El Conquistador Resort
What We Love
- The free ferry trips to the resort’s private island
- Traveling by cable car around the enormous property (especially fun for kids)
- The 23 (23!) restaurants ensure you never have to eat at the same place twice
- The resort’s cliffside perch means spectacular sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean
What To Know
- Those in the know call it “El Con”
- There’s an all-inclusive package that includes three meals a day, drinks, and free waterpark entry
- The 18-hole golf course was designed by Arthur Hills
“Oversize” is the word that applies best to El Conquistador. This resort is overflowing with activities, swimming pools, restaurants—you name it, and there’s more than one of it. A top spot for families, this is vacationing at its easiest, where the most difficult decision you’ll have to make is whether or not to splurge on the all-inclusive package. The property encompasses five “villages,” each with slightly different styles of accommodations, though all rooms are spacious and come with a balcony or terrace. Pools and Jacuzzis are serviced by “ambassadors,” who bring snacks and drinks to your lounge chair; there’s also a small water park with slides and a lazy river. The dining scene runs the gamut from Starbucks to steak, with kid-centric options and a couple of fine dining restaurants for romantic evenings. Palomino Island, a short ferry ride away, is where more active guests will want to spend time—the private island has gorgeous beaches and a rum bar, plus horse-riding, catamaran rides, banana boats, and snorkeling.
In the Area
Most guests won’t spend much time off the resort grounds; with a deluxe spa, golf course, and that private island, there’s tons to do at EL Conquistador without venturing further afield. If you do want to add some exploring to your itinerary, the resort offers excursions to the nearby bioluminescent bay, El Yunque rainforest (hiking is superb here, and you can swim under waterfalls to cool off), and to San Juan. The city is about an hour’s drive from El Con, so it’s worth renting a car if you’re planning to do more than one day trip.
How to Get There
I went to Puerto Rico to visit my family and to have a vacation that I had not had in over 2 years I decided to stay at El Conquistador hotel and I had a wonderful stay even though not the whole thing was open there were very helpful and very caring at the front desk Miss Maria was very nice and very helpful in everything she could be has small little things happened to me but after all it was a real good steak thank you Maria and thank you Waldorf Astoria
Spent Memorial weekend participating of a medical convention with family, friends and colleagues. Check in and out was quick, easy access to our room, excellent housekeeping. Did not eat at the bar/grill/cafe but enjoyed the buffets available at the meeting.
I recently went to a wedding and it was absolutely exquisite from beginning to end. The weather the view's everything was perfect. The food was delicious if was definitely made with Love. The decor was top notch if you're planning a wedding The El Conquistador should be your first choice.
My husband and I stayed for our honeymoon and we can’t stop talking about it. Staff was great and everything clean . Beds were comfortable and valet had our car ready when we got there. Very relaxing . The ferry that takes you to the small island (Palomino) was great as well. Only 10 min boat ride there. We highly recommend this resort. Not even Hawaii compares to the Puerto Rico .
Hotel accommodations very confortable and clean. Bathroom clean and spacious. Staff attentive and friendly. Parking available for a fee, karts available to drive guests from hotel to parking lot and viceversa.