Isla Verde Beach

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Relax on the sandy shores on a quiet day, or party with friends on weekends when things get more lively. There's plenty to do in the water from parasailing to waterskiing. If you'd rather stay on land, join a game of beach volleyball or pay a visit to one of the beachside bars or restaurants.

Situated toward the center of Isla Verde, this beach is on the East coast of Puerto Rico. You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. The majority of Puerto Rico's beaches are quite secluded, offering beautiful backdrops and few disturbances. Though some travelers can't wait to enjoy these secret spots, those who like to keep active will find there's much more variety at Isla Verde Beach.

How to Access The Beach
This stretch of beaches is located off Avenida Isla Verde.

Amenities and Ambiance

Isle Verde Beach is a succession of beaches stretching for miles in front of San Juan's luxury beachfront communities and resort areas. Although there is some variation, the sands of these beaches are filled with tan colored sand and calm, aquamarine waters.

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Isla Verde Beach at all, it's worth a try. Puerto Rico offers plenty of great places to eat, but not every meal needs to be eaten in a formal setting. Many visitors, in fact, simply sit on their towels——not in a restaurant——to enjoy lunch. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Isla Verde Beach is the ultimate convenience. You might also have the option to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface. Isla Verde Beach is a haven for locals and tourists, so the crowd is always a good mix. The beach is most crowded on weekends, and practically deserted during certain daytime hours on weekdays.

Since Isla Verde Beach is of course found inside a popular area that can get crowded, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Isla Verde Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the East coast of Puerto Rico; it's located near attractions like Oasis Casino, which is three quarters of a mile to the southeast.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Isla Verde Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Oasis Casino Casino 0.7 mi. SE Puerto Rico
El San Juan Casino Casino 0.8 mi. E Puerto Rico
Ritz-Carlton Casino Casino 1.2 mi. E Puerto Rico
Casino del Sol Casino 1.4 mi. E Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Isla Verde Beach is in the Condado District area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Isla Verde Beach tourists seeking additional places to explore should consider making the trip to Condado District, because it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Puerto Rico. From Isla Verde Beach, Condado District is just up the road, maybe three miles (four and a half kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Those trying to find a place to stay close to the beach won't have a tough time, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to choose from in the vicinity. You can find the closest hotel booking options by viewing those shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Isla Verde Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde 0.3 mi. ESE Hotel
Coqui Inn 0.5 mi. SE Hotel
San Juan Beach Water Club 0.5 mi. E Hotel
Howard Johnson Hotel - San Juan -- -- Hotel
Borinquen Beach Inn 0.6 mi. E Motel
Verdanza Hotel 0.6 mi. ESE Hotel
Embassy Suites San Juan Hotel & Casino 0.7 mi. SE Hotel
Intercontinental San Juan Resort Spa and Casino 0.8 mi. E Hotel
El San Juan Resort & Casino, a Hilton Hotel 0.8 mi. E Resort
ESJ Towers 0.9 mi. E Resort


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is Ceviche House. This restaurant has a menu featuring South American food. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are listed below.

Restaurants near Isla Verde Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Ceviche House (787) 726-0919 South American -- 0.2 mi. WNW
Coqui Kokee Restaurant (787) 726-4330 Creole -- 0.2 mi. SE
Fontana di Roma (787) 982-3992 Italian Fine Dining 0.3 mi. ESE
Villamar Cafe -- -- -- 0.3 mi. SE
The Nikko Sushi & Bar (787) 717-4228 Asian, Chinese -- 0.4 mi. SE
Faccio Pizza Isla Verde (787) 268-7755 Italian Very Casual 0.5 mi. ESE
Mist (787) 728-3666 Fusion, Italian, Spanish Informal 0.5 mi. E
Zest (787) 728-3666 Contemporary Informal 0.5 mi. E
Waiter's Bar & Grill Isla Verde (787) 977-1611 Bar and grill Very Casual 0.6 mi. NW
El Alambique Restaurant (787) 253-5806 Bar and grill -- 0.6 mi. E
Third Base Sports Cafe (787) 200-4561 American Very Casual 0.6 mi. E
Eighty20 Bistro (787) 253-9000 Contemporary -- 0.6 mi. ESE

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach in Puerto Rico will have lots of options besides Isla Verde Beach.

You might also enjoy Torrecilla Pinones Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. It is located six miles to the east. If you're looking for something a little more private, Ocean Park could be a good option for you. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Travelers may also want to consider Escambrion Beach, which is located four miles to the west-northwest.

Isla Verde Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, Puerto Rico offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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