If you're flying to your Puerto Rico getaway in Arecibo, you'll have to make at least one stop along the way. Because the local airport is not international, your original flight from your home country will take you through San Juan, and from there you can transfer to your final destination.
When flying to Isla Verde. This is true of tourists who are heading to Arecibo. The Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport opened in 1995 with just one runway, a navigation tower, three terminals, and a parking lot. Today it has grown substantially, adding a concrete runway measuring 8,016 feet long to the existing 9,783 foot long asphalt runway, a shopping center and food court, and even a collection of conference rooms. More than eight million people pass through this airport each year, making it a major hub for air travel on Puerto Rico as well as the whole of the Caribbean., most people will find their first stop to be at the (SJU) in
After arriving in Isla Verde, tourists have the option of driving the 50 miles to Arecibo, or hopping on a quick flight to the (ARE). The airport is located just five miles southeast of the city's business district, and was originally used for military purposes. Today, it averages a small eight arrivals and departures a day on a 3,975 foot long asphalt runway. Unfortunately, most of those will be trade or charter flights.
If you live in the states the following chart may be useful. The online booking services don't consistently know about the least costly options so it helps to see which airlines offer direct flights to this airport.
|Baltimore, MD, USA||BWI||AirTran|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||AirTran, Jet Blue, Spirit Airlines|
|Jacksonville, FL, USA||JAX||Jet Blue|
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||Air Berlin, American Airlines, British Airways, WestJet|
|Orlando, FL, USA||MCO||Jet Blue|
|Tampa, FL, USA||TPA||Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines|
|West Palm Beach, FL, USA||PBI||Jet Blue|
|Windsor Locks, CT, USA||BDL||Jet Blue|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||Spirit Airlines|
|Orlando, FL, USA||MCO||Jet Blue|
If you're going to fly across the Atlantic this table is relevant.
|Madrid, Spain||MAD||American Airlines|
Check the chart below for air service from other regional airports. Even if you can't get a flight from an airport near your home, making a connection through another regional airport might prove to be a fine option.
|Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda||ANU||LIAT|
|Basseterre, St. Kitts||SKB||Seaborne Airlines|
|Culebra, Isla de Culebra||CPX||Air Flamenco|
|Dominica||DOM||Air Sunshine, LIAT, Seaborne Airlines|
|Dominican Republic||SDQ||Jet Blue, Seaborne Airlines|
|La Romana, Hispaniola||LRM||Seaborne Airlines|
|Mayagüez, Puerto Rico||MAZ||American Airlines, Cape Air, United Airlines|
|Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis||NEV||Air Sunshine, American Airlines, Cape Air, Seaborne Airlines, United Airlines|
|Pointe a Pitre, Grande-Terre||PTP||Seaborne Airlines|
|Puerto Rico||RVR||Air Flamenco|
|Punta Cana, Hispaniola||PUJ||Seaborne Airlines|
|Santiago De Los Caballeros, The Dominican Republic||STI||Jet Blue, Seaborne Airlines|
|Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten||SXM||Air Sunshine, Jet Blue, Seaborne Airlines|
|Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda||VIJ||Air Sunshine, American Airlines, Seaborne Airlines|
|St. Croix, US Virgin Islands||STX||Jet Blue, United Airlines|
|St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands||STT||Air Sunshine, Cape Air, Jet Blue, United Airlines|
|St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||SVD||LIAT|
|The Valley, Anguilla||AXA||American Airlines, Cape Air, United Airlines|
|Vieques, Puerto Rico||VQS||Air Flamenco, Air Sunshine, American Airlines, Cape Air, Seaborne Airlines, United Airlines, Vieques Air Link|
|the BVI, British Virgin Islands||EIS||American Airlines, Cape Air, Seaborne Airlines, United Airlines, VI Airlink|
Although you'll have to make a stop along the way, getting to Arecibo is not a difficult task to accomplish. Take this into consideration as you begin to decide which travel options work best for your dream getaway.
Take a look at this table to call some of the regional air charter companies.
|(787) 276-5669||Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport - Isla Verde||Puerto Rico|
|(888) 879-8900||Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport - Isla Verde||Puerto Rico|
|(340) 777-9177||Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|(787) 791-1240||Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport - Isla Verde||Puerto Rico|
|(284) 495-1747||Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport - Isla Verde||Puerto Rico|
|(888) 842-2055||Pier 6, Old San Juan - Viejo San Juan||Puerto Rico|
|(340) 642-3000||Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
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