About Puerto Rico & El Conquistador Resort
FUN IN THE SUN
, The ultimate hideaway. Sail on the very same ocean the Spanish conquistadors once island-hopped. Whiz along in luxury in the resort’s high-speed catamarans. Just a short ride from La Marina Village, Palomino offers a one-of-a-kind experience. Lie back and soak in the sun on our pristine, palm-fringed white sand beaches, sipping your favorite Caribbean beverage. Nature enthusiasts may choose to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings with a walk along our hiking trails.
Palomino Water Sports
, If you like to enjoy the sea, we can arrange your favorite water sport at Palomino Island. Whether it’s kayaking or windsurfing we’ll help you find what you’re looking for. Also available for your enjoyment are Wave Runners, Sunfish, Hobie Cats, and Paddle Boards.
Palomino Ferry Service
, Registered resort guests can reach our private island via water taxis, which depart from the La Marina Village dock seven days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We request that you present you Resort ID to the Marina attendant. Transfers are included in your stay and the last departure from Palomino Island is at 5:30 p.m.
, Discover Palomino Island from a different angle! Join us for a guided 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. Our horses are perfect for all ages and riding abilities.
, The main pool complex at El Conquistador Resort encompasses an upper pool with a Jacuzzi and a swim-up bar, a lap pool with swimming lanes and an activity pool featuring a water volleyball court.
, The main pool complex offers private cabanas for daily rental which feature televisions, a mini refrigerator, bottled water and fresh fruit. Stop by the Pool Ambassador to make your reservation.
Coqui Water Park
, Get ready to swim, slide or float your way through your vacation. Our $12 million seaside water park located in La Marina Village features thrilling water slides, a lazy river pool and much more! Entrance fee applies.
Camp Coquí (Kids Club)
, an exciting, supervised activities program for children ages 4-12 and is designed so parents and kids may enjoy their stay to the fullest. Camp Coquí is located at the north side of the main pool. We offer many recreational and educational activities, from ScoutAbout and nature walks to arts and crafts and challenging team events, all under the watchful eye of carefully selected counselors.
Arthur Hills Designed Championship Golf Course
, Immerse yourself in a round of golf while enjoying the dramatic views of the El Yunque Rainforest perched along the Atlantic Ocean. See if you can discover the secrets of the El Conquistador greens or find your swing with one of our PGA Professionals on our practice tee. Our Arthur Hills designed 18-hole, 6,800-yard par 72 championship golf course awaits you.
, located next to the Golf and Tennis Pro Shop, with seven courts available for your enjoyment (four clay and three hard surfaces). We offer a variety of programs to our guests, including private lessons.
The island of Puerto Rico offers many diverse attractions, from places of great cultural and historical interest to areas of exceptional natural beauty. Some of the more popular areas to visit are listed below, and reservations for guided excursions can be arranged through our Tour & Travel Desk, located by the Front Desk in the Main Lobby or by email or phone at 787-863-1000 ext.7052.
Delight in all the thrilling marvels that make Puerto Rico a unique and memorable destination, including:
The El Yunque National Rain Forest
, Named after the benevolent Indian spirit Yuquiyu, El Yunque is the only rainforest in the US National Forest System. Discover the natural wonder of El Yunque as you hike along the many trails, take a dip in one of the waterfall pools, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. El Yunque features an extensive network of hiking trails, picnic facilities, and the 'El Portal' exhibit hall showcasing exhibitions relevant to the area. Tours are offered daily, departing at 9:00 a.m., arriving back at the Resort by approximately 1:00 p.m.
The Bioluminescent Bay
, Imagine the blackness of the sea on a moonless night. Now watch it sparkle with the darting lights of a million fireflies. Nature lovers will not want to miss the phenomenal experience of kayaking through a tropical phosphorescent bay! This is a must see! You will get wet, so dress accordingly.
Light Tackle Fishing
, If you are looking for some incredible light tackle, tarpon and other game fishing, we offer trips to selected mangrove and shore locations as well as excursions aboard bass boats.
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Excursions with La Casa Del Mar
, Off the coast of the El Conquistador lies an underwater paradise waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re looking to glide through schools of tropical fish or explore colorful coral reefs, our diving professionals will provide an array of adventures that will satisfy experienced divers and novices alike.
Old San Juan Shopping Shuttle
, Spend a day browsing through the wide variety of shops in Old San Juan, from art galleries and designer fashions to excellent purchases in jewelry, china and crystal.
Self-Guided Old San Juan Historical Tour
, Discover Old San Juan with this self-guided walking tour of one of the oldest cities in the Americas, with the latest in technology combining music, sound effects and an appealing historical narrative.
Las Cabezas de San Juan Lighthouse
, Officially lit on May 2, 1882, it has been operating uninterrupted to this day. Inside you’ll find various exhibits related to the lighthouse’s history and surrounding wildlife, as well as an elaborate cast-iron staircase that ascends to the central lantern. The observation deck offers breathtaking views as trade winds gently blow by.
El Morro Fort and Fort San Cristóbal
, officially known as Fuerte San Felipe del Morro, overlooks the entrance to San Juan Bay. Visit hidden passages, gaze over the 60-foot tall walls at the ocean, and troll on the lawns where soldiers once marched. Fort San Cristóbal stands guard at what was the eastern gate to the walled city of Old San Juan. Covering 27 acres, this is the largest fort built by the Spanish in the New World and is the ‘sister fort’ to El Morro.
The Bacardi Rum Distillery
, The largest in the world; visitors are treated to a fascinating guided tour of the facilities at the "Cathedral of Rum." Everything from the vast fermentation vats to the high-speed bottling machinery is at work and on display. A trolley takes you to the Bacardi family museum, where a history of the product and landmarks in its development are seen. Here you can sample the world-famous rum and buy souvenirs and Bacardi products.
Parque de Bombas
, located at the Plaza Las Delicias in the municipality of Ponce, it originally served as the main exhibit pavilion for an agricultural trade fair but was soon thereafter commissioned to house the firefighting corps for the southern region of the island – a function it fulfilled for more than a century.
Arecibo Observatory (Arecibo Radio Telescope)
, Located in Arecibo is the Arecibo Radio Telescope, the largest of its kind and one of the most important research facilities on the face of the earth. The huge dish (dozens of football fields could fit inside its sinkhole) is forever aimed at the sky, tuned to detect the slightest sounds emitted by the farthest stars. This is the place where planets outside our solar system were discovered and is the home base for NASA's SETI, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence – Fun Fact: a portion of Jodie Foster’s movie Contact
was filmed here!
Camuy River Cave Park
, Explore all that Puerto Rico has to offer as you venture out to the Camuy River Cave Park in Camuy and discover the underground cave system. There are only two other places in the world where you will find a cave system as massive or dramatic as the Río Camuy Cave Park - and neither of them has a tropical underground river thundering through it!