Flying to Boqueron

First San Juan, then Boqueron

The nearest airport to Boqueron is also Puerto Rico's largest and most modern facility, the San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU). Although you'll have to plan a secondary form of transportation into town from this airport, the ease of travel to the island from nearly anywhere in the world is a definite plus.

Knowledgeable tourists will note that there is in fact an airport in Boqueron; however, it is a private airstrip.

About the Airport

Owned by the Puerto Rico Ports Authority and managed by the Aerostar Airport Holdings, the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) is actually located three miles outside of San Juan in Isla Verde. It originally opened in May of 1955 when the need for a larger airport became apparent.

After many upgrades, today the airport has two runways (one is asphalt and measures 9,783 feet long and the other is 8,016 feet long and concrete) plus passenger friendly facilities like a collection of shops and restaurants, conference rooms, and more. More than eight million people travel through the airport on an annual basis.

Flying to San Juan

Flights to San Juan are available from around the world including Canada, South America, Europe, the Caribbean, and numerous cities in the United Sates.

This table will tell you which airlines have scheduled flights from the United States as well as which airports they fly from. Not all of the options you will see displayed on some websites are logical choices so it can be handy to see a summary of which airlines actually offer direct service to this location.

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
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

If you'll be flying from across the Atlantic this table is relevant.

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Madrid, Spain MAD American Airlines

Flying to Boqueron from the Caribbean

See the following chart for airline service from other Caribbean airports. Even if you can't take a flight directly from an airport near you, connecting through another airport in the Caribbean may be a great option.

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU LIAT, Seaborne Airlines
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
Martinique FDF 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

Getting to Boqueron

After arriving in San Juan, the next leg of your journey will be to drive to Boqueron. This can be done by renting a car and driving yourself or hiring a taxi or airport transfer service. The trip takes between two and three hours depending upon the route you take. The recommended path is to take Route 22 west to Route 2 which will follow along the curve of the coast and take you south to Route 101 right outside of Boqueron.

The benefit of flying to San Juan and then driving to Boqueron is that you get to see Puerto Rico's countryside at the start of your vacation, which can be an awe inspiring way to travel. On top of that, flights into San Juan are plentiful, easy to find, and often inexpensive, so you'll never have to worry about having a difficult time making arrangements.

 

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