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. 

Beaches

Condado Beach

You'll find a handful of beaches to consider visiting in the area. You can click on the name of each beach to read a detailed article concerning that specific beach.

A location that offers snorkeling is Escambrion Beach. Escambrion Beach is accessible off Calle San Augustin. There is a paved parking lot available for a fee of $4(USD).

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Another location for beach-goers to consider is Condado Beach. Situated in the western corner of San Juan, Condado Beach is protected by a natural rock barrier that creates smooth waters. The beach is modest, but features tan colored sand, aquamarine waters, plenty of shade, and a separate lagoon.

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.

These are only a few of what's available. To read a more complete discussion of beaches, navigate to this page.

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. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

An alternative landmark could be Museo de arte de Puerto Rico. It's a museum on the outskirts 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.

The area is home to a wider range of places to visit. Anyone needing to find more details concerning other interesting places to visit in San Juan here.

Natural Attractions

Bosque Estatal De Piñones

One of the frequently visited local attractions is Bosque Estatal De Piñones. <p>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.</p>

San Juan has a full range nature attractions. Click this link to see our page concerning natural attractions in San Juan.

Casinos

San Juan Casinos

Feeling lucky? Those hoping to try their luck on the slots will find quite a few opportunities to do so in this area.

El San Juan Casino, which is part of El San Juan Resort & Casino, a Hilton Hotel, 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, which is on the premises 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 has a selection of games for guests 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 the options that are available. Navigate to this extended discussion which is all about gaming in San Juan if you're seeking more specifics.

 

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