Isla Palomino

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Isla Palominos (Puerto Rico))
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Isla Palomino
Isla Palomino.JPG
View of Isla Palomino from the coast of Fajardo
Geography
LocationCaribbean Sea
Coordinates18°20′55″N 65°34′05″W / 18.34861°N 65.56806°W / 18.34861; -65.56806
ArchipelagoPuerto Rico Archipielago
Area0.41 km2 (0.16 sq mi)
Highest elevation50 m (160 ft)
Administration
United States
TerritoryPuerto Rico
MunicipalityFajardo
Demographics
Population0
Pop. density0 /km2 (0 /sq mi)

Isla Palomino is a small, uninhabited island located to the east of Puerto Rico, near the coast of Las Croabas, Fajardo.

Geography[edit]

Isla Palomino is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) long and maximally 1,722 feet (525 m) wide, measures 102 acres (41 ha) in area and reaches a height of 165 feet (50 m).[citation needed] Coral reefs, seagrass beds, and rocky coast species are among the natural attractions found in Isla Palomino and tiny Isla Palominito, the latter being located about 2,000 feet (600 meters) south of Palomino Island.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

Isla Palomino is the largest of three private islands near Puerto Rico, the other two being Isla de Ramos and Isla de Lobos. The island is owned by the descendants of Alberto Bachman Glauser, the Fuertes Family. Most of the island is rented to El Conquistador Resort for their beach and water activities.[citation needed] A ferry is used to get guests to the island.[1]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Puerto Rico Water Taxi". Retrieved December 25, 2015.

Coordinates: 18°20′55″N 65°34′05″W / 18.34861°N 65.56806°W / 18.34861; -65.56806