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Palomino Island

1000 El Conquistador Ave, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787 863 1000
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Ranked #9 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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Elgin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous day at the beach. The views were amazing. Can't wait to go back. They had servers to bring us drinks at our beach chairs. Always a great touch! The ferry to and from was on time!

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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is one of the great perks of staying at the Conquistador hotel. The island has enough to keep anyone busy for hours including horse riding, jet skiing, snorkeling, beach volleyball, soccer, and more. The island has a restaurant and bathroom facilities.

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Columbia, Missouri
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266 reviews 266 reviews
37 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We spent a few hours on the island while staying at El Conquistador. It was cool that the hotel has their own private island. The ferry ride to the island was beautiful. Tons of chairs on the beach when you get there. You can rent jet skis, snorkels, etc. The beach was really nice but there were tons of rocks... More

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Mayaguez, null, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The Palomino Island is located in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The only way to enter the island is by staying in the Conquistador Hotel also in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. To get to the island you have to take boat, which takes off every half hour. The boat has two floors, on the way to the island you can appreciate how clear... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Was a family vacation and it was perfect. The water, the service, the activities. It was wonderfull.

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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed at the Las Casitas, which is part of the El Conquistador Hotel (Waldorf Astoria resorts). There's a ferry that shuttles to the island every 30 minutes, making it quite convenient and fast for hotel guests to access the blue waters and white sandy beaches that the Caribbean is famous for. Like many previous posts mention, the island does... More

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Lots to do. Water activities, horseback riding, etc. If you like to hike, bring athletic shoes and then cool off on one of the many beaches on the island. Gift shops and restaurants are on site. Pretty beach with calm waters. FYI: Lots of locals anchor their boats around the island (and play loud music). We went as a couple,... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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201 reviews 201 reviews
95 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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