Excellent view to the Ocean. 3rd Floor. One Parking, Close to Rain Forest, Fajardo, and many more attractions.
We stayed at the apartment with our family (2 adults, 3 school age children). The view from the apartment cannot be beat with anything, it is picture perfect. It is amazing and much of the time you have enough beach right out the back gate to stay right there. My kids loved playing there and we could watch them from the balcony. We walked from the apartment along the beach right to Luquillo beach and the Luquillo Kiosks on many days, and even walked along the beach (through the water for some parts!) to Rio Mameyes. The apartment itself has all the amenities you need (no laundry) to stay in and eat at home. We found it comfortable for the week for the 5 of us. We loved having the doors open with the ocean breeze and watching the sunrise and sunset each day from the balcony.
The condo is dated and could use some maintenance so if you are looking for something very fancy, this is not for you. I would also recommend keeping all food in the refrigerator. As with another post, the neighborhood looks a little run down, but having the gated entrance to the apartment helped make us feel secure.
Carlos and Prudo were very good about answering questions and helping out when we had questions. Overall the condo was good for the price and the time we spent there and I would do it again.
Carlos, our host, was very helpful to us; my son and his family arrived first and found the apartment easily with Carlos directions, as did I when arriving at night; his advice about where to find stores and services we needed made our short stay much easier. My family enjoyed a very nearby beach on day one since the water was too high to allow access at the apartment. The apartment was as advertised - well equipped kitchen, lots of beach toys/equipment as mentioned by others and kids toys the 2 older missed when we left. The beds available were more than sufficient for 3 adults and 3 children. We certainly felt safe on the property (though I was a little sceptical driving in the first time only to realize the neighbourhood was perfectly fine) and it made a great base to explore from. El Yunque rain forest was less than 1/2 hour away; San Juan where we explored the old city, including the 2 forts (amazing), is about 45 minutes. The day we left Fajardo was about 1/2 hour. Great location; amenities more than good (what we didn't have we really didn't need). I'd recommend Carlos' Luquillo property to anyone looking for a base to explore from or to stay put.
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We had a great time at Playa Fortuna. The view from the balcony and living room we will never forget. Having the waves as the soundtrack to our trip was just what we were looking for. Walk to the kiosks during the day but drive at night (check out the oyster van, kiosk #20, #2, #25, and el jefe burger bar). Definitely rent a car and enjoy going to different beautiful beaches on the island. We had a terrific week and cannot wait to go back.
Our stay at Carlos' place was perfect! He met us at the airport car rental and we followed him to Luquillo. Checked in on us during our stay and accommodated us without any issues when we needed to leave a day early.
The house was fully equipped with coffee machine, microwave, cleaning products, beach chairs, toys, etc! Perfect view of the ocean and our own private beach! 5 minutes from the food kiosks and kid friendly beach.
I look forward to returning to Luquillo and staying at Carlos' place again! I've been recommending him to anyone who plans on visiting Puerto Rico.
The apartment at Playa Fortuna is wonderful. All the amenities that you could ask for we're available to us. The view is amazing as the apartment is right ON the ocean. There is plenty of room for the whole family to enjoy!
Angel and Carlos were perfect hosts and always available to answer any questions that we had as well as to offer us plenty of suggestions to help make our trip more enjoyable.
This is a perfect location to enjoy not only Luquillo but you can make plenty of day trips from this as your home base. The Kiosks in Luquillo are in walking distance and have the best selection of local food. If you are looking for a calm beach with all of the amenities Balneario Monserrate is right next to the kiosks and is awesome!
The next time that we are in Puerto Rico we will stay at Playa Fortuna!
The Jimenez family owns and manages this property and they treated us like family. Carlos, Angel and Ana were always a call or text away and they helped us find places to go and things to do, and they even picked us up from San Juan to take us to the apartment in Luquillo, which is a 40-minute drive, or $50+ taxi.
The apartment was spacious, clean and had all the things we needed from beach towels, boogie boards to kitchen equipment.
You cannot beat the view from the balcony of the apartment. It looks straight to the ocean and you can go to sleep with the sound of the waves.
Nearby are the well-known Luquillo kiosks where we ate a variety of local food next to the popular Luquillo beach.
You probably need to rent a car in Luquillo. You can walk to the kiosks, but for other places (grocery store, El Yunque park) you need your own transport and taxis get expensive and public transit is not convenient. The Jimenez family can help you find a rental or look for the many chains in San Juan.
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