A jewel of nature surrounded by luxurious high-rise apartment buildings and hotels, the Laguna del Condado sits at the crossroads of Miramar, Condado, and Old San Juan – three of the metropolitan area’s more popular and cherished neighborhoods.
The Parque Nacional Laguna del Condado Jaime Benítez, located on the eastern shore of the lagoon on Baldorioty de Castro Avenue, serves as a passive park and reclamation project. Native red mangrove trees are permitted to thrive in the terrain where they once flourished, a habitat to birds and other wildlife. Young Ceibas and assorted species of trees are planted throughout the park, quietly reaching their maturity until their dense foliage covers the area.
Non-motorized aquatic sports are routinely practiced from the park, which includes a public ramp for guests to set off on kayak adventures around the mangroves and coastlines of the picture perfect lagoon.
The park’s contiguity to mayor streets, like Ponce De Leon Avenue in Miramar and Ashford Avenue in Condado, allows visitors easy access to the extraordinary abundance of restaurants and shops in the surrounding neighborhoods.
The wide open space lends itself to outdoor communal activities, whether it be a stroll along the boardwalk with kids in tow, or sitting on the uniquely shaped benches contemplating the water and its majestic views of the city.
Most impressive of all is nature’s ability to blossom and reclaim it’s rightful spot in the heart of our cities.