Puerto Rico’s Palomino Island, a Perfect Romantic Escape

Puerto Rico’s Palomino Island, a Perfect Romantic Escape

#PuertoRico is one of the best island paradises I've come across. Easy to navigate, small enough to explore in a day, and some seriously fantastic #beaches. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy if you'd like, but if you're just looking for some #relaxation by the turquoise water - well, there's plenty of that too.


Anyone who has been to Puerto Rico has heard of Palomino Island, which is the El Conquistador Resort's private island, a stone’s throw from the main property and easily accessible via a ten minute ferry ride. 

The area is on the Eastern part of Puerto Rico, roughly an hour’s drive from the main airport. On the island itself, there’s an enclave of water sports, recreational activities and sheer serenity along white sandy beaches. 

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And oh yes, large iguanas who are eager to eat off your plate if you dine at the island’s only restaurant, Iguana’s Cafe.

Amazing aerial shot
Amazing aerial shot

To get to Palomino Island, there’s a bit of a process but an easy one once you know the system. Cable cars leave regularly from the El Conquistador Resort and are a boat load of fun to take. 

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Below is a shot I took while declining from the top part of the resort, which is set up on a 300 foot bluff overlooking the ocean below.

It's a steep descent
It's a steep descent

Once you get to the bottom, you’re faced with more resort goodies, such as a water park, an outside bar, restaurant, infinity pool with stunning views, and of course ferries to get across to the island.

Amazing port
Amazing port

Close to the dock is the main beach which has tons of lounge chairs but is fairly busy, so it’s best to venture to the right and walk down the coast to where there are less people.

Relaxing beach
Relaxing beach
Lovely place
Lovely place
Calm water
Calm water
Fish-eye view over the beach
Fish-eye view over the beach
Amazing place
It's really beautiful here!

If you want a little more privacy, go for a walk, and while the island isn’t that big (a half an hour or so to the other side), you don’t need to travel far to get a whole lotta serenity, peace and quiet. We found areas where there were no people at all (by foot) and there were plenty of lounge chairs facing the ocean. Go on a beautiful stroll with me along the beach on a sunny afternoon in May!!

Relaxing day
Relaxing day

Palomino, in the region of Camuy, is a town in Puerto Rico, some 50 miles west of San Juan, the country’s capital city and as I mentioned above, an hour’s drive from the airport and then a ten minute’s ferry ride from the resort to the island. 

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Think of it as a 100-acre tropical island paradise where you can get jet ski, kayak, swim, snorkel, windsurf, go hiking, horseback riding and more.

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