Activities in Isla Verde

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Set adjacent to the island's main international airport, Isla Verde is part upscale resort town, part residential community.  Tourists will often find themselves traveling outside of town to visit attractions in the San Juan area, but there are also many activities that encourage them to stay put.

The main reason people will choose to stay in Isla Verde is the wide, picturesque beach which encourages both lazy days in the sand and adventurous days participating in water sports like parasailing, kayaking, and snorkeling.  Setting yourself up by the shore should more than keep you busy during the day, then when the sun sets you're treated to some of the best dining and nightlife around.  This includes gourmet restaurants, bars and dance clubs, and even several casinos.  In between all that, you'll be able to get in a few games of tennis, sink into numerous spa treatments, and even do some shopping.  

Diving

Isla Verde Diving

Not only are the waters off Isla Verde rough, it is also used mostly by commercial vessels. This makes finding a good dive site a little tricky. However, Isla Verde is the transportation center of Puerto Rico, so it can still be a good destination for divers looking to travel to several different parts of the island.

There are several dive services and a small number of interesting dive sites to choose from. To read more about diving in this area read this article.

Fishing

Go Tarpon

Even though some of the best fishing in Puerto Rico is located some distance from Isla Verde, many tourist choose to stay here. The reason is due in large part to the many conveniences in the area, and the ability to find many charters in nearby areas.

Fishing is a popular activity here, as suggested by the existence of 7 charter fishing services located in this area. To navigate to our full guide to deep sea fishing, visit this page.

Golf

Like to play golf? There are a pair of area golf courses. The area courses are Fort Buchanan Golf Club and Río Bayamón Golf Course. To get additional information concerning the course, including location, number of holes, and more just click on the course name. In addition, you can take advantage of this article if you want to find out additional information regarding golfing throughout San Juan.

Sailing and Boating

Isla Verde Sailing and Boating

The following table provides you with some details regarding firms that will help you spend some time on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In And Around Isla Verde
Name Phone Location
Castillo Tours (787) 791-6195 1.7 mi. Northwest of Central Isla Verde
Sail Old San Juan (787) 340-7567 Miramar, 4.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde
Sail San Juan Bay (787) 667-7778 Viejo San Juan, 5.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde
San Juan Water Tours (787) 624-6295 Viejo San Juan, 6.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde

If you're interested in reading about charter operators and marinas read this page.

Shopping

Stella Nolasco Boutique Atelier

If you're going to be traveling with some folks who enjoy window shopping they might enjoy browsing some of the area's 42 retail stores. Go to this article if you need details on shopping in and around Isla Verde.

Sightseeing

Museo de arte de Puerto Rico

Sightseeing is also a good way to spend some of your vacation in Isla Verde. The area features 7 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Vacationers who like the open air will frequently have a pleasant time visiting the area's waterfall and outdoor parks. To read a more complete discussion of available sightseeing attractions, visit this page.

Take a minute to read the table below for more information about a firm that can help you get the most out of your sightseeing time.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Isla Verde
Name Type Phone Location
Atlantic San Juan Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (787) 644-9841 2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Isla Verde
Aventuras Tierra Adentro Nature Tourism Service (787) 766-0470 3.2 mi. South West of Central Isla Verde
Castillo Travel & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (787) 791-6195 1.7 mi. Northwest of Central Isla Verde
Eggie Travel & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (787) 776-4444 Carolina, 5.2 mi. Southeast of Central Isla Verde
Pandora Tour Puerto Rico Excursions and Sightseeing Service (347) 414-0228 Miramar, 4.2 mi. West of Central Isla Verde

Snorkeling

Atlantic San Juan Tours

If you like to go snokeling there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Isla Verde. Those wanting to find out more about opportunities to go snorkeling by clicking here.

Spas

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you might be happy to know there are a few options. Go to this article concerning spas in the area if you need more facts.

Tennis

Caribe Hilton

If you're a tennis player you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 4 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following list can help with your decision making process. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to learn more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In And Around Isla Verde
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Caribe Hilton Viejo San Juan, 4.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde 4 check
El San Juan Resort & Casino, a Hilton Hotel Central Isla Verde 4
Condado Plaza Hilton Condado District, 4.3 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde 2 check
Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel, Spa, & Casino Central Isla Verde 2 check

For example, Caribe Hilton is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.

Other Activities

15 Knots Kiteboarding School

Details concerning a few other activities are listed right below.

Other Activities In And Around Isla Verde
Name Type Phone Location
15 Knots Kiteboarding School Kitesurfing Operator (787) 215-5667 0.7 mi. Northwest of Central Isla Verde
Caribbean Cinemas - Plaza Escorial Movie Theater (787) 757-6181 3.1 mi. South-Southeast of Central Isla Verde
It's Yoga Puerto Rico Fitness Centers and Instructors (787) 677-7585 Ocean Park, 2.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde
Weisner Cinema Movie Theater (787) 721-1273 Ocean Park, 2.4 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde
YMCA De San Juan Fitness Centers and Instructors (787) 728-7200 Ocean Park, 2.8 mi. West of Central Isla Verde
 

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