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.

Enjoy Views of San Cristobal Canyon via the Vereda Suñé

If you like to walk and enjoy nature, a walk at one of the trails of the Reserva Natural del Cañón San Cristóbal might be just for you. Para La Naturaleza has opened some of its protected nature areas for public use. One of the trails in Barranquitas, the Vereda Suñé (or Suñé Path), is a nice short walk to a scenic view point (mirador). You can add onto this walk by continuing on, or by taking the trail at the visitors center to see the view of the falls. We did both to get the most out of our walk and it was very enjoyable.

Vereda Suñé

Because there is no parking at the trailhead, you need to park at the visitor center / offices / vivero. Here, they have people to tell you about the trails, and there are restrooms. The employee told us we could walk to the end of the property behind the visitors center to see a view of the falls. This grassy path leads through the vivero, to an opening that gives a very nice view of the distant waterfall and river in the San Cristobal Canyon. The steep rock walls are impressive. This trail is a flat 1000-foot walk. As an aside, you can also purchase some trees at the vivero. Just ask at the visitor center.

Vereda Suñé

From there we walked down the main road to the end, where you will come to a green gate with a walk-through where you can enter the property. This is the “trail head” for Verde Suñé, with a sign and a map of the trail. This path, along a closed road has some ups and downs, but not too steep. We just walked and found stuff to enjoy. You will hear birds and not much else! very nice. There were lots of different trees and butterflies along the trail.

On the left side on your way in, you will find 2 areas where they have planted different types of trees — an area with fruit trees and swings, and then next field had other types of native trees. A little farther in, on the right you will come to the trail that leads to the mirador (or look out point). The view is of the canyon, but from that angle there is no waterfall view. This was just about 1400 feet from the parking lot. You can turn around and go back the way you came or go to the right.

Vereda Suñé

We continued along the path down to the right (leaving the mirador). This was a steeper way down, but very short, and got back on the original, flat path. From here we walked a bit more to the right — I think the view from this flat open area was probably the prettiest we saw! It was a view to the other side of the area, towards the rolling hills of Barrenquitas.

From there We continued walking the trail, but it was nothing too exciting past this point, so we turned around and went back. All in all, we walked maybe 1 mile total in this area. It was very enjoyable hour.

Vereda Suñé

Details

Para La Naturaleza offers access to these trails free of charge. They ask that people help protect and preserve the natural areas.

You can access the trails Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5:30pm.

It was hot an sunny. We recommend a hat, sunscreen, and ample drinking water. Wear sturdy shoes, as you will be walking on grass and rocks.

Allow an hour or two.

You can call them at 787-722-5882, or email them at reservaciones@pln.org for more information.

You can visit the Para La Naturaleza website for info on these trails, and other trails that are open to the public.

Dogs on leashes are permitted. Please pick up after your dog.

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