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Flying into Beautiful Carolina

Less than a three-hour flight from Miami, the Caribbean island and U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is an ideal choice for a cheap Caribbean vacation.
Hotels in Carolina
TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde
$114 avg/night
San Juan Water and Beach Club
$143 avg/night
El San Juan Hotel & Casino, PR
$149 avg/night
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Here, you can stay active by going surfing or deep-sea fishing, or laze around all day on the popular Isla Verde beaches.

While many other islands in the Caribbean charge premium prices during spring break and key winter holiday times, Puerto Rico offers year-round affordable packages. And with many flights daily to Carolina, Puerto Rico, getting there is fast and easy.

What Should I Know Before Booking my Flight to Carolina, Puerto Rico?

The main airport in Carolina, known officially as San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), is located just three miles southeast of San Juan. Don’t be confused if you also hear the airport unofficially referred to as Isla Verde International Airport. 

This busy airport is a Caribbean hub for smaller airlines, including American Eagle and Cape Air. JetBlue Airways, the largest American airline serving Puerto Rico, also operates 27 daily flights out of SJU.

The best time to book a cheap flight to Carolina, Puerto Rico is from mid-April to June, right after the busy winter season and just before the rainy summer. And as New York, Orlando, and Miami are the cities that fly most often into Puerto Rico, these routes often are the cheapest as well.

What is the Best Way to Get to and From the Airport in Carolina, Puerto Rico?

Carolina and the beaches of Isla Verde are only a few miles from the airport, making road transfers between the airport and hotels inexpensive and easy.

If you want to book a shuttle in advance, consider GO Puerto Rico Shuttle. Specializing in transfers between SJU and nearby hotels, cruise terminals, businesses, and private residences, this company also offers some of the best rates.

Taxis are also readily available at the airport. They line up outside the arrivals terminal, and there is rarely a wait. Taxis in Puerto Rico are highly regulated, with set fares for destinations within San Juan. From the airport to any hotel in Isla Verde, the fee is $10; to any hotel in the Condado district, the charge is $15; and to any hotel in Old San Juan, the cost is $19. These rates also include baggage costs ($.50 for each of the first three bags, then $1 per bag).

Travel time can vary widely, depending on traffic conditions, with late-afternoon and early morning traffic jams common Monday through Friday.

Are There Any Hotels Near the Airport in Carolina, Puerto Rico?

While most of the hotels in Isla Verde are only a few minutes' drive from the airport, there are also a few hotels located right at the airport.

The aptly named Airport Hotel is just steps from the American Airlines counter. This hotel offers free continental breakfast, a business center, free Internet access, a fully equipped fitness center, free local calls, and an on-site sushi restaurant.

The Best Western San Juan Airport is also a great option for a hotel right at the airport. This hotel offers wireless Internet access, a hot tub, free continental breakfast, a fitness center, a fully equipped business center, and soundproof rooms.

What is Navigating Customs in Puerto Rico Like?

U.S. citizens coming from mainland destinations do not need passports to enter Puerto Rico. However, because of new airport security measures, it is necessary to produce a government-issued photo ID to board flights.

Visitors from other countries, including Canada, need a valid passport to land in Puerto Rico.

On return flights, expect to have your baggage screened before check-in. The USDA is looking for fruits, vegetables, and/or plant material that may harbor insects or disease that could harm agricultural crops in the United States. Ensure that you have the USDA sticker on your checked luggage prior to checking in with your airline, as they cannot accept your checked luggage unless it has that sticker.

What Amenities Can I Find at the Airport in Carolina, Puerto Rico?

While the airport in Carolina may be a bit dated, a massive construction and renovation project is currently underway, so travelers can expect changes in the near future.

Expect to soon see an American Airlines Admirals Club and new fast food franchises, including Wendy’s, McDonald's, Subway, and Taco Maker in Concourse C.

If you’re hungry, don’t miss the Air Margaritaville restaurant in the main terminal.

Overall, flying to Carolina Puerto Rico is easy, inexpensive and a great option for a Caribbean getaway.