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Tres Palmas Marine Reserve

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Address: Rincon, Puerto Rico
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Excellent reef just off shore

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.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 17 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 entered near the boat ramp and swam around rocks to the right of boat ramp,we... More 

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Newcastle, Maine
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27 reviews
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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 visit on a calm day. The reef is close to shore so it is easy... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 2016-17), you may not get the pick of where to sit though it was by... More 

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Thank Erikita101
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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 here. Be aware though this is also home to amazing surf breaks so if the... More 

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New York
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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.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

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

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Glendale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

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

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Fenton, Michigan
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

This beach area was a wonderful surprise for us. We were driving to the lighthouse and saw a sign about steps on the beach. We drove down the narrow road and parked. We were absolutely surprised by this hidden jewel. A must see if you love beaches and waves.

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