The Most Beautiful Beaches in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Beach in San Juan | © Angel Xavier Viera-Vargas/ Flickr
Beach in San Juan | © Angel Xavier Viera-Vargas/ Flickr
Photo of Mariela Santos
17 February 2017

Puerto Rico’s beaches vary in size, location, popularity and accessibility, but they are all beautiful. The beaches situated in the capital San Juan, are among the easiest to reach throughout the year, offer wonderful views, and provide 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’re looking to visit these neighborhoods too, since the beach is within easy reach. In addition to sunbathing and swimming, this place is great for snorkeling and scuba diving. Named after a small fortification called Bateria del Escambron, this is a lovely beach to bring the family, with plenty to do.

Escambron Beach | © Angel Xavier Viera-Vargas/ Flickr
El Escambron Beach | © Elizabeth Aguilar/ Flickr


Ocean Park Beach, commonly referred to as ‘Ocean’, is a great place for water sports, working out, and sunbathing. Conveniently located, the beach is near restaurants and residential apartments, rentals and hotels. It has a vast sands and plays host to beach volleyball, football and paddle tennis.

Playa Condado

Playa Condado or Condado Beach enjoys close proximity to high-end, luxury hotels in the Condado area. It’s a long sandy beach, popular with sun worshippers. Conveniently, Condado Beach is also next to Parque La Ventana al Mar, a small park with places to eat and wonderful ocean views. The western end is known as Playita del Condado and has calmer waters, great for children.

Condado Beach | © Tomas Fano/ Flickr

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