In September 2017, Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage across the island. Many places closed for rebuilding. Frommer's recommends that vacationers check in advance with all businesses before traveling.
31 miles (50km) E of San Juan
Luquillo Beach is the island's best and most popular public stretch of sand. From here, you can easily explore El Yunque rainforest . "Luquillo" is a Spanish adaptation of Yukiyu, the god believed by the Taínos to inhabit El Yunque.