Isla Verde Attractions

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An affluent town which houses the island's major international airport, Isla Verde attracts tourists thanks to its convenient location and descent beaches.  Many people who stay in town will find it easy to make trips over to Old San Juan and many of the surrounding towns in order to take advantage of the immense cultural and natural attractions, but for shopping and nightlife, this spot can't be beat. 

Beaches

Carolina Beach

There are a large selection of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Just click on the name of the beach for a detailed article concerning that specific beach.

Ocean Park: Ocean Park can be found along Calle Park Boulevard, where a number of asphalt parking lots are available.

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A second location for beach-goers to consider is Carolina Beach. Carolina Beach enjoys soft white sand dotted with palm trees and aqua marine waters that are known for being warm. The waters that wash onto the shore are from the Atlantic Ocean, and can be rough.

Isla Verde Beach: This stretch of beaches is located off Avenida Isla Verde.

Isla Verde and the surrounding areas have a full range of beaches to choose from. To read a more complete discussion of beaches, follow this link.

Landmark Attractions

Museo de arte de Puerto Rico

Museo de arte de Puerto Rico is a museum on the edge of Isla Verde. Spanning 130,000 square feet, the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico has worked towards providing the Puerto Rican public with access to contemporary artwork since 2000. There is a permanent collection of Puerto Rican and Latin art from the 16th century to present, plus a number of educational programs that are available to educate the public and raise awareness about the world of visual arts.

Another landmark worth visiting is Museum of History, Anthropology and Art. It is found within University Of Puerto Rico San Juan and located in Rio Piedras, 2.9 mi. South West of central Isla Verde. This small museum is actually just part of the full museum, which is closed to the public. The rotating exhibits that the museum does offer, however, is diverse, high quality, and sure to be a hit by any history buff.

Museum Of Art Of Puerto Rico: On Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, the museum is open from 10:00am until 5:00pm. On Wednesday and Thursday, is is open from 10:00am until 8:00pm.

Of course, the area offers quite a few other places to visit. Visit this article about other interesting places to visit in and near Isla Verde if you'd like to discover additional facts.

Natural Attractions

Bosque Estatal De Piñones

Visitors who like the open air are likely to have a pleasant time visiting Bosque Estatal De Piñones. <p>The park contains a boardwalk that stretches through a dense collection of mangroves. This vital ecosystem to Puerto Rico is home to a number of wildlife that cannot survive in other habits.</p>

Isla Verde offers additional nature attractions. To read about other natural attractions in and around Isla Verde, visit this page.

Casinos

Feeling lucky? Travelers hoping to test their luck will discover quite a few places to do so in and near the area.

El San Juan Casino, part of El San Juan Resort & Casino, a Hilton Hotel, is located in the heart of Isla Verde. Upper crust doesn't begin to describe El San Juan Casino. The 13,000 square foot gaming space is cared for by a staff decked out in tuxedos, and the decor features classic European style and crystal chandeliers.

If you like to play the slots, you might like Oasis Casino. The Oasis Casino is a non-smoking facility at which guests can try their hand in a game of luck and more. There are slot machines and game tables, as well as live entertainment on the weekends, daily activities, and fun raffles.

Ritz-Carlton Casino has a collection of games for guests to enjoy, including Baccarat, Bingo, Blackjack, Poker - 3 card, and Poker - Let it Ride. Tiered ceilings and chandeliers coupled with hard wood gaming tables and a plush floral carpet give ths spot and elegant, old world feel.

These are just some of your choices. Visit this article regarding gaming in and near Isla Verde if you'd like to discover more facts.

 

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