Parques Luis Muñoz Rivera & Parque del Tercer Milenio

San Juan

Spanning the broad swath between the Atlantic and Av Ponce de León, Parque Luis Muñoz Rivera injects a much-needed green space into the urban landscape. Trails wind under shade trees to a playground, fountains and a pavilion for community events. Across Av Muñoz Rivera, Parque del Tercer Milenio was the site of the eighth Pan American Games, held in 1979, and is now home to a playground, the popular Balneario El Escambrón beach and offshore diving at Escambrón Marine Park.

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1. Balneario El Escambrón

0.17 MILES

This sheltered arc's raked sand, decent surf breaks, local action and a 17th-century Spanish fort shimmering in the distance are the hallmarks of what's…

2. Escambrón Marine Park

0.23 MILES

Next to the gorgeous Balneario El Escambrón, this namesake marine park is a popular destination for snorkelers and divers. See schools of blue tangs,…

3. Fortín San Jerónimo

0.34 MILES

At the eastern end of Puerta de Tierra, this fort was completed in 1788 to guard the entrance to Laguna del Condado. It was barely up and running when the…

4. Balneario Condado

0.54 MILES

Condado's official public beach is Balneario Condado, a small arc of sand, adjacent to the Dos Hermanos bridge, that faces west toward Fuerte San Gerónimo…

5. MADMi

0.89 MILES

This new addition to the city's thriving art scene is set in a restored Miramar landmark, a striking pink building dating to 1913. Engaging, interactive…

6. La Ventana al Mar

1.05 MILES

This small grassy park – the window to the sea – has contemporary sculptures, benches and shade trees. Best of all, it has great views of and easy access…

7. El Capitolio

1.08 MILES

The capitol of the Commonwealth is in an impressive columned and domed neoclassical building in a commanding location overlooking Puerta de Tierra's wave…

8. Parque Jaime Benítez

1.11 MILES

Sitting alongside the calm waters of Laguna del Condado, this park is a popular launching spot for kayakers and paddleboarders. On the first Saturday of…