The eighth largest municipality in Puerto Rico, Mayaguez is a beautiful island city known for its unique culture and amazing architectural and historical sites. Some of the most popular tourist destinations in the area include the Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo, the Plaza Publica, Parque de Los Proceres, and the Museo Casa Pilar Defillo. Since the town is located along the coast, it is also a popular destination for those looking for some fun in the sun. If you are searching for good rates on flights to Mayaguez, you can use the flight search tool on Skyscanner to find great flight deals.
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When to Fly to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
The dry season, which runs during the winter months from November through March, will have the best weather in terms of less precipitation and temperature highs. The wet season, which runs from June to October, will see high levels of precipitation with the highest amount being in September. This time of year is not a popular tourist season, as the risk of hurricanes is high at this time. However, if you are looking to travel as cheap as possible and are not big on tourist crowds, you can save a ton and enjoy fewer crowds during the late summer and fall season.
Eugenio Maria de Hostos Airport
The Eugenio Maria de Hostos, or Mayaguez Airport, is located just three miles to the north of the city center of Mayaguez and provides all the commercial passenger service to the area. While the airport was originally established as the gateway to Puerto Rico, much of the commercial service to the west began to filter through the Rafael Hernandez Airport in Aguadilla.
Airlines That Fly to Mayaguez
Since the airport is consists of only one runway, there are only around 49 aircraft operations performed at the airport daily and the only passenger commercial service provided to the airport is through Cape Air that provides service to and from the city of San Juan.
Arriving at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Airport
The airport consists of only one small asphalt runway and one terminal. Due to its small size, the airport has limited amenities, so if you will need last-minute items or cash for your trip, it's recommended that you take care of these needs at the San Juan airport before departing for Mayaguez. On your arrival at the airport, there is limited transportation option to traverse the three miles, or ten-minute trip, to get into the city. One of the most popular forms of transportation from the airport to the city is via taxi service. However, it is important to note that unlike the San Juan area, there are no metered taxis in Mayaguez so you will want to negotiate with the driver before beginning the journey to avoid a surprise later. If you would like to secure a rental car for your trip, you can choose from options at the airport including Budget and Thrifty.
Travel Tips for Mayaguez
While public transportation can be a tempting option in such a small area, be cautious as the buses in the area will simply fill up seats and continue their route, bypassing stops if they are full. Due to the common use of public transportation among locals, the buses tend to fill up rather quickly.