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Tres Palmas Marine Reserve

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best snorkeling

You can easily walk into the water where it is sandy at this beach to go snorkeling. The coral... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Tyler, Texas
Great Snorkeling/Terrible Parking

I didn't expect this to be as good of a snorkeling spot as it was. We visited late June and saw... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

You can easily walk into the water where it is sandy at this beach to go snorkeling. The coral reef is right up by the shore and you don't have to swim out very far to see many types of marine life. The water was...More

Thank harmstoo
Reviewed 6 July 2018

I didn't expect this to be as good of a snorkeling spot as it was. We visited late June and saw many species of fish. You can rent snorkel& mask for $10 for the day. Skip the flipper fins, you don't need them and it...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Not as great as it looked online! Most of the houses need repair and they clean the minimal. Close to lots of sights.

Thank CaribbeanChrisTV
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Aneudy has taken this spot over with opportunity ! Food ; snorkel rental / paddle boards etc - This hot spot offers all to have fun - view is outstanding - and the reef is the snorkelling opportunity . Location of the 1967 Surfing World...More

Thank PlanetRincon
Reviewed 27 March 2018

The Tres Palmas Marine Reserve is our home reef and backyard at Isla Mar Research Expeditions. This place is fully alive with corals and fish, perfect for snorkeling and diving. We teach all our scientific data collection skills to our students here. And if you're...More

2  Thank Isla Mar R
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is actually Steps Beach, where a coral reef comes right up to the shore. If you plan to snorkel do it btw 6am - noon as the surf comes up starting about noon making it very rough for snorkeling. Lots of shells and coral...More

1  Thank sbs_travels
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Friend and I went in mid-Feb. We tried snorkeling but it was very rocky to enter/exit. Once in the water we didn't see any coral or sea life, but we might not have been in the right spot. The beach is good for lounging under...More

Thank Wendy x
Reviewed 12 February 2018

On a Sunday morn, we swam and checked out the fish in fairly calm waters. Nice blend of some waves, some fish, some rock, some sand, some shade, people but not too many.

Thank rosepol
Reviewed 8 February 2018

I have been here hundreds of times. I was raised about two miles from the reserve and use to go snorkeling almost every weekend. This is the place to snorkle in Rincon. If you are brave enough just keep swiming until you reach... The Abyss

1  Thank Rincoeno
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

In this little alcove, Tres Palmas shelters a pristine reef only feet from the shore. In the summer, seas are calm & the waves are quiet (or nonexistent). Colorful schools of fish can be seen swimming among massive elkhorn coral. All you need is a...More

Thank jcd-pvb
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Steve M
9 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.