Beaches in Luquillo

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Known as “La Capital del Sol,” or the “Sun Capital,” Luquillo is one place where a trip to the beach is an absolute necessity.  The town is home to some of the nicest beaches in the area surrounding San Juan, with fine soft sand and gorgeous tropical landscaping backing the shore.  Ample facilities are available at public beaches, which is not always the case in Puerto Rico, though there are no lifeguards.  The further south you travel, the less crowded you'll find the beaches. 

Beach Choices In The Area

You'll find an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. For more detail concerning a specific beach just click on the names of the ones you're intrigued by.

Luquillo Beach

Fortuna Playa: Sparkling turqouise waters lap the tan colored shores of Fortuna Playa in Luquillo. A large grassy field and several resort properties front the beach.

Another alternative that beach-goers can consider is Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas. After miles of forestry, Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas appears as a clearing along the north coast of Puerto Rico. This locale is perfect for visitors who want to enjoy quiet and seclusion.

Playa Escondida: Not for swimming, this beach is certainly still worth the 25 minute walk it takes to access it if you are looking or a quiet, private stretch of sand with a view. In fact, the name of the beach translated from Spanish means "Hidden."

The beaches in and around Luquillo are summarized right below.

Beaches In and Around Luquillo
Name Location Coast
Coco Beach 6.3 mi. West-Northwest of Central Luquillo East
Fortuna Playa 1.9 mi. West of Central Luquillo East
Luquillo Beach Rio Sabana, 0.4 mi. East-Southeast of Central Luquillo East
Luquillo Public Beach Playa Azul, 0.4 mi. North of Central Luquillo East
Playa Colora 5.1 mi. East of Central Luquillo North East
Playa Convento 4.6 mi. East of Central Luquillo North
Playa Escondida 4.9 mi. East of Central Luquillo North West
Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas 4.6 mi. East of Central Luquillo East
Playa Sardinera 5.8 mi. East-Southeast of Central Luquillo East
Seven Seas Beach Las Croabas, 5.7 mi. East of Central Luquillo East

Needless to say, you'll be able to find other types of attractions. If interested, you can find out more about other attractions by following this link.


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