local beaches


Puerto Rico prides itself in harboring some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. With over 270 miles of coastline, there are nearly 300 beaches to choose from all around the island. Our diverse geography offers different locations to practice a wide variety of water sports such as surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, bodysurfing and paddleboard. You can also soak in the sun, have wonderful romantic strolls through sandy trails and swim on astounding natural pools of crystalline waters. Our beaches will leave you speechless. Here are some of the most popular ones. No wonder they are our favorites.

El Escambrón (Parque del Tercer Milenio)

Parking ($5 per day) • Good for Swimming • Snorkeling Tours



Located just outside Old San Juan, it is the closest beach to Decanter Hotel. Being part of the Blue Flag Program, El Escambrón is not just a beach, it is a park packed with facilities like restrooms, outdoor showers and lifeguards, a walking trail along the water leading to a historic site, scenic views of Old San Juan and Condado, and plenty of sand and green spaces. There are spots for scuba diving and snorkeling (must reserve in advance, for details visit our Tours & Activities section).

Bring your own food and drinks, food vendors are not operating at the moment.

Condado Beach

Parking • Good for Swimming • Water Sports • Food

Right after Puente Dos Hermanos (Two Brothers Bridge) and before Condado Plaza Hotel, there is a tiny beach with soft sand and clear shallow water, where chairs and an umbrella can be rent to enjoy a beach day right next to the water. Cross the street for views of the stunning Condado lagoon, which has food vendors and paddleboard/kayak rentals (for details visit our Tours & Activities section). Not too far from there, along Ashford Avenue, there are options for parking on private lots.

The Condado vicinity offers something for everyone: swimming, jogging, windsurfing, strolling on the beach, shopping, dining and nightlife.