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.
Despite its rather small size, Isla Verde is a traffic heavy area. A scooter or bike can give you that added mobility to traverse the streets and get where you want.
If you like the idea of enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, there is one place that can help. To reach our detailed guide to bike or scooter rentals, click here.
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.
You'll find several dive operators and a small number of dive sites to choose from. To visit our detailed guide to scuba diving in this area, use this link.
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.
If there are some avid anglers in your group, they're in luck -- they can catch some fish with one of the 5 charter operators in this area. Readers can obtain more information about fishing in this area can do so here.
Take a moment to look through this table for information concerning firms that will help you get out on the water.
|(787) 791-6195||Condado District, 1.8 mi. Northwest of Central Isla Verde|
|(787) 375-5211||Viejo San Juan, 6.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde|
|(787) 340-7567||Miramar, 4.7 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'd like to find out about charter operators and area marinas navigate to this page.
If you're going to be traveling with some people who enjoy exploring new shops they can browse some of the 51 retail stores in the area. To find out about opportunities for shopping in and around Isla Verde, follow this link.
Sightseeing is another good way to use some of your time in Isla Verde. Sights in the area include 7 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Visitors who enjoy the natural environment will often have a good time at the area's waterfall and outdoor parks. To see our detailed guide to sightseeing attractions and opportunities, go to this article.
Take a moment to look through the following table for a list of a firm that can help you enjoy some great sightseeing.
|(787) 776-4444||Carolina, 5.2 mi. Southeast of Central Isla Verde|
|Segway Tours||--||Old San Juan, 6.4 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde|
|(787) 222-6436||Carolina, 5.2 mi. Southeast of Central Isla Verde|
If you enjoy looking at fish you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Isla Verde. For more information on nearby snorkeling opportunities, navigate to this page.
Relaxing for a few hours in a spa just might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, since there are 5 spas located in this area. You can go to this article about spas in the area if you're seeking additional details.
If you like to play tennis your best bet is to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 4 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The information that follows can help clarify your options. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, and some other details. Click on the names to read about other aspects of the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Caribe Hilton||Viejo San Juan, 4.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde||4|
|El San Juan Resort & Casino, a Hilton Hotel||Central Isla Verde||4|
|Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel, Spa, & Casino||Central Isla Verde||2|
|Condado Plaza Hilton||Condado District, 4.3 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde||2|
For instance, Caribe Hilton is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.
Details concerning some other activities are shown right below.
|Massage Therapist||(787) 943-5624||Carolina, 5.2 mi. Southeast of Central Isla Verde|
|Caribbean Cinemas at Plaza Escorial||Movie Theater||(787) 757-6181||3.1 mi. South-Southeast of Central Isla Verde|
|Movie Theater||(787) 767-0374||Hato Rey, 4.0 mi. West of Central Isla Verde|
|Movie Theater||(787) 721-1273||Ocean Park, 2.4 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde|
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