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Luquillo Beach

Sample local street food or doze under a palm tree on this picturesque stretch of coast.

Luquillo Beach is a popular coastal destination amongst tourists and locals alike, and is a great place to try local street food. The area features two beaches. The main stretch at Luquillo, lined by scores of food kiosks, is often crowded and lively. The second beach is lined with palms, providing excellent shade to doze under after a meal. This is the perfect destination for anyone looking to cool down on one of the most picturesque beaches in Puerto Rico.

Try the fried Puerto Rican street food that has become popular around the world from one of the kiosks at the main beach. While most shacks offer variations on the same thing, there are some that offer particularly high quality food. It pays to ask around and see where the locals are eating. A few favorite local dishes are papa rellena, stuffed balls of potato, and alcapurria, a croquette made of malanga and stuffed with Picadillo. 

Relax with a full belly on the soft white sand before hitting the water. Visitors wanting a more relaxed beach experience should venture away from the kiosks to the palm lined shore beyond. Stretching for over a mile (1.6 kilometers) this part of the beach is clean and peaceful, and considerably less crowded. Rent a chair and an umbrella, or take cover in the cool shade of the trees. 

Surf the clean waves, or find a section of water sheltered by reefs to swim with the children. The reefs provide excellent diving and snorkels can be rented from shops in town.

Luqillo Beach is located in the province of Luquillo, approximately 33 miles (53 kilometers) from San Juan and just north of El Yunque National Forest. The beach can be reached by car, or on foot for visitors staying in the town. There is no public transportation that services the area. Of the two beaches at Luqillo, one is free of charge and the other is subject to a small fee but features facilities and cleaner sand. Both beaches can be visited daily. 

Popular Activities at Luquillo Beach

Like to make your stop at Luquillo Beach even more memorable? Don't forget to try some of these things to do:

Your next big adventure is right here! You might like to try a The Pristine Side of the Rainforest with Beach time or a The Trio Tour Rainforest, Beach, Bio Bay.

If you'd like even more options, examine our Luquillo things to do page.


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Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort $220
Reviewed on May 19, 2019
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Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort

6000 Rio Mar Boulevard, Rio Grande
     
    4.5 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Very clean and quiet environment for anyone trying to have a relaxing vacation with zero stress! Amazing staff..very helpful with literally everything and anything!

    Relaxing Beach House @ Solimar, Luquillo
    Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019
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    Relaxing Beach House @ Solimar, Luquillo

    Relaxing Beach House @ Solimar, Luquillo

    Luquillo
       
      4.4 of 5
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      Nice place for low budget vacation. House is clean. Communication was prompt, friendly and helpful pre-vacation and during our stay. Gated community feels safe and is friendly. Pool is in good condition and love being so close to the beach.

      Ocean Pearl Inn $115
      Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019
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      Ocean Pearl Inn

      Ocean Pearl Inn

      25A Luquillo Beach Boulevard, Playa Azul, Luquillo
         
        4.6 of 5
        2.5 out of 5.0

        Wow, I wish we had stayed longer. The facilities are perfect for access to the beach. The kitchen has the equipment you need to handle your own meals, although there are plenty of options within a short walk. The staff was so polite and helpful. There's a large living area -- it really would be a ...

        Penthouse With Private Terrace and Stunning View
        Penthouse With Private Terrace and Stunning View

        Penthouse With Private Terrace and Stunning View

        Luquillo, Luquillo
           
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          Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Azul Beach and Luquillo Beach. Carabali Rainforest Park and Las Paylas are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          Vacation Apartment Located at the Famous Beach Playa Azul in Luquillo P.R
          Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019
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          Vacation Apartment Located at the Famous Beach Playa Azul in Luquillo P.R

          Vacation Apartment Located at the Famous Beach Playa Azul in Luquillo P.R

          Luquillo, Luquillo
             
            5.0 of 5
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            Make sure you get good directions for finding the place! It is a nice apartment, as described. The owners are very helpful.

            Make it a Beach Vacation $145
            Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019
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            Make it a Beach Vacation

            Make it a Beach Vacation

            Cond. Punta Banderas Apt 612, Calle Luquillo Beach Blvd Final, Luquillo
               
              4.8 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0

              the condition and location of the property are EXCELLENT

              Amazing Beachfront Paradise IN Luquillo Beach ONE OF THE Best IN THE Island
              Reviewed on Dec 30, 2018
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              Amazing Beachfront Paradise IN Luquillo Beach ONE OF THE Best IN THE Island

              Amazing Beachfront Paradise IN Luquillo Beach ONE OF THE Best IN THE Island

              Luquillo, Luquillo
                 
                5.0 of 5
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                The manager is the nicest person ever. Very accommodating and helpful. Would definitely stay here again. Beautiful beach area.

                Affordable Beach Lovers Dream On Playa Azul Beach, Luquillo PR
                Reviewed on Jun 8, 2016
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                Affordable Beach Lovers Dream On Playa Azul Beach, Luquillo PR

                Affordable Beach Lovers Dream On Playa Azul Beach, Luquillo PR

                Luquillo
                   
                  5.0 of 5
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                  First let me say that it is all we wanted and more than we needed.From meeting us and giving us the tour and keys to being fully equipped.A safe beautiful neighborhood with locked parking and close to the everything from the ferries to the outer islands to a 35 min to San Juan the Kioscos are right ...