If you are thinking of traveling to Puerto Rico, then you are in for a real treat. There are lots of fun things to do, but you must be aware of your personal space. If you’re traveling to Puerto Rico, here are some good health-conscious tips you should follow.

Common Sense Safety

Wash your hands frequently, or use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol to help stop the spread of germs between yourself, other travelers, and local residents. Do not touch your eyes, mouth, or nose with your hands. Cover all sneezes and coughs with your elbow. While the country is a great place to have a good time, try to keep a distance between yourself and others.

Checking Yourself

There is great medical care available in Puerto Rico. Be aware that most doctors require that your fee be paid upfront. There are also emergency rooms and urgent care facilities available if something unexpected happens.

You may also want to consider seeing a holistic medicine provider. You could even use holistic methods like muscle testing to test yourself on the go. Usually, this holistic medical treatment involves measuring your blood pressure while you are lying down, sitting up, and standing. Your range of motion may also be tested. Pressure points on your body may be pressed on to determine whether your muscles get weak. Treatments may include deep tissue massage, craniosacral therapy, and joint realignments, along with changes to your diet and acupuncture.

Staying Healthy While Still Having Fun

There are many activities in Puerto Rico, so it is easy to find something that everyone will enjoy doing while still staying healthy. Many recreational activities are located outside in Puerto Rico, many of which are good exercise. You may want to visit the unique forests, like the tropical El Yunque and the dry Guánica’s Dry Forest. Great hiking opportunities exist at Hacienda La Esperanza Nature Reserve and at Cabezas de San Juan Natural Reserve.

Puerto Rico is home to many outstanding public beaches, including the white sand Flamenco Beach, the isolated La Playuela Beach, and the family-friendly Crash Beach. You may also want to consider going swimming at El Charco Azul near El Risco. Just make sure that you don’t go into the water if you have cuts so bacteria will not be able to enter your body and make you sick.

Getting good exercise while outside is a great way to take care of your health. The food is top-notch in Puerto Rico. While there are many top restaurants to visit, you may want to consider getting a pork sandwich along the Pork Highway where many small vendors set up roadside stands.

A trip to Puerto Rico can be great fun. Remember to practice safe distancing and good hygiene and to get medical care if needed. There are many outstanding things to do in Puerto Rico, so you shouldn’t let health concerns cloud your trip.

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