San Juan, Puerto Rico…All The Excitement of a Vibrant City with the Allure of Tropical Beaches
If you’re looking for a beach escape with a vibrant city life, San Juan has it down to perfection. San Juan is one of the most accessible and affordable beach escapes in the Caribbean. Unlike most city beach destinations, you will find the beaches of San Juan to be relaxed and uncrowded on weekdays. Enjoy miles of beaches with plenty of room to relax on the sand. Whether you like a trendy Miami style or a more casual scene, you can find a beach in San Juan to meet your needs.
In just a 3.5 hour flight from many cities in the US, you can find yourself laying under a palm tree enjoying the pleasures of a Caribbean island, with a vibrant culture, friendly hospitality and delicious food that Puerto Rico is known for.
Condado is a trendy and chic beach destination with luxury beachfront resorts. Ocean Park beaches are more casual and uncrowded. Escambron is picture perfect with hundreds of palm trees and crystalline waters. Be sure to leave time to visit the many nearby beaches around the island that feel like a world away.
La Playita de Condado – Condado – San Juan, PR
Playita del Condado (Small Beach of Condado) is a small beach with aquamarine blues and city views. If you’re traveling with small children, you may want to visit La Playita in Condado, a small beach that makes up for it with calm waters safe for swimming and playing. Stay at the hotel next door to enjoy it in just a few steps away. More about Playita del Condado, San Juan, PR.
Playa Peña – Beach in Old San Juan – San Juan, Puerto Rico
A secret surprise because not many people get to visit or know about this little gem right across from the Capitol Building, just pass the San Cristobal Fortress. Once here, you’ll forget you’re in a major city, you may be sharing this beach with a few other couples. During low tide this beach is nice for watching and listening to the waves, taking a dip, and getting a great tan. Don’t miss taking a walk down to the fort ruins. More about Playa Peña in Old San Juan, PR.
Ocean Park Beach – Ocean Park – San Juan, Puerto Rico
A popular beach for both locals and visitors with a more laid back vibe and less crowds than nearby Isla Verde and Condado beach. The sand is soft and golden, and if you get here early, you’ll find a shaded spot under a palm tree. When you get hungry you don’t have to leave the beach, there are nice beachfront restaurants so you can continue enjoying your beach experience as you dine. More about Ocean Park Beach, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Great Beaches near San Juan, Puerto Rico
Isla Verde Beach, Carolina, PR
Isla Verde a long wide beach in the nearby town of Carolina, popular for water sports, jogging, and swimming on its calmer waters. Isla Verde actually has three beaches, it is a very popular tourist destination for its great beachfront resorts, hotels, dining and water sports. When you’re hungry, there are plenty of restaurants and cafés to choose from. More about Isla Verde Beaches in Carolina, Puerto Rico.
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