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Outdoor Exercise Options in San Juan

Puerto Rico weather is almost always perfect for exercising outdoors. Take advantage of one of the many parks on our list to get a good workout.

Puerto Rico weather is almost always perfect for exercising outdoors. Take advantage of one of the many parks below to get a good workout. Being outside makes time pass quickly and best of all, it is free. Exercise is best enjoyed with a friend for companionship, accountability and safety! 

Parque Dr. José Celso Barbosa- Ocean Park

Parque Dr. José Celso Barbosa

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

Parking is free in front of the park.

The park is located near the beach making it convenient for a post workout dip. It has two covered basketball courts, contains a 400 meter track and field for running as well as soccer and baseball fields. There are tennis courts and a kids playground. Public restrooms are available for use. On some evenings locals play and dance to “Bomba y Plena.” 

Ocean Park Beach Volleyball- Ocean Park

Beach Volleyball

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

Street parking is free. 

The expansive beach area has numerous volleyball and beach tennis courts available, though oftentimes you need to bring your own net. It is a great location to get your beach workout in, as the area is pretty flat for some sand sprints or jumping into the water for a swim. There are a couple of workout spots set back in the palm trees with pull up bars. One small area has several different pull up bars and a balance beam which you could also use to do push ups and other bodyweight exercises. 

Laguna del Condado Jaime Benítez National Park- Condado

Laguna del Condado Jaime Benítez National Park

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. 

Free parking and street parking options available.

From here, there are areas to launch your stand up paddleboard or kayak and explore the lagoon. The lagoon is a popular place to spot manatees while you paddle, but please don’t touch or feed wildlife. There is a walking/jogging path around the perimeter with various exercise stations for pull ups, stair steppers, etc. The bike and walking path stretches from the lagoon to Luis Muñoz Rivera park. Waste clean up bags are available for cleaning up after your dog. Check out our article on Dog Parks in San Juan for more places to take your pup. 

Luis Muñoz Rivera Park- San Juan

Luis Muñoz Rivera Park

Park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, although parking lots are not. 

Paid parking or street parking, see below.

This is a sprawling 27 acre park that is wheelchair accessible, good for kids and has public restrooms. It has a bike lane, jogging, paved walkways, shady trees, a statue and a fountain. Lots of park benches are available for when you need a rest. It borders a nearby public beach and snorkel spot at Escambron beach. Pay parking nearby for $5-$10 if you can’t find street parking. 

Luis Muñoz Marín Park- San Juan

Luis Muñoz Marín Park

Open Wednesday through Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

$3 per car for parking, $2 per person for entry fee (kids under 2 are free)

This park has an extensive network of walking paths. It’s a clean and safe area with lots of grass and foliage. There are numerous fountains and sculptures to keep things interesting. It’s a great place for kids to explore and climb different structures. It has paved paths for walking and jogging, but there aren’t any additional workout stations. Drinking fountains and clean restrooms are available. 

Parque Central de San Juan- San Juan

Parque Central de San Juan

Open 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday, Sat/Sun until 6:00 pm

Free entrance but parking is $2 

This is a large park, sports and recreational complex. It contains 17 tennis courts, two racquetball courts, a soccer field, biking area, gym, running track, and a launching area for stand up paddleboards, canoes or kayaks. There’s a children's playground and interesting sculptures around the park to enjoy. The Natatorium offers an olympic sized pool and several diving platforms. Restrooms are available. Water fountains, as well as drink and snack machines and kiosks are also found in the park. 

Parque Julia de Burgos- Carolina

Parque Julia de Burgos

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

132 Av. Roberto Clemente, Carolina, 00985

Free parking inside the park.

This trail is 5 miles round trip that cyclists, walkers and joggers utilize. You will find exercise areas with pull up bars, adult sized monkey bars and various stretching stations along the path. There are benches to rest and cabanas along the path in case you need to duck out of the rain. A water park for children is in the vicinity. It is a fenced-in, well maintained, clean and safe park with lots of shady trees including flamboyants and tropical flowers. Public restrooms available, water faucets behind the restrooms for your dog. 

Parque Nacional Julio Enrique Monagas- Bayamón

Parque Nacional Julio Enrique Monagas

Open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, 7 days per week.

Parking is $4. 

The 200 acre park has a network of well marked running and mountain bike trails. Markers note the difficulty and distance for each trail. One of the trails leads to a viewpoint tower overlooking the metropolitan area. An equestrian park with equine therapy provided by Fundacion Carrusel is within the park boundaries. It’s a local place for camping and rock climbing, with numerous limestone rock walls. 78 quonset hut bunkers are in the park, previously used by nearby Ft. Buchanan for ammunition and equipment storage. Shady gazebos with seating, a children's playground, drinking fountains, public bathrooms and showers are available. Pets are not allowed in the park. 

Parque Lineal La Cambija- Bayamón

Parque Lineal La Cambija

Open 5:30 am to 9:00 pm, 7 days per week.

Two free parking areas with ample space. 

The popular paved cycling trail starts from highway PR 177 and ends at PR 22, the trail is approximately 5.5 miles along the Bayamón River. The walking, jogging and biking trails have separate lanes for cyclists and pedestrians. It is closed to motor vehicles making it a safe place for people to exercise. On weekends they have vendors for food and drinks at the park entrance. 

Mondays through Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm they offer free aerobics and Zumba classes. The city also provides special events at the park. Be sure to check the municipal website below for upcoming events. 


Some safety measures that should always be observed are to let someone know where you are going, be aware of your surroundings, bring a map, water, sunscreen and hat with you, and consider going with a friend. Enjoy your time exercising in the beautiful nature of Puerto Rico.

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