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Postcard from Luquillo

Postcard from Luquillo

On our way back to San Juan from Caribe Playa (via Fajardo and Culebra), we spent a morning at Luquillo Beach before driving through El Yunque National Rainforest (where, predictably, it rained). Luquillo was one of my favorite beaches in Puerto Rico: crystal clear turquoise sea, sands lined with towering palm trees, calm waves and shallow waters. Behind the beach, there are kiosks that sell fresh coconuts, tourist knickknacks and a variety of Puerto Rican food: ceviche, arepas, pinchos.

Luquillo Beach, Puerto Rico, Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Since Luquillo Beach is managed by the parks commission, they do charge an entry fee of about $5 via the official parking lot. If you drive a little bit west past the entrance to the line of food kiosks, you can park for free and walk right onto the beach. Even at $5 a car, it’s well worth it–but lesson learned!

Luquillo Beach, Puerto Rico, Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Beach day essentials. I was traveling with an Aussie: of course we had Vegemite on crackers as our morning snack!

Luquillo Beach, Puerto Rico, Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

For $2 a pop, a fresh coconut beats any morning coffee.

Luquillo Beach, Puerto Rico, Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

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What’s your favorite photo of Luquillo? 

  • Jillian

    Incredible photos! That blue is unreal… Le sigh.
    xx. Jillian
    http://www.RoadToHereBlog.com

  • Lauren @BonVoyageLauren

    Your photos are so colorful and beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  • camorose

    Thanks! Luquillo was my favorite beach in Puerto Rico!

  • camorose

    Thanks for all of your sweet comments, Lauren! Always appreciated.

  • Love love love these photos! I can almost hear the waves. I think the last is my favorite – so simple and beautiful.

  • jk

    Hi Christine,
    I was born and raised in Luquillo, now living in US. I stumbled upon your posting by coincidence, and have to tell you that I simply love the article and the pics. I’m really happy you had the opportunity of enjoying one of the best beaches in the world!

  • camorose

    Ah thank you! Luquillo was SO gorgeous–loved watching those waves trickle in!

  • camorose

    I really did! Absolutely loved Luquillo, already itching to get back 🙂

  • Rebecca and the World

    Gorgeous!! And yay you for eating Vegemite! 🙂

  • camorose

    Oh yes–LOVE Vegemite!!!

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