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.
Located in the vicinity of Fajardo, Fortuna Playa is on the East edge of Puerto Rico. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity.
To gain access to Fortuna Playa, take Interstate PR3 to Road 193.
Sparkling turqouise waters lap the tan colored shores of Fortuna Playa in Luquillo. A large grassy field and several resort properties front the beach.
Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.
Since Fortuna Playa is located within a tourist hotspot, you'll want to plan accordingly.
Fortuna Playa is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the East coast of Puerto Rico; this area boasts other attractions such as, which is only a short distance away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.
If you want more information on the history of Puerto Rico, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. The nearest historical attraction is Fuerte San Geronimo, which is within a car's reach of the beach.
Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.
|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|
|Art Gallery||1.8 mi.||E||Puerto Rico|
|Trump International Golf Course||Golf Course||3.7 mi.||WNW||Puerto Rico|
|Coco Beach Golf||Golf Course||3.7 mi.||WNW||Puerto Rico|
|Golf Course||4.1 mi.||WNW||Puerto Rico|
|Bahia Beach Golf Club||Golf Course||4.9 mi.||WNW||Puerto Rico|
|Observation Tower||5.8 mi.||SSW||Puerto Rico|
|Berwind Country Club||Golf Course||6.0 mi.||WNW||Puerto Rico|
|Zip Line Site||6.1 mi.||W||Puerto Rico|
Fortuna Playa tourists seeking some additional excitement might want to consider going to Luquillo, because it's not far away and is a particularly busy area of Puerto Rico. From the shore, Luquillo isn't far off, about two miles (three kilometers).
The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.
Vacationers will find a nice assortment of resorts and hotels to choose from in the area surrounding Fortuna Playa. The most convenient of which have been listed in the table that follows.
|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|
One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without having to go far. One of the nearest places to eat is Iguana's Pub. The restaurant serves delicious eclectic cuisine. Visitors often rave about their appetizers and comfort food. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.
The following table lists dining options near this beach.
|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|
|(787) 889-1761||Creole||Very Casual||0.7 mi.||E|
|--||Creole||Very Casual||0.7 mi.||E|
|Riqueño Fonda Puertorriqueña||(787) 536-3868||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.7 mi.||E|
|(787) 889-1562||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.7 mi.||E|
Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Fortuna Playa.
Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Coco Beach, which is located fairly close-by, which means a short ride in a taxi can take you where you want to go.
There's plenty to see and do in Puerto Rico, and paying a visit to Fortuna Playa is just one way you can spend your afternoon.
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