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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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17 Tours and Activities to Experience Luquillo Beach

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Full-Day Yunque Rainforest and Luquillo Beach Adventure in San Juan

Full-Day Yunque Rainforest and Luquillo Beach Adventure in San Juan

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Combine two of Puerto Rico’s top attractions, Luquillo Beach and El Yunque Rainforest, into one great trip on this full-day excursion from San Juan. Enjoy the lush beauty of this tropical forest as you complete a series of short hikes to nearby waterfalls for wildlife viewing, sightseeing, and swimming. Finish the day with time to sunbathe and swim along one of the island’s more scenic stretches of sand.
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  • 7 hours
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El Yunque Rainforest and Luquillo Beach Day Tour

El Yunque Rainforest and Luquillo Beach Day Tour

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Explore two of Puerto Rico’s most beautiful natural sights, Luquillo Beach and El Yunque Rainforest, on this day trip 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.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.00
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Rainforest, Bio Bay, Luquillo Beach Trio Tour

Rainforest, Bio Bay, Luquillo Beach Trio Tour

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Join Pandora Tour for the best time ever, we will met everyone's need. I promise. With so much to see and adventure with, that would be easy, see you. Hike and explore different zones of El Yunque Rainforest. See a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the rainforest and the Atlantic Ocean. Take a dip in a waterfall (optional) and hear our guide cover subjects such as natural history education, medicinal and toxic plant identification, geology, ecology, pre-Colombian history, the island’s history and many other subjects like survival tips. Spot native flora and fauna, many of which are not found anywhere else on the planet. This El Yunque Rainforest tour gives you a comprehensive understanding of the unique forest.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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$154.00
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Rainforest & Luquillo Beach plus Biobay Kayaks

Rainforest & Luquillo Beach plus Biobay Kayaks

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Save time and money with a package of three popular destinations in Puerto Rico that can be scheduled over your choice one or two days. Go hiking to a waterfall in El Yunque Rain Forest, visit the sandy beach and eateries of Luquillo Beach, and take a kayaking tour at night in from Fajardo that showcases the bioluminescent waters in the nature reserve.
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  • 12 hours
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Puerto Rico Instagram Tour: Top Scenic Spots

Puerto Rico Instagram Tour: Top Scenic Spots

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This experience is a roadtrip to all the best & most desired spots of Puerto Rico in one tour. The instagram trip focuses on visiting the most insta-worthy sights for pictures, history, culture and adventure by visiting Old San Juan, the rainforest, a clear water beach and a local restaurant thats serves authentic puertorrican food. This is a true local experiences that visits the world famous east side of Yunque rainforest. We also visit the top spots of Old San Juan with short commentary on the history. Later we visit a local's favorite beach that has lovely clear warm waters for the perfect island getaway. We end the tour having lunch at a local family chinchorro so that you can live the experience of eating in an authentic and real puertorrican family. This trip includes transportation and usually last from 8-10 hours duration. This is the tour of the best sites and most scenic pictures of the island all in one. A true local experience, with a local, as a local.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Explore the East of PR-El Yunque Natural Slide/Luquillo Beach

Explore the East of PR-El Yunque Natural Slide/Luquillo Beach

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Enjoy personalized attention from a private guide and the chance to get off the beaten tourist path on this private tour of the far northeast or Puerto Rico. With round-trip transportation provided from San Juan, there's no need to rent a car or worry about directions. Stops include hidden gems such as a secluded waterfall in Naguabo, a private beach, in Fajardo, and a collection of authentic Puerto Rican street food kiosks in Luquillo.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$135.00
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Bioluminescent Bay Night Kayaking & Rainforest Combo Tour

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Bioluminescent Bay Night Kayaking & Rainforest Combo Tour

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This combination tour includes a visit to El Yunque National Forest and a nighttime kayaking tour of Laguna Grande, a bioluminescent bay. Stroll a walkway the winds through the treetops of the forest canopy. After a leisurely lunch (and time for shopping), travel to Laguna Grande to witness the unique phenomenon of bioluminescence.
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  • 10 hours
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Rainforest Nature Walk & Bio Bay Night Kayaking Combo with Transportation

Rainforest Nature Walk & Bio Bay Night Kayaking Combo with Transportation

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Blend a little excitement to your vacation with our El Yunque Rainforest – Beach & Bio Bay Night Kayaking Trio! This adventure is a full-day experience of hiking, swimming and paddling in two of the most visited natural wonders in Puerto Rico: El Yunque National Rainforest and the Bioluminescent Bay in Laguna Grande, Fajardo. You’ll also have the time to relax on the beautiful beach of Luquillo and enjoy the savory local cuisine the Kiosks offer. The Nature Walk and Hiking Tour Trips are led by Peniel Access Eco Tours Guide Service that operates under special use permit on the El Yunque National Forest and operates on a non-discriminatory basis.
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  • 2 hours
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El Yunque Rainforest Adventure

El Yunque Rainforest Adventure

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We take you off the beaten path with a small group (4-11 people) to enjoy the majestic rainforest and taste the local cuisine of this enchanted island. We take you on an exclusive path by on the south side of the El Yunque rainforest Rainforest for a 30-minute hike to an amazing spot called Las Tinajas! Enjoy the natural pools where you can swim, relax, or try out the rope swing above the water. For more adventure, you can continue following your guide by climbing further upriver, and over the big rocks formations, for (about 15 minutes). Enjoy the waterfalls, slide down the natural water slide, or make a 40-feet foot cliff jump into the river! Your guide will prepare delicious local fresh fruits once you’ve reached the natural pool. The difference between this Adventurous experience and our regular El Yunque Tour is this path we take on Saturdays is a bit more challenging. This tour is perfect for those who enjoy an adventure and are not afraid of getting wet and muddy.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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El Yunque National Rainforest Adventure from San Juan

El Yunque National Rainforest Adventure from San Juan

Experience Puerto Rico’s natural side during this 7-hour guided visit to El Yunque National Rainforest. Get an introduction to the park at El Portal Visitor Center, then cool off with a dip at La Cola Waterfall. You’ll also learn about the forest’s many plants and animals and enjoy the scenic views from Yokahu Tower. Entrance fees and round-trip transport included.
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  • 7 hours
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Zipline Adventure

Zipline Adventure

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Fly through the rainforest canopy, strapped in to a zipline, on this half-day tour from San Juan. Travel out of the city in your included transportation to the El Yunque Rainforest to a Zipline Park, where you'll get instruction and safety briefings before clipping in to your harness. Zoom over 11 carbon fiber lines, conquer three rappelling stations, swim in natural water pools, and jump into a crystal clear river. This adventure tour allows you many thrilling experiences in just a half-day from San Juan; round-trip transportation eliminates the need to rent a car.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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VIP services group tour

VIP services group tour

The best way to see any country is the VIP privately way. Why join big groups? The VIP way we can do so much in one day. Up to three places or activities. Compare with any tour company or hotel tours desk or concessionaire. With 16 years of experience, 10 years in a roll getting certificate of excellence by trip advisor, traveler choice by Viator, we have what it takes to make it perfect!
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  • 1 day 8 hours
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Private Swimming Day Trip in Las Paylas River from San Juan

Private Swimming Day Trip in Las Paylas River from San Juan

well this adventure is one of the best in the island is very unique because have is own natural water slice and the location is very close to the rain forest
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  • 1 day 6 hours
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$400.00
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Small Group Tour - El Yunque Rainforest - Off The Beaten Path

Small Group Tour - El Yunque Rainforest - Off The Beaten Path

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Hike through the jungle, plunge into natural pools, and spot colorful wildlife on a small-group rain forest adventure in the El Yunque National Forest. Enjoy the undivided attention of your 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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hidden Gem at El Yunque Rain Forest

Hidden Gem at El Yunque Rain Forest

Explore this hidden gem at the El Yunque Rain Forest with small group (2-11 people) to enjoy a beautiful and peaceful trail and taste the local cuisine of this enchanted island. Book with us your 8-hour day tour away from the tourist traps for a unique and personal experience! You get to visit the south side of the El Yunque rainforest, Las Tinajas! You will enjoy a natural pool of crystal clear waters, where you can swim, relax, cliff jump or try out the rope swing above the water. For more adventure, you can follow your guide by climbing further upriver, over the big rocks formations, for (about 15 minutes). Enjoy the waterfalls, slide down the natural water slide, or make a 40-feet foot cliff jump into the river! Your guide will prepare delicious local fresh fruits once you’ve reached the natural pool. The last stop is at the famous Luquillo Kiosko’s, where you’ll find souvenir shops and a choice of 60 different restaurants located on a strip located along the beach.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00
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El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine and Shop Adventure with transport

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El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine and Shop Adventure with transport

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Explore El Yunque and Luquillo like a local! Rather than watching through the window of a tour bus, see, smell, hear, touch, and taste what makes Puerto Rico the enchanted island! When entering El Yunque we will venture on a nature walk through the lush canopy that is suitable for all ages! Making our way to the calm waters of La Barrigona you will be able to jump in for a swim or relax and take in the unprecedented scenery that makes El Yunque a natural treasure. The last stop in the rainforest will be at Las Paylas, a natural waterslide that is coveted as a hidden gem by those that call the island home. Enjoy an exhilarating slide or the show from afar, this is suitable for all comfort levels! We will wrap up our day at the famous Luquillo Beach and Los Kioskos. Experience local culture and the essence of Puerto Rico with amazing food, drinks, music, and the sun coming down over the Atlantic Ocean. You will head home full of memories and pictures to last a lifetime!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.50
$125.00
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Rainforest, Waterslide, Los Kioskos at the Beach, and Bio Bay!

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Rainforest, Waterslide, Los Kioskos at the Beach, and Bio Bay!

Explore Puerto Rico's natural treasures like a local! Rather than watching through the window of a tour bus, see, smell, hear, touch, and taste what makes Puerto Rico the enchanted island! When entering El Yunque we will venture on a nature walk through the lush canopy that is suitable for all ages! Making our way to the calm waters of La Barrigona you will be able to swim or relax and take in the unprecedented scenery. The last stop in the rainforest will be at Las Paylas, a natural waterslide that is coveted as a hidden gem by those that call the island home. Heading to the famous Luquillo Beach and Los Kioskos you will experience local culture and the essence of Puerto Rico. Relax with amazing food, drinks, music, and the sun coming down over the Atlantic Ocean. The grand finale is the most highly coveted adventure in Puerto Rico, the Bio Bay! Enjoy a casual evening kayak trip where the glowing water dances beneath you in what can only be called an indescribable experience!
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.97
$167.75
$16.78 savings
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