Luquillo Attractions

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It is the quiet calm of plantation life that draws tourists to Luquillo every year, and a big part of the serenity has to do with the fact that there are no big name attractions within city limits.  Outside of a beach or two, if you're into exploring landmarks and natural attractions, it will take a quick drive out of town to do so.

Beaches

Luquillo Beach

You'll discover a large selection of beaches to choose from in and around the area. You can click on the name of the beach to read a detailed article concerning that section of the coast.

Luquillo Beach: Often called Puerto Rico's most popular and even most famous beach, Luquillo is favored by tourists and locals alike. The upside of its popularity is that the beach has excellent facilities, life guards, and plenty of parking as well as a number of food and souvenir sands lining the shore.

A second alternative for beach-goers to consider is Luquillo Public Beach. On the northeast side of the island lies a golden crescent-shaped beach known as Luquillo Public Beach. The Atlantic waters here are unusually calm because they are protected by offshore reefs.

Fortuna Playa: Fortuna Playa is what many would call a "local beach." The area is frequented by locals, and not very well kept, yet still remains a beauty in the grand scheme of things.

Luquillo and the surrounding areas have a full range of beaches to choose from. You can read this page if you need more specifics.

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests may enjoy some other intriguing sites close to Luquillo.

If the functional aspects of maritime life intrigue you, you might enjoy a visit to Fero de las Cabezas de San Juan Lighthouse. Many people visit this lighthouse for a climb to the top for one of the most breathtaking views on the island. You can also explore the surrounding Nature Center and follow the trails mapped out around the lighthouse.

The chart right below enables you to learn some key facts regarding other kinds of sites of interest to visitors.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Luquillo
Name Type Location
Fero de las Cabezas de San Juan Lighthouse Lighthouse 6.6 mi. East of Central Luquillo
Mt. Britton Lookout Tower Observation Tower 6.6 mi. South West of Central Luquillo
Yokahu Lookout Tower Observation Tower 7.1 mi. South West of Central Luquillo

Natural Attractions

Juan Diego Falls

One of the better known natural attractions is Juan Diego Falls. Juan Diego Falls is a popular picnicking and swimming spot in the El Yunque National Forest. Several tiers means you can hike a short ways for the rewarding oasis of the waterfall, or take it further to the top for something even more majestic.

A second option to consider is El Yunque National Forest. As the only tropical rain forest in the United States, El Yunque is a prized possession in Puerto Rico. Explore its nearly 28,000 acres of dense forests and rough mountain landscape through their hiking trails, lookout towers, or driving through its main road and simply looking around.

Needless to say, you'll find plenty of other options too. To get more information on natural attractions in and around the area, follow this link.

Casinos

Puerto Rico Casinos

Travelers do not usually come to Luquillo to find gambling, although there is one to check out nearby, Wyndham Rio Mar Casino. <p>Part sports bar, part casino, the Wydham Rio Mar Casino offers guests the opportunity to play a few games, then kick back in the bar with a cold drink and watch the game. Guests making their way around the table games and slot machines enjoy complimentary beverages as well as assistance from a knowledgeable and friendly staff.</p>

 

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