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Condado Beach

Puerto Rico

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Stylish San Juan

With modern high-rises, upscale shopping and a generous stretch of pretty beachfront, Condado Beach is as close to Miami Beach as you can find in Puerto Rico. It’s not just about sun and sand here — savvy vacationers leave time for dining on lush outdoor patios, hopping between happy hour spots and dancing the night away in swanky lounges and clubs.

Plus, its location makes it easy and convenient to explore San Juan’s other touristic gems, such as historic Old San Juan to the west and glittering Isla Verde Beach to the east.

Golden-Sand Getaway

Like most Puerto Rican beaches, Condado Beach is easy on the eyes, but a word of warning: Due to large waves and rip tides, swimming here is not recommended for beginners. Watch for red flag warnings and avoid the water on windy days.

Water sports rentals are available for those intent on hitting the water to surf, jet-ski, kayak or paddle-board. Simply inquire at nearby hotels’ activities desks.

When you’re ready to dry off, talk a stroll through La Ventana Al Mar Park, bordering the beach to the west, which boasts a large green space, an impressive center fountain and an oceanfront promenade.

Dining and Drinking

There’s no lack of variety at the restaurants lining bustling Avenida Ashford, just a stone’s throw from the beachfront. In addition to Puerto Rican fare, you’ll find everything from tacos and hamburgers to sushi and pizza.

Stop for mofongo and mojitos at Yerba Buena, which hosts a legendary big-band jazz show on Monday nights, plus live music on Saturdays and Sundays. When you’re running low on dough, hide out at Stop & Go, offering cheap, casual eats and amazing happy hour drink specials.

Condado Beach at a Glance

City:San Juan

Country or State:Puerto Rico

Length of Beach:1000 feet

Access:By car or taxi

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

High Season:Dec. to April

Low Season:May to November

Facilities:

  • Many restaurants and bars on Ashford Ave
  • Chairs and umbrellas for rent
  • No lifeguards
  • No public restrooms

Beach Type:

  • Golden sand
  • Saltwater
  • Popular

Special Events:

  • Heineken Jazz Fest

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