La Ventana al Mar Park / Beach is located just-off Ashford Avenue in Condado (Metro San Juan PR) and next to La Concha Resort. This large public space was built in 2004, and it faces the Atlantic Ocean with a boardwalk through the park, and railed walk-way area for ocean viewing.
La Ventana al Mar Park / Beach is flanked by two of Condado’s landmark hotels, the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel to the west the La Concha Hotel (1957) to the east.
The 1.8 hectare public space was developed by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s Tourism Company and designed by Puerto Rican architect Andrés Mignucci, La Ventana al Mar has won numerous awards for design excellence including awards in the American Institute of Architects Puerto Rico Chapter Design Awards, the Puerto Rico Architecture Biennale, the Miami + Beach Architecture Biennale (Bronze Medal) and the Iberoamerican Architecture Biennale.
In 2016, La Ventana al Mar was exhibited at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin as part of the Demo:polis–the Right to Public Space exhibit.
The park and beach is populated by hotels and restaurants in the area that provide its residents with a place to find food, drinks, local attractions, or a beach-front view to enjoy the scene. La Ventana al Mar provides one of the only free outdoor beach-front showers so you can rinse-off any sand and and salt while refreshing yourself.
Come visit La Ventana al Mar Park for a sampling of Puerto Rican culture, with its free local events and concerts alongside the beach. The park has been the site for music festivals like “La Ventana al Jazz”, and weekend markets and local fairs.