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.

Located near the center of Isla Verde, this beach is on the East coast of Puerto Rico. You might want even if you aren't staying nearby. Travelers who'd like to avoid renting a car will find that Isla Verde Beach is a good choice for them. More than likely, this beach is near many of the attractions you already plan to visit, since it isn't far from the city's major hubs.

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.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. There are various types of dining experiences to be enjoyed in Puerto Rico, but having a meal on the beach can be a particularly memorable one. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. Sometimes, visitors will be able to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so bring your gear 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 can be found in an area commonly frequented by travelers, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Puerto Rico; it's located near attractions like InterContinental San Juan Casino, which is three quarters of a mile away.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Isla Verde Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
InterContinental San Juan Casino Casino 0.7 mi. E Puerto Rico
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 near Condado District, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Those visiting Isla Verde Beach who are looking for a little additional excitement should think about heading over to Condado District, which is not far away and is a particularly busy area of Puerto Rico. From the shore, Condado District isn't far off, roughly three miles (four and a half kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how full the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because this beach is in a pretty popular vacation spot, it shouldn't be very tough to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For vacationers hoping to find a place that's near the beach, the table that follows lists the accommodations closest to Isla Verde Beach.

Accommodations near Isla Verde Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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 Hotel & Casino 0.8 mi. E Resort
ESJ Towers 0.9 mi. E Resort
Casa de Playa Beach Hotel 1.0 mi. E Hotel


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is Ceviche House. The restaurant offers a menu of South American cuisine. Visitors often rave about their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are shown 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
Ikebana Carolina (787) 776-1175 Japanese Informal 0.4 mi. ESE
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

Other Beaches

Isla Verde Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit in Puerto Rico.

You may also want to try Torrecilla Pinones Beach, which is home to plenty of activity. You'll find it six miles to the east. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Ocean Park is an area which doesn't see as many crowds. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

You may also want to consider Escambrion Beach, located four miles away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Puerto Rico; then again, Isla Verde Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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