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.
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Restaurants, Bars & other Food Establishments (updated 08 Mar 2022)
πŸ‘ͺ 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
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Hotels, Resorts & other Lodging (updated 08 Mar 2022)
πŸ‘ͺ 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
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Tours & Excursions (updated 08 Mar 2022)
β›΅ 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)
πŸ‘ͺ 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
πŸ“„ 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)
πŸ“„ 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)
β€’ 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)
β€’ 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.

Look West to See the Best Sunsets

Puerto Rico Sunset in Rincon

I don’t mean to state the obvious, but you have to look to the west if you want to see great sunsets. Weather permitting, almost every evening somewhere in Puerto Rico you can see an amazing sunset.

Where you choose to watch the sun set depends on the backdrop you want to have for your sunset. In Puerto Rico, you can have a mountain, ocean or cityscape horizon. It just depends on where you are between 5pm and 7pm.

Puerto Rico Sunset over San Juan

We live in the mountains of El Yunque. We have beautiful mountain backdrops and, in the distance, the San Juan skyline as a backdrop for our sunsets.

We have been off of the east coast on sunset sails and have seen lovely sunsets over El Yunque.

The sunset at El Morro, or even in the San Juan Bay, has a great backdrop. The islands of Culebra, Vieques, Icacos, or Palaminitos … the regions of Guanica, Cabo Rojo … all offer some amazing views sunset views.

Puerto Rico Sunset in Culebra

I honestly have to say that my favorite place to watch the sun set is where I can see the horizon, and I can watch the sun go off the edge and sink out of sight. For me, the best place to see this is on the west coast of Puerto Rico.

I like to make it look "tropical" — so a nice palm tree in the foreground and a small tropical island in the distance just makes it perfect.

Given my criteria, it narrows it down to a beach from Anasco to the Rincon lighthouse, with Desecheo Island in the distance.

Puerto Rico Sunset

We have stayed in Rincon near Barrero Beach and near Steps Beach. Both are great picture spots.

Finding a "sunset" beach in Rincon that offers parking can be a little tough, but Barrero Beach, Corcega Beach, Steps Beach, and Maria’s Beach all have nearby parking. The Rincon Lighthouse has lots of parking and great sunset watching.

Puerto Rico Sunset

We have also enjoyed a few drinks at Villa Cofresi in Rincon while watching the sun set. We haven’t done it yet, but you can also get a sunset sail out of Rincon that would be heaven!

Now you know some of our favorite sunset spots in Puerto Rico. What are yours? Let us know in the comments section below, or post them on our Facebook page.

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