Puerto Rico airports handle domestic, US and international flights to and from the Island on a daily basis. Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan (SJU) is the island's main airport. Located in the area known as Isla Verde, the airport was, for many decades, known as Isla Verde International Airport, until 1985, when then Governor Rafael Hernandez Colon decided to name it after Luis Munoz Marin, Puerto Rico's first democratically elected governor.
There are taxis, car rentals, buses, public transportation and private limousines available throughout the country.
The Metropolitan Bus Authority (or AMA, its Spanish acronym) operates in the San Juan Metropolitan area. Stops are marked by magenta, orange and white signs which read Parada. Buses run between certain hours, usually until 9:00 p.m. For route, terminals, or schedule information, call (787) 250-6064, or the new Metro bus system (San Juan to Río Piedras), (787) 763-4141.
Automobile Rentals (Rent a Car)
Agencies are located around the island. Includes: AAA, Afro, Avis, Budget, Charlie, Discount, Hertz, L & M, Leaseway, National, Popular Leasing, Target, Thrifty, and Vias.
Traffic proceeds on the right. Signs are in Spanish, distance markers are posted in kilometers and the gas is sold in liters.
Valid resident country or international driver's license required.
There are fuel stations throughout Puerto Rico. Some open 24 hours a day
And nearly all supply leaded and unleaded gasoline and diesel. Don't be surprised to find a lot of fuel stations providing both full and self-service.
Highways are 65mph/112kph. Two-lane roads are 55 mph/88kph. Built-up areas are 30 mph/48kph unless otherwise posted.
Drinking and Driving
The penalties for drinking alcohol and driving afterwards are severe and exactly the same for both residents and visitors (legal drinking age of 18).
It is compulsory to wear seat belts, including the rear seats - if fitted. Very small children and babies must at all times be restrained in an appropriate child seat or carrier.