Isla Palomino

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Isla Palomino
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Isla Palominos from a boat, Vieques Sound, Puerto Rico
Isla Palomino is located in Puerto Rico
Isla Palomino
Isla Palomino
Isla Palomino is located in Lesser Antilles
Isla Palomino
Isla Palomino
Isla Palomino is located in Caribbean
Isla Palomino
Isla Palomino
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
TerritoryPuerto Rico
MunicipalityFajardo

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 another attraction was a tiny island ,Isla Palominito, the latter was located about 2,000 feet (600 meters) south of Palomino Island the island sank due to erosion.[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, which takes approximately 12 minutes..[1]

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References[edit]

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