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Puerto Rico Beaches - Best beaches near the San Juan Airport

Fun Beach Experience in Isla Verde

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, commonly known as San Juan Airport is near a few fantastic beaches giving travelers with limited time in Puerto Rico some great beach options…complete with great experiences, water sports, world-class attractions, entertainment, dining, and shopping nearby. Cruisers often spend a night or two in San Juan, this guide will help you make the most of your short stay.  

All of the beaches on this guide are a short distance from the Old San Juan and Pan American piers.  We’ve included a map below of the best beaches near the San Juan Airport for your convenience.

Carolina, Puerto Rico

Isla Verde Beach - Best beaches near the San Juan Airport - Puerto Rico

If you were allowed, you could walk down the escalator from the plane and walk to the beach of Isla Verde but you’ll have to wait a little longer, go for luggage, and take a short 5-minute taxi drive from the airport.  If you’re short on time and seek a nearby vacation destination to maximize your time on the beach, Isla Verde is an excellent choice.  If you’re a cruiser and wish to extend your stay a few nights before your departure back home, the hotels and resorts in Isla Verde offer the most convenience.  “Isla Verde Beach” is actually two large and wide crescent-shaped beaches, each given a name: El Alambique Beach, Pine Grove Beach & Carolina Public Beach.  All beaches have their vibe, please take a few minutes to learn the differences so you can plan a stay that meets your travel style.

Top Rated Hotels in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico

Fun Experiences in Isla Verde Beach & Nearby

Condado - San Juan, Puerto Rico

The beaches of Condado, a tourist district in the capital city of San Juan.   Just a 15-minute ride from the San Juan Airport you can spend a relaxing day enjoying the beaches of Condado, easily accessible along Ashford Drive.  You can ask your driver to drop you off at the following locations, where you’ll be steps away from the beach, shops, and plenty of restaurants.

Condado Beach - Best beaches near San Juan Airport - Puerto Rico

Condado Beach is the most popular beach in San Juan with beachfront resorts, in a very tourist-friendly location within walking distance to many restaurants, and shops and just 15 minutes from Old San JuanLa Concha Resort and San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino offer direct beach access from the property.

Top Rated Hotels in Condado – San Juan, PR

Playita del Condado - Best beaches near San Juan Airport - Puerto Rico

La Playita del Condado is located right at the corner of Condado Plaza Hilton and Dos Hermanos Bridge in San Juan.  There’s a Starbucks, Denny’s, a few food trucks, and more local restaurants within walking distance.  The Condado Plaza rents lounge chairs and umbrellas.  You may also get a nice lunch by the pool grill/bar and even schedule a massage on a private corner overlooking the water to the sounds of the waves.

Map - Best Beaches near the San Juan Airport - Carolina, Puerto Rico

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