Off the Isla Verde strip and just a short drive from Old San Juan, we find the Balneario de Carolina. The beach’s centric location, right across from the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, offers a convenient and accessible location for visitors to enjoy a myriad of activities. The Balneario attracts groups, couples, and even the lone traveler, eager to take a quick break from city life. Amenities such as parking areas, gazebos, and showers – as well as lifeguards on duty – make the area secure and agreeable for those looking forward to a relaxing dip in the ocean or an enjoyable beachside picnic. The Balneario is a proud member of the Foundation for Environmental Education’s international Blue Flag Program, and follows the organization’s strict standards for water quality, environmental management, and public safety. These conservation efforts have lead to the municipality’s erosion control program, an unobtrusive method of reversing coastal erosion without harming the ecosystem of various species, including the giant sea turtle known as the tinglar.