How are the beaches in San Juan

The most beautiful beaches in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's beaches vary in size and location, popularity, and accessibility, but they are all beautiful. The beaches in the capital, San Juan, are some of the easiest to access all year round, have great views, and are fun for visitors of all ages. Here is a list of our favorites.

El Escambron

Balneario El Escambron or Escambron Beach, located between Old San Juan and Condado, is an ideal destination if you want to visit these areas as well, as the beach is nearby. In addition to sunbathing and swimming, this place is great for snorkeling and diving. Named after a small fortress called Bateria del Escambron, this is a lovely beach for the whole family, with lots to do.

Escambron Beach | © Angel Xavier Viera-Vargas / Flickr

El Escambron Beach | © Elizabeth Aguilar / Flickr


Ocean Park Beach, commonly referred to as the "ocean," is a great place for water sports, sports, and sunbathing. The beach is conveniently located near restaurants and residential apartments, rental apartments and hotels. It has huge sand and plays host to beach volleyball, soccer, and paddle tennis.

Playa Condado

Playa Condado or Condado Beach is close to luxurious luxury hotels in Condado. It's a long, sandy beach popular with sunbathers. Conveniently, Condado Beach is also next to Parque La Ventana al Mar, a small park with restaurants and great ocean views. The west end is known as Playita del Condado and has calmer waters ideal for children.

Condado Beach | © Tomas Fano / Flickr

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