San Juan airport

San Juan actually has two airports – the original is on Isla Grande and the newer Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport located near Isla Verde. You’re more likely to arrive at the latter.

 

Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport

The chief San Juan airport is the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport – often abbreviated to LMM, although its airport code is SJU. The airport is located conveniently close to popular vacation destination Isla Verde’s hotels and beach.

It’s a good idea to carry some dollars for when you arrive, although the is a currency exchange in terminal C – even if you carry just enough change for a phone call.

Allow plenty of time for queuing on departure – first at the check in desk and then at the departure gate owing to the more rigorous security checks that have been in place since 9/11. These include passing all passengers’ shoes through the X-ray machine – so don’t be surprised when you are asked to remove them.

While European travelers may be surprised that there are no bookstores, there are a number of gift shops for any last-minute purchases you need to make. Food options include MacDonald’s and Taco Bell, but once you have cleared security your choice is extremely limited – there are just vending machines.

 

Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci

San Juan’s second airport is the Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci on Isla Grande. Although it is the original San Juan airport, these days it is mainly used by private aircraft and as a commuter airport for internal flights.

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