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Balneario Monserrate, often referred to simply as Luquillo Beach, is a long cresent of fine sand, with plenty of mature palm trees for shade, and El Yunque National Forest in the background. Due to a fringing reef, there are no waves to speak of, so...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Love the gradual sand entry into the ocean. We were up to our chests and had not felt a rock under our feet.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mary Alice M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not many people know of this beach but I go every-time I am in PR. Its super cozy and has the best local food. Some chill bars too.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MandyB1995
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful beach. It has protection from big surf so it makes for a good swim. Or you can just relax in the sand. So worth the trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Edward W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get your car ready, blanket, suntan oil, towels& chair, if you want! Water is beautiful! Horseback riders ride the beach! Lots of small shops, serving food, cocktails and selling gifts! Enjoy the relaxing day 😊

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christine M
Reviewed November 9, 2018

We were exploring the area and ended up parking on the street by Playa Fortuna (right next to Luquillo Beach). We walked along the soft sand and found Luquillo Beach. The beach area was quite spacious. There was a designated swimming area and a stand...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank explorcation
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

This is a great local beach with plenty of parking and calm waters. It costs $5 to enter the park. There’s a local strip of restaurants next door that serve local cuisine at great prices. If you want a great beach to visit this is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jamesdean29
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Depending on the coast of Puerto Rico and the specific location, beaches vary widely in Puerto Rico. Luquillo is exceptionally sandy in comparison.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank MarkWBoca
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Visited Luquillo beach in June with the wife and two daughters after spending 5 nights in Rincon. The beach was beautiful, with crystal clear water. We rented a jet ski for an hour for @ $100. Ate lunch ant drank Medalla at the Kiosk's. Locals...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank johnkell
Reviewed August 28, 2018

After exploring in El Yunque, we drove over here to get some pinchos and enjoy this famous beach. Parking is a doozy but we went late and were able to find a great spot right on the beach. The trick is getting to the Food...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Vanessa V
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

The beach here is nice second visit in last couple of years. Water is good after hurricanes last year. However you have to pay for the bathrooms and changing areas and that’s a rip off. The last actually kept an extra $8 of mine. Don’t...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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December 15, 2018|
Response from diazrosario | Reviewed this property |
Most of the kiosks take credit cards
August 24, 2018|
Response from Peggy A | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. Most kiosk are open. We had a great time visiting each one
March 3, 2018|
Response from JoshtheTravelG | Reviewed this property |
I traveled around the whole Northern Coast from east to west and not once did I see any parasailing. Some people were kite surfing in Condado, but that's the closest thing that I saw. Kayaking is most often done around Bio... More
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Montreal, Canada
Day Trip to Humacao, Yabucoa & Maunabo (6 Replies)
My wife and I will be taking our two kids (6 & 8) to PR next month. We will be staying at the El Conq for five nights and then over to Vieques for three days. While staying at the El Conq we plan to do half day trips to El Yunque one day and Luquillo beach another. We are also considering driving up and around the Maunabo which we heard is very scenic. In that area we would likely stop at the Punta Tuna Lighthouse and maybe eat lunch at a restuarant called Bella Vista or another called...More
June 23, 2008|
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I just recommended this drive to another poster. It is beautiful, but allow a bit more time to have lunch and get back. The pool will still be there if you get back later.
Sunrise, FL
First trip itinirary -- advice needed please! (2 Replies)
I will be traveling to San Juan May 20-24 with DH and 5yr old son. It's our first trip there and we want to experience as much of the "real" PR as possible. We're not into hiking or the rainforest, and it's a bad time for biobay (full moon). Below is our itinerary, does it sound like too much? Thursday -- arrive in afternoon 4pm. check into ESJ head to Santurce, hang out at la Placita, dinner at Bebos. Friday -- drive to Catano, take ferry to OSJ. back to Catano visit Bacardi rum...More
April 29, 2010|
Response fromTerick|
Hi, your itinirary sounds fine, be aware that Old San Juan has lots atractions you might want visit, such as El Morro Castle, San Cristobal Castle, La Fortaleza-Governor Mansion-need reservations first-787-721-7000 ext2211 or 2323, San Juan Cathedral, the City Walls walkway, La Princesa Walkway, Galeria Nacional, El Convento, D'Q Rum museum, etc. You should set up some time to enjoy Old San Juan. another recomendation, If you visit La Placita be aware that the area lacks parking. Take a...More
New Hampshire
Need help planning 2nd trip to PR! (2 Replies)
Hi! My family of 4 (2 children ages 15 and 12) visited PR 2 years ago and loved it! At that time, we rented Villa Sevilla in Rio Grande, not far from the rainforest. Sadly, Wally and Marina no longer own it and it's not being rented any longer. The first trip we went to El Yunque, the Biobay, Luquillo Beach and the kiosks, horseback riding, Old San Juan and the forts....we did a lot but there's so much more to see! We're coming at the end of February. I'm trying to decide where to...More
November 30, 2014|
Response fromparis7002|
If you already found a good price on airfare, I would strongly recommend that you go ahead and make the purchase. Flight prices change by so often, it's best to secure a reasonable rate. You can always find your lodging later. With so many hotels and rentals, you won't have a problem finding a place to stay. Because everything you want is so far apart, I think San Juan is the most convenient area for you. Rincon is located almost 3 hours west of San Juan, and as you already know, the east...More