Palmas Del Mar

Palmas Del Mar, Puerto Rico

Local Guide

PDM | Palmas Del Mar

In the south-east coast region of Humacao, home to manufacturing sectors such as Intel, Chipset, Pfizer and others, sits the luxury resort gated township of Palmas del Mar. 40 minutes from San Juan, situated on beautiful rolling hills that open straight into the Caribbean sea, Palmas del Mar, with over 45 residential lifestyle communities located within its gates, offers a host of resort amenities to its residential community. From Golf course haciendas, to ocean front condos and mountain top estates, the lifestyle here suites all levels of the international second home buyer. With Palmas del Mar Academya private school, located within its community, options exist for permanent residency, utilizing the vast array of amenity plush lifestyle options.

Among these is Rancho Buena Vista, the most complete equestrian center in Puerto Rico, comprised of 64 stables, and offering an extensive network of trails and services for riders, and owners, of all levels.

The new Yacht Club is the only state-of-the-art Marina in the Caribbean linked to a complete resort community. Come aboard and reserve one of the 152 slips designed to serve yachts from 50 to 125 feet long. The Yacht Club is also designed with side tie mega-slips reserved for transient mega-yachts of up to 175 feet.

 

The Yacht Club

The Yacht Club is a unique, state-of-the-art, marina offering unparalleled service in a relaxed, family-oriented ambiance. Golf cart transportation from your vehicle to your vessel and back at no charge, courtesy pump-out service, true 240V electrical systems dockside, free wireless Internet access, and in-slip diesel fuel service at no additional cost are just some of the advantages of making The Yacht Club your home port in the Caribbean.

The Yacht Club is located within the 2,700-acre Palmas del Mar resort community, offering 2 golf courses, a tennis center, a hotel with casino, pristine beaches, restaurants and even a grocery store. Add to all these amenities our beautiful pool area exclusively for the use of boat owners, captains and their immediate family members, full concrete docks, a new Tiki Bar, and a new Business Center soon to be open, a fuel station, plus added security that includes a manned gate at the entrance to the resort, a manned gate at the entrance to the marina at night, a full staff during the daytime, and control gates at all dock access points from land. With this distinctive arrangement The Yacht Club is redefining the marina experience.

Beach Club

You can experience the splendor of the tropics at the member exclusive Beach Club facility. A tropical bungalow-style pavilion with breathtaking views of the Caribbean serves as the reception of this unique service facility. The magic of the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean unfolds before you and time stops as you relax in this tropical resort setting. Enjoy a cool tropical drink poolside on a chaise lounge or take a stroll on the beach and reflect on the beauty of the island of Vieques. The Beach Club is designed for both the idle sunbather and the active member.

Imagine your kids rediscovering fun in a tower of twisting 16 feet water slides with over 200 feet of pure excitement. A 1,100 square foot water works play system awaits the little ones,a wading pool with its own slides, spray jets, water valves, and a giant spill bucket. Our exclusive facility includes a large adult swimming pool with areas reserved for both waterside lounging and lap swimming. Activities are planned for children and quiet areas are set aside for those who crave peaceful adult time.

The Beach Club Restaurant presents a Caribbean Menu filled with the flavors of the island fresh from our waters. Caribbean lobster, conch, octopus salad and other down-island delights await you. A tropical ambiance with an enjoyable sea breeze offers our members and their guests a laid-back private setting. Beach and casual attire.

Tennis and Fitness Center

The Palmas del Mar Tennis Club offers the most complete and the largest tennis facility in the Caribbean. Palmas is a tennis lover's dream with 20 courts; 2 artificial grass Omni Courts, 4 Har-Tru clay courts and 14 hard courts, many of which are lighted for night play. Well known as one of the most prestigious and active private tennis clubs in Puerto Rico and ranked among the Top 50 Tennis Resorts by tennisresortsonline.com.

The tennis facility hosts many local and regional tournaments. The Palmas del Mar Tennis Club presented the first USTA Tennis Challenger event in Puerto Rico in 2008.

The outdoor café, the Center Court Bar and Grill, offers a casual and sporty family ambiance. This restaurant facility holds the reputation of offering some of the best burgers in all of Palmas del Mar.

The Center offers activities that include tennis clinics for all levels, tennis cardio workout sessions, private lessons, and a very complete after school junior program. It hosts member tournament events that are well attended by the very supportive membership.

The Fitness Center located on the second floor of the full serviced tennis pro-shop, counts with treadmills and cardiovascular exercise equipment. It also offers group exercise classes, including Pilates and water aerobics.

Golf Club

Absorb breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea as you indulge your passion for golf in one of our two championship 18-hole golf courses.

Explore the Flamboyán Course, an 18-hole championship caliber course, and see the game through the eyes of acclaimed course architect Reese Jones. One of the most prestigious golf courses in Puerto Rico, the Flamboyán Course offers picture views of the ocean that will keep you coming back for more.

The Palm Course, an 18-hole championship caliber course designed by champion golfer Gary Player, offers a tournament-grade challenge for any avid golfer. The Palm is a resort style course with tropical landscapes and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, water hazards, strategic bunkers and undulating greens

Main Clubhouse

The Clubhouse offers a marriage of resort and recreation, with approximately 40,000 square feet including a covered patio, the Golf Shop, a restaurant and day-time grill, members lounge, ladies and gentlemen locker rooms for members only and separate locker facilities for resort guests, as well as bag storage and a massage room.

Equestrian Center

Be one with all of nature's wonders as you enjoy a horseback ride.

Feel the rhythm as your Paso Fino or Paseo horse struts in our Equestrian Center. With 64 stables, the Rancho Buena Vista Equestrian Center in Palmas Del Mar, is the most complete in the Caribbean. As the best training facility in the Caribbean, it includes round pen training, endless uninterrupted trails, and a facility designed for international competition. Trail rides are available throughout the day, and special rides can be arranged upon request.

School

The Palmas Academy is a private, non-profit organization that provides a pre-kinder to twelfth grade college preparatory program. It was founded in 1992 by a group of parents and educators. The Academy is a co-educational, non-sectarian institution with English as the language of instruction, as well as an excellent Spanish curriculum.
The campus has 18 acres of land surrounded by beautiful natural settings. The Academy has access to many of the resort facilities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, golf, and equestrian areas.

Restaurants

Cherish the tropical breeze while you savor a delightful dinner.
Palmas del Mar offers a variety of fine restaurants and casual dining to satisfy everyone's tastes.

Fine Dining:

  • Chinese Cuisine                              
  • Caribbean Cuisine            
  • Italian Specialties and Pizza            
  • Italian Country Style Cuisine
  • French Gourmet Dining
  • Grilled Specialties and Puerto Rican Favorites

Casual Dining:

  • Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Fries, and More
  • Casual Lunch and Dinner
  • Sandwiches and Drinks
  • Pizza, Pasta and Salads
  • Tapas



The fine and casual dining options include:

  • The Beach Bohio Bar and Grill    
  • Chez Daniel
  • The Beach Club Restaurant        
  • Costa Nova
  • Blue Hawaii                                  
  • David's Cookies
  • La Brochette                                
  • Capriccio
  • Caracoles                                    
  • The Flying Pizza
  • The Cellar Wine Bar and Bistro    
  • The Palm Restaurant
  • The Center Court Bar and Grill    
  • Plaza Steak House
  • La Pescadería                              
  • Tapas Bar
  • Amalgama

Banquets and Meetings:

The Flamboyán Room, located at the main clubhouse is the perfect location for your event. Working seamlessly and coordinated, Palmas Athletic Club will provide the service that supports your events objective along with the service and quality you envision.

Wyndham Gardens Hotel

Located in beautiful Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wyndham Garden at Palmas Del Mar is a premier hotel within the deluxe resort community of Palmas del Mar that offers comfort, style and top quality service.

 

Guests at Wyndham Garden at Palmas Del Mar enjoy a host of services and amenities, all designed for making your stay in Puerto Rico a memorable one. We recently won Booking.com 2016 Guest Review Award and we are also honored to receive consistent outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcome you to our share of Caribbean paradise.

Things to do near Palmas del Mar

Kayaking in Fajardo with “Kayaking Puerto Rico”

Kayaking, Snorkeling and Boating tours & excursions in Puerto Rico! Our professionally guided series of kayak trips include kayaking, snorkeling, beach exploration, and hiking through the untouched nature reserves of the east coast of Puerto Rico and the Island of Culebra. Explore the glowing waters of our World Famous Bioluminescent Lagoon Tour, Snorkel the most amazing reefs in the Caribbean on our Culebra excursion, and be the captain of your own eco friendly Speed Boat across crystal clear waters in Fajardo! No matter what your level of kayak experience, or with whom you are traveling with, Kayaking Puerto Rico has the right tour for you. Join us and become a part of a "one of a kind", aquatic eco-adventure guaranteed

to be the highlight of your vacation in Puerto Rico!

Paddle Boarding with “Vela Uno”

They offer hourly paddleboard and kayak rentals daily only by prepaid, online reservations from our fast and secure system. All rentals include a lesson, lifejackets and require no previous experience.

We are located on the beautiful park across from the Condado Plaza Hilton hotel, lagoon-side, next to the Dos Hermanos bridge.

We also offer stand up paddleboarding and kayak tours from the lagoon into San Juan Bay, which takes participants on an easy breezy downwind (where the wind pushes you along) journey where they can check out a world-class international marina, the huge cruise and cargo ships, and historic Old San Juan.  Our tour delivers an unforgettable, water-level experience viewing and, if conditions permit, includes paddling next to El Morro, the oldest standing fort in the Western Hemisphere.  All tours end at Old San Juan where transportation back to the Condado Lagoon can be arranged for you at no extra charge upon request.  

All tours and rental services are available for private and corporate events, wedding related functions and birthday parties.

The Velauno Paddleboarding team has over 40 years of experience in the watersports industry. We are the best reviewed stand up paddleboard tour and rental operator in Puerto Rico and are fully endorsed by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

We offer hourly paddleboard and kayak rentals, all of which include a lesson and lifejacket, at the gorgeous Condado Lagoon Natural Reserve. Our cool spot, across from the Condado Plaza hotel, on Ashford Ave. is also the starting point for our standup paddleboard and kayak tours that take you and downwind glide into San Juan Bay. We welcome beginners, kids of all ages and folks of all skill levels to try Stand Up Paddleboarding at the beautiful Condado Lagoon. Who knows, you might get lucky and score a close up encounter with a manatee!

Outdoor adventures with “Aventuras Tierra Adentro”

Aventuras Tierra Adentro, Inc. is a wholly Puerto Rican enterprise, established in 1987 and fully endorsed by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. It is Puerto Rico's pioneer company for various adventure activities, such as cave excursions, via ferratas and rock climbing.

Our outdoor adventures, at out store in San Juan they offer a specialized inventory of industrial, rescue and outdoor sport equipment (rock climbing, caving, camping, backpacking, tower climbing and others). Also offered are a wide variety of specialized courses through the Rope & Rescue School, a division of Aventuras Tierra Adentro Inc. These courses include Rock Climbing, Tower Climbing, Safety & Rescue,  Vertical Access and Swift-water Rescue.

Natural Reserve in Humacao

The Humacao Nature Reserve is located on the southeastern coast of the island of Puerto Rico. This is just one of the many nature reserves in Puerto Rico that is know for its diverse and spectacular collection of approximately ninety bird species that have made their homes in this protected area. There are also a few families of monkeys that roam the reserve; contact with them is discouraged as they are wild and very unpredictable.

A great deal of funds have been injected into the conservation project and in the establishment of safe facilities within the reserve with the goal of attracting tourists and local visitors. The eco-tourism project has in turn generated employment opportunities and is therefore a g reat advantage for the local population that live in the area. Campers need to request permits from authorities or discuss accommodation options with the staff. Various activities, such as mountain biking trails, safe hiking trails, bird watching, kayaking and fishing  have been expanded or provided. The Humacao Natural Reserve also has a few historical sites , rest areas and exhibits. All the buildings and structures have been constructed from building materials that are environmentally friendly and that won’t contrast with the be auty of the reserve.

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