Palomino Beach

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A private beach for guests of El Conquistador Resort, guests are taken to the beach via private catamaran and left to enjoy a day of sunning, swimming in the clear waters, and sipping on cocktails served by the on-site bar and restaurant.

Located on the island of Isla Palominos, Palomino Beach is on the South West coast of the island, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. You will generally find the beach to be rather roomy, since the beach and the surroundings that call it home are not packed with guests.

How to Access The Beach
This beach is only accessible by ferry.

Amenities and Ambiance

You will be able to use a public restroom at Palomino Beach. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you can rinse off before heading back to your hotel. Additionally, you will have access to umbrellas and chairs, so visitors hoping for a relaxing spot in the shade will get their wish. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Isla Palominos. It is close to El Conquistador Resort & Country Club, which is seen four miles away, and it is one of a number of area's attractions.

Historical attractions like Fuerte San Geronimo offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Palomino Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Puerto Rico, without having to leave the coast. As a matter of fact, this shore is 35 miles to the west of this site of historical significance.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Palomino Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
El Conquistador Resort & Country Club Golf Course 4.0 W Puerto Rico
Fero de las Cabezas de San Juan Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.1 NW Puerto Rico
Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.4 NW Puerto Rico
Taller Artistico En Luquillo Art Gallery 10.2 W Puerto Rico
Parque Damaso Rivera Park 11.5 W Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Palomino Beach tourists hoping to find additional places to explore should think about heading over to Fajardo, which is not far away and is an area full of activity. From the shore, Fajardo is located roughly five miles (eight and a half kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

While there aren't many hotels within a several miles, the ones found nearest to the water are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Palomino Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 4.0 W Resort
El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 4.0 W Resort
Fajardo Inn 4.4 W Resort


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. Iguana's is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant offers both American and Caribbean menu items. They have become well-known, however, because of their hamburgers and seafood.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Palomino Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Iguana's (787) 863-1000 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. N
Racar Seafood (787) 801-0413 International Informal 4.0 mi. WNW
Blossoms (787) 868-0200 Chinese, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim -- 4.0 mi. W
Bollyhoo Bar and Grill (787) 863-1000 American, Caribbean Very Casual 4.0 mi. W
Cafe Bella Vista (787) 863-1000 International Very Casual 4.0 mi. W
Cafe Caribe (787) 863-1000 American, Caribbean Very Casual 4.0 mi. W
Chops Steakhouse (787) 863-1000 International Informal 4.0 mi. W
La Piccola Fontana Restaurant (787) 253-0436 Italian Informal 4.0 mi. W
Las Brisas Restaurant (787) 863-1000 Buffet Very Casual 4.0 mi. W
Oasis Bar & Grill (787) 863-1000 Bar and grill Very Casual 4.0 mi. W
Starbucks El Conquistador (787) 863-1000 International Very Casual 4.0 mi. W
Stingray Cafe (787) 863-1000 Caribbean, Fusion Informal 4.0 mi. W

Other Beaches

Isla Palominos has several beautiful beaches, so Palomino Beach is just one of your options.

Travelers may also want to consider Las Croabas Beach, which is located four miles away.

There's plenty to see and do in Puerto Rico, and paying a visit to Palomino Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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