Escambrón Beach

Puerto Rico

  •  Photo: Theresa Boehl

  •  Photo: Theresa Boehl

  •  Photo: Theresa Boehl

Urban Oasis

Escambrón is so close to major attractions in Old San Juan that there’s almost no excuse for not leaving time to visit this beach.

A balneario in the “Blue Flag” beach program, Escambrón offers amenities like parking, lifeguards, bathrooms and high-quality water conditions. Not bad for a city beach!

A coral reef close to shore keeps the waters tranquil, so you can swim, snorkel or just wade in the waters to your heart’s content.

Relax and Enjoy

Shade is never too far, if you need some, thanks to the palm trees lining the shore. After a dip or a snorkeling session, walk to splendid Luis Muñoz Rivera Park, a 23-acre space with a gazebo, fountains and benches, or enjoy the jogging trail at Tercer Milenio Park.

An on-site snack bar (open seasonally) can keep you fueled for hours. Plenty of other dining options can be found in the surrounding Puerta de Tierra neighborhood or in the bustling Condado neighborhood several miles east.

Nearby Attractions

Escambrón Beach is located close to a few notable attractions, such as 18-century Fort San Cristobal and a modern oceanfront park near the San Juan Cruise Port. There’s also the imposing Capitol Building and the Plaza San Juan Bautista, featuring steps down to hidden Playa Peña beach.

Continue your adventure in Old San Juan, home to the islet’s best restaurants, architecture and historic sites.

Escambrón Beach at a Glance

City:Old San Juan

Country or State:Puerto Rico

Length of Beach:250 yards

Access:By car, by taxi

Best time to visit:April to June - lower rates

High Season:December to May

Low Season:June to November


  • Bars and restaurants in nearby San Juan
  • Lifeguards from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Public restrooms

Beach Type:

  • Golden sand
  • Saltwater
  • Popular