Fodor's Expert Review Balneario de Carolina
When people talk about a "beautiful Isla Verde beach," this Blue Flag beach is the one—even though it's so close to the airport that leaves rustle when planes take off. Thanks to an offshore reef, the surf here is not as strong as at other nearby beaches, so it's good for families. There's plenty of room to spread out underneath the palm and almond trees, and there are picnic tables and grills. Although there's a charge for parking, there's not always someone to take the money. On weekends, the beach is crowded; get here early to nab parking. The Vivo Beach Club offers lounge chairs and beautiful facilities for food and drink, including a brewery. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking (fee); showers; toilets. Best for: swimming; walking.