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.
There are several beaches to visit in and around the area. Just click on the name of the beach to get additional information about that particular location.
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.
Another option to 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.
The following table enables you to learn a few details regarding the beaches located in and around the area.
|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|
|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|
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