Playa Azul Beach
Luquillo, Puerto Rico
Playa Azul Beach located in Luquillo is one of the most beautiful beaches in Puerto Rico. The water is blue and crystal clear and with natural sand warm colors, and the coral reefs are full of colorful tropical fish and marine life.
It is named for being located in front of the three condominiums that bear the name of Playa Azul. The beach has ample parking space on the sides of the road.
It is an excellent place for swimmers and water sports such as diving, surfing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, paddle surfing, jet skiing, beach volleyball, among others. There is a wide variety of rental accommodations such as condominiums, villas, apartments and houses for rent on the beach or near the beach in the side streets.
Playa Azul Beach (technically called Vilomar Beach) is east of Monserrate Beach. It is actually a long and wide sandy beach which runs along a growing cove.
The beach has a swimming area cordoned off with ropes that makes the water vary from calm to moderate waves, but there are no lifeguards. You can see paddlers enjoying the off-ropes area and some reefs at the east end of the beach, with some snorkeling.
How to get there:
Take Route 3 at the Luquillo Int 193 downtown traffic light (at km 36.3), then turn left, then turn right onto Calle A and follow it to the end. There is plenty of space to park on the sides of the road.