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Balneario El Escambron

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Good Snorkel Experience near San Juan

We had just one day to take in what San Juan had to offer and this beach was a great choice for a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
City Side Oasis

We visited this beach while relaxing in Old San Juan after our cruise. From Old San Juan it is a 30... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Avenida Munoz Marin, Parada 8, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had just one day to take in what San Juan had to offer and this beach was a great choice for a snorkeling afternoon. Although it appeared a bit rough, the inlet is somewhat protected by a sea wall and border. The water ranges...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MindyM0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this beach to snorkel. The beach has a coral wall/enclosed area and you can snorkel right of the beach and see many fish quite easily. The sand on the beach is coarse and the beach is quite rocky. There are bathroom facilities at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank bonnetshores998
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this beach while relaxing in Old San Juan after our cruise. From Old San Juan it is a 30 minute walk, most of which was on a boardwalk. The beach was not too packed and a lifeguard was on duty. There are palm...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank sorrell007
Reviewed December 31, 2018

We visited this beach after a morning of walking around Old San Juan. It is located pretty close to there, so it's convenient to wrap into a single day. The beach had ample parking ($5 cash to park) and clean bathroom and shower facilities. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank WorcesterJulie
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

So many conveniences so close to Old San Juan. Great view, palm trees for a little shade, bathrooms, parking, lifeguards! And for our family, calmer waters perfect for snorkeling!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank melbob2015
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
4  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
3  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
2  Thank viajera00771
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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 :)