Cheap flights from Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, in the Caribbean is an unincorporated territory of the United States. It is located in the east of the Dominican Republic, and west of the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands. The archipelago consists of the main island of Puerto Rico, along with smaller islands such as Vieques, Culebra, and Mona. Puerto Rico’s capital and largest city is San Juan, and its official languages are Spanish and English.

Where to go

Puerto Rico’s capital, San Juan, is known as the second oldest European-established capital city in the Americas, after Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Visitors of San Juan will get a glimpse of many historical buildings, such as the former defensive forts of the city: Fort San Felipe del Morro and Fort San Cristobal (which are included in the San Juan National Historic Site). San Juan is also home to La Fortaleza, the oldest executive mansion in continuous use in the Americas. The city of San Juan also serves as the most important seaport in Puerto Rico, as well as the country’s manufacturing, financial, cultural, and tourism hub. Get to the Old San Juan, the country’s main cultural tourist attraction, which is located on the western half of a small island, Isleta de San Juan. From the mainland, Old San Juan can be reached via two bridges and a causeway. The main central portion of Old San Juan is composed of narrow blue cobblestone streets and attractive colonial buildings dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Aside from the forts and the mansion of La Fortaleza, other notable historic establishments in Old San Juan also include the Casa Rosa, the San Jose Church, Hotel El Convento, Casa Blanca, the Teatro Tapia, the former Spanish barracks which are now the Museum of Ballaja, and the municipal cemetery of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzi. In addition to Old San Juan, the city of San Juan also houses hotels, museums, restaurants, fine beaches, and shopping centres. Some of the main attractions in San Juan include the Ocean Park, Isla Verde, and Condado.

Known as the gateway to the Caribbean islands, Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, which serves San Juan, Puerto Rico, operates flights to the nearby islands including Pointe-a-Pitre, Fort-de-France, Saint Martin, Anguilla, Dominica, Nevis, Sint Maarten, Saint Thomas, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, and Aruba, among others. The airport also serves short-haul flights to Canada, the United States, Central America, and Latin America.

Santo Domingo is the busiest international (non-U.S.) route from the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo is also the largest city in the Caribbean. Santo Domingo is known as the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas, as well as the first seat of the Spanish colonial rule in the New World. Its Colonial Zone is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is also home to the New World’s first cathedral, monastery, castle, and fortress. It is also home to many parks and recreation areas.

From Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, long-haul international flights to Europe is possible, including destinations such as Madrid, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, London, Oslo, and Stockholm, to name a few. Frankfurt in Germany is a global hub for culture and tourism, among other things. Among the popular landmarks in Frankfurt is Romer, a complex of nine houses forming the Frankfurt city hall. Near the Romer is Frankfurt Cathedral, or Saint Bartholomew’s Cathedral, 14th-15th century gothic structure that serves as the main church of the city. Some modern establishments located in the city include the Holy Cross Church, Goethe House, the Squaire, and the skyscrapers that made Frankfurt as one of the few cities in Europe with a huge number of skyscrapers.

How to get out

Puerto Rico has three international airports: Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, Mercedita Airport, and Rafael Hernandez Airport. There are also 27 domestic airports in the country. The largest airport in Puerto Rico is Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, located three miles or five kilometres southeast of the city of San Juan. The airport serves as a hub for Air Sunshine, Cape Air, M&N Aviation, Seaborne Airlines, and Tradewind Aviation.

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