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 seeing the sights at a slower pace, there's a place that can help. Take advantage of this article concerning bike and scooter rentals if you'd like to find out more information.


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 3 dive services and a small number of dive sites in the area. For more in-depth coverage of diving opportunities in this area go to this article.


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.

Avid fishermen love this area, as indicated by the presence of 7 charter fishing services that operate from this area. Go to this article concerning fishing in the area if you want more facts.


Like to play golf? There are two area golf courses. The courses are Fort Buchanan Golf Club and Río Bayamón Golf Course. All you have to do is click on the course name for more information concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more. Click here to see our page regarding golf courses throughout San Juan.

Sailing and Boating

La Rumba Party Cruises

Be sure to look through this table for information concerning firms that will enable you to spend some time out 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're interested in reading about nearby marinas and charter operators check out this page.


Stella Nolasco Boutique Atelier

If you have some people who love to shop in your group, they may be interested to know that the area has more than 45 retail stores just waiting to be explored. If you need details on shopping in Isla Verde and nearby, you can do so by going to this page.


Museo de arte de Puerto Rico

Another good way to spend some of your vacation is to enjoy the area's sights and natural environment. Sights of interest to visitors include 7 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Visitors who enjoy being outside will frequently have fun visiting the area's waterfall and outdoor parks. For more in formation concerning area sightseeing attractions, click here.

Take a look at the following chart for a listing of a firm that will 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
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


Atlantic San Juan Tours

If you enjoy underwater beauty there's good news -- you'll have the chance during your vacation in Isla Verde. To visit our detailed page about nearby snorkeling opportunities, read this article.


Going to a spa just might be the highlight of your entire vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you will be happy to discover there are several in the area. Click here to visit our guide to this topic.


Caribe Hilton

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

The following information may help with you make a decision. Included is the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some 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

Information concerning some other activities are provided here:

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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