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“Beautiful and fun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Palomino Island

Palomino Island
1000 El Conquistador Ave, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787 863 1000
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Ranked #8 of 103 attractions in San Juan
Type: Islands
Activities: Scuba diving
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Owner description: A private island where Wyndham El Conquistador guests are often ferried for more water activities.
Orlando, Florida, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful and fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

This island has everything you need!
The island is absolutely beautiful with clear water and soft beaches.
There are hiking trails, a basketball court, a volleyball court, soccer fields, corn hole, ping pong, and horseshoes, all of which are free. You can also rent jet skis, tubes, snorkeling gear, kayaks, paddle boards, and more.

Visited September 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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“Paradise in Puerto Rico”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

If you stay at the El Conquistador it is only a 15 minute ferry ride for free. Be aware that you cannot bring your own food or beverages. We were very disappointed when we had packed a cooler and were not allowed to bring it with us on the ferry (it didn't even look like a normal cooler and they stopped us). You don't find out it isn't allowed until you arrive at the loading area. We lost over an hour of our afternoon leisure time due to this misunderstanding. Once you get to the island it is beautiful though!

Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
“Gorgeous!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The views were gorgeous, unreal! we went there for horseback riding. while waiting for our turn at the horses we sat at the beach and it rained a little. the rain is just a tease it lets up after 5 minutes. the horseback riding was mediocre. it was supposed to be for an hour at best we got 40 minutes on the horses. you dont need any experience for riding.

Visited August 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“There is a paradise after all...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Royalty wrapped in paradise. That is the only true way to describe both the beach and El Conquistador resort. I don't even swim and I took one look at the water and I was like oh I am so in there!! The resort was great, beach was spectacular. I had never saw water or a sky that blue. Just waking up to that sky and water for 5 days was an experience I will never ever forget. The staff was extra friendly and helpful. The Blossoms restaurant was fabulous, but the other ones were so so. But who cares because the place was the best I have ever experienced. My husband and I went but we are planning to take our 5 year old back with us next year. It seemed extremely kid friendly. Can't wait to visit again!!!

Visited July 2013
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Heaven on earth!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Snorkeling trip to Palomino island was the best experience in Puerto Rico, beautiful island with great snorkeling experience.

Visited August 2013
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