Sneha Girap (Editor)

Luquillo, Puerto Rico

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Country  United States
Unemployment rate  13.8% (Dec 2014)
Area  34.26 sq mi
Founded  1797
Mayor  Hon. Jesus Marquez Rodriguez (PPD)
Population  20,061 (2011)

Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. Luquillo is spread over 5 wards and Luquillo Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the Fajardo Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Map of Luquillo, Puerto Rico


Luquillo, Puerto Rico in the past, History of Luquillo, Puerto Rico

Luquillo was founded in 1797 and is known as "La Capital del Sol" (sun capital), "La Riviera de Puerto Rico" (Puerto Ricos riviera, and "Los Come Cocos" (The coconut eaters). The town was named after the Indian cacique Loquillo, who died a few years after the last Indian rebellion in 1513.


Luquillo, Puerto Rico Tourist places in Luquillo, Puerto Rico

If you stay on the coastal highway going east from San Juan, youll soon reach Luquillo Beach. This huge plantation of majestic coconut palms shades more than a mile of fine and shimmering sand. It is one of the most popular and nicest public beaches in the San Juan area. It offers cafeterias, public bathrooms with showers, access for disabled people, and an ample parking lot. Monserrate Beach is one of the public beaches most frequented by the locals. In 2006 El Balneario de Luquillo (The Luquillo Beach) was pronounced the most popular one in Puerto Rico. La Pared Beach is also very popular for its surf worthy waves.

Luquillo, Puerto Rico Tourist places in Luquillo, Puerto Rico

La Selva, is a small cove on the east coast. It is arguably one of the best surf spots on the east coast. The only way to get to it is about a 2 mile walk through a cow farm, but its worth the trip if you can talk someone into telling you how to get there.



Luquillo, Puerto Rico Culture of Luquillo, Puerto Rico

Festivals and events

Luquillo, Puerto Rico Festival of Luquillo, Puerto Rico
  • Patron Saint Celebrations - March
  • Leatherback Turtle Festival - April
  • Coconut Festival - September
  • Typical Dish Festival - December
  • The Three Kings Day Celebration at The Luquillo Plaza - January
  • References

    Luquillo, Puerto Rico Wikipedia (,),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),)

    Similar Topics
    United States
    Sailor Beware (1952 film)
    Armen Amiryan