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Arriving at San Juan

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is the main hub for international flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico. This is a large airport with a number of servicing airlines, and you can get cheap flights to San Juan by booking off season or with resort packages. The airport services include typical shops and restaurants, but they also have a barbers shop and beauty salon so passengers can spruce up before or after their San Juan flights. The airport features banking services and ATMs, and visitors can use Wi-Fi in various hotspots. There are also several car rental agencies in this airport.

Getting Around San Juan

If you did not book a ride from the airport when you arranged your airfare to San Juan you still have some reasonable options to get to your lodgings. There are taxis available outside the airport and buses that will take you to Rio Piedras where you can catch a city bus or other mode of travel to your destination. San Juan also has a fast railway system to get around town. However, you need to use the bus to get to most tourist attractions because trains do not stop in those places. The fares are very cheap, but you will need the exact change. There is a ferry that travels to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, and it carries vehicles as well as people.

San Juan Main Attractions

There are a number of historical Spanish forts and cities to explore in San Juan such as El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Palacio de Santa Catalina, and El Castillo de San Cristóbal. You may also be interested in seeing the tomb of Juan Ponce de León located in El Catedral de San Juan Bautista. Of course you could not go to Puerto Rico without enjoying the beaches and touring the local parks like Munoz Rivera Park. More adventurous visitors may want to take a zip-line tour of La Marquesa Forest Reserve. The Teatro Tapia is over 170 years old, and this theatre offers plays, ballets, and concerts.

San Juan Shopping, Dining and Nightlife

Plaza las Américas is a huge shopping mall in San Juan with more than 300 stores, and there are plenty of Western eateries inside for those who want a taste of their home cuisine. For more shopping options you should also visit Old San Juan where there are an immense choice of shops with a wide variety of wares. There is a local free trolley so you can beat the heat and humidity while you explore the markets. For local cuisine you have so many choices that you would have to make another trip to try everything in this huge city. There are magnificent seafood dishes and a variety of Spanish dishes as well as international foods on offer and there are just as many bars and clubs to enjoy, as there are restaurants. All in all it is best to research the different districts to plan your evening.

On Arrival...
  • San Juan is 7 mi from Luis Munoz Marin Intl Airport (San Juan, Puerto Rico).
  • Luis Munoz Marin Intl Airport (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
    • Right now, 50 airlines operate out of Luis Munoz Marin Intl Airport.
    • Luis Munoz Marin Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 39 cities.
    • Every week, at least 1,087 domestic flights and 866 international flights depart from Luis Munoz Marin Intl Airport.

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