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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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Vega Alta, Puerto Rico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
9 helpful votes 9 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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West Windsor Township, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

(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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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