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“Palomino Island in Fajardo!”
Review of Palomino Island

Palomino Island
Ranked #8 of 201 things to do in San Juan
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Owner description: A private island where Wyndham El Conquistador guests are often ferried for more water activities.
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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242 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Palomino Island in Fajardo!”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

We spent every day of our vacation enjoying this special little island a short (10-13 min) ferry trip away from the El Conquistador marina. We arrived early to the marina to catch the first ferry out each day to ensure a shady spot on the beach. Getting in line early was a must on a school break week. It got crowded after 10am.

There are plenty of water sports to enjoy (kayaks, wave runners, large floats, paddle boards, a small hobie cat, snorkeling supplies, etc). There are also lawn games, horseback riding along the island trails, outside bars and an outdoor grill/restaurant with take-out or eat-in. Towels are available on the island, and all of the equipment was out and ready to go when we arrived in the morning. There is some decent snorkeling right off the beach, and a little island that you may boat or swim to from Palomino. On the first day, we had that little island and its waters all to ourselves in the morning. Heaven! The water is warm and beautiful. Our young teens loved it. Great fun for all!

There is a clean rest room and an outdoor shower, but no lockers. There are also a few shops on the island as well.

Visited March 2013
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice beach shack.”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Hamburguers, nuggets, sandwiches and cold drinks in a private island. Prepare to eat with your feet in the sand and still dripping water.

Visited July 2012
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Winchester, Kentucky
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great horseback riding”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

The beach is great although the north side had a lot of seaweed. Water was clean and blue and warm. Lots of amenities. The restaurant was slow and pricey. The water taxi ride is OKAY but the boats only run on the hour during parts of the day. Lots of rich people there with that kind of attitude I don't like.

Visited March 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice.”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Ferry ride across is really nice. Island itself is beautiful. Go. You'll enjoy it. Be prepared for expensive food and drinks. Not allowed to take your own. Although our bags were not checked they may.

Visited March 2013
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“A nice beach”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The view there is beautiful, especially the beach view. The water is extremely blue, better than the rest of beaches in PR.

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