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Best way to fly to Culebra

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Best way to fly to Culebra

We are staying at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino over Christmas. I'm looking for guidelines on which airport is best to fly out of to get to Culebra. I'm not sure how far Ceiba is from this hotel and I'm wondering if someone can tell me how long it takes by taxi to get to Ceiba compared to the Isla Grande airport or the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. We'd like the most efficient and cost effective way to travel to Culebra. Given that we're going at Christmas, is it best to book flights in advance?

Are there specific taxi services that take you to the airports?

Thank you.

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1. Re: Best way to fly to Culebra

The Luis Muñoz Marín "San Juan" airport (SJU) and the Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci "Isla Grande" airport (SIG) are minutes from the Marriott. Figure 20 minutes, depending on traffic.

The Ceiba International Airport (RVR) is at least 90 minutes from the Marriott. Taxi to RVR would cost about $90 one-way.

Airline choices are Air Flamenco and Vieques Air Link.

Prices for flights may vary by airport, even on the same airline.

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2. Re: Best way to fly to Culebra

will you have a rental car for those days? if you are already paying for a rental car, it would be cost effective to drive to Ceiba.

check the prices. from SJU the price is from $102 to $122 on VAL and Cape Air. it is not cost effective.

Flying from Isla Grande on VAL(not sure the Flamenco Air price) is now $72. it went up again. figure a cab is about $25 so figure about $170 to get both of you to Culebra.

flying from Ceiba is abut $34 now. So figure with the $90 ride it is about $155 to get there. so that way is cheaper. but as stated, its about 90 minutes to get to that airport. it is also about $90 and 90 minutes to get to Fajardo(next town before Ceiba) where you can HOPE to catch the ferry for $2.50 each way pp. that is the most cost effective way, but it is stressful to try to get tickets and get on the boat. but if you cant get on the boat you can always try to get on a plane. sometimes, if you make arrangements beforehand and hire a private driver, they may pick up the tickets for the ferry for you.

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3. Re: Best way to fly to Culebra

Since your trip will be during Xmas, check next week the offer the PR tourism Co. and Vieques Air Link. Depending if you are staying at one of the mentioned venues in the offer, you could save some $ !

Edited: 16 September 2012, 15:50
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4. Re: Best way to fly to Culebra

Thank you. Is one airline preferred over another?

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Also, would the drive to Ceiva give us a scenic tour of the rest of PR or is it on a highway without much to see? Are there people who offer this kind of service?

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6. Re: Best way to fly to Culebra

The drive to Ceiba is primarily along Route 3 (you can opt to take Route 66 for part of it between Carolina and Canovanas ... quicker). You could also opt to take Road 187 east from Isla Verde along the water in Pinones and then out to Route 3 in Rio Grande, but that could add considerably to your drive time (depending on time of day, day of week).

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7. Re: Best way to fly to Culebra

el Yunque rain forest is on the way in case you wanted to take a tour. you can email John at Johnspublico@yahoo.com if you wanted to get a quote for a direct ride or for a guided tour etc.

He is reliable and affordable. I have used his service often

Edited: 17 September 2012, 00:34
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Thanks so much for your assitance.

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