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.

Do a Little Rock Scramble in Quebradillas to Get Some Great Photos!

There is one beach in Quebradillas that will give you two pretty “mini-adventures” in one spot. La Ventana de Quebradillas (The Window) and la Piedra con Escalera (the Rock with a Ladder) are both located on the same beach. They offer great views and photo-ops, but do require a little effort, so these are not for everyone. But if you like a little rock scrambling, this mini-adventure is right for you!

Ventana Quebradillas

Quebradillas is a lovely town on the north-western coast of Puerto Rico. The whole area is known for its caves, and other neat rock formations, due to the karst landscape. These two natural wonders are located not far from the Merendero de Guajataca in Quebradillas, which also is a lovely stop on your fun day. The Ventana and the Piedra are accessed using a dirt road at the end of a once-gated community. But now the gate is always open, so you can access the area.

Ventana Quebradillas

Walk carefully down that dirt road. The loose rock is slippery, so walk on the grass when possible. It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the road to the beach. Once at the beach, walk to the right to get to the Rock with the Ladder. The ladder felt sturdy when we went in May 2022, just be careful if you decide to climb up. The views up top of the rock are great and it is a fun photo! The waves breaking at its base are also pretty. Ventana Quebradillas

When you are done there, walk back to the west, back past where you entered the beach. Between the rocks you will find a path that leads up to the Window. It is a bit of a scramble up, not the easiest but – not too difficult. Some of the rocks were sort of sharp, so be careful. It took about 10 minutes to scramble up from the beach. You just keep climbing up until you see the hole in the rock – making a window. Views are pretty from both directions once you climb up to the window. Great photos.

Ventana Quebradillas

An alternate way to get to the window is via a small path off to the left of the dirt road, about half way down. It is a small path that is barely noticeable. You have to go through some shrubbery, and still have to do some rock scrambling down to the “window”, and then up, so I don’t think it was really much easier to do. We ended up taking that way from the window to the dirt road. That did make it easier since we did not have to back-track down to beach and then up the whole dirt road.

Details

Visit this beach area during daylight hours, obviously.

This is not a swimming beach! This is just for photos. There is not much shade, so take hat, water, sunscreen, etc. Wear appropriate closed-toes shoes – no flipflops! The road/paths may not be cleared, so be careful with thorns and sharp grasses.

Make sure you park on side of road, not blocking driveways or roads.

Leave no trash. In fact, takes some trash home. The beach had a lot of trash and floatsom. If everyone could fill a garbage bag and clean the beach a little, it would really help!

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