|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
|Living space||1000 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Budget, Beach, Tropical, Village|
Description from the owner
Typical 'pueblo' beach house only steps from Luquillo town plaza and one block to the 'la pared' beach which is one of Puerto Rico's favorite 'town beaches' and the center of east coast surfing.
This is one of the best values for a house so close to the beach. Many nearby 'beachfront' condos require elevators, lobbies and longer walks to beach. Condos are great for people who want a 'gated experience' - this house is for people looking for a truly local experience in the center of a Puerto Rican beach town.
Newly renovated in January 2013!
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Luquillo 'La Pared' Beach & Plaza - 3 bedrooms
Luquillo, El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
Additional Location Information
Less than one minute walk to 'la pared' (the wall) beach, surf shops, restaurants and bars in town center.
15 minute walk to famous Luquillo public beach and local food kiosks.
10 minute drive to El Yunque rain forrest.
10 Minute drive to Seven Seas beach and the 'Cabesas de San Juan' Nature Reserve and Eco-tour.
10 minute drive to Fajardo ferry for Culebra and Vieques (Spanish Virgin Islands).
40 minute drive from San Juan airport (SJU).
Once you get settled in the house, explore the stores and restaurants around the town plaza. Calle 14 de Julio goes along the west side of the plaza with 'El Fogon de Juanita' restaurant, the town 'panaderia' or bakery that opens at 6am for early coffee. Across from the bakery is the town hall and then the street ends with the police station, US Post Office and Emergency Care Facility.
Back on the plaza, you'll find the Catholic Church and on the opposite side is a liquor store, beauty parlor, ice cream shop.café, hardware store, mini-mart and gym. At the end of the plaza is the Miramar restaurant. To the right of Miramar Restaurant is the 'main street' of Luquillo with La Selva Surf Shop, El Rincon del Sabor Restaurant and Sandy's Restaurant.
Back at Miramar Restaurant and the plaza, if you turn left to the beach, you'll see an empty lot (supposed to be a future hotel) and the two towers of Sandy Hills Condo and William's Pizza. Guava's restaurant is on the corner of 'La Pared' (the wall) beach. Next to this, you'll find a Board Riders Restaurant and Luquillo surf school.
Continue along the beach wall until you come to the roundabout with the sculpture and Luquillo Sunrise Hotel. You can rent beach chairs, watch the kids on skate board ramps or everyone just hanging out. Check out the Beach Boys surfing school right on the beach - Mikey speaks English and specializes in teaching kids to 'hang ten'. Turn left at the roundabout and go past Pasta y Pueblo Restaurant and in less than a minute you're at your house.
Like any beach community, there are lots of out-of-towners, especially on weekends, so make sure you always lock the front gate and don't leave anything on the balcony (like hanging towels over the shutters) , beach or plaza benches that someone might 'borrow'. Crime is not a big problem, but opportunistic situations can tempt anyone.
Beaches: You have beaches on every side of Luquillo Town.
La Pared Beach: Just a minute from the house is Luquillo's town beach - La Pared (the wall). This is quiet during the week, but full of local families on weekends. If you face the ocean and walk to the left - you'll find less people. This is Luquillo's surfing beach.
"La Selva" - Nature Reserve Beach: Facing the ocean at La Pared - you'll see the two towers of Sandy Hills condominium to your right. Just walk over the rocks in front of the condos and you'll come to the North East Ecological Reserve. You can walk for miles to enjoy undeveloped beach and great birdwatching. Be aware of several inlets that you may have to wade across or swim if the tide raises during your walk.
Playa Azul (Blue Beach): To the left of La Pared Beach, walk around the point and you'll come to a quiet beach near Luquillo's cluster of high-rise condos at Costa Azul. About a 15 minute walk from the house. This is the best beach for Snorkeling!
Luquillo Public Beach - Playa Monserrate: Continue past Costa Azul and you'll find an undeveloped point where you can imagine you're on a deserted island. Cross a few inlets and you'll round the bend near the campground to arrive at the most famous public beach in Puerto Rico. This is a 'Blue Flag' beach, so it is well maintained and continually checked for water quality. Here you'll find showers, rest rooms, food stands and lots of families having a great time! About a 25 minute walk from the house. Note: you can walk on the road to the public beach in about 15 minutes from the house.
Kioskos: Just past the public beach are 60 'Kioskos' or food stalls. There are usually 20 or 30 stands open so just walk along until you find one that makes you want to stop and enjoy some great Puerto Rican street food. You'll find everything from fine dining to street food, tacky souvenirs and nightclubs - so its something you won't want to check out.
If you get all the way to the kioskos, you may want to consider walking back on the road that goes from the parking lot by the campground behind the Playa Azul condominiums then past the cemetery, Brass Cactus Restaurant, Le Flamboyan Restaurant, Laundromat, King Seafood Restaurant and the new ballpark before arriving at Pio, Pio Express Fried Chicken and the town plaza.
Beyond the town center:
There is a shopping center with a Pitusa discount store and a large Econo supermarket just across Route #3 from where you turned to come into town.
There are also lots of fast food outlets (McDonald's, KFC, Taco Maker, William's Pizza, Tiny Frog Café, Chinese, etc in front of the shopping center along with a large Walgreen's.
If you drive about 15 minutes further on Route #3 you'll come to Fajardo where you'll find larger stores like Walmart, Kmart, Supermarkets, etc.
Fajardo also has the very large El Conquistador Resort with its Water Park and access to Palomino Island (private beach).
Fajardo also has the ferries that go to Puerto Rico's 'Spanish Virgin Islands' of Culebra and Vieques.
Fajardo also has Seven Seas Beach and the nearby Bio-luminescent Bay. Note: you can only tour the bio-bay by kayak with a registered eco-tour operator unless you register for the night-tours operated by The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico which allow you to walk through the mangroves with expert guides.
Location Type Beach, Tropical, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$120||$120||$700||$0||4 nights|
|All Dates||$120||$120||$700||-||4 nights|
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- Damage deposit - $100 / stay - Security Deposit
- Cleaning fee - $65 / stay - Other
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 16, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Charming place in Luquillo
My partner and I have stayed at the owner's other property in SJ, but were invited to see this house in 2012. We spent a few hours in Luquillo and hung out with the other owner at the house. It's an easy walk to the beach, and would be a very cute, comfortable place to rent. The pictures really show off its casual, tropical appeal. We've now stayed at the other property twice, and Richard is a great guy--responsive, friendly, helpful. He's made our SJ stays just lovely, and I know he would do the same for this property! My ratings below reflect my opinion of the owner, and how he runs the SJ place.