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San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan information

Most people arrive in San Juan by airplane. The Luis Munoz Marin International Airport is San Juan and Puerto Rico’s main airport: it is commonly referred to as the San Juan International Airport. It is located in the town of Carolina, just several miles west of San Juan. One of the largest airports in the Caribbean, this airport welcomes visitors from 50 countries. It also serves as a hub providing connecting service to other smaller islands in the Caribbean and in Latin America. As Puerto Rico is an island, the only other way to get there is by sea. The Port of San Juan is the second biggest cruise ship port in the Western Hemisphere.

For the traveller looking to just visit Puerto Rico, San Juan is a great starting point as the entrance to the eastern part of the island, the resort towns, and an overview of all things Puerto Rico. Book your flights and hotels now to start saving

Temperature

Puerto Rico has one of the most unvarying climates in the world. Temperatures year-round range from 75° to 85°F (24°-29°C). The island is wettest and hottest in August, averaging 81°F (27°C) and 7 inches (18cm) of rain. San Juan and the northern coast seem to be cooler and wetter than Ponce and the southern coast. The coldest weather is in the high altitudes of the Cordillera, the site of Puerto Rico's lowest recorded temperature - 39°F (4°C).

When is the best time to fly to San Juan?

Peak Season:

January to March is the peak travel season to the island

Off peak Season:

Temperature-wise, Puerto Rico is truly a year-round destination. Throughout the year, average temperatures only vary by about 10 degrees, with midday temperatures occasionally reaching into the 80s and evenings cooling to the low 70s. What separates the off season from the rest of the year is rainfall. Hurricane season, the most potentially dangerous time, officially lasts from the beginning of June through the end of October, and the off season encompasses this entire period.