Just a short drive away from San Juan, tourists heading to Caguas will fly into the international airport located in the bustling town. Although this means there is no direct access to Caguas, the ease of travel to this airport quickly makes most feel comfortable with the decision to fly here.
Having originally opened in May of 1955, the(SJU) is a major hub of air transport both in and the whole of the Caribbean. People travel through these terminals from around the world, sometimes leaving and spending their days visiting the Latin American island, but others continue on to smaller airports in the region that are unable to handle the jumbo jets that brought them here. It makes perfect sense, since the airport was built as a direct result of the island not having an airport large enough to accommodate such planes, and it has continued to grow and change as the technologies have.
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport features two runways, one of which is a 9,783 foot long asphalt runway and the other is a 8,016 concrete runway. Inside, there are four terminals, a number of shops, a collection of restaurants, and several conference rooms. The airport also serves as a hub for several commercial airlines including, , and .
Finding a flight into San Juan is not a difficult task. JetBlue alone offers upwards of 50 flights a day from such locations as Boston, Chicago, New York, and Orlando among others.
For those who live in the states this table can be useful for planning purposes. Online booking engines don't necessarily list the best options so it can be helpful 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're flying from Europe the table below is relevant.
|Madrid, Spain||MAD||American Airlines|
Check below for scheduled air service from airports in the Caribbean region. If you can't get a flight directly from your favorite airport, making a connection through another airport might prove to be a viable solution.
|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|
Caguas is just under a half an hour south of San Juan by car. To get there from the airport you head east on Avenida Juan Ponce de Leon to Avenida Fernandez Juncos. From there, you continue on to PR-1 S then take the exit to PR-22 O. This is a toll road, so make sure you're prepared with pesos. Next, you'll exit left to I-PR1, then finally exit and take a left onto Calle Cordova/PR-156. At that point, you'll need to follow directions directly to your accommodations.
Thanks to its location so close to one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean, flying to your getaway in Caguas is easy to plan. Direct flights are definitely possible but even when they are not you shouldn't have trouble finding options that suit your schedule, budget, and other needs.
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