Luquillo needs some loving, and it needs some protection...
Luquillo needs some loving, and it needs some protection from the ocean. Property owners are on their own when it comes to fortifying their homes and hotels from the ocean's assault, and it's a shame they get no help. Many people are struggling, and it's sad to see in such a pretty place. But take this to the bank: if you need help you will find it. People there offered before being asked and we were/are grateful. And when we did ask, well, we got people going out of their way. There is great beauty and there is the opposite (especially that people leave their trash on the beaches and streets). Deal with it, or don't go. You are very near a place of great beauty in the El Yunque Rainforest. It's an experience you will always treasure.
There are very cool kiosks that surprise you with value, food and friendliness. They are actually shotgun stores that do their own thing, some more classy than others. You can go back day after day trying something different, and then walk back along the beach to the Yunque Mar Hotel and catch a sunset on the way home. It's what we did. We did no night driving, preferring the safety of our rooms with frig and microwave. And Stingray music and TMC on TV.