Category Archives: Things To Do

amigos de luquillo

Amigos De Luquillo – Volunteers Are Making A Difference

It started as a conversion between friends and grew into a group of volunteers that are making a difference in Luquillo. From the recently started Farmers Market (Feria Agricola De Luquillo) to a mural painting project, the members of the Amigos De Luquillo group are making a difference in their community. “It’s about time Luquillo had access to locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables” said one shopper at the last weekend’s market, “This is way overdue” said another.  It seems that the residents are embracing the…

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festival de platos tipicos luquillo

Festival De Platos Tipicos – The Traditional Dish Festival

Another year and another great Festival De Platos Tipicos in Luquillo! Despite the somewhat rainy weather, lots of people showed up to eat great food, listen to  live music, and enjoy the festive holiday atmosphere. Many great musicians performed during all four of the festival nights. Artists such as DJ King Arthur, Grupo Esencia, Oscarito, Grupo Terraplèn, Andy Montañez, Tito Rojas, Cultivo De Plena, Mellna León and many more, drew big crowds. Good time was had by all! There was even a live nativity scene for everyone to enjoy –…

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shopping options in Luquillo

Shopping Options In Luquillo

‘Tis the season for….shopping! Holidays bring with them a slew of holiday shoppers but, in general, visitors often like to shop. Are you interested in getting something unique from your travels to Luquillo? Or do you just want to take in some good shopping? Or perhaps, you want to pick up a few souvenirs for friends and family? Luckily, Luquillo is centrally located to some of the best shopping in the Caribbean – so you have come to the right place. Here are some shopping…

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Lechon – Traditional Roasted Pig In Puerto Rico

If you’re a tourist “in-the-know”, you have probably heard of Lechon (Lechón). If you’re not in the know, however, you might be asking yourself, “what’s this lechon everyone talks about?” Simply put, Lechon is a roasted pig but there is so much more to it than that. In Puerto Rico Lechon proudly holds the title of the national dish. It is a seasoned, whole roasted pig cooked over charcoal open fire. Even Food Network celebrities like Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern have come to Puerto Rico…

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el yunque rain forest

El Yunque National Rainforest

What do beautiful vistas, rushing streams, green ferns, colorful orchids, millions of tiny Coquí frogs, and striking waterfalls have in common? They can all be found at the El Yunque tropical rainforest. Nestled on the eastern side of the Luquillo Mountains, El Yunque covers nearly 29,000 acres and reaches elevations of more than 3,500 ft.  The average year-round temperature is a pleasant 73° F, making any day a good day to visit. It is the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Park System and,…

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Festival de Coco Luquillo Puerto Rico

Festival de Coco (Coconut Festival) in Luquillo

Yesterday, we had our 10th annual Festival de Coco in Luquillo Plaza. Many folks came out to hang out, party, and listen to some great music. There was no shortage of good food and beautiful local artwork either! The atmosphere was happy and cheerful and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Although the weather was hot, there were still plenty of people that came out and enjoyed the festivities. However, evening was when things really started hopping and the crowds got big. There was dancing, singing, music,…

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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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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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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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