San Juan

Many of San Juan's most enjoyable outdoor activities take place in and around the water. With miles of beach stretching across Isla Verde, Ocean Park, and Condado, there's a full range of water sports, including sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, paddleboarding, kiteboarding, Jet Skiing, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, and snorkeling.

Land-based activities include biking, tennis, and walking or jogging at local parks. With a bit of effort—meaning a short drive out of the city—you'll discover a world of championship golf courses and rain-forest trails perfect for hiking. Baseball is big in Puerto Rico, and the players are world-class; many are recruited from local teams to play in the U.S. major leagues. The season runs from October through February. Games are played in venues around the island.

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  • Baseball

    Does the name Roberto Clemente ring a bell? The late, great star of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who died in a 1972 plane crash delivering supplies...

  • Biking

    Most streets don't have bike lanes, and auto traffic makes bike travel somewhat risky; further, all the fumes can be hard to take. That said...

  • Diving and Snorkeling

    The waters off San Juan aren't the best places to scuba dive, but several outfitters conduct short excursions to where tropical fish, coral...

  • Golf

    Puerto Rico is the birthplace of golf legend and raconteur Chi Chi Rodriguez—and he had to hone his craft somewhere. The island has more than...

  • Horse Racing

    Hípodromo Camarero. Try your luck with the exactas and quinielas at Hípodromo Camarero, a large thoroughbred racetrack about 20 minutes east...

  • Surfing

    Although the west coast beaches around Isabela and Rincón are considered the places to surf in Puerto Rico, San Juan was actually the place...

  • Tennis

    If you'd like to use the tennis courts at a property where you aren't a guest, call in advance for information about reservations and fees....

  • Windsurfing and Paddleboarding

    The waves can be strong and the surf choppy, but the constant wind makes for good sailing, windsurfing, or paddleboarding, particularly in Ocean...

  • Yoga

    It's Yoga Puerto Rico. Husband-and-wife team David Kyle and Elizabeth Sallaberry found the hot, humid climate of Puerto Rico perfect for practicing...