Visited Luquillo the week before Christmas. Wasn't the best. Beaches on the Atlantic side seem to be kind of rough and subject to cloudy and rainy "Northside" weather. If you have the time, the ferry from Fajardo to Culebra Island ( the Caribbean side and Tampico Beach ) is a bit warmer and more inviting. It is a half-hour ride and costs a couple of bucks. Departs 9:30 AM Monday-Friday and 9:00 AM weekends. Returns 4:30 PM M-F and 5:30 PM weekends. Doublecheck the times, if interested: 787-863-4560.