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Palomino Island

1000 El Conquistador Ave, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787 863 1000
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Ranked #10 of 102 Attractions in San Juan
Type: Islands
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: A private island where Wyndham El Conquistador guests are often ferried for more water activities.
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Annapolis, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Staying at El Conquistador is topped off by going Palomino Island everyday....and trust me, you will go everyday. They have 2 ferries that take you there on a 7 to 10 minute ride, starting at 9am and ending at 5pm. The ferries run everyone 10 minutes, so dont worry if you miss one, another one is on the way. Be... More

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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

You can go over with a private boat, but if you're a guest of the El Conquistador Hotel, you can take the free ferry. Several beaches, including clothing optional choices, hiking, horseback riding, water sports, etc. Full bar and dining. North side has the best breezes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This beach is incredibly beautiful. The water is so clear and theres so many things to do like jetski, kayaking, snorlking, horse rides. The only bad thing is that the food is pricey.

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Toa Alta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If your staying at El Conquistador you HAVE to visit Palomino Island. This beach is beyond words. Less then a 10 min ferry ride you arrive at white sand and turquoise waters. Where you can tan, swim, jetski, snorkle, kayak, and much more. I would recommend it to everyone.

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Davis, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I guess the tittle of this post says it all. This is one of the most idyllic places I have ever been. Beautiful white sand beaches, amazing views of the east side of Puerto Rico, including El Yunque, and the commodity of being manage by a world class hotel chain. Yes, the Island is managed/leased by El Conquistador Hotel and... More

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Vega Alta, Puerto Rico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Palomino Island is part of the Conquistador Hotel complex and has a great beach area with many water sports activities as well as restaurant. Is a really great component of the Hotel with the only drawback that you need to get on a boat to access the Island from the hotel. Is not easy going back and forth as desired.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visited this island everyday while staying at the El Conquistador. There are plenty of things to do from horseback riding, snorkeling, to even playing soccer. If you hike the hills long enough you can actually find a beach very secluded with a "clothing optional" sign. However I recommend hiking to see the views at the top. Best views one can... More

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Baltimore, MD
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112 reviews 112 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We moored just off the beach to spend the night on our boat. Several boats pulled up to the beach in the late afternoon and blared the most offensive music at top volume. We kept thinking they would leave, which they did, but not until after 10pm. Apparently, this behavior is not un common here and decent locals avoid it.... More

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I visit Palomino's Island since i was a kid and for me this place is magical. Is like gho back to my childhood. Sometimes is to crowd for my taste, but i know I have to share my island with others. Great view, white sand, the perfect place for romantic getaway or with the family and friends.

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Colonia, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The whole island was beautiful, and it's definitely a great beach for the entire family. They have a restaurant, chairs, umbrellas, and some water activities you can do at a cost.

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