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Let your hair down in style on Isla Verde

A coastal area that lures you in with its good looks, clean beaches and Puerto Rican flair, Isla Verde is a small Caribbean destination full of pizzazz. Extreme water sports, postcard-perfect scenes, and a fast-paced nightlife are all characteristics of this popular vacation spot.

Isla Verde is part of the barrio of Carolina, nestled between the cities of San Juan and Carolina and bordering the Atlantic Ocean to the north. This popular visitor area beckons with Puerto Rican hospitality, lots of leisure activities and fabulous fine dining.

Sights worth seeing in Isla Verde

Isla Verde Beach

You'll meet plenty of interesting people at the Isla Verde beach. Located along Isla Verde Avenue right next door to San Juan's Condado Beach, this area is a mecca for watersport enthusiasts. Rental shops provide all the gear you need. Lush palm trees, lots of shady spots to sip a cool Pina Colada and a wealth of dining choices are all part of the Isla Verde vibe.

Pine Grove beach

For a quieter ocean-side outing, try the Pine Grove Beach located next to Isla Verde Beach. A reef shelters the calm waters along the west end of Pine Grove Beach, while more active waves to the east are ideal for learning to surf.

Balneario de Carolina

Carolina Public Beach is also within the Isla Verde area to the north of the international airport. This local beach features public facilities, outdoor showers, picnic tables and lifeguards.

Isla Verde casinos

From blackjack to baccarat to slots, you're sure to find the games you love at one of Isla Verde's casinos. Rub elbows with celebrities while you get your game on.

Best areas to stay

While Isla Verde does not really have neighborhood divisions, the upscale hotels cluster in the central beachfront section, while more modest price ranges are typically a couple blocks away from the beach.

The Ritz-Carlton is the epitome of glamorous accommodations, with its five-star rating, casino, swimming pools, on-site spa and tennis courts.

Get there by air or sea

Getting to Isla Verde by plane is easy, as it is adjacent to Puerto Rico's main airport, Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín (SJU). A short jaunt by taxi gets you to your hotel in record time. Flights leave daily from several U.S. hubs. Air travel time from Los Angeles is approximately eight hours, while flights from New York City take just over three hours. Caribbean cruise ships also visit Puerto Rico on a regular basis.

Events to plan your trip around

SoFo Culinary Festival

In June and December, the SoFo Culinary Festival takes over Old San Juan, just minutes from Isla Verde. Here you can enjoy local music and outdoor drinks, as well as local food.

Casals festival

For classical music lovers, the Casals Festival honoring late cellist Pablo Casals takes place in San Juan, between late February and early March. Founded by the musician himself in 1956, the festival hosts well-known performers from around the world.

Salsa Congress

Each year in July, the International Salsa Congress convenes in San Juan, attracts vibrant salsa dancers from far and wide, who put on a colorful show for visitors. The Congress lasts for two weeks and features a dance competition, with lots of festive music.

Climate and the best time to travel

High temperatures average 82 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. July through September is storm season, with periodic rain showers being typical in these months. Mid-November through mid-April is the busiest guest season, with prices for lodging and airfare noticeably increasing. If you are looking for better rates, think summertime and book Isla Verde hotels in advance.

Recently booked Isla Verde hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan
Isla Verde
1 hour ago 5 stars $199
San Juan Airport Hotel
Isla Verde
7 hours ago 3 stars $140
Courtyard by Marriott San Juan Isla Verde Beach Resort
Isla Verde
10 hours ago 3 stars $130
Verdanza Hotel, A Member of Summit Hotels and Resorts
Isla Verde
13 hours ago 4 stars $118
Coqui Inn
Isla Verde
13 hours ago 1 star $78
ESJ Towers
Isla Verde
20 hours ago 3 stars $120
InterContinental San Juan
Isla Verde
22 hours ago 4 stars $169
San Juan Water and Beach Club Hotel
Isla Verde
1 day ago 4 stars $118
The Beach House
Isla Verde
1 day ago 2 stars $94
Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan
Isla Verde
1 day ago 3 stars $122

Recently Rated Isla Verde Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
ESJ Towers
Isla Verde
3.4 / 5
117 reviews
3 stars $120
Verdanza Hotel, A Member of Summit Hotels and Resorts
Isla Verde
3.7 / 5
338 reviews
4 stars $118
InterContinental San Juan
Isla Verde
4.0 / 5
547 reviews
4 stars $169
San Juan Water and Beach Club Hotel
Isla Verde
4.2 / 5
138 reviews
4 stars $118
The Beach House
Isla Verde
2.8 / 5
91 reviews
2 stars $94
Courtyard by Marriott San Juan Isla Verde Beach Resort
Isla Verde
3.9 / 5
352 reviews
3 stars $130
The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan
Isla Verde
4.4 / 5
385 reviews
5 stars $199
San Juan Airport Hotel
Isla Verde
3.3 / 5
3 reviews
3 stars $140
Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan
Isla Verde
4.0 / 5
169 reviews
3 stars $122
Coral by the Sea Hotel
Isla Verde
2.7 / 5
145 reviews
1 star $72

Isla Verde hotels

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From $120

1 ESJ Towers

3 stars
3.4 / 5 117 reviews

6165 Isla Verde Ave. Map

FREE BREAKFAST FOR 2, KITCHENETTE, WIFI & PARKING

The ESJ Towers Hotel San Juan has a design-led feel that focuses on local artistic traditions, from the 20th century modern prints in the Mano a Mano bar to the curving sofas wrapped around... More

Best place!
Love it!! This hotel is great! The staff at breakfast is the best! Love the location is right outside Hotel SAn Juan, this is a big plus if you want to go and dance at the san juan hotel lobby!...
Dec 9, 2014
From $169

2 InterContinental San Juan

4 stars
4.0 / 5 547 reviews

5961 ISLA VERDE AVENUE Map

A backdrop of wild, tropical surroundings and a two-mile stretch of beach is offered by the InterContinental San Juan resort in Puerto Rico.  High-end touches to its island setting make guests... More

Great place
2 night business stay, great location, great staff, wish I couldve stayed longer
Dec 4, 2014
From $118

3 Verdanza Hotel, A Member of Summit Hotels and Resorts

4 stars
3.7 / 5 338 reviews

8020 Tartak Street Map

30% OFF- EARLY BOOKING BONUS

Enjoy the local beauty and culture of San Juan nestled within a contemporary atmosphere at the Verdanza Hotel, perched just moments away from Puerto Rico's famous Alambique Beach. Relax with a... More

Good value, location in Isla Verde area
older, renovated hotel a block from the beach in Isla Verde. Stayed 2 nights in a ground floor poolside room. Bed and room was fine - Shower and toilet area obviously old and dingy. Popular with...
Dec 4, 2014
From $109

4 Tres Palmas Inn

3 stars
4.0 / 5 10 reviews

2212 Park Boulevard Map

FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND FREE WiFi

18 room beachfront inn, recently renovated, is a delightful new alternative to traditional high priced and crowded hotels. They combine the warmth, hospitality and personal attention of a bed and... More

From $140

5 San Juan Airport Hotel

3 stars
3.3 / 5 3 reviews

LMM International Airport Terminal D - Hotel Map

Award winning San Juan Airport Hotel is the only Hotel located at the airport, just steps from the Airline counters in Terminal D. We have received the Best of the Best Award and Best of the Best... More

perfect location
This hotel is close to lots of good restaurants and is actually in the airport making departures easy.
Nov 21, 2014
From $199

6 The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan

5 stars
4.4 / 5 385 reviews

6961 Avenue of the Governors, Isla Verde Map

Rate includes breakfast

Immerse yourself in total luxury and relaxation at The Ritz Carlton, San Juan, with two miles of sandy beaches to enjoy. Modern and sophisticated decor makes the 416 rooms both stylish and... More

Anniversary trip
This hotel was decent. Every area of the hotel was nice w/ the exception of the rooms. They were average. The rooms did not look like 5 star rooms. Also, in there business center there business...
Nov 22, 2014
From $118

7 San Juan Water and Beach Club Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 138 reviews

2 Tartak St. Map

FREE WIFI, UNLIMITED USE OF FITNESS CENTER & MORE

Prepare to be pampered boutique-style at the Water and Beach Club Hotel, San Juan in Puerto Rico. Staff members work hard to make your stay memorable at this water-inspired resort. A favorite for... More

Great for couples of all ages
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Restaurant was excellent ,with many fine desserts. The view from the rooftop bar and pool is awesome. When you walk out the door, you are only steps from the...
Dec 2, 2014
From $130

8 Courtyard by Marriott San Juan Isla Verde Beach Resort

3 stars
3.9 / 5 352 reviews

7012 Bosa de Cangrejos Avenue Map

Save 15% on your stay

Blue Flag award-winning Isla Verde Beach is found in Puerto Rico's San Juan, and home to the Courtyard by Marriot Isla Verde Beach Resort. The beachfront establishment has a family-friendly feel,... More

Upgrade was decent
This hotel isn't near much. Few restaurant and it is on the beach which was the draw for us but if you want to go anywhere it is a $20 taxi from the hotel one way. That added a extra $40 onto any...
Dec 1, 2014
From $179

9 El San Juan Resort and Casino

4 stars
3.7 / 5 387 reviews

6063 Isla Verde Avenue Map

Includes 2 breakfast buffet certificates

A dazzling beachfront accommodation with breathtaking ocean views, the El San Juan Resort and Casino is a top choice for visitors looking to dive deep into what Puerto Rico has to offer. Perched on... More

Good hotel near the airport.
The hotel was nice. Rooms were a bit smelly (mold), but otherwise okay.
Dec 1, 2014
From $122

10 Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan

3 stars
4.0 / 5 169 reviews

6530 Isla Verde Avenue Map

Free On The HouseT hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

San Juan hotel with tropical touches, pool and Jacuzzi in Isla VerdeHampton Inn & Suites San Juan is located in the middle of the trendy Isla Verde District, amidst the buzz of city life. Its... More

Great place to stay!
We had a great time! The staff was friendly and very helpful. Breakfast was very versatile so there is something for everyone! The poolside cocktail reception was very enjoyable after a day of...
Nov 20, 2014
From $129

11 Embassy Suites San Juan - Hotel & Casino

3 stars
4.1 / 5 237 reviews

8000 Tartak Street Map

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

With a relaxing interior of wood furnishings, striking white tones and contemporary elements, guests are warmly welcomed to the Embassy Suites in San Juan. The luxurious outdoor pool is a stunning... More

ladies retreat
Hotel and location excellent. Staff very helpful, professional in every aspect. Rooms recently updated very comfortable, clean. Food service great.
Dec 9, 2014
From $94

12 The Beach House

2 stars
2.8 / 5 91 reviews

Isla Verde Avenue #4851 Map

SAVE 15%

San Juan hotel offers character and comfort on Isla Verde Beach Few Isla Verde hotels have the personality of the Beach House. On the beach behind the boutique hotel sit huge canopy beds for... More

low budget hotel
Only PRO is hotel location right at the beach...everything else is poor/ non existent.
Dec 17, 2014
From $120

13 Hotel Villa del Sol

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Calle Rosa #4 Map

It features an outdoor swimming pool and a Bar & Grill. The rooms offer cable TV, air conditioning and a fridge. The bathroom is private and has a shower.Car Rental services available on... More

From $113

14 Coqui Del Mar Guesthouse

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

2218 Calle General del Valle Map

We are a smaller Guesthouse nestled into a Puerto Rican beach side neighborhood. If you are looking to be at a large resort with hundreds of other tourists, chain restaurants, and the expected... More

From $72

15 Coral by the Sea Hotel

1 star
2.7 / 5 145 reviews

Calle Rosa #2 Map

10% OFF FOOD & BEVERAGE

Budget Carolina hotel near Isla Verde Beach with on-site restaurants Visitors to the Coral by the Sea Hotel in Isla Verde pass through its brightly colored archway and into an attractive, warmly... More

Get what you pay for
What do you expect for a cheap hotel. AC was blowing directly on the bed. Shower was tiny with no floor towel so it leaked into the room. But it was cheap good place to just shower and sleep.
Oct 19, 2014