Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Palominitos a small cay island located about 4 miles east of Fajardo. It is off the coast of a larger mini island called Palomino. Palominito Island is a piece of paradise with pristine blue water and white sand. It is one of the 10 small islands and cays that make up the La Cordillera Natural Reserve (La Cordillera Natural Reserve), managed by the Department of Natural Resources “DRNA”.
Palominitos Island is a beautiful white sand beach, crystal clear water with a handful of palm trees and other vegetation. It’s perfect for snorkeling, swimming with caution, enjoying the water with your friends or doing any type of water sports. The island is also very popular among the local sailing crowd. There are several snorkeling companies that operate trips from Fajardo and make a stop at or near Palominitos Island after spending the morning in Icacos.
Unfortunately, it has been predicted that the island will soon disappear due to natural coastal erosion. To get to the beach, you can take a water taxi from Las Croabas in Fajardo or book a tour that takes you to several keys including a stop in Palominito.
The island has also played a role in major Hollywood movies and local television shows. More recently, in the fall of 2010, Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz were on Palominitos Island for the filming of several scenes of Pirates of the Caribbean: In mysterious tides.