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.

You'll find 4 dive operators and a small number of dive sites in the area. For more about this topic, visit this extended discussion.

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 you have some avid fishermen vacationing with you, they'll be pleased to know they can fish with one of the 7 charter operators in this area. For more in formation concerning deep sea fishing in this area, click here.

Golf

Like golf? There are a pair of golf courses in this area. The area courses are Fort Buchanan Golf Club and Río Bayamón Golf Course. Just click on the course name to get additional information concerning the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more. Click to check out our page concerning golfing throughout San Juan.

Sailing and Boating

Isla Verde Sailing and Boating

More information concerning firms that can help you spend some time on the open water can be found below.

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 want to read about charter operators and marinas use this link.

Shopping

Stella Nolasco Boutique Atelier

If there are some foks who enjoy exploring new shops in your group, they can browse some of the area's 42 retail stores. If you want detailed information on shopping in Isla Verde and nearby, you can do so by going to this page.

Sightseeing

Museo de arte de Puerto Rico

Sightseeing is another great activity for visitors to Isla Verde. The area features 7 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Those visitors who like the open air frequently enjoy the area's waterfall and outdoor parks. For more information on area sightseeing attractions, click this link.

Information concerning a firm that will guide you to some of the most interesting local sights can be seen in the chart below.

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 Central Isla Verde
Segway Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- Old San Juan, 6.4 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde

Snorkeling

Atlantic San Juan Tours

If you enjoy underwater sightseeing there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so while vacationing in Isla Verde. Readers can get more information concerning opportunities to go snorkeling by clicking on this link.

Spas

Enjoying a spa just might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you will be happy to know there are several options. Those wanting to obtain more information about this topic can do so here.

Tennis

Caribe Hilton

If you like to play tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 4 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following list can help with your decision making process. Included is the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful details. Click on each name 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

Take a minute to read the chart below for information concerning other activities.

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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