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Is everything open in Puerto Rico

Posted: Sat Sep 5, 2020 4:33pm
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Bazza68

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Location: Maspalomas

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We're thinking of booking for November this year to go to Puerto Rico..possibly Nico Del Aguila apartments..near the Europa Centre up at the top. Is everything still open with the Covid madness or are most bars shut..what's the general vibe like?? Dont want to book if  its gonna be a wasted trip..been loads of times in the past...Thanks in advance

billmac

Posted: Sun Sep 6, 2020 8:05pm

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Posted: Sun Sep 6, 2020 8:05pm

Hi bazza I live in Puerto de mogan  to be honest  how long is a piece of string  and when will this pandemic end  not sure what Puerto rico is like but if you put it into perspective  there is not a lot happening bars cant open for drink and entertainment only   only bar/cafeterias   entertainment must end by midnight in restaurants must finish by midnight and if you dont enter bar before 11pm you're not allowed in   facemasks must be worn at all times  and only taken off to sip your drink then put on   I'm assuming you're I  the uk  so things  change every week  I can count on both hands the number of restaurants that are open  there are no ferries operating but one or two private yachts operating    also remembering at this stage i  time you have to isolate on return one or two flight operators not flying until november  so that should tell you something   it's so depressing watching shop and restaurant owners trying to make a living     stay safe my friend 

Beachtownsearch

Posted: Mon Sep 7, 2020 11:44am

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Posted: Mon Sep 7, 2020 11:44am

Hi Bazza,

While living in Playa del Cura, we often visit Puerto Rico and Arguineguin to shop and for restaurants using the clean, convenient and economic bus service (within 15 minutes ride).

Puerto Rico - New Mogan Mall, and the one across, are open with at least 75% of stores and restaurants operating,  even on Sundays. Including bars and ice-cream place by the huge fountain. Three supermarkets, within walking distance from the Mogan Mall are open (Spar, Dino and Marcadona). The beach scene is such you can't tell there is a problem. Even the Churero restaurant by the beach is open. A number of restaurants and stores on the main street are open. Clients sitting at tables outdoors and inside, none with masks. Many real estate offices are also open and showings can be easily arranged (we saw a number of properties before renting in Cura recently).

Arguineguin - Love to visit there for our favourite Palacio Chino restaurant, coffee shop on main street with delicious Italian coffee and crisp churros, and to shop at Hiper Dino supermarket and various small stores including the excellent Spar Natural store. People are enjoying the beach and the beach-side restaurants every day.

It is jarring to see people wearing masks outside, in the bus and in stores because we still cannot get used to the idea. That's the price we pay. To be sure, everything is not open, however you can certainly have a decent visit to enjoy the sun, the sand and everything else on offer. We enjoy the beach almost daily with excellent snorkeling (free) accessible easily from the beach. Restrictions at after-midnight places do not affect us - we are in bed by then. 

  

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Bazza68

Posted: Mon Sep 7, 2020 11:52am

Bazza68

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Posted: Mon Sep 7, 2020 11:52am

Beachtownsearch wrote on Mon Sep 7, 2020 11:44am:

Hi Bazza,

While living in Playa del Cura, we often visit Puerto Rico and Arguineguin to shop and for restaurants using the clean, convenient and economic bus service (within 15 minutes ride).

Puerto Rico - New Mogan Mall, and the one across, are open with at least 75% of stores and restaurants operating,  even on Sundays. Including bars and ice-cream place by the huge fountain. Three supermarkets, within walking distance from the Mogan Mall are open (Spar, Dino and Marcadona). The beach scene is such you can't tell there is a problem. Even the Churero restaurant by the beach is open. A number of restaurants and stores on the main street are open. Clients sitting at tables outdoors and inside, none with masks. Many real estate offices are also open and showings can be easily arranged (we saw a number of properties before renting in Cura recently).

Arguineguin - Love to visit there for our favourite Palacio Chino restaurant, coffee shop on main street with delicious Italian coffee and crisp churros, and to shop at Hiper Dino supermarket and various small stores including the excellent Spar Natural store. People are enjoying the beach and the beach-side restaurants every day.

It is jarring to see people wearing masks outside, in the bus and in stores because we still cannot get used to the idea. That's the price we pay. To be sure, everything is not open, however you can certainly have a decent visit to enjoy the sun, the sand and everything else on offer. We enjoy the beach almost daily with excellent snorkeling (free) accessible easily from the beach. Restrictions at after-midnight places do not affect us - we are in bed by then. 

  

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Thanks..that is really helpful...if we can go to a few bars and not sit on an empty beach and use Amadores Beach Club I think we might go..if you think of anything else..just message back on here..that's a big help 👍

Beachtownsearch

Posted: Tue Sep 8, 2020 4:09pm

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Posted: Tue Sep 8, 2020 4:09pm

Bazza68 wrote on Mon Sep 7, 2020 11:52am:

Thanks..that is really helpful...if we can go to a few bars and not sit on an empty beach and use Amadores Beach Club I think we might go..if you think of anything else..just message back on here..that's a big help 👍

The beaches you know, as seen from the bus today.  Cheers

Badeley1

Posted: Wed Sep 9, 2020 11:18am

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Posted: Wed Sep 9, 2020 11:18am

Hi Bazza! We live here and are entertainers, yes things are a bit quieter than usual at the moment but there are plenty of bars and restaurants open 💜 every holidaymaker I’ve met so far feels safe and is over the moon to be here 💜

Wavystarfish

Posted: Sat Oct 3, 2020 11:24am

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Location: Playa De Amadores

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Posted: Sat Oct 3, 2020 11:24am

My friend and I are looking at coming to Puerto Rico for a week in January, we are both able to self isolate on our return to the UK. Flights and apartments seem to be readily available to book, but we are wondering if supermarkets, restaurants and bars are Currently open in Europe centre and to what degree you need to wear masks in GC? Also are the beaches open and Again do you have to wear masks on the beach? I appreciate things are changing constantly and may be different by the new year, we are just trying to get a sense of what it’s like now. Thanks

billmac

Posted: Sat Oct 3, 2020 11:51am

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Posted: Sat Oct 3, 2020 11:51am

Wavystarfish wrote on Sat Oct 3, 2020 11:24am:

My friend and I are looking at coming to Puerto Rico for a week in January, we are both able to self isolate on our return to the UK. Flights and apartments seem to be readily available to book, but we are wondering if supermarkets, restaurants and bars are Currently open in Europe centre and to ...

...what degree you need to wear masks in GC? Also are the beaches open and Again do you have to wear masks on the beach? I appreciate things are changing constantly and may be different by the new year, we are just trying to get a sense of what it’s like now. Thanks

Hi   

At present its horrendous  very quiet  very little tourists about 10% of restaurants open  

Bars are not allowed to entertain they must close by midnight and can not newcomers to the premises after 11pm 

Masks must be worn at all times   obviously except when your eating 

Dont need them on the beaches  but must be worn until your settled 2 metres apart   which will not be difficult 

I live in Puerto de mogan and yesterday I counted no more than 8 sun brollys 

That's the current situation as of today and the spanish government are not relaxing safety measures 

In fact they have extended furlough until January 2021 

The europa I'm not sure   but they are on phase 4 of the new project   so places like the piano bar and surrounding areas are demolished other bars and restaurants are boarded up    

But hey it's not all doom and gloom 

Well as long as you enjoy each others company lol

If you need any more info or a regular update  WhatsApp me on +447862725821 

My name is bill 

Hope ive been able to help 

billmac

Posted: Sat Oct 3, 2020 11:53am

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Posted: Sat Oct 3, 2020 11:53am

Wavystarfish wrote on Sat Oct 3, 2020 11:24am:

My friend and I are looking at coming to Puerto Rico for a week in January, we are both able to self isolate on our return to the UK. Flights and apartments seem to be readily available to book, but we are wondering if supermarkets, restaurants and bars are Currently open in Europe centre and to ...

...what degree you need to wear masks in GC? Also are the beaches open and Again do you have to wear masks on the beach? I appreciate things are changing constantly and may be different by the new year, we are just trying to get a sense of what it’s like now. Thanks

Sorry supermarkets are open   with no restrictions except wearing masks and cleansing hands 

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