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 in Isla Verde, this beach is on the East edge of Puerto Rico. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying very close. While Puerto Rico has beaches that are more secluded than Isla Verde Beach, it has just the right amount of private-feel to attract families and couples alike.

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.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. Each destination around the Caribbean has its own culinary style, and Puerto Rico is no different. One truly memorable place to experience delicious local dishes is right on the water. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Otherwise, you could easily grab some of Puerto Rico's famous street food along the way.

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

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your 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 is located in a popular area that can get crowded, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Isla Verde Beach on the East coast of Puerto Rico; the area is home to other attractions such as Oasis Casino, which is not very far away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Isla Verde Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Oasis Casino Casino 0.7 mi. SE 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 visitors hoping to find additional places to explore might want to consider heading to Condado District, since it's in the vicinity and is an active, busy area. From the beach, Condado District is a quick trip away, maybe three miles (four and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of hotels which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest choices can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Isla Verde Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde 0.3 mi. ESE Hotel
San Juan Beach Water Club 0.5 mi. E 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
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel 0.8 mi. E Resort
Marie St. Clair Hotel 0.9 mi. E Resort
Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan 1.0 mi. E Hotel
Coral by the Sea Hotel & Restaurant 1.0 mi. E B & B

Food

When you're starving for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the nearest places to eat is Ceviche House. The restaurant has South American cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Isla Verde Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Ceviche House (787) 726-0919 South American -- 0.2 mi. WNW
Faccio Pizza Isla Verde (787) 268-7755 Italian Very Casual 0.5 mi. ESE
El Churry (787) 525-2552 Argentenian Very Casual 0.5 mi. NW
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
Eighty20 Bistro (787) 253-9000 Contemporary -- 0.6 mi. ESE
Outback Isla Verde (787) 791-4679 American, Australian Informal 0.7 mi. SE
La Placita (787) 791-0505 Eclectic Very Casual 0.7 mi. SE
Ciao Mediterranean (787) 791-6100 Mediterranean Informal 0.8 mi. E
Ruth's Chris San Juan (787) 253-1717 Continental Fine Dining 0.8 mi. E

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in Puerto Rico, of course, so if Isla Verde Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You may also want to try Torrecilla Pinones Beach, which is home to plenty of activity. It is located six miles to the east. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, you might find what you want at Ocean Park. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Escambron Beach, located not too far away, which means a short ride in a taxi will get you here pretty easily.

While Puerto Rico has many alluring attractions, taking a swim at Isla Verde Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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