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 will find a large selection of beaches to choose from in and around the area. To get additional information concerning one particular beach simply click on the names of the ones you would like to learn about

Luquillo Beach

Fortuna Playa: To gain access to Fortuna Playa, take Interstate PR3 to Road 193.

A second option to consider is Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas. Crude dirt roads snake through the forest to the shore of Playa Laguna Aguas Prietas.

Playa Escondida: The beach is long and thick with heavy, water-logged sand that is gold in color. Although the surf is rough enough that swimming is not permitted and people have even lost their lives here, the water is a deep blue and as clear as any other good beach on the island.

The beaches in and around Luquillo are displayed in the following chart.

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

Keep in mind, Luquillo has additional attractions. For more in formation concerning other attractions for Luquillo, see this page.

 

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