Playita del Condado Beach will feel like a surprise when you visit the district of Condado. As you cross Puente Dos Hermanos bridge east onto Ashford Avenue, you’ll find a small beach tucked away on the northeast corner with soft golden sand shaded by palm trees and almond trees (see map location below). Although small, this beach certainly makes up for it with its clear, calm, aquamarine waters. This beach is also a historic site. Across from it, you can enjoy views of Fortin (Fort) San Geronimo contrasting with the modern architecture of Plaza Caribe Hilton.
Up a few blocks, Condado Beach is the most popular beach, but local families in the know with young children head here to Playita del Condado for the best swimming conditions and even a little snorkeling. During the winter travel season when most tourists book their getaway in Condado, you will actually find the least crowds. During the summer months, when the local kids are out of school, during holidays and weekends, you will find more crowds but still nice and relaxed.
Things to Do at Playita del Condado
Beaches such as this one make the capital city of San Juan unique, you can relax, swim, enjoy water activities and take in the energy of the surrounding city.
Do a Little Snorkeling
Bring your snorkel gear, during normal weather conditions, you can go snorkeling along the rocks just offshore.
Enjoy Water Activities next door at Laguna del Condado
Just across the street, you can enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding, or a fun water bicycle ride at the Condado Lagoon,
La Playita del Condado is a great starting point for a bicycle ride across Dos Hermanos Bridge leading to the bicycle route to Balneario Escambron, sights along Paseo Puerta de Tierra which lead to Old San Juan.
Facilities at Playita del Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Playita del Condado is managed by Parques Nacionales. The beach is kept clean by the trendy Condado Plaza Hilton hotel – a great choice for families with children wanting to enjoy a beach suited for swimming and playing in the water.
Lifeguard – if a lifeguard is not present, never leave children unattended and swim at your own risk.
Lounge chairs and umbrellas – If you’re not a hotel guest, you can rent beach umbrellas and lounge chairs from the hotel staff onsite.
Food – Condado Plaza Hilton has great restaurants, right on the beach there are a few food vendors, and along Ashford Avenue, there are plenty of restaurants to enjoy a good meal.
For a longer and wider beach with plenty of room on the sand even with crowds, be sure to visit the nearby beach of Balneario El Escambron just minutes from Condado.Map of Playita del Condado Beach, Condado, San Juan
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Condado Plaza Hilton
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The Condado Plaza Hilton, a family-friendly hotel right on Playita del Condado, with a swimming area and small reef for snorkeling. Accommodations include guest rooms, spacious family-friendly suites, and executive rooms with ocean, lagoon, and city views. Direct access to beach and Condado Lagoon where guests can enjoy kayaking and paddleboarding.
- Highlights: Hotel guests have direct access to Playita del Condado. Waterfront rooms, direct access to Condado Lagoon, 18 meeting rooms, wedding venue, complimentary 24-hour business and fitness center, 4 outdoor pools.
- Rates: from $140
- Location: Condado - 999 Ashford Avenue, Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico - Tel: 787-721-1000