San Juan Attractions

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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 enjoy in the area. Just click on the name of the beach to get additional information concerning that particular stretch of sand.

A nice beach where you can go snorkeling is Escambrion Beach. Located at the Third Millennium Park, Escambron Park is the beach nearest Old San Juan. It is one of the island's Blue Flag Beaches, and life guards are on duty between 8:30 a.m.

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Another option that beach-goers can consider is Condado Beach. Backed by the high rise buildings of San Juan, Condado Beach. Because this is a public beach it is usually pretty crowded, but be warned: the undertow here can be strong a times, though it makes for a great surfing environment.

Parque Beach: Parque Beach is so named because it is backed by a city park called Parque el Indio. Visitors can split their time between the beach and the park, making this stretch of Puerto Rico coast line double the fun.

Of course, you will find even more choices for beaches in the area. If you're interested, you can learn more by clicking on this link.

Landmark Attractions

Museo de arte de Puerto Rico

An interesting landmark worth visiting is 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.

An alternative landmark could be Museo de arte de Puerto Rico. It's a museum 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: Pablo Casals was a popular cellist from Puerto Rico who changed the face of classical music. Lovers of the style will certainly not want to miss the opportunity to get into Casals head by touring his once home.

These are only some of the available choices. Click on this link to find our discussion of other interesting places to visit in this area.

Natural Attractions

Bosque Estatal De Piñones

Bosque Estatal De Piñones is one of the natural attractions that's enjoyed by many visitors. 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 has plenty of other choices too. If you want to get more details about natural attractions in this area, can learn more by visiting this page.


San Juan Casinos

Feeling lucky? Visitors who'd like to try their luck on the slots will have lots of venues where they can do so in this area.

El San Juan Casino is found 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. As you walk into La Concha Resort, you won't miss the casino that is located right off the main lobby. At the casino you will see plenty of table games and themed slots to keep you busy for hours.

Casino Metro provides a collection of games for patrons to try out, including Baccarat, Blackjack, Other Games, and Roulette. Whether you're a member of the Player's Club or not, you'll certainly have the time of your life playing one of many popular table games like blackjack or roulette. One of the biggest slot machine selections on the island is available here as well, including Cash Express and Mystic Temple.

These examples are just a few of your options. Go to this article regarding gaming in San Juan if you're seeking some more specifics.


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