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.

Conquer The Monster at Toro Verde

We have been on a bunch of different zip lines, both in Puerto Rico and other parts of the world. We enjoy zip lines, but time spent waiting in line and clipping on/off of a series of short zip lines dilutes the excitement of flying through the air. If you feel the same way, then The Monster at Toro Verde is for you. At 1.57 miles long, it takes more than 2 minutes to go from end to end. It was the longest in the world until February 2018. It is a lay-down type of zip line, so all the while you are “flying” over beautiful terrain. Check this out!

Toro Verde Adventure Park, located in Orocovis (in the middle of Puerto Rico), is a large park that offers a number of different zip lines and rope challenge courses. The park has two lay-down type zip lines, The Beast and The Monster. The Beast is long (a little under a mile) and fast, but it is dwarfed by The Monster, which is more than and mile and a half long. Before 2018, we had done all the courses at the park, except we had yet to conquer the Monster … so we decided to do it!

Toro Verde Monster

Our Tour

Toro Verde is a bit of a drive from San Juan, or almost anywhere, for that matter, since it is in the middle of the island! But it is a pleasant trip into the countryside.

Once you arrive, you sign in, complete the waiver, and that sort of stuff. Then you hang out until your scheduled tour (reservations are required). That’s a good time to grab a quick snack at the café, or use the restroom. You won’t get those options again until your tour is over. There is also a full-service restaurant and gift shop in the main building. You can rent a Go-Pro at the gift shop if you want, to video your whole flight.

Toro Verde Monster

When it is time for your tour, they give you all your equipment – helmet, goggles, backpack, gloves, and harness. I liked having the backpack … it is a safe place to store your phone, glasses, etc. while flying! After fitting your equipment, the give you a little intro about the trip, and then you climb the stairs up to the roof of the building, and cross a suspension bridge to the tower. At the tower, you climb up, up, and up many flights of stairs until you are at the launching platform.

Toro Verde Monster

This is a lay-down (prone position) type of zip line, so you have to be put into this “taco” harness. I find this type of zip line a bit “scarier” since you do have to trust the guides to make sure you are properly secured on the line. But that is a given.

Once it is your turn, they let you go, and you zoom over the river and valley far below you. I mean FAR below — you are about 1000 feet above the ground! It was beautiful to see (even with the post-MARIA hurricane damage). I was happy the helmet had an eye shield because you go so fast your eyes water from the wind! They say heavier people can reach speeds of over 90 miles per hour! There is a photographer at the “launch pad” taking photos that you can purchase after your tour.

Toro Verde Monster

It takes about 2 and a half minutes to go from end to end. Heavier people go faster and farther. If you weigh less, if it is windy, or if you open your arms and cause wind resistance, you may not get all the way to the landing platform. That is what happened to me. I had to have the “catcher” guide come out a little to get me. All good.

Once our whole group conquered The Monster, it wasn’t over. There is another zip line to get you back across the valley to the pick-up location. This zip line is a regular sit-in harness type. This also was fast and fun, so it was an unexpected bonus! All in all super fun and exciting!

After this second zip line, they pick you up in an open-air truck, and drive you back to the main building (that you started in). From there, you have the option of checking-out/buying the photos they took of you at the launch platform, doing other activities, eating a meal, and shopping at the gift shop before leaving.

Toro Verde Monster

Details

The cost of The Monster is $74.50 per person. Buying online ahead of time can save you money as they sometimes have specials — check their Facebook page for extra specials.

The days and hours that the park is open varies by season. In Summer, they are open to the general public 7 days a week. The park is available for large groups and/or team-building activities. The rest of the year, they sometimes have reduced schedule (usually only Wednesday or Thurday through Sunday). It’s best to call to double-check their hours and make a reservation.

Must be at least 7 years old. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian. All participants must be a minimum of 4 feet tall, and weigh between 100 to 270 pounds. Closed-toe shoes are required.

You can call 787-867-7020 or 787-867-6606 for more information or to make a reservation. Or you can send an email to reservaciones@toroverdepr.com. They can arrange transportation.

You can visit the Toro Verde web site for more information.

Driving directions: From San Juan, take Route 22, to exit #42 towards Morovis (left at the traffic light). This will be Tony Laureano Expressway or Route 137. Continue driving until you reach the fifth light and make a right turn onto Route 155. Follow Route 155 all the way to Orocovis until kilometer 32.9.

It takes about 60-90 minutes to drive from San Juan to Toro Verde in Orocovis.

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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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