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Isla Verde Beach

Puerto Rico

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  •  Photo: Theresa Boehl

  •  Photo: Theresa Boehl

  •  Photo: Theresa Boehl

Oceanfront Oasis

Though technically located on the outskirts of San Juan in the town of Carolina, Isla Verde Beach is often touted as the city’s most visually stunning beach, thanks to its alluring combination of cerulean water and light sand adorned with the green of palm trees. In fact, this coastal stretch was voted “Best Urban Beach” by USA Today.

While the neighborhood plays host to some of San Juan’s best nightlife options, during the day, travelers will find a relaxed seaside atmosphere without the hustle and bustle.

Isla Verde Beach’s crescent seashore spans about a mile and borders Carolina Beach to the east. The beachfront is backed by sleek high-rise hotels, though none of them are sprawling mega-resorts like those found in other popular Caribbean destinations, so crowds are kept to a minimum.

Things to Do

Explore the beachfront all you want — it’s all free and open to the public. Vendors sell empanadas and coconut water at spots along the sand. For incredible views of the coast (and envy-inducing photos), head to Mist Rooftop Bar + Kitchen, located at the San Juan Water & Beach Club. From up there, it’s all breathtakingly blue, as far as the eye can see.

Water sports are a beloved pastime at Isla Verde Beach — during daylight hours you’ll see a steady stream of boaters, jet-skiers, kayakers and snorkelers heading into the water. When waves are calm, don a snorkel mask and wade offshore for a peek underwater.

After-Hours Affair

Once the sun sets, nightlife picks up considerably, especially at famed spots like Club Brava and El Daiquiri Lounge, where bumping beats are played into the wee morning hours.

If late night revelry isn’t your thing, hunker down for a chill-out session at a restaurant or bar located along Isla Verde Avenue, the commercial thoroughfare that runs parallel to the beachfront.

Isla Verde Beach at a Glance

City:Carolina

Country or State:Puerto Rico

Length of Beach:1 mile

Access:By car or taxi

Best time to visit:Late summer/early fall - best rates

High Season:Dec. to April

Low Season:May to November

Facilities:

  • Water sports equipment rental
  • Bars and restaurants near the beachfront and along Av. Isla Verde
  • No lifeguards
  • No public restrooms

Beach Type:

  • White sand
  • Saltwater
  • Popular

Special Events:

  • Carolina International Jazz Festival

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