The El Conquistador Resort, located in Fajardo, Puerto Rico boasts it’s own 100-acre private tropical island oasis called Palomino Island. An 8-minute ferry ride out of the El Conquistador’s Marina will bring you there. Access to Palomino Island is one of the advantages of being a guest at the El Conquistador Resort or Las Casitas Village Resort. For those of you not staying at the resort, a trip to Palomino is still possible, but will require a day pass. And it’s worth it!
1. Relax and Lounge
The island is a paradise of palm trees and lounge chairs lining the white sand beaches, and waiters come around to take your piña colada order.
2. Snorkel the Clear Blue Waters
Coral reefs, seagrass beds, and rocky coast species are among the natural attractions found in Palomino Island and tiny Isla Palominito, the latter being located about 600 meters south of Palomino Island. The waters are very mild and clear and this is an excellent spot for beginner snorkelers.
3. Endless Watersports & Activities
There are an endless number of activities to catch your fancy, from sailing and windsurfing to jetshiing and paddleboating. On land, there is volleyball, miniature golf, a life-size chess board, and all of the beach toys necessary to play in the sand and surf.
4. Horseback Riding
Enjoy a guided horse ride over miles of wilderness trails, from which you will be able to appreciate the beauty of Palomino Island and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
5. Shop & Eat
Dine at the open-air Iguana’s restaurant or get lunch served to you on your lounge chair. There are also several shops on the Island that offer all of the gear needed to enjor your day on the island and to purchase some great souvenirs to commemorate your day on the island.
Photo courtesy of Roger LaBrucherie
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