Condado is a beautiful, historically upper class neighborhood on the north shore of Puerto
Rico, nestled between the Atlantic ocean and the alluring Condado lagoon, it is mere
minutes away by car, public transportation, taxis from Old San Juan, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, the artsy districts of Miramar, Santurce, and the brand new Convention Center district where conventions, events and concerts are held frequently.
This self contained community is a rare gem in the metro area of Puerto Rico with beautiful views of the water on every corner, a great variety of stores, world renown restaurants, amenities and activities that satisfies all tastes and needs.
Condado and it’s surrounding areas are very pedestrian friendly and with many
transportation options, a rare occurrence on this island. Easily walkable and with bike
lanes, this vibrant community is very tourist friendly but not as crowded as Old San
Juan. During the process of industrialization of Puerto Rico in the 50’s and the 60’s a
couple of classic big hotels were built like the Condado Hilton and La Concha Resort
with it’s respective casinos, beautiful lobbies, posh clubs, poolside and beachfront bars
that are very popular with both the tourist and local crowds. The beaches in Condado
although on the “city” are very beautiful and perfect for sunbathing and swimming,
aquatic sports like kayaking and paddle boarding are very popular in the lagoon and there
are rental places if you don’t have your own, biking and running are also practiced
Condado is also a classy residential area, with all the facilities and amenities that that
conveys, it has the Presbyterian hospital, one of the most renown medical centers on the
Caribbean and many, many specialists offices in the area. Plenty of parks and plazas for
every taste, small beachfront venue where afternoon jazz concerts and organic markets
are held on the week ends, stores, pharmacies, supermarkets, private and public schools.
Condado, although self contained, is surrounded by several of the most
vibrant and interesting neighborhoods in PR. Old San Juan, with its
cobblestone streets, picturesque houses, artists and bars that give it a different life at night.
Miramar and Santurce are also very close and reachable easily by car or public transportation. In these districts there are a variety of
movie theaters, restaurants, the art center of Bellas Artes where world renown act and
plays are showed frequently. Santurce has been rejuvenated in the last few years and has
a lively atmosphere with entire sections of building size graffitis made by artist from
around the world, very popular festivals and music on every corner, plenty of restaurants,
bars opening continually.
East of Condado mere minutes away you will find Ocean Park and Isla Verde with it’s
beautiful not crowded during the week long beaches where you can relax at your leisure
or practice sports like kite surfing and volleyball, plenty of restaurants and bars also are