Voted #1 Best Urban Beach 2016 by USA Travel Readers
Isla Verde is the most popular beach spot in the metro area, luring both locals and visitors to experience the pleasures of city beach life where they can enjoy sunbathing, swimming, a variety of water sports and a vibrant nightlife. The metro area is a bustling city, yet when you arrive to the beaches of Isla Verde, it feels quite laid back and relaxed, with plenty of sand for everyone to unwind. The beaches of Isla Verde are the best in the Puerto Rico metro, often voted as the best city / urban beach in the Caribbean and under the USA flag. Just 15 minutes from Isla Verde, the romantic historic city of Old San Juan wows gives visitors an opportunity to learn about the island’s rich history and experience the warm culture of Puerto Rico.
The Isla Verde coastline is long, wide, framed by coconut palm trees. Unlike Miami Beach and other beaches in Florida, the waters stay nice and warm all year round. What is commonly known as “Isla Verde Beach” by travelers, is actually three distinct beaches, each with it’s own vibe, personality and name. There are various beachfront resorts in Isla Verde, as well as residential condominium properties; while tourists are enjoying a day at the beach, most residents are at work, making the beaches surprisingly uncrowded compared to other coastal city destinations. The locals tend to visit the beach on weekends, you’ll see joggers and walkers in the early morning. Locals are very friendly, don’t be shy to mingle and speak to them, they’re a great source of local information, and you’ll find they’re quite eager and happy to answer your questions.
The district of Isla Verde is a very convenient option for travelers who want close proximity to the San Juan International Airport. You can choose from various hotels and resorts on the beach. Various hotels in Isla Verde are some of the most family friendly in Puerto Rico, with entertainment options for adults and children. For travelers wanting to experience an exciting nightlife, Isla Verde is well known for it’s casinos, dance clubs and elegant lounges.
Pinegroove Beach – Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico
Pinegroove Beach, a beachfront resort community, is very family friendly. The waters are calmer than the rest of the beaches in Isla Verde, protected by a coral reef where families can play. There are only two beachfront resorts on this beach, giving sunbathers plenty of room on the sand for relaxation. From Pinegrove, you can take a nice walk next door to Balneario de Carolina, typically nice and quiet during weekdays even on high travel season. More detailed info about this wonderful location coming soon.
El Alambique Beach – Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico
Playa Alambique, the first beach heading east from the neighbor capital city of San Juan, a favorite for both locals and visitors. Alambique is a fun city beach with a very laid back atmosphere, offering very convenient amenities to make the visit more enjoyable such as beach chair and umbrella rentals, restaurants nearby and plenty of taxis around to take you back to your hotel. The waters are calmer than Ocean Park and Condado Beach making it more popular among families wanting to enjoy swimming and doing water sports.
Where to Stay – El Alambique Beach – Isla Verde, PR
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Balneario de Carolina – Isla Verde, Carolina, PR
Most travelers tend to spend their days at the beaches of El Alambique & Pinegrove, but locals in the know, head to Balneario de Carolina. Balnearios are some of the best beaches in Puerto Rico for swimming, the waters are regularly monitored for quality, there are lifeguards on duty (check for hours), the sand is raked and you’ll find food kioks, picnic gazebos, public restrooms and plenty of parking just steps from the beach.
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