Condado Beach

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Backed by the high rise buildings of San Juan, Condado Beach. Because this is a public beach it is usually pretty crowded, but be warned: the undertow here can be strong a times, though it makes for a great surfing environment.

Positioned toward the center of Condado District, Condado Beach is on the North East edge of Puerto Rico. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Active and social travelers will like this beach due to its crowded, urban location. In fact, Condado Beach would be especially convenient for guests of the nearby hotels, and those who don't mind large groups of people.

How to Access The Beach
To access Condado Beach, take Avenida Ashford to Park la Ventana al Mar where you will find parking.

Amenities and Ambiance

Situated in the western corner of San Juan, Condado Beach is protected by a natural rock barrier that creates smooth waters. The beach is modest, but features tan colored sand, aquamarine waters, plenty of shade, and a separate lagoon.

There is also a concession stand available. If available, you could also order lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. As one of the few public beaches in the area, Condado Beach attracts a lot of locals. Tourists to San Juan not staying at a beachfront hotel also frequent the beach during the day.

Keep in mind that Condado Beach's location is a bustling area, so show up early.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North East coast of Puerto Rico; the area hosts attractions such as Casino del Mar, which is about a hundred yards away.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Museo de Arte Contemporaneo. This museum is located a half mile to the south, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Condado Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Casino del Mar Casino 0.1 mi. SE Puerto Rico
Diamond Palace Casino Casino 0.3 mi. SE Puerto Rico
Marriott Stellaris Casino Casino 0.3 mi. ESE Puerto Rico
Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza Casino Casino 0.4 mi. WNW Puerto Rico
Radisson Ambassador Plaza Casino Casino 0.5 mi. ESE Puerto Rico
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Museum 0.5 mi. S Puerto Rico
Casa Cortes Gallery Art Gallery 0.8 mi. SE Puerto Rico
Museum Of Art Of Puerto Rico Museum 0.9 mi. SE Puerto Rico
Ecourbano Museum 1.5 mi. E Puerto Rico
Museo de arte de Puerto Rico Museum 1.5 mi. E Puerto Rico
Museo Tower Museum 1.5 mi. E Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Condado Beach is close to Condado District, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Guests visiting Condado Beach who are looking for further attractions will want to think about making the trip to Condado District, because it's not far away and is an especially active area of Puerto Rico. From the beach, Condado District is not far away, maybe a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is situated in a relatively popular tourist destination, it typically isn't very difficult to find just the right type of hotel nearby. If you are wanting to get a place that's on or near the ocean, the table below shows the accommodation options closest to Condado Beach.

Accommodations near Condado Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Holiday Inn Express San Juan 0.1 mi. W Hotel
Renaissance La Concha A Renaissance Resort 0.1 mi. SSE Resort
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel 0.1 mi. NW Hotel
O:live Boutique Hotel 0.1 mi. W Hotel
El Canario By The Lagoon 0.1 mi. SW Hotel
Aleli By the Sea 0.1 mi. ESE Guest house
Comfort Inn San Juan 0.1 mi. S Hotel
Le Consulat An Ascend Collection Hotel 0.2 mi. SSE Hotel
Atlantic Beach Hotel 0.2 mi. ESE Hotel
Coral Princess Inn 0.2 mi. SSE Hotel


If during your visit you start getting hungry, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is Budatai. The restaurant serves Asian cuisine. They are also known for serving sushi.

Nearby restaurants are shown below.

Restaurants near Condado Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Budatai (787) 725-6919 Asian Informal 0.0 mi. SSW
Cold Stone Creamery Miramar (787) 724-5657 -- -- 0.1 mi. SSE
Komakai (787) 721-8500 Japanese Informal 0.1 mi. SSE
Solera (787) 721-8500 Spanish Informal 0.1 mi. SSE
Voga (787) 721-8500 Italian Informal 0.1 mi. SSE
Orale Guey (787) 200-6495 Mexican Very Casual 0.1 mi. SSE
Waiter's Bar & Grill Condado (787) 977-1611 Bar and grill Very Casual 0.1 mi. W
Perla -- -- -- 0.1 mi. ESE
1919 Restaurant (787) 724-1919 Contemporary Fine Dining 0.1 mi. NW
Mhan Chung Sushi Bar (787) 723-8585 Asian, Asian Fusion Very Casual 0.1 mi. SE
Jose Jose Restaurant (787) 725-2323 Contemporary Fine Dining 0.1 mi. S
Yantar (787) 724-3636 -- -- 0.1 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in Puerto Rico besides Condado Beach.

If the active mood at Condado Beach has you wanting more of the same, consider heading to Torrecilla Pinones Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located nine miles to the east. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Parque Beach is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Escambrion Beach, which is located one and an eighth miles away.

Puerto Rico offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and dropping by Condado Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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