Our family enjoyed a week in Puerto Rico, with our home base being the town of Luquillo. Luquillo is located about 1 hr from the San Juan airport. I saw the town described as “ragged” and I wouldn’t disagree. We rented a car and made the sleepy drive after our red-eye flight to the condo. With our base in Luquillo, we enjoyed visiting the nearby Kioskos and associated calm beach, El Yunque National Forest and the city of San Juan. Had our family been a bit hardier and not so worn out from all the swimming, we could have walked from our condo to the local restaurants, but we were glad for our car. The boys also took surfing lessons from the company near La Pared and everyone was able to ride some waves in.
We stayed in the Playa Azul condo. Our condo was clean and had many amenities: bidet, beach towels, sand toys, sunscreen, washer/dryer and basic toiletries on arrival. Our youngest loved the condo because there were many cats that roamed the grounds and he loved to keep tabs on them from the balcony. Our oldest was glad to see the basketball courts. My husband enjoys body surfing and assessed that the waves at our beach were the best he had ever ridden. We all enjoyed many hours in the pool.
We did not get a chance to visit the bioluminescent bay on this trip – maybe next time!