arcade. Loads of different machines and games to play, something for all ages. It has all the bells and whistles you could ask for! You get a reloadable card, and load it with any dollar amount you want. The whole system is based on “credits”, and each credit is 20¢. Each game cost a certain number of credits, with most appearing to be from 6-12 credits. Some of the big ones (like the simulators) were more. But it seemed pretty reasonably to me. Many of the games let you earn tickets, which you can redeem for prizes (from candy to toys). The bumper cars were in the back corner.

All this playing made us thirsty, so we had a drink at one of the bars. Karma’s hit the spot.

Sector Sixty6

We couldn’t pass up trying the rope course, called Sky Trail. The course is divided into a lower/easy level (called Sky Tykes for little kids under 48 inches tall, and a 2-story upper level for big kids and adults.

They had really nice system where your harness hooked into metal tracks overhead. It seemed very safe and secure. You need closed-toed shoes, preferable tie ones (like sneakers). We have done a lot of this sort of thing, and even this course had a few elements that were tricky and thrilled us! They had a little “zip line” that was a fun way to get from one side to another. Later, as we were leaving the mall, we saw one of the employees walking a guest through some of the elements on the upper level, and lending a helping, reassuring hand. That was nice to see, in case you get scared!

The rope course cost $11.50/person for 30 minutes, which was enough for us to to all the things on both of the upper levels a few times.

Sector Sixty6

After playing, we walked the mall, checking out all the cool, unique art sculptures. They have a bunch of Transformers, aliens, action figures and other, all made out of metal pieces, car parts, and doo-dads. Really neat! Then we stopped and had a late lunch in the food court.

We did not do the race cars. We needed to leave something to try next time we go!

It was a great way to spend a few afternoon hours on a super hot day … having fun in the air-conditioned mall! Likewise, this would be great for a rainy day on vacation!

Details

The mall hours are Monday to Thurs 9am – 7pm, Friday & Saturday from 9am to 8pm, and Sunday from 11am to 7pm. Some of the Sector Sixty66 attractions are open outside of the mall hours 7 days a week, 11am – 9pm.

You can check the outlet mall’s Facebook page or Facebook page for more info. Note that they sometimes rent out one or more of the attractions to private events.

From the San Juan area, take Route 26 east to Route 66 east (toward Rio Grande, El Yunque, Luquillo, and Fajardo). Continue on Route 66 to exit 14, which is the Loiza, Canovanas, and Rio Grande exit. The outlet mall will be on your right after as your approach the intersection with Route 3.

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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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