How to Get Here
If you are coming from the U.S. or Europe, San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marin international airport will be your first destination. Many airlines fly there from major cities in the continental U.S. and some in Europe (BA from London, Iberia from Madrid, Condor from Frankfurt).
From San Juan you can fly Cape Air or Vieques Air Link to get to Vieques. Both accept online reservations. Vieques Airlink also flies from San Juan’s smaller airport, Isla Grande, which is usually cheaper, but the 15 minute cab ride from one airport to the other will be about $15.
It is possible to go over land by rental car. Avis, Enterprise and Thrifty have offices close to the ferry in Fajardo, where you will have to drop off the car, because the agencies do not permit taking the car to Vieques.
Once in Vieques, your hotel or guesthouse will often provide transportation. Or you can take a publico (a communal taxi). Most people on the island speak at least a little English, so you won’t have any problems getting to where you’re going.
We recommend you rent a car once you are on the island, because many of our most beautiful beaches and interesting vistas are hard to reach without one.
Photos © Mark Franco