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.
There are a large selection of beaches to choose from in and around the area. Just click on the beach names for detailed information about that beach.
Luquillo Beach: Luquillo Beach is lined for more than a mile with coconut palms. The shore scoops out a portion of the coast into a crescent of tan colored sand, and the waters are a striking aquamarine hue. The waters are very calm due to an offshore reef that serves as a barrier between the coast and the strong surf.
Another place that beach-goers can 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: To gain access to Fortuna Playa, take Interstate PR3 to Road 193.
These examples are just a few of the available choices. Click here to visit our page regarding beaches for Luquillo.
Travelers can explore some other interesting landmarks nearby.
If the more functional aspects of living by the sea intrigue you, consider visiting Fero de las Cabezas de San Juan Lighthouse. You can visit the lighthouse on weekends, and tours are available at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.
The following chart provides you with some key facts concerning other kinds of sites of interest to vacationers.
|Fero de las Cabezas de San Juan Lighthouse||Lighthouse||6.6 mi. East of Central Luquillo|
|Observation Tower||6.6 mi. South West of Central Luquillo|
|Observation Tower||7.1 mi. South West of Central Luquillo|
One of the frequently visited outdoor tourist 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.
El Yunque National Forest is a second local attraction you might want to consider. 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.
These are just a sample of the places worth checking out Click to visit our page regarding natural attractions in and around the area.
People do not usually stay in Luquillo for its gambling opportunities, although there is one such place nearby, Wyndham Rio Mar Casino. 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.
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