Aptly named the `Sun Capital` of Puerto Rico, the town of Luquillo is certainly the paradise for beach lovers, as it features the famous Luquillo Public Beach or balneario, peppered with tropical palms and coconut groves. Surfers will love to ride the waves in La Pared beach, where numerous local surfing competitions are held throughout the year. On the `drier` side of the town, Luquillo boasts great land sports such as the popular horseback riding establishments that offer guided tours along the beach or through lush green paths around their premises. Gastronomy is an important aspect of this town, as local restaurants offer countless alternatives in native delicacies, such as conch salad vinaigrette and codfish fritters.
Luquillo is part of the San Juan-Bayamon, Puerto Rico metro area.