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Luquillo's Surf and Turf Sedations

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A September 2005 trip to Luquillo by Jose Kevo

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Quote: Popular Luquillo Beach dominates Puerto Rico's northeastern rim, but having a rental car makes three other nearby gems of shoreline just as accessible.

Luquillo's Surf and Turf Sedations

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Overview

Playa Azul Photo, Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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Travelers flock to Puerto Rico in search of tropical paradise, usually characterized by boundless strips of beach intersecting the surging tides and deluxe accommodation towers lining San Juan's tourist strips. Chances are, if there's been exposure to any of the island's other 750-miles of shoreline, it came from the sector which calibrates such a high standard, other beach destinations, anywhere, will be rendered second best.Luquillo is a slice of heaven on earth; a place where seductive daydreams of needed escape can permenantly reside. This picture-perfect, crescent-shaped beach is Puerto Rico's most widely acclaimed Hot Spot beyond San Juan, and...Read More

Luquillo's Restaurant Row

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Luquillo's Restaurant Row Photo, Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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Highway 3 is lined with an insignificant parade of roadside businesses peddling endless goods and services that can prove almost confounding. Knowing where to stop and eat is suspect at best until nearing Luquillo Beach. When approaching the turn-off from the west, you can't miss the elongated row of clapboard shacks and stands lining the beach. Once turning under the highway overpass, take another left, before the beach entrance, to find some of the best eats on the island!This unnamed Restaurant Row is like a beachside food court with no less than 25 dining options to choose from. Local government has organized and licensed these renegade vendors ...Read More

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Luquillo's Restaurant Row
West along Luquillo Beach
Luquillo, Puerto Rico

Luquillo Beach

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Attraction

Luquillo Beach Photo, Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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Anyone that has ever been to Puerto Rico, and taken a random spin through a rack of postcards, has undoubtedly been captivated by the picture-perfect shots of Luquillo Beach with its crescent-shaped arc lined with an endless grove of coconut palms reigning over golden sands that trail off into vivid-colored waters. Trouble is, those aerial shots always from the brightest of days, set an expectation that could never be matched from ground-level experiences, or Mother Nature's cooperation. Yet bypassing a lazy afternoon at Luquillo would be missing out on one of the consistantly ranked Top 10 Beaches in all the Caribbean.Luquillo's inland positioning,...Read More

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Luquillo Beach
Off Highway 3
Luquillo, Puerto Rico

Other Luquillo Area Beaches

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Attraction

Playa Azul Photo, Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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The small fishing village of Luquillo received little attention until this last decade when condominum towers and sprawling apartment complexes began popping up along the waterfront. Most still won't have cause to plan stopping here, but all that progress overshadows a trio of beaches which easily rival nearby Luquillo Beach. What these continuous sandy strips lack in facilities and services, they excel in with the natural, and attract far less crowds.The town's main entrance is at Highway 193 which quickly tee's into a main road that parrallels the hidden waterfront. Taking a right, go six blocks, around Luquillo's town square and at the far end, h...Read More

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Driving a Rental Car in Puerto Rico

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The Toyota Echo Photo, Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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Numerous years had passed since bothering with a rental car, and apprehensions were mounting while listening to others in the pick-up van sharing horror stories regarding mishaps on the road. This, coupled with rental agencies seeming to require all but signing your life away, was enough to question my entire travel plan, but fear not! Having access to a rental car in Puerto Rico is an inexpensive splurge, and the best way for leisurely exploring the 100 by 35-mile island beyond San Juan's growing public transportation system, expensive taxis, and organized group excursions. Here's a Road Warrior's Guide to maximizing driving experiences while minimizing costs and risks....Read More

About the Writer

Jose Kevo

Jose Kevo
Middle-of-Nowhere, Missouri

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