Traveling to Puerto Rico from Miami? Here’s everything you need to know – NBC 6 South Florida


Located just 1,000 miles off the coast of Miami, Puerto Rico is the perfect vacation destination for any South Floridian looking to get away from it all.

Known for his “rich history and culture, exceptional cuisine, pristine beaches, majestic mountains, relaxation, adventure”the island is sure to provide an unforgettable trip.

This summer, planning your perfect trip to Puerto Rico can be a breeze with this travel guide, detailing everything you need to know to travel to this Caribbean paradise.

COVID Restrictions:

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With Puerto Rico released COVID Restrictionsgetting to the island is now hassle-free.

Unlike many destinations, Puerto Rico does not require any domestic tourist (vaccinated or not) to provide a negative test or proof of their vaccination status to or from the island.

Additionally, masks are not required anywhere on the island, except at events with more than 1,000 people. There is no current capacity limit on public spaces.

For those concerned about the safety of travel to the island, it should be noted that “As of June 14, 2022, Puerto Rico has one of the highest rates of vaccine doses administered against COVID-19 among US Jurisdictions” (Discover Puerto Rico).


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The most popular Puerto Rican city to visit is surely San Juan, the capital of the island. It is also the city with the only international airport, which makes it the ideal city for anyone traveling by air.

To get to Puerto Rico from Miami, one can expect a flight of about three hours. The price fluctuates depending on the season, but currently averages around $185 to $600.

The main airlines that operate these flights are American Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines.

Places to stay:

No matter what their vacation priorities are or what’s on their Puerto Rican bucket list, they’re sure to find a place to stay that best suits their needs. With hundreds of accommodations to choose from, tourists will have no trouble finding what suits them best.

For those looking to eat, drink, and relax at their leisure, a full-service resort may be preferable. Puerto Rico is known for its surplus of all inclusive resorts which can be enjoyed by tourists from everywhere.

For those wishing to have more of a private escape, a Airbnb is an ideal place to stay. With over 1,000 options to choose from, this mode of stay offers a range of options for families large or small and budgets high or low.

Things to do:

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Puerto Rico is well known and highly regarded for its versatility. It offers tourists every experience they could desire– from thrilling adventures to scenic experiences to the relaxation of a lifetime.

Those looking to explore their adventurous side can do so with the many outdoor activities available in Puerto Rico. From hiking through rainforests to sledding over waterfalls to snorkeling in bustling reefs, tourists will find nearly every opportunity for fun, excitement, and exhilaration.

On the other hand, tourists looking to kick things off and let all their cares wash away can do so on the sandy shores of Puerto Rico. Beaches such as Playa El Combate, Flamenco Beach and Playa Seven Seas promise a day filled with crystal clear water, white sand and relaxation to savor.


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