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Palomino Island

1000 El Conquistador Ave, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787 863 1000
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Ranked #9 of 103 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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Colonia, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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West Windsor Township, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

(from my daughter) The guided horseback ride was awesome! I thought that the helpers told you every thing that you had to do to be safe. The ride is 50 minutes long and costs $69 per person. I was so happy that you didn't have to wear long pants like usual horseback riding, you could ride in shorts or even... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Im a local from San Juam but my family has a boat in one of the multiple Marina's in Fajardo. If you're staying at the Conquistador get on the Ferry to Palomino and then rent a jet ski or a kayak to the little island right next to Palomino called Palominito. You might think just because they are next to... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Despite the El Conquistador being a premiere Hilton property, Palomino Island did not live up to our expectations. Getting there took a lot longer than expected due to the line for the incline as well as waiting for the ferry. There were long lines the days we went and had to wait nearly an hour each time. Once there, the... More

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Being that one already charged a lot to stay at El Conquistador, the "amenities" on Palomino Island should be cheaper.

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was a beautiful hotel which gives you access to Palomino Island. At the Palomino Island they had horse rides which was the best! I was able to go with my 10 year old daughter and she loved it. The horse tours cost $69 per person and they take you in a 50 minute trail all around Palomino Island. The... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This resort is very much improved since it was bought by the Waldorf Astoria group. The ferry to and from the island was smooth. The island, while not deserted, can handle the crowds. Be sure to go during the week as opposed to the weekend for greater enjoyment if crowds bother you. All beaches/offshore islands in Puerto Rico are public... More

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Kensington, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

El Conquistador touts about how this is a private island. It's not. It seems about only half of it is. They allow people to pull their boats up and moor very close to the beach and blare their awful music. It totally ruined the beach ambiance for us since we couldn't even hear the waves. Also a TON of people... More

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Hyderabad, India
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a private Island maintained by the management of LAS CASITAS_ VILLAGE(Fajardo) where we had our reserved accommodation. The small beach has scenic view and places marked for swimming and bath. The guests are given bath towels and Ocean side resting couches are plenty where one can relax. This place has change and rest rooms.it has few food courts... More

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Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Once upon a time this was the Wyndham El Conquistador, but it has been a Hilton/Waldorf property for several years now. The beaches are well maintained; the beach chairs are comfy and widely available and the cafe (Iguana's) is surprisingly good. I have been on three private islands 1. Disney - AWESOME 2. Norwegian Cruise Line - Made me question... More

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