We are doing a tour at El Yunque and it doesn't include Luquillo Beach so I was thinking of asking the tour guide to drop us off. Are there taxis readily available to get us back to the hotel? We are staying in Isla Verde area.
Also, do you know what approximate cost would be? Thank you!!!
My family and I are looking for vacation rentals in Luquillo (close to the beach). This is our second trip to PR, and want a different experience than the first time in San Juan.
We hear how beautiful and picturesque Luquillo Beach is and want to stay as close as possible. From my research so far, it doesn't seem that there are actual properties on the beach itself - everything seems to be at least a 1/4 mile away, does that seem correct? We don't want to be lugging beach equipment to and from a rental car everyday to drive over - we'd prefer to be right there.
Also, we've noticed that alot of the properties and the main beach itself seem to close up by 7pm - is safety an issue? Everything I've read states that the area is just some sleepy town, but it seems quite like a precaution for a 'safe, sleepy beach town'.
Thanks as usual to this community for any answers.
Hi, I'm new to this site and need help. I am visiting PR during the 1st week of September and would like to stay in Luquillo, Rio Grande or Fajardo for a couple of days. I'd like to stay in a room overlooking the ocean, but can't find one that is nice but not super expensive. Any suggestions? Thanks!!!
My husband is unable to do any hiking. Is there a driving trail through the El Yunque National Forest?
My wife and I are planning to spend January and February in Liquillo and was wondering if there are any car or scooter rental places in Liquillo. We are not planning to drive much and do not need a rental car every day.
We have heard that there is a great little food stand at the end of the road in El Yunque. Does anyone know about this and could give a bit more information? thanks.
does anyone know of public transportation to el yunque from san juan (like a bus)? i want to get there but i don't want to go on a guided tour. any thoughts?
I'm starting (probably not before time) to research our stops on our
We get to San Juan on Friday arriving at 1300 (1 p.m.) and leaving at 2100 (9 p.m.). There are two things that I want to see - El Yunque Rainforest, and El Moro fort in town.
The tours that are available that I might be interested in are
a) A 5 hour Rainforest Tour31 @ starting at 1330.
b) Old and New San Juan City Tour for 3 hours39 @ also starting at
Obviously I can't do both tours. The rainforest hours are 7:30 am to 6 pm. If I took the Old San Juan tour first which ends at 1630 (4:30 pm) would it be too late to get to the rainforest afterwards?
The websites and Frommer's "Caribbean 2005" say it is about 28 miles from Old San Juan (14 miles of that on an expressway) and takes about 45 minutes to drive. Someone else has told me that it will take an hour and a half on twisty ill marked roads to get there.
The Insight Guide to Caribbean Cruises says that this is normally a
half day organized tour including a photo stop at El Luquillo Beach,
but that "it is a relatively easy place to reach independently by taxi
or even by bus."
Is there a good way to negotiate a taxi for a tour to El Yunque?
If I take a taxi out there how will I get back or will I need to
pay for the taxi to wait? About how much will that cost?