Isla de Palominos
Located some 3.5 nautical miles east of Fajardo, it has a size of approximately 104 acres. It is one of a few private islands that exist throughout Puerto Rico. Part of the island is on lease to El Conquistador Hotel to be used as the hotel’s beach. About ¼ mile south of Palominos island lies Cayo Palominitos, which is a 1-acre sandy key with tropical vegetation perfect for swimming or snorkeling.
Isla de Lobos
Located some 1.5 nautical miles east of Cayo Icacos, it has a size of approximately 5 acres. It is also one of a few private islands that exist throughout Puerto Rico. In the early 60s, the island hosted a very exclusive hotel, which ran into financial difficulties and was abandoned for a great part of the 70s and 80s until it was bought by a local family and converted into a paradise vacation home. Surrounded by small keys and coral reefs, it is great for snorkeling.
Located some 4 nautical miles northeast of Fajardo, it has a size of approximately 163 acres. It is part of a chain of small islands, keys, and coral reefs known as La Reserva Natural de la Cordillera. The island is host to a fairly large amount of marine life, coral reefs, birds, and land iguanas. It is the perfect setting for snorkeling, swimming, diving, and beachcombing. It gets its name from the large amount of icacos bushes found on the island. The icacos is a small sour fruit, which grows to about the size of a key lime. When ready to be picked, they are pale yellow in color and come off the bush quite easily. The best way to eat them is cooked in heavy syrup.