In order to relax and guarantee your kids have a blast, hit up a sandy beach with gentle surf. Reefs at Escambrón Beach and Playa Azul in the Balneario La Monserrate area of Luquillo keep the waters shallow and perfect for kids to swim in. As a bonus, they give older kids the chance to snorkel. When the children tire of floating and swimming, they can build castles in the sand.
Both beaches have kiosks to ensure you won’t need to leave early in search of refreshment, as well as the added protection of lifeguards. The Escambrón Beach’s proximity to Old San Juan makes it ideal to split the day in half: Roam the historic streets of Old San Juan before cooling off in tranquil waters.