How can we enjoy tours and attractions in a socially distant world?

During the fourth session of our Stay Open, Stay Safe interview series, we talked with Jorge Jorge, founder and president of Toro Verde Adventure Park in Orocovis, about the changes and adaptations made by the attraction’s operators to comply with the security and social distancing measures amid the COVID-19.  

After resuming operations on May 29, Toro Verde operates only under reservations, which now have to be submitted online, along with a security questionnaire related to COVID-19. In addition to the required safety measures, the park provides visitors with a pair of disposable gloves and all equipment goes through a rigorous sanitation process before and after each use and maintains social distance in transporting groups from one zipline to another.   

"We have no idea at this time when we will have a vaccine. We have to keep living with the COVID. We have to keep working with COVID, but taking all the safety measures," says Jorge. 

Tourism is essential to boost the island’s economy, both locally and internationally, according to Jorge. However, he stresses that “we cannot let down our guard. We have to urge our clients as well as our employees or collaborators that security comes first.   

With the security measures in place, Jorge invites tourists to visit Puerto Rico, and advises other attraction operators to try to normalize their business in the face of a new reality. “We have to get ahead, we can’t give in to fear.

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