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Palomino Island

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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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Not my cup of tea

Great place for a sandbar party if your in your 20's or 30's, or maybe if you just separated... Other than that humm, if you're planning a trip with your family go through the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great place for a sandbar party if your in your 20's or 30's, or maybe if you just separated... Other than that humm, if you're planning a trip with your family go through the hotel side of the Island or keep going to Icacos.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Beautiful beach... Some quiet areas and also fun & festive feel at area immediately adjacent to docking pier. Limited snorkeling opportunities, horseback riding & jet skis.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We loved the beach area w/ the coral reef but the trails around the island and the top of the island were dirty, filled with trash and horse manure (from the horseback riding). It was very unpleasant to see and smell. The entire island would be so magnificent if it were guarded like the wonder of nature it is. The... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Palomino Island is a jewel of Puerto Rico's east coast. A very tiny privately owned island (half of it is of limits reserved for the owners) it has been "leased" by El Conquistador Hotel as their private beach. Still the beach and surrounding waters are accessible to anyone who wishes to enjoy them. Truly beautiful location you will remember forever!

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Woodmere, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is private island own by El Conquistador Resort. There is free ferry service (every 30-60 minutes depends on the time of the day) that runs from Marina (5-7mins ride time). Everybody will enjoy it!

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Mayaguez, null, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Just breathtaking!! I went with my family, had a awesome time. I climb with my brother to the top of the mountain of the island. Best decision ever. From there you can see the mountains of El Yunque of Puerto Rico and other little islands.

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New Jersey
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109 reviews 109 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We went to Palomino island. That is El Conquistador's Priviate island. It was very nice. There is a restaurant/bar, another bar, horseback riding, couple of stores, large sandy beach, snorkeling shack to rent snorkeling equipment. There are kayak rentals. We rented a wave runner for $75 for 1/2 hour. It was fun and scary for my first time. Traveling up... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Palomino Island is reached by a ferry (free to resort guests) from the marina at El Conquistador Resort and it is the main reason we return year after year to Puerto Rico! My wife loves the isolated feel of the island, the casual dining restaurant, riding the horses and just laying out on the beach all afternoon then returning to... More 

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Largo, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

When you get here go first to the horses and get a ride its totally worth it ,ask fo Jose "NANO" and tell him that Ricardo Varona sent you

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Salamanca, Spain
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

White sand, clear water and relaxed atmosphere. Palomino its the get-away place you wanna visit to read that book without any distraction. All you need its peace.

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