Fly To Aguadilla Borinquen, Puerto Rico
Aguadilla, recently referred to as the ‘new garden of the Atlantic’ is a city located in the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico which falls under the protection of the USA.
The close proximity of Aguadilla to the Atlantic Ocean earns the city the reputation of being home to some of the most exquisite beaches for surfing and diving. The majority of the tourist attractions in Aguadilla centre on aquatic pursuits and interests.
Apart from being a haven for beach loving tourists, the city is also a processing and trading centre for agricultural produce that include coffee, cotton and tobacco.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders travelling to Aguadilla Borinquen do require a Visa for Puerto Rico. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African Embassy in the US that governs the jurisdiction of Puerto Rico is situated in Washington DC. The address is 3051 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008. Phone: +1 202 232 4400. Website: saembassy.org.
See and do
The beaches surrounding Aguadilla draw tourists in their droves that come from far corners of the globe to enjoy the crystal clear waters. Popular beaches for surfing and diving are Crash Boat beach, Gas Chambers and Wilderness Beach. Parque Acuático Las Cascadas is the largest water theme park in the Caribbean region and a popular attraction with tourists. The theme park also provides spectacular views of Aguadilla’s bay. Surfing, fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, snorkelling, diving and banana boat rides are popular water-related activities visitors to Aguadilla recommend.
A sightseeing tour of Aguadilla should include noteworthy place of interest such as the Christopher Columbus Monument and Park, Jardin del Atlántico Square, Fisherman's Monument, Rafael Hernandez Square and the Punta Borinquen Lighthouse, built in 1889.
Tourists can also opt for guided tours of the natural wonders of Aguadilla such as its secluded pristine beaches, caves and tropical forests. Tropical Trail Rides specialise in horse riding excursions through forests and beaches. An alternative to the horse riding tours is seeing rural Aguadilla on a biking tour which provides a unique perspective of the surrounding landscapes.
For tourist itineraries that include shopping expeditions, visitors can explore Aguadilla Mall, Plaza Isabela, Plaza del Norte, Mayaguez Mall, Aguadilla Shopping Center, Plaza Ferram and Plaza Victoria for a wide range of goods and services.
Family friendly entertainment activities available in Aguadilla are Aguadilla Bowling Center, Aguadilla Ice Skating Arena (the sole skating facility in the region), Cristobal Colón Park and Punta Borinquen Golf Course.
Rafael Hernández Airport – BQN
Rafael Hernández Airport located in Aguadilla; Porta del Sol on Puerto Rico’s west coast offers a key connection between Puerto Rico and the USA mainland. This is Puerto Rico’s second international airport and is named after the Puerto Rican composer, Rafael Hernández Marín.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to the Aguadilla Baggage Service Office. Phone: 1 787 890 1130.
Airport Hotels: There is no hotel on site. Hotels nearby the airport are Faro Hotels Suites, IHP Hotel El Faro, Villa Montana Beach Resort, Courtyard by Marriott Aguadilla.
Car Hire: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterpise and Hertz.
Airport Hub: Rafael Hernández Airport (code BQN) is a hub for Spirit Airlines, Jetblue Airways, Aer Lingus, Continental Airlines.