Comfortable condo in great beach location in San Juan
Just returned from a lovely week in the Isle Verde neighborhood of San Juan. Working with Dell and staying at Dell's condo is easy and comfortable! The condo is well stocked with everything one needs for daily living, and the local Pueblo grocery store is an easy 10 min walk from the condo. All of the other stores/restaurants one would need (Walgreen's, rental cars, nice hotels with casinos) are within walking distance, and the condo is 1 minute from Isle Verde Avenue where you can catch several different city buses for 75c each way to visit Old San Juan or Condado -- if you don't rent a car. What's really nice is that this area of San Juan feels busy with tourists and residents -- and safe. Perhaps it was because spring break and the international baseball competition were both happening that we had more street noise than I had anticipated having in the evenings. We are not light sleepers, so we were able to keep the wonderful full length sliding windows open to catch the daily/nightly breeze - even though the noise from the beach bars and side street went on well into midnight or later. We noticed that the last few nights the noise had dissipated, and we were not sure if that was because there seemed to be more of a police presence -- or because the baseball competition ended (?) and/or some students were back in school. The condo has a side view of the ocean -- and faces directly another large condo just across the street. The street in which you enter the condo is the main street leading to this public beach -- very convenient, but also very busy. Overall, we loved the location, the breezes, and the easiness of having an attractive but not stuffy 'designer' condo. Would definitely return again! Two restaurant tips: El Alzambique which is on the first floor of the Raquet Club Condo building facing the beach has the BEST SIRLOIN BURGERS - bar none. Served for an extra 50 cents with the BEST ONION RINGS - bar none. Pair that meal for $9.00 (a steal) with a $7.00 mojito and a lively vibe, and you will be very happy. Another find is to do a happy hour in the magnificent lobby of the Ritz Carlton -- about 6 blocks from the hotel at the end of Isle Verde Ave -- fantastic mojito for $7.00 -- and then cross the street to have a Cuban/Puerto Rican dinner that is incredible (and reasonably priced) at METROPOL. Specials on the menu were in the $15.00 range and were outstanding! Visited each place twice!
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Helpful votes: 5/5
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