El Conquistador Resort
Situated on the northeastern coast is one of Puerto Rico’s premier
resorts, the El Conquistador. With spectacular sea views, the resort dominates the landscape and provides guests with pampered luxury and stunning ocean views.
The resort itself is set on top of the cliffs, 300 feet above the clear waters of the sea, where the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea come together.
The resort is split into five different “villages”, giving you a choice of your experience there. These include La Marina, home to the waterpark and private marina, or for out and out luxury you can pamper yourself at Las Casitas, which includes 24 hour butler service.
For food and drink there are more than 20 restaurants and bars to choose from with a wide variety of cuisine – something to suit all the family. And you can spend some time in the beauty salon or pampering yourself in the spa.
If you feel like a more active vacation – or perhaps when you’ve de-stressed are ready to do some sport – then there
is plenty to do, including an award winning golf course designed by Arthur Hills. Or visit the casino is, where you can play Blackjack, Roulette and Caribbean Stud Poker, or simply play the slot machines.
El Conquistador is located close to Fajardo, a small costal town that operates as the island’s main hub for recreational
boating and has the largest marina in the Caribbean, the Puerto del Rey. From here you can take the ferry to the Puerto Rican islands of Culebra and Fajardo, as well as setting off to the Virgin Islands. El Conquistador even has its own private island, Palominos, to where you can go for a day of pure Caribbean chilled out luxury by taking the boat from the foot of the cliffs – the trip takes just 8 minutes.
Also close by are the bioluminescent bay, where you can kayak through the eerie bioluminescence of the water, particularly good on a moonless night. Other excursions worth doing are hiking the trails of El Yunque, the only rainforest in the US Forest System.
You can also visit the Las Cabezas de San Juan Lighthouse, which has been in operation since 1882, or visit Old San Juan and the fortresses of El Morro and San Cristobal, which date back to when the island was under Spanish rule.
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