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.

Enjoy a Unique Experience at Siete Chorros

We recently decided to spend a day exploring San Lorenzo. When we heard about a place with “Siete Chorros” (seven jets of water), we knew we had to see it! These “jets” of water form what appears like seven waterfalls that descend into a very nice pool. It is an easy-to-find location that will give you a real “local” experience.

San Lorenzo is a town in the center of the eastern half of Puerto Rico. The town has a few interesting and historical places to visit, lots of nature, and some amazing views. Being landlocked, the rivers are where the locals go to cool off. Siete Chorros is a pretty site … it looks like the river falls off the rocks and form seven waterfalls that are about 12-15 feet tall. They drop into a nice pool that you can swim in and enjoy the area.

Of course the day we went, it was rainy, so the water was brown/muddy, and the current in the river was strong, so we weren’t going to go into the water. The owner of the bar warned us that the river rises quickly, so to be extra careful, and if it starts raining to get out quickly … so take note of that is you decide to go on a rainy day.

Siete Chorros

Here is the odd thing. This waterfall is located behind a bar called “Colmado Bar González”. So to visit it, you have to ask the bartender or owner of the property if you can go down to it. He was bi-lingual, very gracious, showed us the gate we needed to go through, and told us to be careful on the steps and in the water.

You walk down these steps, (avoid the chickens) and then turn left and continue down more steps (thus avoiding going into the door of their house!). You will see the river and waterfalls right there and you need to cross a few rocks to get to the river. It’s a unique place.

The family asks that people keep the area clean and free of trash … so pick up anything you see left behind by others. Once you are done playing/visiting this area, stop back in the bar to buy a drink/snack, and thank the owner. If he has time, he will chat with you a bit. He seemed so please to have us “tourists” visiting. We felt a small purchase was a cheap price to pay for him letting people have this unique experience, and his sharing this pretty place.

In researching this online, I found references to people calling it “El Salto”, but I have only ever heard it called Siete Chorros.

Avoid going into, or too close to, the river if it is raining, or if the current in the river is strong.

Details

There is no charge to visit this waterfall, but we recommend buying a snack or something at the bar before you leave.

class=”hours”> Since it is private property, it is only accessible when the owners want. Right now it is closed Mon and Tuesdays. Open Wed-Fri 10am – 6pm and Sat and Sun 11am – 6pm.

Check their Facebook page for new info.

Contact info- either a message on Facebook or call (787) 457-8149

Colmado Bar González is located on Carretara 745 at KM 4.3. That is west of Carretara 181 in the town of San Lorenzo. Park at the bar. It is on a small road, so be careful where you park, and don’t block other people in.

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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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