Condado Beach
Condado Beach
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Lined with swanky resorts and high-rise hotels, this large beach is a popular spot in San Juan, loved for its vibrant scene, lively dining, and endless array of things to do. While swimming isn't encouraged (powerful rip tides are common here), you can still lounge by the beach and watch surfers, boogie boarders, and parasailers ride the currents. There are also recreational areas like Ventana al Mar where you can take part in an outdoor yoga session or some aqua fitness. Drop by the beach on a city tour of San Juan, which often includes a stop here. – Tripadvisor
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,648 contributions
    Be very, very cautious
    Our first two days in PR we stayed at a small hotel on Condado beach, right by the Marriot hotel. The Condado beach is very beautiful, stretching for miles with soft golden fine sand. Water is clean with a very pleasant temp, inviting you to dip in. But beware, you wont be swimming, but fighting with waves and currents. Like many others said it is very dangerous. Rip currents are EXTREMELY strong dragging you away from shore. I'm a good swimmer and like big waves, but after each of them I had to struggle to walk/swim back. DO NOT go further than your waist, find an orientation point on the beach and check your position frequently. Pay EXTRA attention to kids. For a much calmer and safer beach, which you'll enjoy much more go to Isla Verde where we stayed two days after our cruise.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 31 January 2023
  • Elisabeth B
    Downers Grove, Illinois4 contributions
    Decent Beach
    Decent beach Not good for swimming, especially young children, water is very rough, that doesn't deter people though, lots of people in the water. I felt uneasy letting my kids go beyond their upper legs. Sad to see many plastic cups and other types plastics laying all over the beach because people don't clean up after themselves :-(
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 July 2023
  • mzdpendent
    Syracuse, New York138 contributions
    Not impressed
    I stayed in the area and my first day I went here. If you are visiting, there was no one selling umbrellas or chairs. There is a Walgreens and CVS nearby, I recommend purchasing a chair their for your stay. The waves here were ridiculous that you can’t swim. It’s a beautiful beach but only to walk and enjoy the view. Go down the street to the smaller beach.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 September 2023
  • Flyer786622
    3 contributions
    Review on Condado Beach
    It’s a small beach. You can rent a chair and umbrella. Theres a view of buildings in the city. If you’re going to enjoy light water and nice sand I’d recommend Isla Verde or Terraplen La Posita de Piñones which a little further.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 November 2023
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Marlene S
Gilbert, AZ2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
NOT a swimmable beach. Most hotels in this area have the beach completely closed off for safety although the views are still great. There’s a nearby beach that’s kind of like a natural pool, it is walking distance but beware if you want a swimmable beach.
Written 21 November 2023
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Flyer786622
3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
It’s a small beach. You can rent a chair and umbrella. Theres a view of buildings in the city. If you’re going to enjoy light water and nice sand I’d recommend Isla Verde or Terraplen La Posita de Piñones which a little further.
Written 16 November 2023
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mzdpendent
Syracuse, NY138 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
I stayed in the area and my first day I went here. If you are visiting, there was no one selling umbrellas or chairs. There is a Walgreens and CVS nearby, I recommend purchasing a chair their for your stay. The waves here were ridiculous that you can’t swim. It’s a beautiful beach but only to walk and enjoy the view. Go down the street to the smaller beach.
Written 4 September 2023
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Helen B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands34 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Nice quiet beach. Beds and umbrella can be rented. Only after 4pm they collect them again. No restaurants for lunch or drinks.
Written 3 September 2023
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Elisabeth B
Downers Grove, IL4 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Decent beach
Not good for swimming, especially young children, water is very rough, that doesn't deter people though, lots of people in the water. I felt uneasy letting my kids go beyond their upper legs.
Sad to see many plastic cups and other types plastics laying all over the beach because people don't clean up after themselves :-(
Written 27 July 2023
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Koloko B
5 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Clean water friendly people.
I feel like a star visiting this beach 🤩 wonderful area my kids was able to go deeper to the water with the floater they love it. Such a great moment with family.
Written 21 July 2023
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edward l
2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
I loved it !! Had all the shops and great food and drinks all up and down the strip! The beach was a block over the same way Miami Beach is set up!!
Written 5 July 2023
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Piotr M
Warsaw, Poland1,041 contributions
Jun 2023
this is a very nice beach in San Juan, with nice sand , clean water, the possibility to rent sundecks and sunshades
Written 28 June 2023
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Nina S
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Couples
San Juan was nothing less than perfect!! The heat, the beaches, the rain forest, the food... We stayed in San Juan near Condado Beach in an AirBnb. There's everything you need all within walking distance. Shops, restaurants, markets, liquor store...Condado Beach is known for it's riptides, however when we stayed the water was pretty calm... sand got hot- so make sure to have sandals of some sort. We took a drive to El Yunque Rain Forest which was almost an hour. It is beautiful- must reserve your spot online- recreation.gov, it's $2 & WELL WORTH IT. Beautiful greenery, waterfalls & more. Bring a swimsuit or extra clothes! AND water shoes!! Makes it easier for walking in the little pools. We also took a drive to Old San Juan- which was absolutely stunning. All the old architecture & shops, the cemetery... it's just beautiful. Just watch parking- we got a ticket bc only half of the 'no parking' spot on the corner of the road had fresh yellow paint, and we didnt see the worn out paint that blended with the curb!! So very disappointed about that $250 ticket! However, we just need to be more aware of our surroundings.
I dont really have anything negative to say. Majority of the places we went spoke English- or at least tried!
Go to Senor Baguette for an amazing churrasco & eggs, be sure to get their Fantasy Morning Shot- DELISH!!!
Orozco's was just down the street from there- and we went there twice as well for dinner. Their hot sauce is TO DIE FOR!! We bought a huge bottle to bring home- wishing we got another 2 more! haha They were noted on Diners, Drive ins & Dives-- pernil asado was so tasty with the Puerto Rican rice & beans. Their grouper with garlic sauce was also delish. Servers were so sweet & helpful. There is a sax player in front- and the vibes are just right!! We went for my birthday dinner- and he came & played happy birthday! Turns out-- 3 other people sitting at the tables next to us were also there celebrating their birthdays!! June 8-- was so cool!!!
Semilla Kitchen & Bar was so good too. We went there for our last night. Burger was the best one I've ever had!!! Craving it ever since. My husbands ribeye was also so great too!! The risotto was so creamy & so much flavor! It's off the main strip hidden in an alley almost- but oh my God, dont pass it up!!!
Cant wait to go back. 10/10 recommend.
Written 15 June 2023
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Carmen C
3 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Just a peaceful and beautiful place to go for self-care it's clean and friendly place to go and meet people and enjoy the music and food and drinks
Written 27 April 2023
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