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.

Yaucromatic2: A Riot of Colors in Yauco

Following the hurricanes of September 2017, more and more citizen groups in Puerto Rico are turning to the Arts to aid in the recovery efforts of their towns. Pintalto, along with the group Arte Para Unir (Art to Unite) in Yauco, in the southwest region of the island, is one of those groups working to help their town rebound. Yaucromatic2 is an urban art and mural initiative aimed at increasing the number of visitors to Yauco. The art is colorful and bright, and you can’t help but smile when you see it. Be sure to add Yauco to your list of places to stop as you travel the south coast of Puerto Rico.

Yaucromatic

Yaucromatic2: What Is It?

The original Yaucromatic, in 2017, consisted of 16 murals spread across the public spaces of Yauco. The guiding principle of the project is that “Art is not only for museums, it is for the people”.

That initiative brought an influx of tourists to the area, which contributed to the creation of new businesses, rehabilitation of existing businesses, and represented an economic injection to the municipality. At the same time, public and private spaces that had been abandoned in the past have been rescued.

In September 2017 Hurricane Maria devastated the island, and the need to help revitalize the town was more important than ever. Due to the response to the original Yaucromatic, the artists of nonprofit Arte Para Unir (Art to Unite) decided to produce this second edition in 2018.

Yaucromatic

Yaucromatic2 consists of another 13 murals, one of which is the “macromural” Tropical Breeze in the Cantera community of Cerro de Yauco, conceived by the artist Samuel González. The residents of the community were the ones who were commissioned to paint this “macromural” is across 20 houses on Eugenio Sánchez López Street. The end result is breathtaking.

The remaining 12 murals that comprise Yaucromatic2 were worked on by 20 artists. Those murals represent the exodus of Puerto Ricans abroad, social change, nature, the fight against cancer, and the role that coffee played in the history of Yauco.

Yaucromatic

Where Is It?

The Tropical Breeze “macromural” is on Calle Eugenio Sánchez López, which is a couple blocks from the public plaza in Yauco. There are also a number of murals around the public plaza. We suggest you take some time and do a walking tour and find them all! It’s suggested that you park near the plaza, where there is more space, and take your time while you walk around and enjoy the art. There is a map on the Yaucromatic Facebook page that shows the location of the murals.

Yaucromatic

Details

There is no cost to view the murals. But while you’re there, have lunch, coffee, ice cream, or buy some souvenirs to help out the small businesses in Yauco.

The murals are best viewed during daylight hours.

As you drive around “downtown Yauco”, be aware that many streets are one-way, so it may take some weaving back and forth through the town to get where you’re going. That’s why we recommend just parking your car and walking around.

You can get more information about the project on the Yaucromatic web site and the Yaucromatic Facebook page.

Driving from the San Juan area, you would take Route 18/52 south (through Ponce) to Route 2 west. From Route 2, you’d take Route 359 north to Route 127 west into the town of Yauco.

Yauco is located in the southwest region of Puerto Rico. If you are staying the San Juan area, it’s best to make your visit to Yauco part of a bigger trip that includes Ponce, Cabo Rojo, or Guánica.

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