Balneario El Escambrón
Balneario El Escambrón
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Balneario El Escambron is a little beach, just to the east of Old San Juan. It is a family-friendly beach, with a small crescent of clean sand and usually calm waters, thanks to the coral reef a short distance from the beach.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • GeneralShamu
    New York City, New York1,114 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beach Day
    This beach is lovely, relatively clean and has proper facilities as well (multiple clean restrooms), a washing station, etc... There is paid parking available as well. The beach is rather placid so it is definitely kid friendly. Multiple shade options from the trees. Can also rent beach chairs, parasols, etc... Food vendors are present - we were there on a weekday so there were only two but assume it's packed on weekends.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 December 2023
  • jakexvx
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Finished my PADI Cert here!
    I finished my open water diver certification with Josh at Scuba Dogs. I had an amazing time, and the shop was nothing but professional and informative. They processed my PADI paperwork right away so I could immediately book some more adventures after completing my certification. I would come back to this shop just to say hi and do some snorkeling which they also offer!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 February 2024
  • Kate N
    Worcester, Massachusetts9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful spot
    Gorgeous beach with a good amount of surf. The water was beautiful as well. There were a lot of rocks, so it was important for swimmers to be cautious while in the water. There were people selling food and ice cream, so we didn’t worry about bringing anything but water with us. There are bathrooms, changing areas and a paid parking lot. We spotted lots of cats that live on the beach too!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 March 2024
  • R F
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, clean beach just a short Uber ride from the cruise port. Highly recommend!
    We were visiting San Juan on a cruise ship and decided to check out this beach after reading other reviews. It was fabulous! We took an Uber from the cruise port that was around nine dollars and got there in about 10 to 15 minutes. There were showers, bathrooms and we rented a chaise lounge and an umbrella for $15. They took cash, PayPal, or credit cards. It was a great place to swim and relax. Crystal clear water and because of the break wall of rocks, it was very calm. The beach was clean, no seaweed. The bathrooms were clean and there were a couple of food trucks, selling ice cream drinks, snacks, and even some beach products. There were lifeguards, and it felt very safe and a great way to spend the day. There is a Walgreens directly across from the cruise port, so we went in there, and grabbed some sodas, bottled water and snacks to take with us. A really fun, family friendly place to spend a day.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 March 2024
  • Judyros
    Arlington Heights, Illinois37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great facilities with warm n serene waters for kiddos
    Beautiful warm n serene water beach in San Juan. We Ubered there. There’s parking there but idk anything about it. There’s a lifeguard, bathroom n showers to rinse off. Some independent business locals rent chairs/ umbrellas that run out about 11am, there’s also some ppl there selling snacks n drinks, so bring cash for sure! The beach fills up by noon on weekdays, I’m sure it gets very crowded on weekends.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 March 2024
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Judyros
Arlington Heights, IL37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful warm n serene water beach in San Juan. We Ubered there. There’s parking there but idk anything about it.
There’s a lifeguard, bathroom n showers to rinse off. Some independent business locals rent chairs/ umbrellas that run out about 11am, there’s also some ppl there selling snacks n drinks, so bring cash for sure!
The beach fills up by noon on weekdays, I’m sure it gets very crowded on weekends.
Written 29 March 2024
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R F
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We were visiting San Juan on a cruise ship and decided to check out this beach after reading other reviews. It was fabulous! We took an Uber from the cruise port that was around nine dollars and got there in about 10 to 15 minutes. There were showers, bathrooms and we rented a chaise lounge and an umbrella for $15. They took cash, PayPal, or credit cards. It was a great place to swim and relax. Crystal clear water and because of the break wall of rocks, it was very calm. The beach was clean, no seaweed. The bathrooms were clean and there were a couple of food trucks, selling ice cream drinks, snacks, and even some beach products. There were lifeguards, and it felt very safe and a great way to spend the day.

There is a Walgreens directly across from the cruise port, so we went in there, and grabbed some sodas, bottled water and snacks to take with us. A really fun, family friendly place to spend a day.
Written 20 March 2024
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Kate N
Worcester, MA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Gorgeous beach with a good amount of surf. The water was beautiful as well. There were a lot of rocks, so it was important for swimmers to be cautious while in the water. There were people selling food and ice cream, so we didn’t worry about bringing anything but water with us. There are bathrooms, changing areas and a paid parking lot. We spotted lots of cats that live on the beach too!
Written 17 March 2024
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Carla L
Moneta, United States6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Lovely beach that was crowded with locals and tourists alike on a Saturday. Rented a chair and umbrella. Go here rather than Condado Beach for smoother water and a relaxing experience.
Written 11 March 2024
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Dream17462970210
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Very nice beach with snorkeling in a protected area. Life guards, small to no waves, restroom facilities and outdoor shower. Great for adults and kids.
Written 20 February 2024
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jakexvx
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I finished my open water diver certification with Josh at Scuba Dogs. I had an amazing time, and the shop was nothing but professional and informative. They processed my PADI paperwork right away so I could immediately book some more adventures after completing my certification. I would come back to this shop just to say hi and do some snorkeling which they also offer!
Written 16 February 2024
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Jessica G
Atlanta, GA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I went early in the morning like @8am and it was peaceful, the water felt so nice and cool. I really enjoyed it. I would come back.
Written 31 January 2024
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This beach is lovely, relatively clean and has proper facilities as well (multiple clean restrooms), a washing station, etc... There is paid parking available as well.

The beach is rather placid so it is definitely kid friendly. Multiple shade options from the trees. Can also rent beach chairs, parasols, etc...

Food vendors are present - we were there on a weekday so there were only two but assume it's packed on weekends.
Written 26 December 2023
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Isabel G
San Juan, Puerto Rico9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
On its right side you will find a quiet beach to relax with clear, warm water. There is private parking. You won't want to leave!
Written 13 October 2023
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Sylvia G
Cedar Hill, TX878 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
It’s a nice place to walk around and take pictures but as far as swimming. Not much of an area where you can swim freely. Te water is clear and lighter in color. Cost to park, I believe $5.00. I personally felt it was more of a place to relax, take pictures and jut enjoy the sound of the waves.
Written 23 August 2023
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