Boqueron is a laid back fishing community along the west coast of Puerto Rico. The town is a perfect mix of rural and city, with a nice selection of natural attractions coupled by plenty of restaurants and shops. Tourists who find this type of living to be intriguing can book their travel arrangements after learning which transportation options available to them here.
The most direct route to Boqueron is to fly, but that doesn't make it the only route. Those with the skills can sail their own yacht to a nearby port of entry, and those looking for a luxury experience can take a cruise to San Juan then drive or take a quick flight into town.
Most tourists are aware that rental cars, taxis, and buses will likely be an option for them when they arrive at any given destination, but in Boqueron there is a third option that can take some getting used to: the publico.
Just under an hour away from San Juan, tourists who plan to fly to Puerto Rico will arrive at the (SJU) before finding a form of ground transport to get them to Boqueron. Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is the island's hub of air transport (though more properly located in Isla Verde) , and it is very easy to get a flight from nearly every major city in the United States as well as from various locations around the world. Find out more about choosing flight as you main source of transportation to Boqueron by clicking here.
No, Boqueron is not an official port of entry, but that hasn't stopped numerous tourists from sailing here in the past. The fishing village vibe is perfect for sailors who don't need the luxury of a fancy marina, but are perfectly fine docking and tending to things on their own. If this sounds like a destination you feel comfortable sailing into, click here.
One of the busiest cruise ports in the Caribbean is located across the island in San Juan. Many cruise lines will stop here as they tour the region and stay for a day or two, allowing tourists to get off and explore the island. This gives passengers a chance to visit Boqueron and see what makes it so special.
If you plan to rent a car for your travels through Boqueron, it is highly recommended that you request a vehicle with four wheel drive and good suspension such as a Jeep. This is because the area is highly known for its natural attractions and chances are you'll encounter some bumpy roads as you explore. Rentals cost between $40 and $60(USD) a day here, and you'll need to be over 21 and in possession of a valid driver's license. Find out more about the car rental process as well as driving conditions in Boqueron by clicking here.
Taxis in Boqueron are easy to spot thanks to the "Taxi Touristico" logo painted on the front. If you don't see these words, it is best not to get into the cab. While most drivers will prefer to negotiate the fare, some use meters. If you get into a metered cab it will cost you $1.75(USD) to start, then $0.10(USD) for every one-third mile. Remember to leave room in the budget for a tip as well.
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There is no official inter-island bus service, though some of Puerto Rico's major cities to have buses that run at a very inexpensive cost to travelers. There is currently no bus that operates in or to Boqueron, but there is always a chance one may begin running, so check with the local Bus Authority at 787-767-7979.
There is one other public transportation option in Puerto Rico that tourists can take advantage of. It is a cross between a taxi and a bus, and offers rates that are somewhere in between as well. Publicos are vans or mini buses that offer public taxi services. Rather than hailing a cab and getting in and being taken to your destination in private, publicos will stop along the way and pick up others in need of a ride. This lowers your cost, but can mean a little extra driving time.
Knowing your options with regards to transportation will help you to quickly and easily make arrangements and book your trip when the time comes to make fast and swift decisions.
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