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.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

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 are intrigued by the idea of feeling the wind in your hair, there is an agency that can help. To reach our detailed page about renting a bike or scooter, navigate to this page.

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.

You'll find several dive services and a small number of interesting dive sites to choose from. If interested, you can get more information about diving in this area, can do so by clicking on this link.

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.

If there are some fishing fanatics in your group, they'll be pleased to know they can catch some fish with one of the 5 charter operators in this area. Go to this article dedicated to fishing in the area if you'd like more facts.

Golf

Hoping to play golf during your vacation? There are two golf courses in the area. The area courses are Fort Buchanan Golf Club and Río Bayamón Golf Course. For more detail concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more click on the course name. For a more comprehensive look at this topic, see this guide, which discusses golf courses throughout San Juan.

Sailing and Boating

La Rumba Party Cruises

The chart below lists some details concerning firms that can help you spend some time on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In And Around Isla Verde
Name Phone Location
Castillo Tours (787) 791-6195 Condado District, 1.8 mi. Northwest of Central Isla Verde
La Rumba Party Cruises (787) 375-5211 Old San Juan, 6.5 mi. West 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 want to learn about nearby marinas and charter operators check out this page.

Shopping

Stella Nolasco Boutique Atelier

If you're going to be traveling with some people who enjoy exploring new shops they can while away some time exploring some of the area's 52 retail stores. To navigate to our complete page about shopping in and around Isla Verde, click this link.

Sightseeing

Museo de arte de Puerto Rico

Sightseeing is also a good way to spend some of your vacation in Isla Verde. Sights in the area include 7 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Assuming you enjoy being outside might enjoy the area's waterfall and outdoor parks. Click on this link to read our guide to area sightseeing and attractions.

Be sure to look at the following chart to read more about a firm that can help you enjoy some great sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Isla Verde
Name Phone Location
Atlantic San Juan Tours (787) 644-9841 2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Isla Verde
Eggie Travel & Tours (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
Tropical Land Tours (787) 222-6436 Carolina, 5.2 mi. Southeast of Central Isla Verde

Snorkeling

Atlantic San Juan Tours

If you are thinking about snorkeling on your vacation you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Isla Verde. To get more information on nearby snorkeling opportunities, click this link.

Spas

Relaxing in a spa might be the highlight of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, since there are 5 spas located in this area. Anyone who needs to obtain more information concerning this topic can do so here.

Tennis

Caribe Hilton

If you want to play some tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 4 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below may help with your planning. At a glance, you can see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to read about other aspects of 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
Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel, Spa, & Casino Central Isla Verde 2 check
Condado Plaza Hilton Condado District, 4.3 mi. West-Northwest of 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 some other activities are listed in the table 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
José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (787) 294-0001 Hato Rey, 2.7 mi. West of Central Isla Verde
Weisner Cinema Movie Theater (787) 721-1273 Ocean Park, 2.4 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde
 

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