Palominitos Island

Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Isla Palominito
Isla Palominito

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.

Attractions and Services:

  • Beach
  • Lifeguard
  • Diving area
  • Kayaking
  • Green areas
  • Camping area
  • Snorkeling
  • Kite boarding
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing
  • Jet ski
  • Boat ride
  • Watersports
  • Paddle surfing
  • Aquatic Security
  • Private security

Address and Map:

Dirección física:
Palominitos Island
Northeast of Fajardo
Fajardo, Puerto Rico 00740

High Season (May to August)
lMonday to Sunday 8:30 a.m. at 6:00 p.m.
Low Season (September to April)
Wednesday to Sunday 8:30 a.m. at 5:00 p.m.

Rates:

  • The entrance to the beach is free
  • To get to the beach, there is a water taxi from Las Croabas in Fajardo or a tour that visits several keys including Palominito Island.

Nearby Places:

  • Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve
  • Water Park Coquí
  • Fajardo Lighthouse
  • Playa Sardineras
  • Rocosa Beach
  • Bioluminescent Lagoon
  • Icacos Cay

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