Transportation Options for Isla Verde

Isla Verde is closely connected to San Juan's transportation system

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Home to one of the hippest and hottest stretches of hotels in the San Juan area, Isla Verde attracts tourists who have style and want to stay in the lap of luxury. Fortunately for them, this small town benefits from San Juan's exemplary public transportation system, plus it is within easy distance of all of the modes of transport that get people to Puerto Rico.

Getting There

Isla Verde is within driving distance of every major source of transportation to Puerto Rico, including flight, sailing, and cruising.

Air Travel

Home to Puerto Rico's major airport, Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), Isla Verde is easily accessible by air. Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is a regional hub for air traffic, which means that flights from around the world arrive here numerous times throughout the day, so no matter where you're traveling from it will likely be easy to find a flight that fits your schedule and at a low cost to you. Once you arrive, you'll find the airport is a very modern facility that includes numerous shops for your needs and souvenirs as well as a food court. Learn more about flying to Isla Verde, including which airlines make the trip by clicking here.


If you'll be sailing to Puerto Rico but staying in Isla Verde, make plans to first stop in San Juan. This is the nearest official port of entry, and in fact one of the easiest destinations on the island to sail into. This makes it a great destination for those still honing their sailing skills. Find out more by clicking here.


...busiest destinations for cruise ships...


Big name liners like Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Carnival, Disney, Holland America and more, can all be seen docked at the cruise ship terminal in San Juan on a regular basis, especially during the height of cruise season. Puerto Rico is one of the busiest destinations for cruise ships in the Caribbean, even offering a number of cruises that depart from San Juan. Deboarding a cruise ship that has docked in Puerto Rico and heading to Isla Verde is not only possible, but easy to do thanks to the abundance of local transportation options.

Rental Cars

Prices listed for rental cars in Isla Verde can be deceiving if you're searching on-line or calling a particular agency directly for a quote. This is because the typical listing of between $40 and $60(USD) a day does not include taxes, fees, and insurance costs, which can add another $20(USD) or more to your final cost. Additionally, drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 will be charged an extra $10 to $25(USD) a day as a safety precaution. When it is all said and done, you can expect to spend at least $70(USD) a day for your rental. You can find out more about the cost of your rental plus driving conditions in Isla Verde by reading our guide to Rental Cars when you click here.


Located within such close proximity of San Juan, Isla Verde benefits from much of the public transportation system including the abundance of taxis. In San Juan, rates are determined based on a zone system, and Isla Verde is located in Zone Two, which means it will cost $10(USD) to get from the international airport to the resorts in town and $19(USD) from the piers. Learn more about how to find taxis in Isla Verde as well as rates and more by clicking here.


Known as guaguas, the buses in Puerto Rico revolve mainly around San Juan, connecting the major city to many of the towns surrounding it including Isla Verde. The buses run from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily and cost $0.75(USD) per person.


Isla Verde is also home to a form of transportation that most tourists are not aware of: publicos. Publicos, which are recognizable by the letters "P" or "PD" on a yellow license plate operate on set routes but don't have set stops. Instead, the pick up and drop off passengers along the way whenever they need. The vehicles are usually mini buses or large vans and are similar to taxis, but pick up passengers until the vehicle is full, meaning you may end up sharing a ride with someone you've never met before. Rates are not standardized, but tend to come in at around $1.50(USD).

Nearly every form of transportation you can think of if available to tourists in Isla Verde, which opens the door for a lot of decisions to be made during the travel planning process. This is a great position to be in because it gives you the option to choose the mode of transport that is not only best for you, but that you feel most comfortable with.


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