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Atlantic Beach in Condado

Atlantic Beach in Condado, San Juan

Atlantic Beach in Puerto Rico Begins Where La Venta Al Mar Beach Ends

Rainbows are a regular occurance at Atlantic Beach!

Atlantic Beach Puerto Rico aka Playa Condado (Condado Beach) is steps away from many of the luxury hotels including La Concha and Marriott Hotel and others. The sandy beach is popular with local sun worshippers and tourists alike. 

Atlantic Beach is also a 5-minute walk from the Condado Tourism Center and bicycle rental at bikerentpuertorico.com.

San Juan is known as "the Gay Capital of the Carribean"

Atlantic Beach is a favorite of the LGBTQ+ Commiunity and Supporters

Of all the Caribbean islands, Puerto Rico is one of the most accepting and LGBTQ-friendly destinations. As an unincorporated territory of the United States, same-sex marriage has been legal since 2015. And with over three million inhabitants, Puerto Rico has plenty of gay and lesbian activities, bars, and attractions for visitors to easily discover. There are even two different pride parades each year on the island!

Atlantic Beach is a Public Beach - No Space is Owned by Hotels or Restaurants

What's the deal with beach chairs and umbrellas? 

Many of the hotels offer free access to beach chairs and umbrellas, for guests only. This includes La Concha Resort at La Ventana al Mar Beach and Marriott at Atlantic Beach. 

Some restaurants offer access to beach chairs and umbrellas for a fee or for a food and drink purchase for a minimum fee. That’s a great incentive and not a bad deal if you’re already planning to eat and/or drink at that establishment.

There are also beach gear rental vendors onsite that post no license or business registeration. We have never seen them clean a beach chair 

Buyer Beware of Onsite Beach Chair Vendors

Are the local beach gear vendors on Atlantic Beach legal? 

Great question! There are beach gear rental vendors onsite that post no license or business registeration. We advise tourists and our customers against renting beach gear (or anything) from any vendor that cannot produce a business license with an address, proof of liability insurance, and potentially receipts for ownership of equipment. If the worst happens and there is an accident you will be sorry if no one or no business is legally required to accept responsibility.  

Fact, in over a year we have never seen these vendors clean or disinfect a single beach chair. They leave them on the beach overnight creating a potential storm hazard, and a definate eyesore.

Do You Have a Suggestion?

Let Make Hotels, Restaurants and Vendors Pay Thier Fair Share

We suggest a private-public partnership with the City of Condado – Metro San Juan, and the PR National Parks Department. The awarding of the RFP contract will be managed via an open and public Request for Proposal (RFP) process. The winner of the RFP will share revenue with the PR National Parks Department. That revenue should be legally mandated for actual clean-up and structural improvements to the beach. Permanently stationing lifeguards should be considered due to common strong currents and riptides. 

Simply, let make the hotels and restaurants and the single legitimate vendor pay a fair share to access the benefits these public assets. 

Last Day Luggage Storage in Metro San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Bike Rent Puerto Rico is the #1 bike rental business according to Google
Daniel Vogts
Daniel Vogts
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I came with my 2 sons, Mark was great, took the time get us set up on what looked like 3 brand new bikes, his tips on a 3 hour trip were right on, fantastic ending to our winter break
Jake Mutz
Jake Mutz
Read More
Great service and super nice owner! He gave us some great recommendations for where to go for a safe bike ride around San Juan. He even gave some food recommendations as well! A little hard to find but that’s what GPS is for, right! All in all a great experience and we definitely recommend.
Ruth Jordan
Ruth Jordan
Read More
Great shop! We rented 2 nice, new bikes for the week (helmets included). This is the place to go. And the best way to get around the surrounding area (Condado, San Juan, etc). Many streets in the area have a green paved lane for bikes which makes it safe and easy. The staff here are super nice and willing to answer any tourist question.
Noam Cotton
Noam Cotton
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Mark is the man! Excellent service, safe, friendly, and insightful! Will be coming back next time in town
Caroline Henry
Caroline Henry
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Very very satisfied! Not only very conveniently located, great prices, but the owner went above and beyond to make me a happy customer, offering me great tips for getting around and exploring San Juan by bike!!!
Chanani Sandler​
Chanani Sandler​
Read More
Mark has good quality bikes! He gave us the right size bikes for each of us and adjusted them perfectly. We had such a good ride 🙂
Maria Costi
Maria Costi
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I was in Condado with my boyfriend last weekend and we rented 2 bikes. Everything was awesome, Mark (if I am recalling his name correctly) was very nice knowledgeable about bikes and price was reasonable. We will rent with him when we get back.
Blair Fell
Blair Fell
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The bikes mark provided were perfect for San Juan. I used it a ton over the week and a half and it was a fun smooth ride even over the cobble stones. Good shocks are key. Weird thing is almost no one bikes in SJ despite some sweet dedicated paths near the ocean. Drivers can be a little crazy but I hope more people start biking. Then again it was nice to have all the paths to myself.
Andy Yates
Andy Yates
Read More
Great bike hire and great bikes. If you want to see San Juan this is the way to do it. The service offered is really good and bikes are in great condition, with locks and helmets. Would definitely recommend any one to use who wants to travel at your own pace, get further afield and see San Juan.
Sonya Verny
Sonya Verny
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Mark's bikes made our trip! From his phenomenal customer service, beautiful bikes and great prices - Thank you Mark!
Steven Hendrix
Steven Hendrix
Read More
Mark is really cool and very professional. Bikes are quality. I had a great ride from Condado to Old San Juan. You definitely want the bike lock so you can go on foot and check out the sites.
Valentina Perez
Valentina Perez
Read More
Excellent experience, bicycles in very good condition and very friendly owners.
Maui Wizard
Maui Wizard
Read More
Me and my bf went for our first romatic trip in Puerto Rico ... Awesome time during the visit will definitely come back soon.I just have to share and recommend mark bike rental (the owner) ,, accomodating, reliable, friendly and they have lots of bikes to choose from.
Lisa Oppel
Lisa Oppel
Read More
Mark is super professional and accommodating. He gave us suggestions of places to see, and even escorted us to the bike path back to Old San Juan and took this excellent photo for us.
José Julián Davila
José Julián Davila
Read More
He was so kind, great costumer service he help me with my bike even if it wasnt a rental quick response verry funny, reliable business highly recommend

#1 in Customer Google Reviews

BIKE RENT PUERTO RICO has been in business nine months and already has the most Gogle Reviews, and they are all 5-Stars!  “I’m very thankful to our new friends that have appreciated our service and supported our business”

– Mark Derho

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La Ventana al Mar Park and Beach

La Ventana al Mar Park and Beach in Condado, Puerto Rico

La Ventana al Mar Beach and Park is located off Ashford Avenue in Condado (Metro San Juan), Puerto Rico. This is a large public space built in 2004 that faces the Atlantic Ocean. 

Visit La Ventana al Mar Park / Beach and Boardwalk in Condado

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 only free outdoor beach shower in Condado

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.

Things to Do & See

  • Dining
  • Beachfront access
  • Free Outdoor Shower

For Dining & Drinks

  • Ben & Jerry’s Condado
  • Tacos & Tequila
  • Cayo Blanco Seafood Restaurant
  • Chloe Condado

Ben & Jerry's Condado

Ben & Jerry’s Condado invites you to come try their Fair Trade and non-GMO ice cream with freshly baked waffle cones!

Arts, culture and entertainment with scenic waterfront views

Come visit La Ventana al Mar 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 fairs.

Last Day Luggage Storage in Metro San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Bike Rent Puerto Rico is the #1 bike rental business according to Google
Daniel Vogts
Daniel Vogts
Read More
I came with my 2 sons, Mark was great, took the time get us set up on what looked like 3 brand new bikes, his tips on a 3 hour trip were right on, fantastic ending to our winter break
Jake Mutz
Jake Mutz
Read More
Great service and super nice owner! He gave us some great recommendations for where to go for a safe bike ride around San Juan. He even gave some food recommendations as well! A little hard to find but that’s what GPS is for, right! All in all a great experience and we definitely recommend.
Ruth Jordan
Ruth Jordan
Read More
Great shop! We rented 2 nice, new bikes for the week (helmets included). This is the place to go. And the best way to get around the surrounding area (Condado, San Juan, etc). Many streets in the area have a green paved lane for bikes which makes it safe and easy. The staff here are super nice and willing to answer any tourist question.
Noam Cotton
Noam Cotton
Read More
Mark is the man! Excellent service, safe, friendly, and insightful! Will be coming back next time in town
Caroline Henry
Caroline Henry
Read More
Very very satisfied! Not only very conveniently located, great prices, but the owner went above and beyond to make me a happy customer, offering me great tips for getting around and exploring San Juan by bike!!!
Chanani Sandler​
Chanani Sandler​
Read More
Mark has good quality bikes! He gave us the right size bikes for each of us and adjusted them perfectly. We had such a good ride 🙂
Maria Costi
Maria Costi
Read More
I was in Condado with my boyfriend last weekend and we rented 2 bikes. Everything was awesome, Mark (if I am recalling his name correctly) was very nice knowledgeable about bikes and price was reasonable. We will rent with him when we get back.
Blair Fell
Blair Fell
Read More
The bikes mark provided were perfect for San Juan. I used it a ton over the week and a half and it was a fun smooth ride even over the cobble stones. Good shocks are key. Weird thing is almost no one bikes in SJ despite some sweet dedicated paths near the ocean. Drivers can be a little crazy but I hope more people start biking. Then again it was nice to have all the paths to myself.
Andy Yates
Andy Yates
Read More
Great bike hire and great bikes. If you want to see San Juan this is the way to do it. The service offered is really good and bikes are in great condition, with locks and helmets. Would definitely recommend any one to use who wants to travel at your own pace, get further afield and see San Juan.
Sonya Verny
Sonya Verny
Read More
Mark's bikes made our trip! From his phenomenal customer service, beautiful bikes and great prices - Thank you Mark!
Steven Hendrix
Steven Hendrix
Read More
Mark is really cool and very professional. Bikes are quality. I had a great ride from Condado to Old San Juan. You definitely want the bike lock so you can go on foot and check out the sites.
Valentina Perez
Valentina Perez
Read More
Excellent experience, bicycles in very good condition and very friendly owners.
Maui Wizard
Maui Wizard
Read More
Me and my bf went for our first romatic trip in Puerto Rico ... Awesome time during the visit will definitely come back soon.I just have to share and recommend mark bike rental (the owner) ,, accomodating, reliable, friendly and they have lots of bikes to choose from.
Lisa Oppel
Lisa Oppel
Read More
Mark is super professional and accommodating. He gave us suggestions of places to see, and even escorted us to the bike path back to Old San Juan and took this excellent photo for us.
José Julián Davila
José Julián Davila
Read More
He was so kind, great costumer service he help me with my bike even if it wasnt a rental quick response verry funny, reliable business highly recommend

#1 in Customer Google Reviews

BIKE RENT PUERTO RICO has been in business nine months and already has the most Gogle Reviews, and they are all 5-Stars!  “I’m very thankful to our new friends that have appreciated our service and supported our business”

– Mark Derho

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San Sebastian Street Festival

San Sebastian Street Festival, Old San Juan

The San Sebastian is a street festival held in Old San Juan every year with multitudes of people coming to visit for the food, music, and nightlife.

San Sebastian Festival 2020, San Juan

The San Sebastian Street Festival in Old San Juan is Puerto Rico’s biggest festival, and ran from January 15 to Sunday Jan 19, 2020.

People flocked from all over the world to experience SanSe 2020. the 50th anniversary of the festival. 

We brought our photo booth rental SELFIE LIGHT RING out to play and gosh, did we capture some good selfies! We’ve included an example of a simple template featuring event information and branding. Selfie Sharing Station projects your selfie through the social media airwaves to shine and show all your friends and family you were at San Sebastian 2020. Watch yourself impress.

How to Navigate the San Juan San Sebastian Street Festival

Getting There

  • If you are NOT staying in Old San Juan, plan to arrive there as early as possible. Traffic into Old San Juan is going to be extremely heavy and slow due to the influx of festival goers and road closures. On Thursday and Friday private cars will be stopped from entering at 6pm. On Saturday and Sunday car traffic will be stopped at 11am (these times may change depending on how quickly the Old San Juan Car Parks fill up
  • Rather than drive into Old San Juan, consider taking the ferry from either Hato Rey or Catano – just make sure you know when the last ferry leaves Old San Juan
  • Paid parking will be available at Hiram Bithorn Stadium as well as Sagrado Corazon Station
  • AMA buses will run from AMA buses will run from Sagrado Corazon Station to Old San Juan station to Old San Juan
  • AMA buses will run from Old San Juan to Sagrado Corazon (until after midnight)

Entertainment

  • There will be live music at the main stages at Plaza del Quinto Centenario, Plaza Colon, Plaza de Armas and Plaza de La Barandilla. You can also expect impromptu entaertainment throughout Old San Juan during the four day festival
  • If there are any musical groups you really want to see, make sure you get to music stage early toget a good position, especially if it is the main stage at Plaza Quinto Centenario.
  • The party continues until late, with huge crowds cramming the streets. If you are with a group decide on a place to meet (preferably away from San Sebastian Street), where you can meet up if you happen to become separated
  • Concerts will typically end at 11pm (earlier on Sunday)
  • Bars will typically close at midnight (may vary by year)

General Tips

  • Day time hours are usually less crowded than the evenings. Saturday & Sunday during the day are good times to go with families
  • It’s ALWAYS hot in Old San Juan, so make sure you drink lots of fluids and not just the alcoholic kind.
  • If it rains don’t worry, the party will continue and there is bound to be some entrepreneur selling plastic ponchos
  • If you need a breather from all the action of the festival, just head down hill through Old San Juan and check out Paseo de La Princesa; it should be a little less crowded there.
  • Finally if you have a fear of crowded places, then San Sebastian Street and Old San Juan might not be the best place for you this weekend. Consider heading out away from San Juan for a daytrip.

Last Day Luggage Storage in Metro San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Bike Rent Puerto Rico is the #1 bike rental business according to Google
Daniel Vogts
Daniel Vogts
Read More
I came with my 2 sons, Mark was great, took the time get us set up on what looked like 3 brand new bikes, his tips on a 3 hour trip were right on, fantastic ending to our winter break
Jake Mutz
Jake Mutz
Read More
Great service and super nice owner! He gave us some great recommendations for where to go for a safe bike ride around San Juan. He even gave some food recommendations as well! A little hard to find but that’s what GPS is for, right! All in all a great experience and we definitely recommend.
Ruth Jordan
Ruth Jordan
Read More
Great shop! We rented 2 nice, new bikes for the week (helmets included). This is the place to go. And the best way to get around the surrounding area (Condado, San Juan, etc). Many streets in the area have a green paved lane for bikes which makes it safe and easy. The staff here are super nice and willing to answer any tourist question.
Noam Cotton
Noam Cotton
Read More
Mark is the man! Excellent service, safe, friendly, and insightful! Will be coming back next time in town
Caroline Henry
Caroline Henry
Read More
Very very satisfied! Not only very conveniently located, great prices, but the owner went above and beyond to make me a happy customer, offering me great tips for getting around and exploring San Juan by bike!!!
Chanani Sandler​
Chanani Sandler​
Read More
Mark has good quality bikes! He gave us the right size bikes for each of us and adjusted them perfectly. We had such a good ride 🙂
Maria Costi
Maria Costi
Read More
I was in Condado with my boyfriend last weekend and we rented 2 bikes. Everything was awesome, Mark (if I am recalling his name correctly) was very nice knowledgeable about bikes and price was reasonable. We will rent with him when we get back.
Blair Fell
Blair Fell
Read More
The bikes mark provided were perfect for San Juan. I used it a ton over the week and a half and it was a fun smooth ride even over the cobble stones. Good shocks are key. Weird thing is almost no one bikes in SJ despite some sweet dedicated paths near the ocean. Drivers can be a little crazy but I hope more people start biking. Then again it was nice to have all the paths to myself.
Andy Yates
Andy Yates
Read More
Great bike hire and great bikes. If you want to see San Juan this is the way to do it. The service offered is really good and bikes are in great condition, with locks and helmets. Would definitely recommend any one to use who wants to travel at your own pace, get further afield and see San Juan.
Sonya Verny
Sonya Verny
Read More
Mark's bikes made our trip! From his phenomenal customer service, beautiful bikes and great prices - Thank you Mark!
Steven Hendrix
Steven Hendrix
Read More
Mark is really cool and very professional. Bikes are quality. I had a great ride from Condado to Old San Juan. You definitely want the bike lock so you can go on foot and check out the sites.
Valentina Perez
Valentina Perez
Read More
Excellent experience, bicycles in very good condition and very friendly owners.
Maui Wizard
Maui Wizard
Read More
Me and my bf went for our first romatic trip in Puerto Rico ... Awesome time during the visit will definitely come back soon.I just have to share and recommend mark bike rental (the owner) ,, accomodating, reliable, friendly and they have lots of bikes to choose from.
Lisa Oppel
Lisa Oppel
Read More
Mark is super professional and accommodating. He gave us suggestions of places to see, and even escorted us to the bike path back to Old San Juan and took this excellent photo for us.
José Julián Davila
José Julián Davila
Read More
He was so kind, great costumer service he help me with my bike even if it wasnt a rental quick response verry funny, reliable business highly recommend

#1 in Customer Google Reviews

BIKE RENT PUERTO RICO has been in business nine months and already has the most Gogle Reviews, and they are all 5-Stars!  “I’m very thankful to our new friends that have appreciated our service and supported our business”

– Mark Derho

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Calle Loíza Culinary Fest

Calle Loíza Culinary Fest

This one-day festival celebrates the city’s culinary hot spots with its host of restaurants, cafes and bars coming together to rustle up their top dishes, with live music thrown in.

Visit Calle Loíza Culinary Fest to learn about local food and drinks

If you would like to experience a familiar side of San Juan and eat like a local at the same time then this culinary festival is for you! Eat, drink, and learn as you walk through the streets at this event in the location of a diverse cultural destination. It’s one delicious stop after another as you enjoy street art and learn about the history and constant evolution of the Santurce area. More than just small tastes, these stops will give you a real sense for Puerto Rican cuisine, leaving you full and satisfied.

Satisfy your culinary desires here

Indulge your tastebuds with authentic Puerto Rican cuisine and discover Puerto Rico’s well-kept gastronomical secrets in Loiza Street, in Santurce. In the Culinary Fest at La Calle Loíza you’ll find tastings, cooking demonstrations and much more.

Last Day Luggage Storage in Metro San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Bike Rent Puerto Rico is the #1 bike rental business according to Google
Daniel Vogts
Daniel Vogts
Read More
I came with my 2 sons, Mark was great, took the time get us set up on what looked like 3 brand new bikes, his tips on a 3 hour trip were right on, fantastic ending to our winter break
Jake Mutz
Jake Mutz
Read More
Great service and super nice owner! He gave us some great recommendations for where to go for a safe bike ride around San Juan. He even gave some food recommendations as well! A little hard to find but that’s what GPS is for, right! All in all a great experience and we definitely recommend.
Ruth Jordan
Ruth Jordan
Read More
Great shop! We rented 2 nice, new bikes for the week (helmets included). This is the place to go. And the best way to get around the surrounding area (Condado, San Juan, etc). Many streets in the area have a green paved lane for bikes which makes it safe and easy. The staff here are super nice and willing to answer any tourist question.
Noam Cotton
Noam Cotton
Read More
Mark is the man! Excellent service, safe, friendly, and insightful! Will be coming back next time in town
Caroline Henry
Caroline Henry
Read More
Very very satisfied! Not only very conveniently located, great prices, but the owner went above and beyond to make me a happy customer, offering me great tips for getting around and exploring San Juan by bike!!!
Chanani Sandler​
Chanani Sandler​
Read More
Mark has good quality bikes! He gave us the right size bikes for each of us and adjusted them perfectly. We had such a good ride 🙂
Maria Costi
Maria Costi
Read More
I was in Condado with my boyfriend last weekend and we rented 2 bikes. Everything was awesome, Mark (if I am recalling his name correctly) was very nice knowledgeable about bikes and price was reasonable. We will rent with him when we get back.
Blair Fell
Blair Fell
Read More
The bikes mark provided were perfect for San Juan. I used it a ton over the week and a half and it was a fun smooth ride even over the cobble stones. Good shocks are key. Weird thing is almost no one bikes in SJ despite some sweet dedicated paths near the ocean. Drivers can be a little crazy but I hope more people start biking. Then again it was nice to have all the paths to myself.
Andy Yates
Andy Yates
Read More
Great bike hire and great bikes. If you want to see San Juan this is the way to do it. The service offered is really good and bikes are in great condition, with locks and helmets. Would definitely recommend any one to use who wants to travel at your own pace, get further afield and see San Juan.
Sonya Verny
Sonya Verny
Read More
Mark's bikes made our trip! From his phenomenal customer service, beautiful bikes and great prices - Thank you Mark!
Steven Hendrix
Steven Hendrix
Read More
Mark is really cool and very professional. Bikes are quality. I had a great ride from Condado to Old San Juan. You definitely want the bike lock so you can go on foot and check out the sites.
Valentina Perez
Valentina Perez
Read More
Excellent experience, bicycles in very good condition and very friendly owners.
Maui Wizard
Maui Wizard
Read More
Me and my bf went for our first romatic trip in Puerto Rico ... Awesome time during the visit will definitely come back soon.I just have to share and recommend mark bike rental (the owner) ,, accomodating, reliable, friendly and they have lots of bikes to choose from.
Lisa Oppel
Lisa Oppel
Read More
Mark is super professional and accommodating. He gave us suggestions of places to see, and even escorted us to the bike path back to Old San Juan and took this excellent photo for us.
José Julián Davila
José Julián Davila
Read More
He was so kind, great costumer service he help me with my bike even if it wasnt a rental quick response verry funny, reliable business highly recommend

#1 in Customer Google Reviews

BIKE RENT PUERTO RICO has been in business nine months and already has the most Gogle Reviews, and they are all 5-Stars!  “I’m very thankful to our new friends that have appreciated our service and supported our business”

– Mark Derho