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.
Owned by the Puerto Rico Ports Authority and managed by the Aerostar Airport Holdings, the San Juan in Isla Verde. It originally opened in May of 1955 when the need for a larger airport became apparent.(SJU) is actually located three miles outside of
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.
Flights to San Juan are available from around the world including Canada, South America, Europe, the Caribbean, and numerous cities in the United Sates.
If you're flying from the U.S. the following chart may come in handy. Not all of the flight combinations you will be shown on some websites make a lot of sense so it's useful to realize which airlines actually offer direct service to this location.
|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 traveling from a location in Europe this chart will be useful.
|Madrid, Spain||MAD||American Airlines|
See the table below for a complete list of air service from regional airports. Even if there aren't any flights directly from an airport near you, taking a connecting flight from another airport in the Caribbean might be a fine option.
|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|
|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|
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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