El Conquistador Resort

Puerto Rico, Caribbean

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    Five villages make up this knock-out resort

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    Five villages make up this knock-out resort

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    Five villages make up this knock-out resort

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    Five villages make up this knock-out resort

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    Five villages make up this knock-out resort

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    Five villages make up this knock-out resort

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    Five villages make up this knock-out resort

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    Five villages make up this knock-out resort

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    Five villages make up this knock-out resort

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    Five villages make up this knock-out resort

Why we choose El Conquistador Resort

This sprawling resort has exceptional Caribbean views and a jaw-dropping number of experiences

  • The lineup of 23 restaurants guarantees your favorite food is on the menu
  • Wellness classes range from aqua parkour to yoga
  • A dozen-plus onsite shops offer jewelry, spa products and objets d’art

This family-friendly Waldorf Astoria property lives up to the brand’s luxe reputation with spacious rooms, a highly regarded golf course and nearly two dozen eateries. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, you’ll be hard pressed to tackle everything you want to see, do and eat during your stay at El Conquistador, but we’ve found it’s always fun to try!

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What you need to know about the hotel

World-class amenities and Waldorf Astoria service are just two reasons to plan a long trip

  • The 18-hole, par-72 Arthur Hills Golf Course is far more picturesque than typical Caribbean courses—ie: the waterfall over the last hole
  • On the Waldorf Astoria Spa’s Tranquility Level, you’ll start off with a soothing shower and cup of herbal tea before your treatment
  • A bit of Manhattan on the island, Chops restaurant is steak heaven with a décor that includes vintage Studio Manasse images

El Conquistador is so big, it’s divided into five villages, which means you can choose from a room built into a cliffside and wrapped around its own swimming pool or perhaps one with a balcony overlooking the private marina. Tough decision. The grounds are also home to four-diamond resort Las Casitas Village. Just a head’s up that Las Casitas guests have the run of El Conquistador—though the opposite isn’t true.

It’s impossible to list all of the amenities here, but whether you’re splashing in the Caribbean’s only state-of-the-art water park or horseback riding along the beach, rest assured that you won’t be bored. And as for the food, it’s literally all here—from Starbucks to Asian.

Where is it and what's nearby

This Puerto Rican resort is built atop a cliff overlooking the sea

  • The resort’s private island, Palomino Island, is 100 acres of unspoiled beauty for you to explore up close or admire from your lounge chair
  • Kids of all ages love the onsite Coqui Water Park, with pools, a lazy river, thrill rides and 25,000-square-foot sundeck
  • Hike the trails or wade into waterfall pools in nearby El Yunque Rainforest—the only rainforest in the US National Forest System

At home on a 300-foot-high cliff over the Caribbean, El Conquistador not only has it all—it’s in the middle of it all. If you ever decide to get off property, you’ll be amazed at how many of Puerto Rico’s best attractions can be found nearby. In addition to exploring the history and architecture of Old San Juan and El Morro Fort, you can opt for back-to-nature experiences like hiking the rainforest or kayaking through a glowing bioluminescent bay.

For a more grown-up adventure, the Bacardi Rum distillery—the biggest in the world—offers guided tours and samples. And water lovers can discover what’s beneath the sea with snorkeling and scuba diving tours.

How to enjoy Puerto Rico

Latin rhythms, languid days and rum laced cocktails; Puerto Rico truly is a ‘rich port’, harboring a delicious melting pot of culture and history alongside some of the world’s most stunning beaches

  • Tour the Bacardi Distillery in Cataño before toasting your tour guide with a free-sample of the distillery’s world famous rum
  • Love coffee? Head to Yauco, known as El Pueblo del Café, where the town’s Alto Grande coffee enjoys the distinction of being among the world’s best
  • Choose a moonless night in Vieques to take to the water in Mosquito Bay and see the bioluminescence set the sea alight

Puerto Rico blends the very best of downtown Miami (sassy Hispanic attitude and stylish Art Deco) with the exotic allure of a tropical isle. One of the Caribbean’s Greater Antilles, the island boasts 270 miles of white sand beaches and enough Christopher Columbus history to make the Mayflower landings seem like only yesterday. Visit the 1539 El Morro fort or the 1523 church, Iglesia de San Jose, for culture that makes old town Boston look very modern.

For the ultimate Puerto Rico experience, head to downtown to Old San Juan and sample a local rum (Bacardi, Don Q, Barrilito), while the sunset adds a golden tinge to the brightly painted blue, orange, pink and green houses. Then as the evening slides inexorably into night, it will be time to get your dancing shoes on and succumb to one of the nation’s favorite pastimes: nightlife. The nation is the birthplace of piña colada, reggaetón and Ricky Martin. Enough said.

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    When to visit Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico enjoys 21 public holidays in addition to a myriad of local festivals to honor patron saints or celebrate carnivals in each town. So, no matter what time of the year you travel, you will only ever be a few days or miles away from a street party. Hurricane season runs from June to November.

  • A word from the hotel

    The mofongo is a must! Mashed green or ripe plantains filled with your choice of churrasco, chicken, shrimp, lobster in a creole sauce…a local delicacy.
    Wilson Celleri, Maître d’hôtel, Striphouse

  • A word from the hotel

    Kids and parents enjoy exploring the property to earn their colored wrist bands in our ScoutAbout program. PS: Don’t forget to ask the ferry captain for your wristband!
    Ana Colon, VIP Services Manager

  • You need to know

    This is a private island resort, accessible only by boat.


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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with El Conquistador Resort, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Complimentary Full Buffet breakfast for two daily
  • US$75 Resort credit and complimentary health club access
  • Early check-in and late check-out upon availability
  • Upgrade upon availability

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