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Luquillo or Isla Verde?

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Luquillo or Isla Verde?

Is the water calmer in Luquillo or Isla Verde?

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Luquillo
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1. Re: Luquillo or Isla Verde?

Balneario Monserrate in Luquillo is a cove beach with a fringing reef, which breaks most of the waves. I believe the beach in Isla Verde is directly exposed to the Atlantic Ocean.

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2. Re: Luquillo or Isla Verde?

Luquillo is a little calmer.

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3. Re: Luquillo or Isla Verde?

Luquillo Beach i.e., Playa Monserrate is much calmer. The real difference is that Isla Verde Beach is in an urbanized setting with high rise hotels and condos in Metro San Juan, whereas Luquillo Beach (balneario or public beach) is in a more tranquil, less urbanized setting with views of the rain forest behind it.

Edited: 14 October 2013, 13:20
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4. Re: Luquillo or Isla Verde?

@prexplorer ... how do the "high rise hotels and condos in Metro San Juan" affect the water/surf conditions at the beach in Isla Verde?

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5. Re: Luquillo or Isla Verde?

It doesn't. It's a side note. I'm pointing out the differences in ambience. As you can read in my comment I mentioned the beach not the water in connection with the surrounding area.

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6. Re: Luquillo or Isla Verde?

Night and day do you want urban or beautiful island views. I go to the beaches at Luquillo a couple of times a week.

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7. Re: Luquillo or Isla Verde?

Both are calm beaches however, Luquillo is a little calmer especially on the far east end.

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8. Re: Luquillo or Isla Verde?

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