When planning a meeting there are countless logistics to be considered, yet often the first and last impression an attendee has is shaped by one practical aspect: transportation.
Coordinating transportation is no small task — whether you’ve got a small group of VIPs or a conference of several hundred — which is why Discover Puerto Rico’s expert team can assist with finding the perfect solution for your group.
Puerto Rico has hundreds of daily direct flights arriving at and from international airports: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (also known as San Juan Airport or SJU), Rafael Hernández Airport (BQN) in Aguadilla, and Mercedita Airport (PSE) in Ponce which provides a convenient option for groups spending time on the west coast of the island.
SJU is located in Isla Verde and is just minutes away from San Juan. This is the largest and most accessible airport on the Island, servicing more than 20 international commercial airlines, in addition to dozens of daily direct flights connecting the Island to major cities throughout the mainland United States.
Rafael Hernández Airport is smaller than SJU but also services international flights from major commercial airlines such as JetBlue, National Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and United Airlines, as well as private charters.
There are also several smaller airports if you’re interested in moving your group to Puerto Rico’s smaller islands and cays, such as Vieques and Culebra. Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport (or Aeropuerto de Isla Grande) services three local airlines and private charters that fly daily. Small airports in Ceiba, Arecibo, Mayagüez, Fajardo, and Humacao also service private flights and charters.
For a more scenic mode of transportation that’s great for groups, consider traveling by boat. There are more than 10 major cruise lines — including Carnival, Celebrity, Disney, and Royal Caribbean — that come and go weekly from the cruise terminal in San Juan.
Additionally, there is an express ferry service in Old San Juan called AcuaExpreso, which transports people across the bay to Cataño. There is also a water ferry that runs from the east coast town of Ceiba to the islands of Culebra and Vieques.
There are also several sailing tour companies, including Traveler and Sailing Dreams, that offer tours of Puerto Rico’s beautiful coastal waters, if you want to get your group out on the water but aren’t necessarily heading to a different destination.