About San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan is the capital city of Puerto Rico, and is an incorporated part of the United States. San Juan is home to about 395,400 people, which makes it the most populous municipality in Puerto Rico. The city has several historical buildings including La Fortaleza, Fort San Felipe del Morro, and Fort San Cristobal. San Juan is also regarded as the most important sea port in Puerto Rico.
Popular Destinations in San Juan
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in San Juan? In San Juan, most of the travel attractions either have a cultural or scenic element to them. The most interesting destinations include:
El Moro (Castillo San Filipe): The views of the San Juan Bay from this fort are extremely picturesque. Designated as a National Historic Site in 1949, El Moro is one of the largest fortifications in the Caribbean region. It features 18 feet thick walls which are standing 140 feet above the sea. Other key highlights of El Moro include caritas, barracks, dungeons, tunnels, and outposts to explore.
La Fortaleza: This mansion is located on the western side of San Juan, towards the end of Fortaleza. Declared a World Heritage Site, the mansion has served as the Governor’s Residence since the Spanish and American Colonial ruling periods. It was originally built as a fortress in 1540 but has since undergone massive restorations to accommodate cultural tours.
Camay Caves: Located in Western Puerto Rico, the Camay Caves were naturally carved by the third largest underground river, Rio Camay. They are some of the most impressive natural travel gems in all of Puerto Rico. Travelers can choose to visit the Coeval Clara, Tress Pueblos Sinkhole, Spiral Sinkhole and Cave, and a number of stalagmites as well stalactites.
La Bacall: These barracks were home to the Spanish troops in the 1800’s and later to American troops after the Spanish were defeated during the Spanish-American War. La Bacall also served as a hospital during World War II. The second floor has since been converted to the museum, El Muse de Las Americas features three permanent collections – Popular Arts in America, Indian in America, and African Heritage.
Old San Juan: As the oldest city in America, Old San Juan is one of the key travel attractions for visitors while in Puerto Rico. This area is the perfect reminder of the days when Old San Juan was at the heart of the Caribbean and Spanish Empire. Whether you choose the entertainment options in the bars or a tour of the churches, it is hard not to appreciate the unique beauty of Old San Juan.
San Cristobal Fort: This fort stands at 150 feet above sea level, and extends over 27 acres of land. Referred to by many as a strategic masterpiece, this fort features five independent sections, all of which are connected by tunnels and moats. The site is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a National Historic Site.
Luxury Lodgings in San Juan
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in San Juan? San Juan has a long list of outstanding hotel options for travelers to consider.These include:
- Condado Plaza Hilton
- Dorado Beach
- Dunton Hot Springs
- El Conquistador Resort
- El San Juan Hotel and Casino
- Horned Dorset Primavera
- Hotel el Convento
- Olive Boutique Hotel
- Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa
- San Juan Marriot Resort and Stellaris Casino
- The Renaissance La Concha San Juan
- The St Regis Bahia Beach Resort
- Verdanza Hotel San Juan
Airports In or Nearby San Juan For Private Jets
The number of visitors to San Juan is increasing over the years, and air transport facilities have undergone massive upgrading phases. Some of the most convenient airports that you can consider for your private air travel include:
- Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU):Located three miles southeast of San Juan, this airport is the busiest airport in the Caribbean region. It caters to more than four million passengers annually, and JetBlue Airways is the largest airline carrier at this airport, facilitating more than 50 flights daily. There are two runways at this airport (one asphalt, and the other one is concrete).
- Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport (SIG): Also known as Isla Grande Airport, this airport sits adjacent to the San Juan Bay. It is located in Miramar, near to the downtown area in San Juan. Although known as a general aviation airport, there is still a handful of commercial airlines that operate at this airport. There is an asphalt runway designated in the 9/27 direction.
- Humacao Airport (HUC):Humacao Airport is a public airport that has seen its popularity waver due to the new José Aponte de la Torre Airport that has been built. It sits at an elevation of 33 feet above sea level, and has one asphalt runway measuring 2,450 feet.
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