Destination guide

Find an island paradise in sun-soaked Luquillo

With golden sandy beaches and backdrops of swaying palms, Luquillo welcomes sun lovers to its pristine shores on the Atlantic coast of Puerto Rico. Nicknamed "La Capital del Sol," or "Sun Capital," this gorgeous stretch of coastline is perfect for family-friendly beach vacations. With a vast tropical rainforest just a couple of miles away, outdoor adventures are in full supply, too. With so much pristine nature all around, you're sure to find a Luquillo vacation rental with amazing views, whether you prefer waking up to a stunning sunrise from an oceanfront condo or enjoying refreshing swims in private pools surrounded by lush greenery.

Things to do

Explore lighthouses and lagoons on a trip from Luquillo

Just a few miles from downtown Luquillo, Cape San Juan is a perfect day-trip destination, with beautiful parklands and a picturesque lighthouse that overlooks the bright blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Spend some time here exploring or take a tour at Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, where you'll find an expansive lagoon, mangroves, rocky beaches and forests full of wildlife. Near the tip of the cape, you'll want to snap some photos of the lighthouse, Faro de la Cabezas, a striking structure that dates back to the 1800s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Activities

Hitting the beach in Luquillo

Luquillo is famous for its palm-shaded beaches, where soft sands welcome castle-building contests and lazy days soaking up the rays with a tropical drink in hand. Luquillo Beach offers long sandy swaths, but most visitors head to the family-friendly La Monserrate Beach, a well-kept public area with all the waterfront amenities you could need. Jump into the ocean for a refreshing swim, or grab a stand-up paddle board to test out the waves. Taking a walk along the shoreline will lead to seaside eateries, where you can dine al fresco or grab a bite for a picnic lunch.

Weather

Winter sun in Luquillo

The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico stays warm year-round, making beach days in Luquillo pleasant in every season. Summer is the wettest time, and the hottest too, so many visitors opt for a winter stay, when daytime highs average in the mid-80s and dip down into the 70s at night. This is the most-popular time for a vacation in Puerto Rico, so be sure to book your Luquillo vacation rental early to ensure you nab your ideal property, perhaps with a pool to enjoy those sunny days. Spring is a nice compromise season to avoid some of the heavier crowds before the summer rains set in.

Natural features

Exploring the rainforest in lush Luquillo

With El Yunque National Forest for a neighbor, Luquillo is a great launching point for adventures. Scenic drives and miles of hiking paths place visitors in the middle of incredible local flora, with everything from orchids and bromeliads to bamboo and palms to be seen. Spend an day exploring the trails that lead along rivers to cascades. You can even hop into waterfall-fed pools for a refreshing dip to cool off along the way. After a soaking up all the beauty of the rainforest, it's just a quick hop back to the sunny shores and your Luquillo vacation rental.

How to get there

How to get to and around Luquillo

The nearest airport is in San Juan (SJU-Luis Munoz Marin Intl.), located 19.6 mi (31.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Vieques (VQS-Antonio Rivera Rodriguez), which is 21.3 mi (34.3 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Luquillo?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 513 vacation rentals near Luquillo. From 66 Houses to 301 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Luquillo for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Luquillo?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Luquillo. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Vilomar: 94 vacation rentals
  • Luquillo Beach: 636 vacation rentals
  • Playa Azul: 31 vacation rentals
  • La Pared: 79 vacation rentals
  • Solimar: 92 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Luquillo! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Luquillo?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Luquillo:

  • Mata de Plátano: 493 rentals
  • Fortuna: 497 rentals
  • Sector Los Ramos: 449 rentals
  • Sabana: 496 rentals
  • Juan Martín: 432 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Luquillo?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Luquillo are:

  • Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU): 1,129 vacation rentals
  • Humacao (HUC): 593 vacation rentals
  • Vieques Airport (VQS): 284 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Luquillo?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Luquillo. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Luquillo Beach: 636 rentals
  • Azul Beach: 553 rentals
  • Carabali Rainforest Park: 865 rentals
  • Las Paylas: 677 rentals
  • Water City PR: 631 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Luquillo listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.