Transportation Options for Aguadilla

Pirating a ship isn't the way to get to Aguadilla in this day and age

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Considered to be one of the major destinations for surf tourism in Puerto Rico and known as "Garden of the Atlantic," Aguadilla has a natural side to it that you won't find in busy cities like San Juan. Once frequented by pirates, today's visitors don't need to go to such great lengths to come ashore – and they'll certainly be welcomed with open arms.

Getting There

The most popular way to get to Aguadilla is to fly, but it certainly isn't the only option. Many people also sail to Puerto Rico each year and end up in Aguadilla, or even cruise to San Juan and drive into town for the day.

Getting Around

Your best options for getting around Aguadilla is to rent a car, with taxis as a close second. Bus services are spotty at best, but if you're up for an adventure you can take a chance and hope to happen upon one as you explore the area.

Air Travel

Because Aguadilla is home to its very own international airport, tourists have a few options with regards to flying here. The first is to fly directly to the Rafael Hernandez Airport (BQN) aboard such airlines as Jet Blue, United Airlines, and Spirit Airlines. The problem is that these flights are limited to departure points on the east coast, so many tourist still find it easiest to fly to the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) in Isla Verde then transferring to a domestic flight that will take them to Aguadilla. One final option is to fly to Isla Verde, rent a car, and drive. Learn more details about each option by clicking here.


Aguadilla isn't necessarily the easiest port to sail into, but it can be done by those who consider themselves to be skilled sailors. There are also several other ways to get out on the water, from chartering a boat to participating in a romantic cruise. Find out what your options are by clicking here.


Puerto Rico is home to one of the busiest cruise ports in the Caribbean, and tourists can not only sail to Puerto Rico as part of a cruise but they can also fly to Puerto Rico and disembark from the island for their tour of the region. The cruise port is located in San Juan, so it is feasible that you could sail to San Juan and make the 90 or so minute drive across the island to visit Aguadilla and discover all of the unique attractions this town has to offer.

Rental Cars

The process of renting a car in Aguadilla is not a challenging one. Tourists need only bring with them a valid driver's license from their country of origin, and a credit card with the appropriate balance and they should have no trouble driving off in a borrowed vehicle. Note that in Aguadilla there are a few local agencies that may accept cash only, and in that case you'll have to leave a cash deposit. Rentals typically cost between $40 and $60(USD) a day, with prices dipping lower in the tourism of season and the longer you have the rental for. Find out more by clicking here.


...a great way to get around...


Taxis are a great way to get around Aguadilla. Although you may not find them so easily on the streets are some of the busier towns on the island, they are only a phone call away. The cost of a taxi is hard to pin down. There are meters in each cab, but many driver would rather settle on a price that works for each of you than use the typical system of charging the base price of $1(USD) and $0.10(USD) for each additional quarter mile. Click here for a more detailed run down of taxis in Aguadilla.


It takes an adventurous person who isn't on a tight schedule to trust the bus system in Puerto Rico outside of San Juan. This is because a system really does not exist. On occasion, you can catch bus called Choferes Unidos from San Juan to Aguadilla for about $10(USD) per person, and there are vans with Linea Sultana that will travel along the same route for about $12(USD) per person.

After learning all of your transportation options for a trip to Aguadilla, you are now prepared to begin planning your getaway. Knowing what is out there is just half the battle, now making a decision and beginning to make arrangements is your next step.


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