Travel Guide for getting to Puerto Rico, and the offshore islands of Vieques & Culebra
Welcome to Islands of Puerto Rico Travel Guide, this page will give you information on all the options available for getting to Puerto Rico by plane, cruise ships and ferry to the offshore islands.
By Plane / Airports in Puerto Rico
Most travel guides lead you to the San Juan International Airport, but there are more airports in Puerto Rico with daily flights from various destinations in the USA and Europe. Our guide will help you find the best airport option for your travel needs, you may even find cheaper flights by flying to the smaller airports.
By Cruise Ship
Cruising is an excellent way to see various islands in one vacation, and hundreds of cruise ships include our beautiful San Juan Bay port as part of the itinerary, some end sail in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Seasoned cruisers instead of flying, they decide to cruise to San Juan as a way to save money on travel to Puerto Rico. More about cruising to Puerto Rico
The city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic provides travel to the city of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (on the west coast). Once in Puerto Rico, there are various ferries so you may travel to the offshore islands of Vieques and Culebra at the Fajardo dock, there is a ferry in San Juan and private ferries which will take you to the offshore islands of Gilligan’s and Caja de Muerto. More about Puerto Rico Ferries.
Getting to the offshore islands of Isla de Vieques & Isla de Culebra “The Spanish Virgin Islands”
Puerto Rico has a very quiet side, the offshore islands of Vieques & Culebra. To get there you have the options of taking the ferry from Fajardo or a short flight from the airports of San Juan, Isla Grande or Ceiba.
- Getting to Vieques – Isla de Vieques is on the east coast of Puerto Rico. Getting to Vieques is hassle free and no passport is required for US Citizens. Fly to the San Juan Airport, then take a short flight or ferry ride to Vieques.
- Getting to Culebra – Culebra is also on the east coast of Puerto Rico. Fly to San Juan Airport and take a short flighto to Culebra or ferry ride from Fajardo.
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