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Palomino Island

1000 El Conquistador Ave, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787 863 1000
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Ranked #8 of 105 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We visit this private island when staying at El Conquisdator hotel of Waldorf Astoria. W=A has constant catamaran trip to this island and back. They run two boats simultaneously. There is white sand beach, crystal clear carribean sea water, and you can do snorkling, swimming, sun bathing, etc. Very nice. since it is private beach, people you meet are exclusively... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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121 reviews 121 reviews
73 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Take the ferry over from the El Conquistador Resort and plan to spend the day. Cost covered in your resort fees. Ferry runs every half hour or every hour, depending upon day/season. Do take water shoes as the water bottom of the sand is covered with hard coral. Many activities to enjoy from simply sunning, to kayaking and jet skis,... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This resort has been one of the best hotel I have ever been to. I traveled with my husband, my 3 daughters (6,7,11) and my mother in law. From the time that we arrived at the hotel the friendliness ,attentiveness of the staff was by far just one of many highlights. The check in was swift, the room (at La... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Our family of 4 (2 teens) went to Palomino Island twice during our stay at El Conquistador. We were there during the first week of April, which seems to have been an ideal time - not crowded at all. We spent about 4-5 hours there each time. Although there are plenty of options for activities, the atmosphere is very relaxed.... More

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Plainfield, Indiana
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

The island had lots to do and see' however the highlight was our horseback riding tour. Dr. Kelly and her staff are doing such a wonderful thing by having this as a rescued horse sanctuary. They choose which horses are wanting to exercise that day for you to ride. The horses were great, the tour went up the mountain of... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My Teenage perspective: Took a 10 min ride out to the island, grabbed some towels and settled down. Fun snorkeling, however not too many fish. Very sunny and warm, drinks and food was EXPENSIVE! The pizza was so bad… But everything else about the island was beautiful! A definite have to! So many activities, basket ball, mini golf, life size... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This place made the stay at El Conquistador worth it. We took the early ferry over to the island (departing around 9am) and grabbed some lounge chairs under a palapa. It was extremely quiet and peaceful for the first couple of hours before it started getting a little crowded. Before the masses arrive, i would HIGHLY recommend kayaking to Palominito... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

This private island was reached from the marina at our hotel. Beach is very nice and it had ample chairs and places in the shade. There is a spot for lunch and beverages and water activities available, so a long and enjoyable day can be spent here. The 2 major drawbacks are linked together because the hiking/ riding trail is... More

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Summit, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

After an enjoyable ferry ride to the island from the marina at our hotel, we enjoyed a relaxing day at this small islands beach. We noticed stables and since we have enjoyed escorted trail rides at many other resorts, we booked the trail ride for the next day. The stable is managed by a wonderful woman, Dr. Kelly, and her... More

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Detroit
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Great little boat ride out to a nice island with lovely beaches. Lots of chaises, palapas, towels, etc. A bit crowded for my taste but worth a visit. Restaurant was not good!

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