- Isla Verde and Condado Beaches are the ritzy resort strips where people go to see and be seen.
- El Escambrón, in the Puerta de Tierra neighborhood, is popular with the locals, and is a "Blue Flag" beach (a designation given to clean, well-maintained beaches).
- Ocean Park Beach has a more laid-back vibe.
Where you spend the morning will also dictate where you eat lunch. Here is one suggestion for each beach:
- Isla Verde and Condadao - check out Ceviche House for a fresh, light departure from local cuisine.
- El Escambrón - that's an easy one. There's an excellent Puerto Rican restaurant by the same name right on the premises.
- Ocean Park - head to Pinky's on Maria Moczo Street for healthy burritos, wraps and excellent smoothies.
The afternoon can be spent in several ways, depending on your tastes. Here are five suggestions:
- Museum lovers must visit the inspiring Puerto Rican Museum of Art in Santurce. (A worthy second stop is the Museum of Contemporary Art.)
- Nature lovers should check out the sprawling Botanical Garden in Hato Rey
- Shopaholics will want to hit the fashionable boutiques on Ashford Avenue in Condado.
- Gamblers should head to one of these hotels to try their luck.
- Bacardi fans should visit the Bacardi Distillery, one of the best free activities on the island.
What about the night, you ask? I've got that covered next.