Explore San Juan
Explore San Juan, Puerto Rico attractions and activities
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the exclusive Condado District of San, Juan Puerto Rico, the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel is the perfect destination for exploring the many sights and attractions of this vibrant city. With a hospitality tradition extending back to 1919, this luxury landmark can show you the city like few hotels can.
The Condado Vanderbilt elegantly sits at the heart of the Condado district of San Juan. Historically, Condado began its process of urbanization at the turn of the 20th century, as it became the suburb of the urban center which was Old San Juan. In the 1950’s it saw another era of growth, as the district became a popular tourist destination, as other major hotels and a Convention Center joined the Vanderbilt (later known as the Condado Beach Hotel) along Ashford Avenue. Today, this ocean front neighborhood features some of the most beautiful historic and luxurious homes of San Juan, and is also known for its high end shopping during the day and the epicenter of nightlife after dark. Regularly, it hosts music and culinary festivals, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
While visiting us, we recommend a breezy walk down Ashford Avenue, where you may shop in luxury boutiques such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo and Cartier. Be sure to visit La Ventana al Mar, a popular open square facing the ocean, where you may enjoy a wonderful cocktail while gazing at Condado beach. If you crave more adventure, visit the historic Spanish forts and castles of Old San Juan, or you may even embark on a world class deep sea fishing voyage from the Nautical Club, all just a few blocks away. At night, Ashford Avenue lights up with the life of the local social scene, where you may enjoy smooth rhythms, fine cocktails, and perhaps a card table if you so desire.