Near the municipality of Fajardo and off Puerto Rico’s eastern coast, lies the Reserva Natural Arrecifes de La Cordillera, an agglomeration of small, uninhabited islands and cays protected by the Department of Natural Resources.
The main isles of the reserve include Cayo Icacos, Cayo Diablo, Isla Palomino and Palominito. Varying in size and accessibility, these pristine slices of paradise feature immaculate white sand beaches that are surrounded by crystal clear waters teaming with marine life.
The plentiful coral reefs and rock formations that thrive below the surface make La Cordillera one of the preferred diving spots in Puerto Rico for amateurs and professionals alike.
Even though the reserve is several miles off the coast, many boats come and go from Fajardo, either departing from the numerous private marinas around the area or from nearby Las Croabas.