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. and 5 p.m. on a daily basis. The beach is, however, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in the winter.

Clean sand and calm waters, coupled with the fact that there are lifeguards standing by, make this locale a favorite amongst families.

Located on the island of Viejo San Juan, You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. The beaches found throughout Puerto Rico tend to be fairly quiet and secluded, but Escambrion Beach stands out as a pleasant exception to this rule.

How to Access The Beach
Escambrion Beach is accessible off Calle San Augustin. There is a paved parking lot available for a fee of $4(USD).

Amenities and Ambiance

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. Back on shore, you will find that the beach is lined with palm trees and enjoys views of El Morro Fort and the Capital Dome.

You'll find showers, picnic tables, and restrooms available at this beach, so you will find all their needs taken care of, allowing for a full day to be spent here.

The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

Escambrion Beach and its assortment of comforts are found well within an area popular among tourist. With this in mind, if you're sure that these amenities make or break a trip, it will be an appropriate reason to show up in the morning before the crowds do or perhaps go to a different beach elsewhere. If you do not, you might find all of the services being already claimed by other guests.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the South East coast of Puerto Rico. It is near Sixto Escobar Stadium, which is seen about a hundred yards away, and it is one of a number of local attractions.

Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (situated only a walk or a short cab ride away) offer an entertaining diversion and help visitors understand Puerto Rico's interesting past.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Puerto Rico. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Escambrion Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Sixto Escobar Stadium Sporting Event Venue 0.1 mi. SSE Puerto Rico
Walter Otero Contemporary Art Art Gallery 0.4 mi. WSW Puerto Rico
Fuerte San Geronimo Historical Site 0.4 mi. SE Puerto Rico
Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza Casino Casino 0.7 mi. SE Puerto Rico
Casino Metro Casino 0.9 mi. S Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Convention Center Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 1.0 mi. S Puerto Rico
Plaza San Juan Bautista Historical Site 1.1 mi. W Puerto Rico
Bahia Urbana Scenic Trail 1.2 mi. W Puerto Rico
Casino del Mar Casino 1.2 mi. SE Puerto Rico
Spanish House Historical Site 1.2 mi. W Puerto Rico
Caballito del Mar Monument 1.3 mi. W Puerto Rico
Ateneo Puertorriqueño Historical Site 1.3 mi. W Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Escambrion Beach guests looking for further attractions might think about going to Old San Juan, which is nearby and is a particularly busy area of Puerto Rico. From the beach, Old San Juan isn't far off, about a mile and a half (three kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Vacationers trying to find a hotel room close to the beach won't find it very tough, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to choose from in the area. Find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by perusing what's shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Escambrion Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Caribe Hilton 0.3 mi. SE Hotel
Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center 0.7 mi. S Hotel
Hotel el Consulado 0.7 mi. SE Hotel
Condado Plaza Hilton 0.7 mi. SE Resort
Hyatt House San Juan 0.7 mi. S Hotel
Hotel Miramar 0.7 mi. SSE Hotel
Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino 0.9 mi. S Hotel
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel 1.0 mi. SE Hotel
O:live Boutique Hotel 1.1 mi. SE Hotel
Holiday Inn Express San Juan 1.1 mi. SE Hotel

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to visit a local restaurant, where you can dive into Puerto Rico's specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Atlantico Pool Bar & Grill. The restaurant serves delicious eclectic cuisine. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

A few nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Escambrion Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Atlantico Pool Bar & Grill (787) 721-0303 Eclectic Very Casual 0.3 mi. SE
II Giardino La Trattoria (787) 721-0303 Italian Fine Dining 0.3 mi. SE
Lemongrass Pan Asian Latino (787) 721-0303 Latin American, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 0.3 mi. SE
Palmeras Restaurant (787) 721-0303 American, Eclectic Very Casual 0.3 mi. SE
Pina Colada Club (787) 721-0303 Creole, Eclectic, Latin American Very Casual 0.3 mi. SE
Starbucks Condado (787) 721-0303 American Very Casual 0.3 mi. SE
Morton's The Steakhouse (787) 977-6262 American Informal 0.3 mi. SE
Pikayo (787) 721-6194 Fusion, International, Spanish Fine Dining 0.7 mi. SE
Aqua Bar & Grill (787) 725-4979 International Very Casual 0.7 mi. SE
Eight Noodle Bar (787) 723-8881 Asian -- 0.7 mi. SE
Varita (787) 919-7818 -- -- 0.7 mi. SE
New Point -- -- -- 0.7 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Escambrion Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Another option worth considering is Coco Beach, which is located definitely within a car's reach.

Perhaps Escambrion Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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