Old classic colonial architecture and an energetic Hispanic spirt combine to make Puerto Rico truly a unique gem of the Caribbean islands. Puerto Rico has plenty of first world amenities and modern conveniences to make all sorts of travelers feel at home. Puerto Rico can seem like a bit of a contradiction with old brick colonial building just next to modern street food and small quaint shops. Puerto Rico has something for everyone from cave exploring to casinos, beaches or hiking in the mountains. Come see and experience Puerto Rico for yourself!
Although Puerto Rico has many domestic and a few international airports most travellors will be arriving via the SJU Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in the city of San Juan. Receiving an average of about 28 flights a day this is Puerto Rico’s busiest airport. Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is located in Isla Verde and area about 10 miles north east of San Juan. Nearby can easily be found taxi, buses, and airport shuttles places around the city and elsewhere.
You won’t need a passport to fly in to Puerto Rico from the US but if you want to fly on to most other Caribbean islands from there you will need one. Check here at the US State Departments Website for more info.
Yachting from Puerto Rico
You can sail out of Marina Puerto Del Rey on RD. #3 in Fajardo Suite 86. We recommend staying at the Ceiba Inn at Carretera rd. 977, PR 00735. just over a mile away from from Puerto del Rey Marina. Ceiba Inn is located next to a nature preserve and is the very close to the Marina as well. Atmosphere is very cozy and quaint with clean rooms and a very helpful staff.
Boats at this Location:
Other boats may be available with addition of transfer fees.
Puerto Rico is more mountainous than most of it’s Caribbean island neighbors and provides some unique scenic views not seen anywhere else in the Caribbean. While Puerto Rico has all the charm and character you would expect from a Caribbean island it also features it’s own unique feel of Spanish culture, architecture and cuisine. Being a US territory Puerto Rico is a very convenient and accessible destination for many sailing adventurers. Novemeber to April is usually the best time for sailing here. While Puerto Rico is not very well know as a sailing destination but many intrepid sailors are finding it a great place to go exploring with it’s many relatively untouched beaches and coves.
Vieques and Culebra
Vieques and it’s nearby neighbor Culebra are both alike in being great places to sail. These areas tend to stay warm all year round so swimming, snorkeling, and diving are available at all seasons. Most times of the year you won’t have a lot of company as Culebra and Vieques are not particularly well know sailing destinations but it’s calm waters provides some of the best sailing conditions around. Many great beaches can be found by exploring the coats and small bays of this area.
Fajardo great sailing destination and conventionality located as well. Just over a half hour drive away from the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. Fajardo is a nice relatively secluded area with calm waters, and excellent snorkeling and fishing. With a uniquely calm and peaceful atmosphere Fajardo can be a great place to anchor and soak up the sun for a day or two.