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Address: 1000 El Conquistador Ave, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787 863 1000
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: A private island where Wyndham El Conquistador guests are often ferried...
A private island where Wyndham El Conquistador guests are often ferried for more water activities.
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You have to be a guest of the Waldorf Hotel to visit this island, they take you on private ferry and you can stay all day Great facilities to eat and drink , relaxing in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
48 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

You have to be a guest of the Waldorf Hotel to visit this island, they take you on private ferry and you can stay all day Great facilities to eat and drink , relaxing in the Caribbean with a wonderful view and calm, warm water

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Seattle Wa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It's a beautiful beach with white sand the water was very shallow and rocky. The snorkeling was not very good there was lots of grass in the water but not very many fish. It was very rocky and the water was so shallow the waves push you against the sharp coral. My arms and legs got scratch up.

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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We came to Palomino Island in the Conquistador ferry. Water shoes are highly recommended and sun screen. Towels are provide on site. There is a hike path totally worth the view, hiking shoes not required! For privacy, the 'hidden cove' is a great spot. We ate at Iguanas Cafe where the burger and fries were good. Clean the chair before... More 

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Boston
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Beautiful and private, only guests from the Conquistador Hotel can go (unless you show up on a private boat). By they way, if you stay at the Conquistador, consider spending the extra $$$ to stay the very private Casitas instead of in the very large main hotel property.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We enjoyed the ferry ride over from El Conquistador Resort to Palomino Island. We had lunch at the Café Iguanas and there were plenty of iguanas around. Everyone was friendly and helpful. My husband was on a mobility scooter and the crew helped get him on and off the ferry.

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Miami, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This place is so beautiful and quiet. It is also not so lonely, so i felt safe. It is very good for family outing for a day. You can get here free if you stay in one of the Waldorf Astoria hotels. There is a small cafe for food and drinks.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

From the Casitas there is a walk to the hotel- down the tram. Interesting and packed ride in the tram, but you get to the bottom of the mountain. There are 2 ferries. The Ferry takes about 30 minutes and they are constantly running back and forth. Get off the ferry and you are given towels and a welcome. There... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Yes,literally rocking,so many rocks and dead corals,remember to bring your water shoe,renting one cost too much,every rental is expensive,you don't see it because everything put under your hotel tab,spend wisely.water is the best part,no salty no fishy smell..love it!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

What was supposed to be an hour ride was actually a 30 minute walk up a steep rocky path then down a steep rocky path. First horse bucked twice while heading up the hill then slightly reared. Trail guide did stop and wait until a new mount was brought up to trade out. Helmets were not an option which was... More 

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Houston, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you stay at El Conquistador in Fajardo, you get a free ride and use of the beautiful, yet smallish Palamino Island. The beaches here are fine and the water cool. Lots of water sports, fun for the kids and teens including beach volleyball and horses. But bring water or plan to eat over there, the food's decent at the... More 

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