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LUQUILLO - BEACH TOWN NORTH EAST COASTAL PUERTO RICO


Luquillo public balneario Luquillo town plaza La pared surfers spot by the wall

Balneario Luquillo or Luquillo Public Beach • Town of Luquillo • Right: La Pared (surfers beach)

 

LUQUILLO BEACH & TOWN - 'NEAREST BEACH TO EL YUNQUE'

 


Luquillo's' greatest assets are its' varied, beautiful beaches and its' easy access to San Juan and the rainforest. Balneario Luquillo is a calm crescent shaped beach lined with coconut trees. Playa Azul beach has a small surf, perfect for body surfing. The 'point' is protected and offers good snorkeling (sometimes in the winter there is too much current) and 'La Pared' often offers good surfing waves. (Medium range). 'La Selva' surfers beach is just east of Luquillo.

swimming at Luquillo beach in the surf. coconut trees from the balcony window

VIEWS FROM THE BALCONIES OF THE SUNRISE BEACH HOTEL.


Private boat charter snorkeling

LUQUILLO - LODGING:

Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn
is a small hotel, right across the street from the ocean in the town of Luquillo! Great ocean views from the balconies, walk across the street to swim. Sometimes the the surf is too rough and you must walk two blocks to the protected beach area, where you can snorkel as well. Call 787-409-2929 or 787-889-1713.

puerto rico guest house on the beach luquillo sunrise beach inn

LUQUILLO SUNRISE BEACH HOTEL FACING THE OCEAN

Sue's Villas above Luquillo, nearby in the foothills of the El Yunque mountains. Nightly and Weekly rental for 2, 4 or 6 people. 2 night minimum. Ideal for nature lovers and great for surfers. Call Sue 787-435-1532.. Bobby teeaches surfing in Luquillo. see below.

Nearby, 15 minutes towards San Juan and above Rio Grande in the forest, is the Rainforest Inn a small B&B, Laurie's breakfasts are world re known!.

La Pared - surfers beach- webcam.

surfing in Puerto Rico
Surfing lessons, you will be surprised when Bobby 'gets you up'!
Call Bobby for surfing lessons. Tel. 787- 435-1760

EXPLORE EASTERN PUERTO RICO - THE 5 BEST ATTRACTIONS

Within one block of the Luquillo Plaza is 'La Pared' a surfing beach. One block the other way will take you to the 'La Selva Surf Shop' There are many places to eat in Luquillo. Since Luquillo is a 'resort' town for locals as well, there are many short term apartment rentals in the condominiums, especially Playa Azul . . The famous Balneario Luquillo is a fair walk from this plaza. Balneario Luquillo ( public beach) is probably the most famous beach in Puerto Rico, certainly the most visited by tourism. Located about 15 miles or 45 minutes east of San Juan and close to the entrance to the El Yunque rainforest. There are many activities in the nearby Fajardo area also. Biobay kayak trips information.

Luquillo, 30 minutes east of San Juan, has a great variety of beaches . . .
ranging from the super calm Balneario to 'La Pared' for surfers.



Elena gives private charter snorkeling trips. Learn the safe and right way to snorkel with no impact to the environment. Learn how to twist to avoid touching any corals.

Help protect our reefs, use 'rash guards'! Rash guards are the long sleeve tight shirts that surfers wear and they offer the best UV protection. Use waterproof sun block, not sprays.

Northeast Ecological Corridor. Turtle nesting site

beach wedding in Luquillo Puerto Rico
Getting married at the point of the Luquillo Balneario is worth the effort to get the permit.

WEDDINGS IN PUERTO RICO

Sue's Apartment above Luquillo, nearby in the foothills of the El Yunque mountains. Nightly and Weekly rental for 2, 4 or 6 people. 2 night minimum. Ideal for nature lovers and great for surfers. Call Sue 787-435-1532

Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn
is a small hotel, right across the street from the ocean in the town of Luquillo! Great ocean views from the balconies, walk across the street to swim. Sometimes the the surf is too rough and you must walk two blocks to the protected beach area, where you can snorkel as well. Call 787-409-2929

surfing puerto rico luquillo beach la pared luquillo beach moonrise guesthouse view

Kids playing in the surf right in the town of Luquillo

A short walk down the beach to the point and calm waters. Below
Good snorkeling on quiet days. You can see the protecting reefs below.

luquillo beach point with reefs for snorkeling
snokeling between the calm reefs is amazing

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

SNORKEL TRIP IN NEARBY FAJARDO WITH ELENA

PRINT MAP OF LUQUILLO RESTAURANTS AND MORE

Restaurants in and around Luquillo:

Try the Kiosks!

• No. 2 called " La Parilla" serves excellent seafood and local good cuisine. Pricey.

• No. 9 ( Bongo something) Great Food, nice decor and service.

• No. 12 El Hamburger. all kinds of hamburgers and other treats.

• No. 21 Ay Bonito, Simply Delicious food!

• No. 23 Antojitos... mmm delicious real Puerto Rico flavors, well seasoned.

In Town:

Best Reviews are of El Rincon del Sabor on the street going out of Luquillo.

The 'Brass Cactus' is a sports bar with nice American style food. Something for everyone.. Salads to baby back ribs. 'Always OPEN'

'Flamboyant Corner Hang Out and bar, serves breakfast, sandwiches, pool tables.

'Guavas' is the priciest place in town, terrific views overlooking the water, go for the sunset! Saturday nights music and party fills the street.

Next to Guavas is 'Surf Riders'- beware! they seem to be on a hate 'gringos' campaign! Too many guys have been beaten up there!

Kings Seafood has good, reasonable seafood.

AROMAS Caffee and Crepes, make the most delicious daily soup special. on the square serves a reasonable breakfast, luncheon specials and sandwiches. Try the 'quesitos' a favorite local pastry.

Eric's Gyros is at the corner, just before the underpass on the road out of Luquillo going east. Really, really good sandwiches and gyros! Lunches only.

Towards Fajardo:

'El Meson' is the place to eat if you want good food. Reasonably priced, a facility that is really clean and sanitary! They do an excellent job, located in the same building as Baskin Robbins and Dunkin Donuts. ( Beefsteak smothered in onions with the BEST fries in town and a salad for $6.) Their speciality is sandwiches of all varieties and breakfast anytime. Very popular with locals, stands out for food quality and cleanliness.

'Lolitas Mexican Restaurant' good family Mexican Restaurant, local favorite. Large variety of Mexican food, well run.

Road # 987:

Las Olas is a tapas bar on the water, lovely view of the sea and marinas. Road # 987

'Calizo' is also a fine restaurant on #987. Fine dining.. . These two restaurants are just before you get to Seven Seas beach and Las Croabas fishing village where the boats to Icacos leave in the daytime and the biobay kayak trips leave at night.

Right at Las Croabas is El Bohio Restaurant, a good choice for fresh lobster and other local food.






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