There are a few ways to get to Vieques from the main island of Puerto Rico.
Option 1: Fly from San Juan International Airport (SJU) to Vieques
San Juan International Airport (SJU) is where all flights arrive from the 50 states and overseas. You can fly directly from SJU to Vieques. The airlines we recommend for flying this route are Vieques Air Link and Cape Air. Click here (opens a new window) for flight schedules (subject to change – please call airlines to check schedules).
Approximate time: 20-minute flight
Approximate cost: $100-120 each way per person
Option 2: Fly from Isla Grande Airport to Vieques
Isla Grande Airport is a much smaller airport a few miles away from SJU. You can take a taxi between the two airports, then fly from Isla Grande to Vieques. The airlines that fly this route include Vieques Air Link and MN Aviation. This option can save some money, especially if there are more than two people traveling. Click here (opens a new window) for flight schedules (subject to change).
Approximate time: 10-15 minute taxi ride to Isla Grande Airport (depending on traffic), 20-minute flight
Approximate cost: $20 taxi, $70 flight each way per person
Option 3: Taxi to Fajardo, Then Ferry from Fajardo to Vieques
Fajardo is a city on the east coast of Puerto Rico, about an hour taxi ride from San Juan. From Fajardo there is a passenger ferry to Vieques. Click here (opens a new window) for ferry schedules (subject to change) and taxi information. Please arrive about an hour before ferry departure to ensure tickets are not sold out.
Taxi info: We recommend using Mary & Angel, who are a very nice couple with a few taxi-vans with A/C. They are very reliable and will meet you at the San Juan airport. You can call them at (787) 223-6200 or (787) 649-9155, but please be patient with their English. They charge around $50 for the ride from San Juan to Fajardo, plus a bit extra for additional people, luggage, and evening drives.
Approximate time: 60-90 minute taxi ride to Fajardo (depending on traffic), one hour wait at ferry, 75-90 minute ferry ride
Approximate cost: $65-$80 taxi, $2 ferry ticket each way per person
Getting to Casa Ladera once you’re in Vieques
Once you arrive in Vieques, getting to Casa Ladera is easy! We usually arrange to pick you up and check you in, but in case you need to get here yourself, here are the directions.
FROM THE AIRPORT: Drive east on Route 200 for about five minutes. You’ll pass a gas station on your left and then go over a small bridge. Take the first left turn immediately after the bridge, and go all the way down that small road. When you see a large pale-yellow house on your right, that’s Casa Ladera!
FROM THE FERRY: Drive west on Route 200 for about five minutes. A few minutes later, you’ll see a gas station on your left. Make the first right after that, and go all the way down that small road. When you see a large pale-yellow house on your right, that’s Casa Ladera!
** Please note that Casa Ladera has a check-in window of 3-8pm on arrival day **