Tourists headed to Palmas Del Mar are looking for a luxurious vacation in a resort town where all of their needs are taken care of for them. Before they can get there; however, travel arrangements must be made. For most people, this will mean a flight to the international airport in San Juan, then a transfer to nearby Humacao.
Outfitted with four terminals, conference rooms, a food court, a shopping center, and a humongous parking garage, the major point of entry for most people flying tois the (SJU). It has an asphalt runway measuring 9,783 feet long and an additional concrete runway that measures 8,016 feet long, which means it has accommodations to welcome international jumbo jet, a fact that not every airport in the Caribbean can claim. Because of this, Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is a major hub for air transportation in the region. The airport original opened in 1955 and has continued to grow and change with the times ever since.
When flying from the U.S. this chart may be helpful. Not all of the options you will see on the internet make a lot of sense so it's useful to know which airlines actually provide direct service to this airport.
|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 Europe this table will be helpful.
|Madrid, Spain||MAD||American Airlines|
Check the following table for scheduled air service from airports in the region. If there aren't any flights from an airport near you, connecting through another airport in the Caribbean might prove to be your best option.
|Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda||ANU||LIAT|
|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|
|Culebra, Isla de Culebra||CPX||Air Flamenco, Vieques Air Link|
|Isla Verde, Puerto Rico||SJU||Air Flamenco|
|Vieques, Puerto Rico||VQS||Air Flamenco, Vieques Air Link|
After arriving in San Juan, you can either fly or drive the remainder of the way to Palmas Del Mar. Flights are available several times daily aboard domestic carriers to the (HUC), which is about 15 minutes away from Palmas Del Mar. The cost of a flight is usually about $100(USD) per person which is more expensive than the cost of renting a car, but a much quicker route to take. A car rental costs between $40 and $70(USD) a day, and will have tourists drive for about an hour, taking PR 26 to the Jose de Diego Expessway to PR 30, and finally to PR 53 before navigating more local roads. The trip takes about one hour.
Over all, getting to Palmas Del Mar is easy to arrange, especially if you decide to fly which is not only a time saver, but also one of the most affordable travel options.
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