The best beaches in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico curated by local guides.
Puerto Rico has a ton of awesome beaches but there are only a few in Old San Juan. Old San Juan is a historic district surrounded by cliffs and the walls of the old Spanish forts. That being said, there are a few great beaches here so check them out below.
Best Old San Juan Beaches
One of the few great beaches in Old San Juan, Playa El Escambron is a great beach in general and even more so if you are staying in Old San Juan. There are public bathrooms and showers, life gaurds, places to grab snacks and food nearby, lots of trees for shade, and the sand and water is very nice. Playa El Escambron is also known for snorkeling due to it's proximity to Old San Juan and some super cool underwater statues that can be observed slightly offshore. To boot, parking is only $5.... can't beat that with a stick!
One of two sister beaches in Old San Juan, Escambron Beach is just the other side of a small peninsula from Playa El Escambron.... Escambron Beach is a beautiful beach with calm water and great snorkeling. All the amenities like public bathrooms and showers, life guards, places to grab snacks and food nearby, and lots of trees for shade are available close by. Escambron Beach is also the closer of the two beaches to the Caribe Hilton where you can grab some food or fancy drinks. Parking for Escambron Beach is $5, the same parking area as Playa El Escambron.