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If you're considering hosting your destination wedding in Puerto Rico, you'll be glad to know that traveling here from the U.S. mainland is quite convenient. Whether you’re arriving by air or by sea, the only thing easier than getting here is being here.

Domestic vs. International

Puerto Rico is a United States territory. If you’re visiting from any part of the USA, you don’t have to exchange your currency, upgrade your cell phone plan, or go through customs or immigration. An unforgettable Caribbean getaway is within easy reach – no passport required.

Travelers coming from outside of the country must follow the same guidelines as in any other U.S. airport. Once the customs officer stamps your passport, get ready for a trip filled with vibrant culture, inspiring scenery, and warm tropical breezes.

terminal at the airport


Puerto Rico is home to three international airports. In the Metro region, San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) is a major transportation hub. More than 20 airlines fly here, from large-scale operators like JetBlue, United Airlines, and Avianca to regional carriers like Intercaribbean and Air Sunshine.

You can travel to San Juan from Miami in less than two and a half hours, from Boston in four hours, and from Chicago in under five. If you’re flying from the west coast of the United States, you’ll probably have a layover on your way here.

While not quite as bustling as SJU, two additional airports, Rafael Hernandez (BQN) in Aguadilla and Mercedita (PSE) in Ponce, also welcome domestic and international travelers.

A cruise ship sails by off the coast of San Juan.

A cruise ship sails by off the coast of San Juan.


Puerto Rico is a popular stop for voyagers looking to explore the best of the region on a cruise. Lines like Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Carnival, and Holland America typically include at least one stop on the Island in their southern Caribbean itineraries.

The Island encompasses two main passenger ports. In San Juan, cruise-goers can walk right from the ship into the heart of the pastel-hued old city. In the south, Ponce is less frequented but equally as enticing for its distinctive history, scenery, and culture.