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Tres Palmas Marine Reserve

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Rincon, Puerto Rico
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Snorkel right off the beach!

There is a beautiful, living coral reef right off this beach. You can rent snorkeling equipment at... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2016
Nancy B
Providence, Rhode Island
Lots of reef

Nice beach preserve with great snorkeling and surfing. The beach is long and good for walking even... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2016
Jesse M
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

There is a beautiful, living coral reef right off this beach. You can rent snorkeling equipment at the beach. This trip we saw a sea turtle and gorgeeous corals and fishes. Some other folks saw an octopus. Conservation at the marine reserve has been responsible...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Nice beach preserve with great snorkeling and surfing. The beach is long and good for walking even though it isn't very wide. Tres Palmas wasn't breaking, but we did snorkel there. It was pretty impressive. I have seen lots of reef before and this was...More

Thank Jesse M
Reviewed 4 April 2016

This quiet beach has some of the best snorkeling we have seen. I think the fish are used to people, so you can get very close to them.

Thank tvincent1973
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Lovely location excellent for all types activities. Bars and restaurants are near by beautiful sunset.

Thank Delmon G
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

On March 28, 2016 we went to this Reserve. The beach is also known as Playa Escalera. This is not a bathing beach. It has many rocks when you tried to get inside. More than one slipped down! It's a tourist destination, many of them...More

Thank Aury D
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Great place to relax or snorkle. Parking can be a challenge so either get there early or you may be able to park at the marina (mile marker 1.0) and walk the beautiful beach (300 yards?) to Tres Palmas.

1  Thank Byron S
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We loved this beach and nearby Steps as well. Not a great swimming beach as it has a pounding surf this time of year. We watched the surfers and played in a tidal pool.

Thank Familyonthetown
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Snorkeling at Steps Beach was just perfect. We rented gear from the delightful couple with the tent on the beach (my daughter had her own gear). They showed us where to enter and exit the water as safely as possible…I mean, it's rock and reef...More

Thank Melanie O
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We visited Steps Beach on the recommendation of our hosts. If you have your own snorkeling gear, this is a great place to try out your snorkeling. We are beginner snorkelers, and this is the best launch point we've found so far. We biked (about...More

Thank Wade M
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We stopped by for a quick visit on our first full day in Rincon. It was afternoon and the parking and beach were packed. When we got down to water we didn't stay long because it was hot and sand was burning our feet. We...More

2  Thank whitejewelrdh
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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
19 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.