Attractions in San Juan

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"I'm bored!" Two words you'll never here uttered out of the mouths of tourists visiting the busy city of San Juan.  From the resort community of Isla Verde to the historic Old San Juan, you'll find multitudes of activities to keep you busy any time of the day or night. 


Condado Beach

You will find a handful of beaches to consider in the area. Click on the name of the beach for a detailed review of that section of the coast.

If you enjoy snorkeling, a place worth considering is Escambrion Beach. Thanks to the coral reef that surrounds the crescent shaped Escambrion Beach, the waters are almost always calm. Ropes designate a swimming area, and beyond the rope is sanctioned for watersports.

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A second place worth considering is Condado Beach. To access Condado Beach, take Avenida Ashford to Park la Ventana al Mar where you will find parking.

Parque Beach: Parque Beach is lined with well manicured tropical palms, and features fine tan colored sand and deep blue waters.

San Juan is home to a few more beach choices. To read about other beaches available, check out this page.

Landmark Attractions

Museo de arte de Puerto Rico

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Museo de Arte Contemporaneo. It is Condado District, in northern San Juan. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo is one of the premier fine arts museums in Puerto Rico, offering a collection of contemporary works from Latin America and the Caribbean, with a focus on Puerto Rican artists. Visitors are encouraged to come and view some of the most poignant pieces of art work in existence when they tour this museum.

Another option is Museo de arte de Puerto Rico. It's a museum just on the edge of San Juan. The West Wing of the museum features 14 exhibition galleries and the museum's permanent collection. The East Wing, meanwhile, houses a 400-seat theater, two exhibition galleries, art studios, a computer lab, and a classroom.

Pablo Casals Museum: The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30am until 4:30pm.

But that's not all -- there are quite a few other places to visit. To read our complete page about landmarks in this area, check out this page.

Natural Attractions

Bosque Estatal De Piñones

One of the more frequently visited outdoor tourist attractions is Bosque Estatal De Piñones. 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.

San Juan includes other choices too. Go to this extended discussion concerning natural attractions in this area if you're seeking additional specifics.


San Juan Casinos

Looking for some action? Guests who'd like to try their luck in some gaming action will have plenty of venues where they can do so in this area.

El San Juan Casino, which is on the premises of El San Juan Resort & Casino, a Hilton Hotel, is situated in Isla Verde, San Juan. El San Juan Casino is known as one of the finest, most elegant in the Caribbean. Guests can win anything from money to a free nights stay when they join the Players Club.

Casino del Mar, part of Renaissance La Concha A Renaissance Resort, is Condado District, in northern San Juan. The casino falls in line with the general theme of the resort, and has a very chic design that will have you feeling classy just by being there.

Casino Metro has a selection of games for guests to enjoy, including Baccarat, Blackjack, Other Games, and Roulette. Part lounge, part casino, and all fun, Casino Metro is an adult's playground featuring games of luck, local bands, and twelve HD TV's broadcasting live sports and music videos. Whether you are in the mood to take a chance with the slots and tables, or you just plan on grabbing a seat and sipping a drink, Casino Metro offers a place to relax and enjoy the excitement.

Fortunately, you will find plenty of additional choices too. Use this link to check out our article about gaming in San Juan.


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