Isla Verde

San Juan
Isla Verde Beach featuring boating, sailing and a beach

White-sands, beautifully clear water and excellent water sports make this beach one of the most popular in Puerto Rico.

Isla Verde is a great place for a younger crowd to enjoy the Puerto Rican beach lifestyle. The shoreline is several miles long so you can either pick a spot to set-up near your car or stroll a bit and find a spot to yourself. The end closest to San Juan is always crowded and there are a number of street vendors selling drinks and food.

Surf some of the best waves in the San Juan area with the locals at this lively urban beach. There are a number of breakers along the beach, offering up waves worthy of surfing for all different skill levels. Snorkeling is also a popular activity at Isla Verde, and stunning coral reefs can be found just offshore. Discover tropical fish and rare corals as you dive in the clear water.

There are a number of lively restaurants along the Isla Verde beach promenade, offering a variety of opportunities to try traditional Puerto Rican street food. Sample empanadas, or the famous pinchos, a fried kebab of pork, chicken or seafood.

The area has a thriving nightlife, and the streets fronting the beach are lined with bars, clubs and restaurants. Meet the locals as you drink cocktails made with Puerto Rican rum, or enjoy a meal at one of the upmarket restaurants in the area.

Isla Verde Beach is located around seven miles (11 kilometers) east of San Juan. The area can be reached by car taxi in 15 minutes, and there is parking available. Make sure you arrive early to get a parking spot as this beach is known to get busy in the afternoons. Isla Verde Beach can be visited daily and there is no fee.


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TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde
TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde
3.5 out of 5
4820 Isla Verde Ave, Carolina, 00979
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $176 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Carolina. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,012 reviews)
"Great location."

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde
Royal Sonesta San Juan
Royal Sonesta San Juan
4 out of 5
5961 Isla Verde Avenue, Carolina, 00979
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Carolina. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and 2 beach bars. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,212 reviews)
"Everything’s in one place. Friendly staff!"

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Royal Sonesta San Juan
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel
5 out of 5
6063 Isla Verde Avenue, Carolina, 00979
The price is $319 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 17
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Carolina. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 outdoor pools, and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (986 reviews)
"Absolutely perfect"

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Fairmont El San Juan Hotel
San Juan Airport Hotel
San Juan Airport Hotel
3 out of 5
LMM International Airport, Terminal D Airport Hotel (SJU), Carolina, 00937
The price is $179 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly hotel in Carolina. Enjoy free WiFi, 10 beach bars, and 2 spa tubs. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,442 reviews)
"Very usefully and convenient for morning travelers."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

San Juan Airport Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort
Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort
4 out of 5
7012 Boca De Cangrejos Avenue, Carolina, 00979
The price is $259 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Carolina. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and a casino. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,179 reviews)
"Stunning location right beside the beach. Pool and beach area was fantastic. Oddly for being a resort the staff wasn’t overly friendly. Seemed to spend more time talking to each other than to guests. The staff at the valet and at the beach were the exception to that. When we check-in and and came ..."

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Juan Hotel & Casino
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Juan Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
8000 Tartak Street, Carolina, 00979
The price is $189 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly resort in Carolina. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a casino. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,175 reviews)
"Clean rooms friendly staff great food beautiful casino nice pool area enjoyed my bday weekend no complaints"

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Juan Hotel & Casino
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