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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms 2015

Although the official hurricane season for the Atlantic runs from June 1 – November 30, in Puerto Rico the most active months tend to be August and September. This year (2015) in particular, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted a below-normal season to be very likely. In fact, it called for 90% chance of a below-normal season – this is the highest probability given by NOAA for any such season since it began its hurricane outlooks in 1998. Keep in mind that these…

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Coquí Frog

Puerto Rico’s Coquí Frog

Puerto Rico’s Unofficial Mascot – The Coqui Frog “Coquí is the popular name given to a genus of frogs (Eleutherodactylus) endemic to the island of Puerto Rico. They are a genus of frog that do not go through metamorphosis or have webbed feet. In our island, 17 different species of Eleutherodactylus (coqui), live in the island, and only the males of the Common Coqui and the Mountain Coqui species, sing co-qui!” – says Melissa Rosario of Luquillo Puerto Rico. A Coquí is a tiny tree…

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Luquillo beaches

Best Luquillo Beaches

Luquillo Beaches Information: Luquillo is not the type of destination where you will find beaches lined with hotels, tourist shops, restaurants, and traffic. Instead, you can expect to find a strip of coastline that is miles long, runs along the town, and where you can walk from one beach to the next. Combined, the beaches of Luquillo stretch over 12 miles and are each unique in character and visitors they attract. The following is an overview of our best beaches and their major highlights to help…

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Puerto Rican Food

Puerto Rican Food

Try Our Amazing Puerto Rican Food: There are plenty of options for food in Puerto Rico to satisfy even the fussiest eaters. If you want to stick to what you know, you will find McDonalds, KFC, Wendy’s, Burger King etc. (all around the island), as well as some non-fast food chains like Ponderosa or Cheesecake Factory. But, when you visit Luquillo, do not miss out on the wonderful local cuisine! Puerto Rican food is rooted in Spanish, African and native Indian traditions and has emerged…

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Jazz Nights in Terruño Restaurant

Jazz Nights in Terruño Restaurant

Jazz Nights with Charlie Sepúlveda: Every last Monday of the month, Luquillo Kiosk #20, aka Terruño, offers its patrons a free Jazz Night with Charlie Sepúlveda and his band. Charlie lives in Luquillo and is a world-renowned jazz trumpet player. He received two Latin Grammy Nominations in the Best Latin Jazz Album category. He has eleven solo recordings as, well as, countless collaborated recordings. He has been called “the trumpet player of his generation”. “Sepúlveda covers vintage material by Lee Morgan (“Something Cute”), Herbie Hancock (“Chan’s…

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Luquillo Equipment Rentals

Equipment Rentals

Types of Equipment Rentals in Luquillo: Often visitors do not realize that Luquillo has many opportunities for adventure. If you are the adventurous type, you may be wondering what there is to do here. The answer is LOTS! You can rent just about any type of water sports equipment in Luquillo. If land adventure is your thing, then you can check out ATV, go-cart, and zipline adventures. You can even rent horses for a ride through the rainforest. There truly is something for everyone to enjoy.…

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4th of July in Luquillo

4th Of July In Luquillo

How Does Luquillo Celebrate 4th of July?   You may be wondering if 4th of July gets celebrated in Puerto Rico – it is USA Independence Day, after all. The answer is: yes, it does but it is a little different from in the mainland U.S.  Puerto Rico is part of USA and so all USA federal holidays are also observed here. The biggest difference is that, typically, this holiday is reserved for beach going and parties but you may also notice the absence of fireworks.…

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Spanish Phrases

10 Must-Know Spanish Phrases

Spanish Phrases To Know: When visiting Luquillo, you will find that the vast majority of staff in businesses speak English – this is especially true of restaurants, hotels, and stores. Nonetheless, it is always helpful to know some basic Spanish phrases in case you ever find yourself in a pinch. It is also good to know some basic greetings to come across as friendly and polite. Here are 10 basic Spanish phrases that are good to know: Hola! – hi or hello. Pronounced oh/la. This is a basic greeting…

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Things to do in Luquillo PR

Top 12 Things To Do In Luquillo PR

Things To Do In Luquillo Puerto Rico: If you are visiting Luquillo, Puerto Rico, you know you are in an exceptionally central location. This makes Luquillo ideal for exploring the real Puerto Rico and get a “taste” of a little bit of everything. Luquillo and the surrounding areas will provide you with many unique experiences that you will not want to miss. Here is a list of 12 things you must do, when staying in Luquillo:  Walk the beach – let’s face it, there is a reason why the local…

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Luquillo first-time visitors

Luquillo – The Perfect Spot For First-Time Visitors

Luquillo Is The Perfect Base For First-Time Visitors to Puerto Rico! Why? Location, location, location! Only 24 miles from San Juan International Airport Close to Old San Juan and other San Juan attractions Only 7 miles from the ferries to Vieques and Culebra in Fajardo All the shopping you could possibly want within a short drive in either direction Only 7 miles from the Bioluminescent BioBay in Fajardo Small sea-side town, with no crazy traffic or heavy crowds 12 miles of incredible AND swimmable beaches…

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