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Tres Palmas Marine Reserve

#4 of 30 things to do in Rincon Features Animals
Rincon, Puerto Rico
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It was excellent, such a nice place and so clean. It has spots were you can place your things away... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Arelys C
via mobile
Excellent reef just off shore

There is an excellent reef with a lot of wildlife that can be easily reached from the beach. There... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Pittsburgh, PA
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

It was excellent, such a nice place and so clean. It has spots were you can place your things away from the sun. Honestly a must go on your list!!

Thank Arelys C
Reviewed 17 May 2017

There is an excellent reef with a lot of wildlife that can be easily reached from the beach. There is also a nice little restaurant on the shore.

Thank SteveH5863
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We rented fins from Tainos,talked with a guy there that was really cool.He said that about five turtles frequent tres Palmas which I was told starts at the boat ramp right down the road from tainos and goes north for a while past step beach.we...More

1  Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 12 April 2017

If you visit Rincon and like to snorkle then you should definitely plan to spend an hour or more at Tres Palmas. There is an abundance of beautiful coral and colorful fish. You will need to watch the wind and waves and be sure to...More

Thank mlavendier
Reviewed 4 April 2017

fish come super close to shore. great for snorkeling. coral is also close to shore so you need to be careful when entering/exiting shoreline.

Thank Courtney C
Reviewed 18 February 2017

With a <$30 snorkel kit from Amazon and a life jacket borrowed from our HomeAway rental, I spent a magical 90 minutes first-time snorkeling here! The beach isn't deep at high tide, so if you go during a vacation time like we did (winter holidays...More

Thank Erikita101
Reviewed 14 February 2017

IF the water is calm here the snorkeling can not be beat. Elk horn coral stands provide a amazing backdrop for an array of aquatic life. Sea turtles, eels, many varied and colorful fish, I have even seen a reef shark hiding in a cave...More

Thank Brennamack
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Disappointed in this beach. Need to walk past a huge ugly parking lot to get there. Not so many sandy places to go into the water. And the decrepit wall with graffiti is such an eyesore.

Thank Tulip1960
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Great from hanging on the beach, snorkeling, surfing and swimming. Green, blue, sand, coral, blah, blah,....

Thank Surfnyc212
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Great place to see a variety of fish. The beach is good but the sand not as nice as other beaches around.

1  Thank ehd555
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Steve M
8 April 2015|
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Response from Tom Z | Reviewed this property |
It is about a 5-8 minute drive. You need to go up the road on the south-side of Puntas (past the Red Flamboyant Restaurant). Then, make a right on 413. Follow the road down the winding hill. Tres Palmas will visible be on... More
Nancy F
20 March 2015|
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Response from Jesse F | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not for beginners most times. Especially not in Winter months, the surf and currents are too strong for beginners.