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“Fantastic”
Review of Palomino Island

Palomino Island
Ranked #8 of 202 things to do in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A private island where Wyndham El Conquistador guests are often ferried for more water activities.
va
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104 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

We had a great time at Palomino. The ferry the was quick and easy, the food was good, the beach was nice, the water was clear - I wish I was still there. We also rented a paddleboard and kayak to go out to Palominito - which was beautiful. Its worth a night at El Conquistador to visit Palomino.

Visited May 2013
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Puerto Rico
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

The scenery is simply breathtaking and serene. Since it is off island, there are no horrible traffic sounds and controls are taken so that you don't have to listen to someone's noisy boom-box. There are eating facilities available and we got an ice bucket with 5 beers so we were nicely set up for a while. Sun, breeze, beach, beer and a Kindle reader, it doesn't get better than this. Warning: you need beach shoes because the beach floor is rocky.

Visited July 2012
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Orange, California
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Lunch experience!”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

We stayed at El Conquistador and had a very relaxing time on this island, the ferry ride is not long at all, it feels nice. The water is calm. There is some creepy eels looking things on the water. Once we got there we sat down to have lunch at the Iguana's Bar restaurant, it's an open door sitting area and as soon as we were about to start eating iguanas starting walking to our table! It was awesome! A waitress came over and scotted one of the iguanas back to the grass area by kicking the ground by the iguana and saying "Echate 'pa ya!" I could not stop laughing. The only thing that was dissapointing is the treatment from the staff that are dressed like maintenance workers/landscapers, they wear brown shirts, they are rude and thought I did not understand Spanish...they like to talk about tourists! I am giving it a 5 because you can have fun on your own...do not count of the staff to be friendly or helpful.

Visited May 2013
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118 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“A good option if staying @ El Conquistador”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

This is a very small island good to enjoy the sun and water. There is not variety of options but for those seeking to relax is very nice.

Visited July 2012
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Florida
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“You cannot get on the island in less you stay at the hotel”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

I can not tell you any thing about it. As I never stayed there due to am broke. Why you put this as number 6 when no one has been there

Visited November 2012
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