Luquillo Beach Tours

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Luquillo Beach
Puerto Rico’s Luquillo Beach (Playa Luquillo), also known as Balneario Monserrate, is a tranquil crescent famed for its coconut palm trees and long stretch of powdery white sand. Considered one of the island’s best public beaches, the calm waters here are perfect for swimming, wading, kayaking, and other water sports.
 
The Basics
With El Yunque National Forest blooming in the background, it’s easy to see why this beautiful beach is such a draw. A fringe reef protects Luquillo Beach from raging surf, so families find it a great place to bring young kids who are often found frolicking in the calm water. Local food kiosks that dot the area are frequented for beachside eating, though locals often set up their own grills and have hearty barbecues. Beach umbrellas and lounge chairs are available for rent, as are kayaks for personal use or kayaking tours. Guided tours that include Luquillo Beach depart from Old San Juan and may combine the beach stop with visits to El Yunque, the Camuy Caves, and the bioluminescent bay.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is a small entrance fee to use the beach; guided tours usually include this fee.
  • The beach has restrooms, changing stations, showers, lifeguards, and paid parking.
  • Food kiosks on the beach sell everything from burgers to ceviche; picnics are also a good option.
 
How to Get There
Puerto Rican buses and jitneys are available, but it is most convenient to rent a car or visit on a guided beach tour. Via car, depart San Juan on Route 3 toward Luquillo.
 
When to Get There
Puerto Rico is generally very busy in December through February, as it’s a hot spot for those escaping the mainland United States’ frigid winters. Aim to visit in the spring, after the tourist glut and before the hot, rainy season. Luquillo Beach can get quite crowded on summer weekends, when it fills up with local families.
 
Things to Do Near Luquillo Beach
Near Luquillo Beach is the lush El Yunque Rain Forest, which features hiking trails, La Coca Waterfall, Yokahú Observation Tower, and plenty of local flora and fauna. Another don’t-miss sight is the nearby bioluminescent bay, where visitors can swim in waters that light up with glowing phytoplankton after dark.
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El Yunque Rainforest Guided Hiking with Waterfall Tour

Hike through Puerto Rico’s lush El Yunque rainforest, observe local wildlife and take a dip in one of park’s pristine waterfalls. Journey through the varied micro-climates and vegetation zones of this unique natural area, stopping first at an observation tower where you can soak in postcard-worthy views of the surrounding forest and the ocean beyond. Continue your hike along a single-track trail, learning about the plants and animals that inhabit the area and passing by a series of waterfalls, stopping to cool off with a swim. Your trip also includes park entrance fees, bottled water, a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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El Yunque Rainforest and Luquillo Beach

Explore two of Puerto Rico’s most beautiful natural sights, Luquillo Beach and El Yunque Rainforest, on this 8-hour day-trip tour that’s perfect for families. Sunbathe and swim on a perfect crescent of sand at Luquillo, a palm tree-lined beach with sublime views of Puerto Rico’s rainforest-covered mountains in the distance. Then head to the wildlife paradise of El Yunque, where you’ll hike to waterfalls  and observe the park’s diverse plant and animal life. Your tour also includes round-trip transportation from most San Juan hotels and entrance fees.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Small Group Tour - El Yunque Rainforest - Off the beaten path

Hike through the jungle, plunge into natural pools and spot colourful wildlife on a 6-hour rainforest adventure in the El Yunque National Forest. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide and round-trip transport from San Juan, stopping along the way to visit a local farmers market, and take in the views from Vacia Talega.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Meet Your Guide at El Yunque - Off The Beaten Path

Do you want to experience the El Yunque Rain Forest off the beaten path and have the freedom of your own transport? If you love nature, this is a must-do!Let us take you on a 25 minute hike off the beaten path to a hidden natural water park, to swing through the rain forest on ropes and shoot down a huge natural water slide into the clear pools of the river. If you like a rush, we will take you to 4 cliff jumps up to 32ft high. Besides all the fun and excitement, our tour also invites you to relax and simply enjoy the peace of nature at this very unique location.Be prepared for this tour! Safety Requirements and Limitations:• Participants must be physically capable of walking thru steep, rocky, muddy trails, and have the balance to walk by uneven surfaces without assistance.• Pregnant ladies past their first trimester, persons with previous injuries, back problems or recent surgery should not participate in this tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Bioluminescent Bay Night Kayaking & Rainforest Tour Combo

This Bio Bay and Rain-forest Tour Combo gives you the chance to explore and enjoy two of the most visited attractions in Puerto Rico. Our certified tour guide enable to experience about the Rain-forest Eco system and the Bio-luminescent Eco systems,all in one day.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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