Traveling to San Juan, Puerto Rico is an excellent idea, as it offers a diverse and colorful culture with matching weather. When you visit, you’ll land at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, located 8 miles east of San Juan city. This is the main airport on the island of Puerto Rico and is also the busiest airport in the Caribbean. It is also known as San Juan Airport.
If you are considering renting a car during your vacation keep reading because we have lots of useful information to share with you to help maximize your time visiting this paradise destination.
Why Collect Your Rental Car from The Airport?
There are 2 huge reasons to rent your hire car straight from the airport. Do you know them? The first is convenience. There is nothing more convenient than getting off the plane, passing through customs and getting straight into your rental car. Making your way to a city-based car rental increases your chances of getting lost, taking the wrong bus and spending extra money for a taxi!
The second reason is, it is a massive time saver. If you want to look outside of the airport for a car rental business that will require time for research as well as using up your holiday time to travel to get it.
If you are looking to save time and start your vacation in the smoothest manner, book your car rental with an airport pick up.
>>Further reading: ‘How To Avoid Serious Car Rental Mistakes’ <<
Car Rental Companies at San Juan Airport
All the car rental firms are located within the garage parking off the main airport building, on the first level. The airport is divided into 4 terminals, 3 of which are near to the main building. The terminals are called A, B, C and D. Terminal A is the furthest terminal from the car rentals, and you will need to take a connecting concourse to start your vacation in motoring style.
The following car rental companies can be easily found within Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. To find the best car for you and your family, hire your car from:
- Alamo Car Rental
- Avis Car Rental
- Budget Car Rental
- Enterprise Rent A Car
- Hertz Rent A Car
- National Car Rental
- Thrifty Car Rental
Things to Do in San Juan Airport
There is no need to sit around and wait to board in Terminals A, B and C as there are plenty of stores where you can pick-up last-minute souvenirs and also many restaurants and bars for you to relax in, with a good meal and refreshing drink.
Get a Polish
Each of these 3 terminals has a shoe shine station, so there is no excuse to return home with unpolished shoes. If you have leather shoes this is actually quite a relaxing experience. Why not give it a try?
Finish your vacation with a trip to the Jet Set Salon in Terminal A. Your remaining hours in Puerto Rico can be filled with pure pampering. Have your hair styled, or trimmed, or maybe get a manicure. So when you return home you will be ready to jump straight back into your everyday life.
Shop at San Juan Airport
Terminals A, B and C all have the standard duty-free and convenience stores. You can buy any last-minute treats for the flight home. For example, chocolates, candy, magazines and books.
Also, Terminals B and C also have an electronic store all selling the latest technology. If you have forgotten or broken any of your gadgets, see if you can replace them here.
For passengers who love designer items visit Terminal A, it has the popular jewellery store Pandora and clothing line Desigual there.
If you are not a fan of plane food, you can “fill up” in one of the many bars and restaurants dotted around the airport. They have practically everything available including pizza, baked goods and chicken meals.
If you are looking for more airport activities check out ‘Fun Activities for Kids During Flight Delay.’