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.

Set in the vicinity of Fajardo, Fortuna Playa is on the East edge of Puerto Rico. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying nearby.

How to Access The Beach
To gain access to Fortuna Playa, take Interstate PR3 to Road 193.

Amenities and Ambiance

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

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Since Fortuna Playa will be found inside a hot tourist destination, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the East coast of Puerto Rico. It's located near Parque Damaso Rivera, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of the the area's interesting attractions.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Museum of History, Anthropology and Art. This museum is located a drivable distance away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Fortuna Playa
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Parque Damaso Rivera Park 0.5 mi. ESE Puerto Rico
Wyndham Rio Mar Casino Casino 0.6 mi. NW Puerto Rico
Rio Mar Country Club Ocean Course Golf Course 0.8 mi. W Puerto Rico
Rio Mar Country Club River Course Golf Course 0.8 mi. W Puerto Rico
Taller Artistico En Luquillo Art Gallery 1.8 mi. E Puerto Rico
Coco Beach Golf Club International Course Golf Course 3.7 mi. WNW Puerto Rico
Coco Beach Golf Golf Course 3.7 mi. WNW Puerto Rico
Coco Beach Golf Club Championship Course Golf Course 4.1 mi. WNW Puerto Rico
Bahia Beach Golf Club Golf Course 4.9 mi. WNW Puerto Rico
Mt. Britton Lookout Tower Observation Tower 5.8 mi. SSW Puerto Rico
Berwind Country Club Golf Course 6.0 mi. WNW Puerto Rico
Rainforest Zip Line Zip Line Site 6.1 mi. W Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Fortuna Playa who are hoping to find a little additional excitement will want to think about heading over to Luquillo, which is nearby and is an especially active area of Puerto Rico. From the beach, Luquillo is just up the road, roughly two miles (three kilometers).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a fairly good assortment of accommodation options to pick from close to the beach. The most convenient of which are listed below.

Accommodations near Fortuna Playa
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Yunque Mar 0.2 mi. SE Hotel
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa 0.6 mi. NW Resort
Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn 2.0 mi. E Hotel
Gran Melia Golf Resort Puerto Rico 3.9 mi. NW Resort
Club Melia 3.9 mi. NW Resort
St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort 6.9 mi. WNW Resort
El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 8.0 mi. E Resort
Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 8.0 mi. E Resort
Fajardo Inn 8.1 mi. ESE Resort
Ceiba Country Inn 8.7 mi. SE B & B

Food

Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you dine at an area restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest restaurants is Iguana's Pub. This restaurant serves delicious eclectic cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their appetizers and comfort food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's only a short distance away.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Fortuna Playa
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Iguana's Pub (787) 888-6000 Eclectic Informal 0.6 mi. NW
La Estancia (787) 888-6000 Argentenian Fine Dining 0.6 mi. NW
Marbella (787) 888-6000 American Informal 0.6 mi. NW
Palio (787) 888-6000 Italian Fine Dining 0.6 mi. NW
Seabreeze (787) 888-6000 Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. NW
Shimas (787) 888-6000 Asian Fusion Informal 0.6 mi. NW
Tiki Bar & Grill (787) 888-6000 Eclectic Very Casual 0.6 mi. NW
La Parilla Restaurant (787) 889-0590 Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. ESE
Ely's Place (787) 889-1761 Creole Very Casual 0.7 mi. E
De Sylvia -- Creole Very Casual 0.7 mi. E
Riqueño Fonda Puertorriqueña (787) 536-3868 Caribbean Very Casual 0.7 mi. E
Congas By The Sea (787) 889-1562 Caribbean Very Casual 0.7 mi. E

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices in Puerto Rico besides Fortuna Playa.

You may also enjoy Coco Beach, located four and a half miles away.

There's plenty to see and do in Puerto Rico, and Fortuna Playa is just one of the many options.

 

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