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 are thinking about riding in the open air, you're in luck -- there's a business that can help make it happen. Those needing to find out more about this topic can do so by clicking 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 services and a small number of interesting dive sites to choose from. For more in formation concerning 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 you have some fishing fanatics vacationing with you, they'll be pleased to know they can go fishing with one of the 5 charter operators in this area. You can go to this page regarding fishing in the area if you'd like to learn more information.
Enjoy playing golf? There are two golf courses in the area. The courses in the area are Fort Buchanan Golf Club and Río Bayamón Golf Course. Simply click on the name of the course to read a detailed article concerning the course, including the location, number of holes, and a lot more. To read more about golfing throughout San Juan go to this page.
More details about firms that can help you spend some time on the open water can be seen in the following chart:
|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|
|(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'd like to learn about area marinas and charter operators click here.
If there are some folks who enjoy shopping traveling with you, they may be interested to know that there are at least 52 retailers in this area. Take advantage of this page if you want to learn about shopping in and around Isla Verde.
Sightseeing is also a great activity for visitors to Isla Verde. Area sights include 7 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Travelers who enjoy spending time outdoors frequently enjoy visiting the area's waterfall and outdoor parks. For a better look at this topic, go to this article about area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.
The table just below summarizes some key facts regarding a firm that will help you enjoy some great sightseeing.
|Atlantic San Juan Tours||(787) 644-9841||2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Isla Verde|
|(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 sightseeing underwater you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so while vacationing in Isla Verde. To see our detailed guide to nearby snorkeling opportunities, use this link.
Relaxing for a few hours in a spa just might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 5 spas located in this area. For more information on the options, check out this page.
If you're a tennis player your best bet is 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 table below may help with your planning. Included is the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and a few other details. Click on the names to learn 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 example, Caribe Hilton is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.
The chart right below offers some key facts regarding other activities.
|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|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(787) 677-7585||Ocean Park, 2.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde|
|Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers||(787) 294-0001||Hato Rey, 2.7 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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