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“A great day at the beach”
Review of Palomino Island

Palomino Island
Ranked #8 of 203 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.
Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A great day at the beach”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Whatever you want from a beach experience you can find it at Palomino Island. There are beach activities, water sports rentals, beach bar, grill, plenty of sun and shade, basketball, etc. the sand is white and the water turquoise blue. Just lay back in one of the provided chairs, relax and enjoy.

Visited March 2013
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews
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“Breathtaking views”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Staying at El Conquistador and having access to Palomino Island made our trip to Puerto Rico absolutely amazing. The island has a great private beach just for the resorts guests with all the activities you could dream of (on and off land). Take a hike up the trail and reach the top of the mountain...beautiful views! And enjoy the beach and clear water...If you are looking for a nice beach vacation, stay at El Conquistador, the Palomino Island is worth it!

Visited April 2013
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Ashburn, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“First come, first served”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Well, this is a great place to go to - it's isolated, safe, scenic, but it is also not convenient to get to or back from (you have to take a ferry, which is easy, but you can't come and go as you please). Another problem is that if you want a chair to sit in, you need to get there early as they only have a limited number to lay on, and if you want an umbrella you have to get one of the permanent ones or rent one. Overall, a great place to go, with a walk up eatery and lots of things to do. Just get there early.

Visited March 2013
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
275 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 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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