Palomino Island

Palomino Island is a private island owned by Alberto Bachman Glauser, who is from the Fuertes Family. This small island (1.1km long and 525m wide) is rented to El Conquistador Resort, which is aWaldorf Astoria Resort. The resort has five distinct villages, a private beach and a golf course. This island is an idyllic spot for snorkeling, swimming and enjoying other beach activities. You can charter here aboard your private luxury vessel or take a ferry from El Con's Marina. If you are planning to come to Palomino Island during your Puerto Rico vacation, here is how you can enjoy your trip:

Things to know about Palomino Island

  • Palomino Island is located to the east of Puerto Rico. It is close to the coast of Las Croabas, Fajardo.
  • It is one of the three private islands located near Puerto Rico. The other two private islands are Isla de Ramos and Isla de Lobos.
  • Isla Palominito was once a small island located 2000 feet away from Palomino Island, but it submerged due to erosion. It was used as a backdrop in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean.
  • You will find plenty of seagrass and coral reefs as well as a rocky coastline in Palomino Island.
  • The El Conquistador Resort has rented the eastern side of Palomino Island for its guests.

Things to do in Palomino Island

  • Coqui Water Park: The 2.4-acre water park has a number of water slides and water activities for all ages. With a wonderful seaside location, you can enjoy Torre de Yocahu Tower, El Gigante Dormido slide, tube slides and an infinity-edge pool, among others.
  • Seven Seas Beach in Fajardo: It is a small, crescent beach with shower and bathroom facilities. It features a restaurant that opens only on weekends. While walking on the beach, you may find sea cucumbers and conches.
  • Swimming: Palomino is a pristine island with soft sands and beautiful rock formations. The water is calm and the weather is great for most of the year. You can enjoy swimming in the transparent waters surrounding Palomino Island and snorkelling with the plentiful marine life.
  • Snorkeling and Diving: The reefs surrounding the Island of Palomino are home to tons of marine life. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the rich underwater life. Cordillera Natural Reserve located close to Palomino Island features many cays and keys that are full of marine creatures and is another very popular snorkelling spot.
  • Kayaking: Don't forget to bring kayaks aboard your charter when travelling to Palomino Island. Kayaking is the best way to explore all four sides of the island. In the evening, kayak to the middle of the bay and enjoy the sunset in a serene atmosphere.
  • Explore Laguna Grande: This is a tropical bioluminescent lagoon that must be visited at night. You can complete your day trip to Palomino Island and visit this lagoon before returning to Puerto Rico. Take your kayak to this lagoon to experience the bioluminescence emitted by millions of dinoflagellates.
  • Other Activities: The beaches of Palomino Island offer ample rooms for sunbathing, relaxing, horseback riding, volleyball and a wealth of beach activities.

Hotels Near Palomino Island

There is only one resort at Palomino Island and it is El Conquistador Resort. It is a luxurious hotel with all the modern amenities that you need for a wonderful vacation. It contains a water park, large pool, golf course, delicious restaurant and features numerous water activities. Other hotels near Palomino Island are Sueños del Mar Vacation Rentals, The Fajardo Inn, East Island Waterfront Suites and vacation homes in Parque Nacional Balneario Seven Seas.

Nearby Attractions

Las Croabas is a small fishing community that you can explore after your Palomino trip. It contains Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve which has 10 islands, coral reefs and a variety of marine life. Enjoy night kayaking on the waters in Las Croabas Lagoon to experience bioluminescent planktons floating on the water. Hike and explore the El Yunque National Rain Forest and take in the scenery along the way. Snorkel the reef system surrounding Las Croabas for an ultimate experience.

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