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. 

The Area's Beaches

You will find an abundance of beaches to choose from in and around the area. For a detailed guide to any specific beach click on the names of the ones you want to learn more about.

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 option for beach-goers to consider is Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas. Crude dirt roads snake through the forest to the shore of Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas.

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 listed 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

Bear in mind, you will find plenty of other types of attractions. For more information on other attractions for Luquillo, read this article.

 

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