Is Condado Safe For Tourists In 2024? – All You Need To Know

Condado is an upscale neighborhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

It has become a popular tourist spot, with a beautiful beach, high end resorts, restaurants and endless entertainment.

But is Condado safe?

I have been traveling to Puerto Rico for over 20 years, and will share my experiences in Condado with you.

In this article, I will discuss whether Condado is safe for tourists. 

I will also cover:

What is Condado?
Is Condado, Puerto Rico safe for tourists?
Is Condado beach safe?
Is Condado safe at night?
Is Condado safe for solo travelers?
Is Condado safe to walk around?


What is Condado?

Condado is a neighborhood in San Juan.

It’s where luxury and Caribbean style mix!

image of Condado Beach
Condado Beach is one of the most visited beaches in San Juan.

To read more in-depth about Condado, check out Condado, Puerto Rico – All You Need To Know.


Is Condado, Puerto Rico safe for tourists?

Yes, in fact, it is one of the safest parts of San Juan for tourists.

image of Condado Beach
Condado Beach is lined with many luxury hotels and resorts.

Lots of restaurants, high end shops and nightlife are in this area.

The beach is also located very close to the hotels, so this area of San Juan frequently visited by tourists. 


Is Condado beach safe?

Yes – Condado Beach is safe, but there are some precautions you should take.

Always make sure to check the flags that are out on the beach. If it is red, then the rip currents and waves are not safe for swimming. Depending on the season, this can be a common occurrence.

image of Condado Beach
Condado Beach can have rip current warnings depending on the time of year.

Also, make sure you keep your valuable belongings locked in your hotel room or kept somewhere safe so that they are not stolen.

Pickpocketing and petty crime is the most frequent crime committed against tourists.

Never go swimming at night, or after heavy drinking. 

And finally, don’t forget to wear sunscreen!


Is Condado safe at night?

Yes! It is because there are plenty of people out around in the area into the late hours of the night.

Businesses stay open until late evening, but lots of bars and clubs stay open past midnight.

image of Condado lagoon at night
Condado is the perfect place to explore Puerto Rico’s nightlife. Many tourists frequent the area.

The sidewalks are always well-lit. The beach is relatively safe at night, just be cautious with strangers.

You may run into issues with drunk people on the beach at night, so it’s important to keep that in mind.


Is Condado safe for solo travelers?


image of a girl paddle boarding at Condado Lagoon
Don’t leave your valuables on the beach or lagoon unattended.

The biggest concern I would have is keeping your money and personal items close to you or locking them away wherever you are staying.


Is Condado safe to walk around?

Yes, it is.

Some issues you may face are that Condado is very popular and crowded, especially at night and around meal times.

image of people walking along Condado
Condado’s shopping district is right next to the beach.

If you are disabled, it might be difficult to use a wheelchair or walker as the sidewalks are not always well maintained, and can be crowded.

The streets may be overwhelming for people who have autism or people who are prone to overstimulation.

Otherwise, Condado is great to walk around and explore!

Below is a video of someone walking through the streets of Condado at night:



FAQ section

Is Condado safe for female travelers?

Yes! There are rarely any issues with violence against women in Condado. The biggest issue that women face is catcalling and theft of valuable possessions. 

Is Condado safe for LGBTQIA+ travelers?

Yes! Condado has a thriving LGBTQ+ scene. There are many gay bars and gay and LGBT couples frequently walk around the area, even at night.


Final thoughts

Condado is very safe for tourists, and it is the safest part of San Juan.

The only safety related things that you need to think about in Condado are pickpocketing, unsafe swimming conditions and crowded roads/sidewalks.

You can read more about general safety in Puerto Rico with our article Is Puerto Rico Safe for Travel? 12 Things You Should Know.

If you are looking for things to do, then check out our article about the 45 best things to do in Puerto Rico.

Is Condado Safe For Tourists In 2024? – All You Need To Know
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Jenny Diaz

Writer at Growing up in New York and spending my summers in Puerto Rico, I have always loved writing, travel, and animals. I began my career as a travel writer, and after many different jobs in media, I have settled back into what I love most. I enjoy the beach, exploring the island with my family, and coffee!

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