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LUQUILLO - BEACH TOWN NORTH EAST COASTAL PUERTO RICO

Calm beach at the point in Luquillo
The 'point' in the town of Luquillo is protected by reef.
LUQUILLO BEACHES, HOTEL & TOWN
 
Luquillo's' greatest assets are its' varied, beautiful beaches and its' easy access to San Juan and the rainforest. Balneario Monserate in 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' offers good surfing waves. (Medium range). 'La Selva' surfers beach is just east of Luquillo.


view from the sunrise beach hotel
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 teaches surfing in Luquillo. see below.

Yunque Brisas Nice 2 person rental is 15 minutes away

surfing in Puerto Rico

LUQUILLO - DINING

IN TOWN:

'RINCON DEL SABOR' Pleasant local restaurant, reasonably priced, good food including seafood. rice and beans etc. On the road past the plaza going out of town east.

'LENA'S' on the corner by the plaza. Good reputation, opened recently..

'AROMAS' Coffee shop. Breakfast & lunch. Corner - across from the plaza. Great coffee and lunches.

'ERIC'S GYROS' Lunch. at the corner of the western exit of Luquillo.. Interesting food selection.

'BOARD RIDERS' Surfers Restaurant and local hangout overlooking the ocean. Luquillo is a 'resort' town for locals as well.

there are several more local restaurants around town.

KIOSKOS: heading west out of town, all lined up in a row are 60 food 'huts' ( well, they used to be huts!)

#20 'TERRUNO'. & MUSIC !!! Thurs through Monday nights Renown Jazz saxophone player Charlie Sepulveda on Monday nights. Good food, pick out your own live lobster or mofongo, ribs etc. closed Wednesdays.

# 2 'LA PARILLA' seafood and local good cuisine. Tourist - Pricey.

#34
'REVOLUTION PIZZA' , terrific pizza! EXCELLENT PIZZA!

@ 21 'AY BONITO' Simply Delicious food!

• There are 60 options! try any one of them!

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

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.

* PLEASE BEWARE: The main beach in the middle of town called 'La Pared' is renown for it's rip tides and can be very very dangerous, unless you have your surfboard attached to you! Someone gets pulled out and drowns every year! All the other beaches are great.


Conversity shoes and kioskos revolution pizza
Stop by Eds' on weekends for your CONVERSE SHOES Delicious 'Revolution' Pizza in the Kioskos #34
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.

EXPLORE EASTERN PUERTO RICO - THE BEST ATTRACTIONS

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


Restaurants in and around Luquillo:

Try the Kioskos!

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, sports on TV too.

'Flamboyant Corner Hang Out and bar, serves breakfast, sandwiches, pool tables. 'Surf Riders' is popular, good food too. Kings Seafood has good, reasonable seafood. AROMAS Coffee and Crepes, on the plaza, make the most delicious week day daily soup special. on the square serves a reasonable breakfast, luncheon specials and sandwiches.






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