Isla Verde Beach Rating
Beach Personality: Upscale And Touristy Without An Ounce of Local Flavor
Isla Verde Beach
Isla Verde Beach is paradise for water sports lovers. More activities are available on this beach than over 90% of the world’s beaches. Do you like extreme sports? Try kite surfing, jet skiing, surfing, or boogie boarding. Are you more into nature and quiet exploration? Then kayaking or paddle boarding may be for you. Do you like your activities more laid back with less exertion required? Isla Verde has something for you too: parasailing and sailing. Even if you like to go to the beach and do nothing but relax, Isla Verde has good people watching and lounging opportunities either in the sun or under the shade of a palm tree. Ahhh!
What keeps Isla Verde Beach from getting a 5 star rating? It’s the lack of public amenities. However, for the price of a drink, snack, meal, and/or parking you are patronizing one of Isla Verde’s hotels or restaurants and can use their facilities.
- Boogie Boarding
- Kite Surfing
- Jet Skiing
- Paddle Boarding (SUP)
- Water Skiing
- People Watching
- Public bathrooms – No, but hotels along the beach have restrooms.
- Showers – No, but hotels along the beach have showers.
- Parking – Limited street parking. Parking for a fee is available at many hotels.
- Food – No, but hotels along the beach serve food.
- Lifeguard – No.
- Dogs allowed on the beach – No.
Kiosks directly on the beach abound. They offer many items for rent and some have tours and lessons too.
WOW! Surfing School offers rentals tours and lessons. They rent surfboards, boogie boards, snorkel gear, jet skis, paddleboards, and kayaks.
15 Knots Kiteboarding School has kiteboarding lessons and rentals.
If you’re driving to Isla Verde Beach from San Juan, take PR 26 east to PR 187, Ave Los Gobernadores. At the intersection of PR 187 and Ave Isla Verde take either a right or a left depending on what part of the beach you want to go to. Isla Verde Beach is located between The Beach House Hotel at the western end and the Courtyard by Marriott at the eastern end.
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin