Palominitos Island

Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Isla Palominito
Palominitos Island

Palominitos Island is a small key about 4 miles east of Fajardo. It is off the coast of a larger mini island called Palomino. Palominito is a piece of paradise, with pristine blue water and white sand.

Palominito is one of the 10 small islands and keys that make up the La Cordillera Natural Reserve (La Cordillera Natural Reserve), administered by the Department of Natural Resources “DRNA”.

The little island is a beautiful beach with white sand, crystal clear waters with a handful of palm trees and other vegetation. The beach is ideal and perfect for practicing “snorkeling”, swimming with caution, enjoying the water with your friends or doing any type of water sports activity.

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 is also very popular with the local boating crowd. There are several snorkel boat companies that operate trips from Fajardo and make stops on or near Palominitos Island after spending the morning at Cayo Icacos.

Sadly, it has been predicted that the island will soon disappear due to natural coastal erosion.

This little island has also played a role in major Hollywood movies and local television shows. Most recently, in the fall of 2010, Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz were on Palominitos Island for the filming of various scenes from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger 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.


  • 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


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