Puerto Rico ⏐ Best Beaches in San Juan / Metro – Puerto Rico
The beaches of San Juan and Isla Verde, Carolina are some of the most visited on the island by tourists. Part of the reason is marketing, some of the best beach resorts are located in the Condado tourist district and the district of Isla Verde in Carolina. While the beaches of San Juan and the Metro area are not the best in Puerto Rico, it is the most popular tourist destination on the island for many great reasons. Those wishing for a quick weekend getaway love San Juan and Isla Verde for the convenient close location to the airport and excellent hotel choices. A beach vacation in San Juan offers a well-rounded vacation experience with something for everyone. City lovers will enjoy the vibrant nightlife, lively entertainment, excellent dining choices, and the best shopping malls in the Caribbean. From San Juan, you can easily explore world-class attractions such as El Yunque Rainforest, Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, the Camuy River Cave Park, and more.
Best beach for: hotels on the beach, beachfront dining, water sports, budget-friendly apartment rentals on the beach, city life, nearby points of interest in San Juan, clean sand. Isla Verde is just a short 5-10 minute drive from the airport.
Best beach for getting away from the busier beaches in the San Juan tourist area, clarity of the water, surfing during winter months, snorkeling during summer months, facilities, quality of water, many shaded areas under palm trees, accessibility, on-site restaurants, within walking distance of Old San Juan and Condado, two beaches on the beach park, historic attraction onsite.
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Best beach for city life, luxurious beachfront resort choices, and sexy-ness.
Condado is sexy, chic, and clean. Condado is an excellent location, within walking distance to many restaurants, shopping, casinos, the Condado Lagoon, and easy access to attractions in Old San Juan. Please know the water at Condado Beach is not always safe for swimming due to strong currents (depending on the weather conditions). For those that love lounging, listening to the sound of the waves, and look for a central location for nightlife, restaurants, and a little shopping, Condado Beach is a good choice.
Best beach for: quiet and uncrowded on weekdays, just 30 minutes from San Juan and minutes from Isla Verde, clear water, views of waves crashing against the coral wall, surfing during winter months, food across the street and nearby, shallow water for small children, fun watching airplanes, off-street parking.