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Balneario El Escambron

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Beautiful beach!!!

we visited this beach while staying in Isla Verde. This was a beautiful beach with calm water and... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Beautiful Sunset, Calm Waters

On our first evening in San Juan we enjoyed this beautiful beach and fantastic sunset. The girls... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
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Balneario El Escambron is a little beach, just to the east of Old San Juan. It is a family-friendly beach, with a small crescent of clean sand and usually calm waters, thanks to the coral reef a short distance from the beach.
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Avenida Munoz Marin, Parada 8, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

we visited this beach while staying in Isla Verde. This was a beautiful beach with calm water and snorkeling right off the beach. It was very family friendly and safe . We enjoyed our time swimming in the crystal clear water and sitting in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank FROGSUN
Reviewed September 9, 2018

On our first evening in San Juan we enjoyed this beautiful beach and fantastic sunset. The girls snorkeled in the calms waters enjoying the fish. An area guide showed my daughters where to look for the beautiful fish. All the people were as hospitable as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank danielnV1813NB
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Love coming to this beach, it is almost never really packed. They offer a parking area where you need to pay a fee to park but it is not too bad. It looks like they have made improvements on the place. The water is clear...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Andres72423
Reviewed August 25, 2018

The beach and sites are beautiful. But after the storm it seems the beach has become very rocky , but there are beautiful fish to see. So, don't forget your goggles and water shoes.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank dubon61a
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Cristal clear water perfect for snorkeling. It has a parking lot and bathrooms and showers. Perfect for all ages.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank viajera00771
Reviewed July 6, 2018

This a well kept beach. Security all over, WEAR SUN BLOCK !!!, There is parking and place to walk. Great place for kids and it is FREE. It is also very close to very historic places. If you like snorkeling, you can't do any better....More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Gerardo D
Reviewed June 30, 2018

This is an awesome place to snorkel. Just get in the water on the left side, and you'll see tons of fish by the rocks (the area on the right is super shallow, so not nearly as good). There are places to wash off feet...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank EvasWorld
Reviewed June 24, 2018

It is a very nice beach on the way to Old San Juan, next to El Caribe Hilton Hotel, but be aware that on the weekends it gets very crowed with the locals.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JPelegrinaSoegaard
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Plenty of parking which is good for the area beaches. The water is clean and it's a great place to spend the day. Bring lots of sun block.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank nottoohappy2016
Reviewed April 25, 2018

Escambron is a nice beach, perfect for families with young children. There are palm trees to repair from the sun and there are toilets.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Lenin Q
July 31, 2018|
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Response from robertosmom | Reviewed this property |
There were none all the times I was there...
Miguel E
June 15, 2018|
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Response from robertosmom | Reviewed this property |
Actually, I have been there probably a hundred of times and never noticed any pets. My guess is no.
May 24, 2018|
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Response from TonyInParis | Reviewed this property |
mmm... I'm sorry, but I've not seen any facilities where you can rent equipment for snorkeling. But the water is very clean and you need only a mask :)