La Mina trail

Because of Ella we chose the trail that leads to La Mina waterfall, which is 10 meters high and lost in the middle of the rainforest. We took the narrow walkway and stairs which are both very slippery. The whole journey measured 5 kilometers and thanks to the warm weather and humid climate it was quite challenging.

La Mina trail

La Mina trail

La Mina trail

Waterfall La Mina

We saw the ausubo tree on our way, it seemed to grow up right to the sky. No wonder as it has such a big roots!

La Mina trail

La MIna trail

On the other side of the La Mina trail there is Bano de Oro, natural water hole, which was originally built as a part of the spa. The name is derived from the river Bano de Oro, which feeds the pool and means "bath of gold" because gold was minded there.

Bano de Oro

Bano de Oro

Bano de Oro

Luquillo is a typical urban beach with all the facilities and a wide range of water sports services. It is lined by dozens of typical kiosks that offer from the Puerto Rican specialties to classic pizzas and sandwiches. We tried a couple of typical dishes too. For example alcapurrias, beach food, fried dough stuffed with various meats or pinchos, either chicken or pork with bbq sauce on top and salt banana chips. Simple, fast and tasty.

Luquillo beach

Kiosks inLuquillo

Pinchos a alcapurrias

Another urban beach is Playa Seven Seas which is much smaller than Luquillo.

Playa Seven Seas

Playa Seven Seas