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 might want even if you aren't staying nearby. Eventually, visitors notice that beaches throughout Puerto Rico tend to be somewhat quiet, but Escambrion Beach is a little different.

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.

Escambrion Beach is well equipped, with restrooms, showers, and picnic tables.

Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

Even so, you should remember that even if there are a few comforts for you to enjoy at Escambrion Beach, it can be located inside a hot tourist destination. With this in mind, if for you these amenities influence your decision, it is a good idea to come earlier in the morning well before the crowds do or perhaps going to a beach away from the major areas. Or you could lose the chance to take advantage of all those comforts which Escambrion Beach offers its guests.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Escambrion Beach is on the South East coast of Puerto Rico; the area is home to other attractions such as Sixto Escobar Stadium, which is pretty close, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

Historic attractions, including Fuerte San Geronimo, offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Escambrion Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Puerto Rico, without venturing too far from the coast. Actually, you'll find this spot a half mile to the southeast of this site of historical significance.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. 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 is close to Old San Juan, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Those visiting Escambrion Beach who are looking for further attractions will want to consider checking out Old San Juan, which is in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Puerto Rico. From the beach, Old San Juan is a quick trip away, roughly a mile and a half (three kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because the beach is situated in a relatively touristed area, it is not typically very tough to find the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. For visitors looking to get a place that's on or near the water, the following table lists the options closest to Escambrion Beach.

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 0.8 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


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Escambrion Beach; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest restaurants is Atlantico Pool Bar & Grill. This restaurant serves eclectic food. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists nearby dining options.

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

There are multiple beaches to discover in Puerto Rico, of course, so Escambrion Beach is not your only option.

You may also enjoy Coco Beach, located 19 miles away.

Puerto Rico has a lot to offer its visitors, but a trip to Escambrion Beach could end up a family favorite.


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