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New Project On La Pared Beach

Yesterday afternoon the Mayor, Jesus Marquez Rodriguez, and the administration of Luquillo held a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a new promenade stone wall in the La Pared beach. The new wall will include an accessibility ramp, be more attractive and welcoming to beach goers, and provide a safer way to get to access the sand. The ceremony was attended by Luquillo residents and featured prominent guests from Puerto Rican senate, including President of the Senate of Puerto Rico, Eduardo Bhatia, the Commissioner of…

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The Puerto Rican Parrot

Here in Luquillo we have one of the world’s most endangered birds – The Puerto Rican Parrot. Called “Iguaca” by the Taino Indians, these beautiful birds with their green and blue feathers and distinctive red spot used to darken the skies when the Spanish first arrived in Puerto Rico. However, following centuries of poaching and habitat destruction culminating with  Hurricane Hugo in 1989, there were only about 22 individual parrots left in the wild. But, thanks to conservation efforts, they’re making a slow but steady comeback and it’s…

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Island Time

Island Time in Puerto Rico When you go on vacation, the point is to slow down and “stop to smell the roses”, so to speak. Right? [Or in Puerto Rico’s case, “stop to smell the ocean air” or “stop to smell the guavas” or “stop to smell the forest”…] Well, you get the point and that is what vacations should be. Many of us have different styles and some prefer to explore and stay busy, while others like to relax and spend their time on…

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Luquillo visitor seasons

Luquillo Visitor Seasons – When Is The Best Time To Visit

Visitor Seasons In Luquillo Luquillo is located on the northeastern side of Puerto Rico. As such, we have slightly different visitor (or tourist) seasons than other parts of the island. In general, as in other areas, there are two distinct weather seasons: the winter and the summer. Winters here are characterized by cooler weather and summers are characterized by warmer, wetter weather (see Luquillo Weather for details). The weather seasons also coincide with distinctly different types of visitors to Luquillo, i.e. visitor seasons. Below is…

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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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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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Grocery Shopping in Luquillo

Grocery Shopping in Luquillo

If you’re staying in one of the many condos in Luquillo, you likely have a kitchen and therefore you will probably want to buy some groceries. If nothing else, it will save a little money from going out to eat for every meal. We have an Amigo Grocery store in Luquillo. It is a smaller store but it has everything you may need, from bakery with fresh bread to produce and frozen sections. There is also a meat department and if you buy something large,…

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Luquillo Beach Cleanup

Huge Volunteer Cleanup Efforts Underway

Saturday June 13, 2015 Volunteer Beach Cleanup:   Today, the Municipal Administration of Luquillo, including Luquillo’s Mayor,  joined FURA Maritime Unit and the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DRNA in Spanish) of Puerto Rico in a clean up effort of area beaches. Volunteers, city workers, rescue divers, and many more individuals from both organizations showed up to help clean up our coastline. The focus was on underwater cleanup, where divers went into the shore waters and removed trash, like plastic bottles, cans, glass, and other man-made…

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