A scenic drive south past the El Yunque National Forest is what tourists planning to fly to their vacation in Yabucoa have to look forward to as they begin planning their trip. There is no airport located directly in this town, which means a flight to Puerto Rico's major international airport will be necessary, followed by a 60 to 70 minute drive – if you don't get the urge to stop and look around along the way.
The Isla Verde, which is just outside of San Juan, is the major international airport in , and also serves as a regional hub for air travel in the Caribbean. For this reason, many of the large international air carriers offer flights to the airport several times a day.(SJU) in
For those who live in the states the following chart may be useful. Booking services don't consistently list the best options so it can be handy to see a summary of which airlines offer direct flights 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 going to be flying from across the Atlantic this chart is the one you need.
|Madrid, Spain||MAD||American Airlines|
See the following chart for airline service from other regional airports. Even if there aren't any flights from a local airport, connecting through another regional airport might be a very good solution.
|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|
When you arrive at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, you'll find it to be a modern facility with two runways, four terminals, a shopping center, a food court, and conference rooms. One of the runways is made of
There are dozens of rental car agencies located at the airport, which will allow you to pick up a vehicle for between $40 and $70(USD) a day to get you to Yabucoa. The drive will begin on PR 26, take you to PR 22, then PR 1 heading south. You'll remain on that road for about half of the journey before exiting to PR 53 south, eventually turning right onto PR 3 heading north, which will get you to Yabucoa. Along the way you'll pass the El Yunque National Forest, which is a popular attraction that many tourists choose to stop and visit during their trip.
Although a little driving is required to get you to your final destination, flying to your vacation in Yabucoa is still the most convenient option available to tourists, and typically the least expensive as well.
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