Getting there & away
Coming from San Juan, the easiest way to get to this part of the east coast is to follow Hwy 3 past Fajardo. Exits will soon follow for Naguabo and surrounding towns. Note that the Punta Santiago exit brings you off the highway and into a busy intersection with lots of fast-food restaurants, gas stations and shopping malls. If you are planning on going up into the south side of El Yunque or the Ruta Panorámica, gas up here first. Punta Santiago is 10 more minutes down the road by car; follow the signs.
The Palmas del Mar Resort will arrange for a minivan to haul you to and from LMM airport in San Juan – about a 40-minute trip in normal traffic. During peak season, the scheduled trip is $25 per person (four person minimum). For reservations call 787-285-4323.
The entrance to Palmas is a well-marked road off Hwy 3, a couple of miles south of Humacao. Driving from San Juan, take Hwy 52 south to Caguas and Hwy 30 to Humacao – all expressway, toll-road driving.