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Ocean Park

Known for Beaches, Dining and Cafes

This cosmopolitan area of San Juan is a great place to experience the relaxed, contemporary culture of Puerto Rico.

How do you get to Ocean Park?

In the heart of bustling San Juan lies Ocean Park, a cozy residential suburb that’s a favorite of locals and tourists looking to kick back and relax. It is between Condado and Isla Verde on the northern coast of Puerto Rico, just to the east of San Juan. The neighborhood’s tree-lined streets, sandy beach, and abundance of cafes, restaurants and bars make it the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon or evening.

Stroll the oceanfront streets and check out the variety of international and local cuisine on offer. Rejuvenate with a mid-afternoon cup of strong Puerto Rican coffee, or enjoy a Piña colada while watching the sun set. At night, you’ll find families and couples strolling the streets. Check out Avenida McLeary, the center of the neighborhood and the main entertainment precinct.

The big attraction of Ocean Park is its sprawling beach, which can be considerably less crowded than neighboring beaches. Surf, kite or windsurf in the excellent offshore conditions and perfect swells.

For those more inclined to relax on the shore with a book, there’s plenty of room to find a space to dig your toes into the soft, white sand. If you don’t want to stay in the city, there are a handful of upscale oceanfront hotels here.

Ocean Park is clean, quiet area that’s great for couples looking for some downtime as well as families. Unlike many of the surrounding areas you won't find any casinos, attractions or museums here. This peaceful neighborhood is located on the coast of San Juan and can be reached by car or bus. There is ample parking in the area.

Things to do near Ocean Park

This beach within the bustling city of San Juan is the perfect place to relax for a few hours.

Marvel at a Spanish fortification on the edge of Old San Juan, a place full of haunting myths, fascinating history and stunning photography spots.

Discover the curious relics and gorgeous stained-glass windows of Old San Juan’s religious treasure, a 16th-century cathedral with a colorful history.

The official residence of the governor of Puerto Rico is a vast mansion and fortress that is open to the public on guided tours.

Enter San Juan through the last remaining gateway from the city’s walls and discover the military history of its atmospheric Old Town. 

This walled fortress was once used to protect Puerto Rico from invading colonies, and today offers visitors a dramatic reminder of that history.

This tropical rainforest offers many great hiking options, including stunning mountain views and beautiful waterfalls.

Sample local street food or doze under a palm tree on this picturesque stretch of coast.

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