East Coast, Puerto Rico Attractions
The Puerto Rican East Coast is made up of 98km / 60mi of coastline between San Juan and Guayama. There are seemingly endless beaches offering opportunities for various water activities and excellent attractions for those interested in botany, nature and bird watching.The East Coast of Puerto Rico is also a treat for golfers, with a wide variety of new and well established courses. One of Puerto Rico's best beaches is found on the East Coast in the town of Luquillo. Boating enthusiasts will want to be sure to stop in at Fajardo, Puerto Rico's main boating center.Ferries from the East Coast leave from Fajardo to the offshore tropical islands of Vieques and Culebra
Luquillo, Puerto Rico
The municipality of Luquillo stretches from the edge of the El Yunque National Forest to the Atlantic Ocean. More cosmopolitan than other resort towns, the main attractions in Luquillo are the beaches and golf clubs. While Luquillo traces its history to the Taíno Indians and a Spanish settlement in 1797, there is little to see of historical value. Instead, most visitors come to Luquillo for the beaches that offer opportunities for various water sports.Luquillo beach is a palm tree lined stretch of sand that offers a fair degree of tranquility considering it is only a short drive from San Juan.
Luquillo beach (Playa de Luquillo) is considered by many to be one of the finest beaches in Puerto Rico. In reality it is one of the best beaches within close proximity to San Juan and can be visited as a day trip from the city. It is a great option for visitors looking to escape the city and experience a less populated beach then those of Isla Verde. However, during the summer weekends be prepared, it is often very busy.Luquillo beach has food stands and all the regular facilities and is also patrolled for added security.
Bahía Beach Plantation Public Golf Course (closed)
ATTRACTION IS CLOSED.Most golf courses in Puerto Rice are restricted to hotel guests only; however, the Bahía Beach Plantation Public Golf Course is open daily to the public. It is the only 18 whole unrestricted access golf course in Puerto Rico. Bahía Beach Plantation Public Golf Course is an 18 hole course near El Yunque National Forest, with great views of the forest as well as the beach on the final stretch.This is a great option for independent travelers who may not be staying at a major hotel or resort.
Sierra de Luquillo
The Sierra de Luquillo mountain range is a region of wooded hills including wild pineapples, palms, ferns, and recreation areas. It is part of the Cordillera Central Mountains. Contained within the Sierra de Luquillo is the Caribbean National Forest, also known as El Yunque National Forest and Pico del Toro, at 3523ft / 1070m. El Yunque a not to be missed natural attraction in Puerto Rico.