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 in Isla Verde, this beach is on the East edge of Puerto Rico. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Isla Verde Beach is the kind of hot spot where everyone from families to honeymooners congregate, and there's more than enough to keep them occupied - it's definitely not your out-of-the-way

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, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Isla Verde Beach, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. There are several types of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in Puerto Rico, but trying local cusine right on the beach can be a particularly memorable one. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Otherwise, you could easily grab some of Puerto Rico's famous street food along the way.

There is also a snack bar here. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're looking to see what goes on 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 happens to be located within an area that sees many visitors, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the East coast of Puerto Rico. It is close to Oasis Casino, which is seen three quarters of a mile to the southeast, and it is one of the attractions in the area.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Puerto Rico. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 walking the city is a definite option. Isla Verde Beach guests hoping to find further attractions might think about making the trip to Condado District, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Puerto Rico. From the beach, Condado District isn't far off, roughly three miles (four and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because the beach is situated in a fairly popular vacation destination, it shouldn't be very tough to find just the right type of hotel close-by. For visitors hoping to find a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows lists the closest accommodations to Isla Verde Beach.

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

Food

Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Isla Verde Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is Ceviche House. This restaurant features South American cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby dining options are shown in the table 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

Puerto Rico has many beaches, so Isla Verde Beach is just one of your options.

Another location you might enjoy is Torrecilla Pinones Beach, which is home to plenty of activity. You'll find it six miles to the east. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might enjoy Ocean Park. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Escambrion Beach, located not a great distance away, which means a short cab ride will get you here pretty easily.

Puerto Rico has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, so visiting Isla Verde Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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