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 near the heart of Condado District, Condado Beach is on the North East coast of Puerto Rico. You might want regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. If you can't wait to escape the stresses of city life, you'll appreciate that the majority of beaches in Puerto Rico are known for their privacy and seclusion. Of course, some vacationers come to Puerto Rico looking for activity, and are better off trying a beach like Condado Beach, with a more upbeat atmosphere.

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.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option. Sometimes, visitors will be able to buy food from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. 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.

Don't forget that Condado Beach's immediate surroundings are is a much-visited area, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the North East coast of Puerto Rico. It is near Casino del Mar, which is found about a hundred yards to the southeast, and it is one of the popular spots in the area.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, a lovely museum found just a quick cab ride or walk away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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 very close to Condado District, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Condado Beach guests looking for some additional excitement might want to think about heading to Condado District, which is nearby and is an active, busy area. From the coast, Condado District is not far away, roughly a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because this beach is situated in a pretty popular vacation area, it is not typically all that difficult to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. If you are wanting to find a place that's on or near the beach, the table below shows the closest options 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

Food

A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you try a local restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest places to eat is Budatai. The restaurant has Asian food. They also specialize in sushi.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table 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

Puerto Rico has many nice beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You may also like Torrecilla Pinones Beach, which is home to plenty of activity. 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. It is located only a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Escambrion Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

Condado Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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