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El Conquistador
Wyndham El Conquistador Puerto Rico El Conquistador, everything to Everybody!! Magnificent. Elegant and luxurious El Conquistador Resort & Country Club Puerto Rico is definitely wheelchair accessible. The setting, high atop a hill over looking the ocean makes it like a movie location.

On my trip to El Conquistador Resort & country club I used my electric scooter, which was an asset as this, is a large spread out resort and could be at sometimes trying for a wheelchair alone.
(Unless you have a nice pusher) The surroundings and views from so many different locations are absolutely breathtaking. After a week stay I was still awe struck about the beauty of this spot. Wyndham El Conquistador is not an All Inclusive and doesn't come cheap but the food and accommodations are well worth the money spent.
The Handicapped room was effectively laid out with a King size bed, sofa, small dining table large accessible balcony and a lovely large bathroom with roll in shower. Most locations on the resort were accessible, with lots of ramps.

The El Conquistador is found on top of a bluff on the northeast tip of Puerto Rico, where the Atlantic and Caribbean converge. It is one of the Caribbeans most attractive, lavish, and extravagant resorts. This awesome resort, regarded as one of the best in the Caribbean. A glass-enclosed funicular travels from the top of the cliff to the waters edge, transporting guests to their choice of four distinct resort environments; The Grand Hotel, its two wings, Las Brisas and La Vista, (encircle) the lobby shops, restaurants, casino, and main pool complex.

The location of my handicapped room and very central to this large resort. Las Casitas Village The AAA Five-Diamond resort-within-a-resort features 157 butler-attended villas. La Marina Village (Patterned) after a Mediterranean fishing village with cobblestone streets and little shops with guests enjoy casual living in 144 rooms. Las Olas Village Elegant retreat carved into the side of the cliff Dining Among the resorts 14 restaurants and lounges include: Isabella Steaks and seafood in a setting from old Spain with glorious ocean views Casa de Langosta (Traditional) lobster and seafood restaurant Blossoms The great cuisines of China and Japan OtellosNorthern Italian trattoria (overlooking) the cliff tops from both indoor and outdoor dining areas Lounges Bar 21A sports bar in the casino. Drakes Cigar Bar Club like setting with billiards Amigos Lobby bar with dancing Casablanca Night Club Music and dancing in a room (inspired) by the classic film

Recreation: Six swimming pools, pools with water slide, volleyball net, and swim-up bar in the main complex; private pools in each of the three villages. Palomino Island
100-acre private island accessible by water taxi from the marina every 15 minutes features unspoiled beach with watersports center, nature trails, and horseback riding There are some wood walkways to get close to the beach and a grass areas adjacent to this beach. The staff of the boat are just great in helping the disabled guests on. Usually you are put on at the end and brought off at the end of the trip.

Arthur Hills Championship 18-hole golf course Seven lighted day-and-night tennis courts, including a stadium court 13,000-square-foot casino.
Supervised youth program for children over the age of 4.
Golden Door Spa25, 000 square feet with 25 treatment rooms.
Meetings El Conquistadors 70,000 square feet of meeting space located in its own three-story wing can accommodate up to 2,500 attendees, and includes: The Grand Caribbean Ballroom is adjacent to a 16,000- square-foot foyer and terrace. Three junior ballrooms and 19 additional meeting and boardrooms round out this area.
Getting There Just 45 minutes from San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. I was picked up by the Friendly Wheelchair Getaway accessible van. It was a most pleasurable trip, though be prepared for a bumpy road. Wheelchair Gateway can be contacted at 1-800-868-8028
What a guest said We stayed here for our honeymoon and had a wonderful time. There were lots of things to do, or absolutely nothing to do. The beach and the pool were great places to do nothing at all. The food was wonderful, too. Isabella's was the best, but all were great. Service was outstanding!

What I can say about El Conquistador... is that it was truly mesmerizing! The gardens, view, decor, sun, food, many activities and friendly ambience provided a relaxing, rejuvenating and very special vacation El Conquistador, everything to Everybody"
Contacts: Resort & Country Club Wyndham El Conquistador 1000 El Conquistador Ave. Las Croabas, Puerto Rico 00738 Phone: 787-863-1000 Fax: 787-863-6500 Wheelchair Getaways 1-800-868-8028

Jane Danielson is a Freelance Writer for the Disabled and Poet and has been published in extensively in Canada and United States. She became mobility disabled 12 years ago and uses a cane, wheelchair and electric scooter. Jane believes that traveling is a prescription for a healthy optimistic outlook, especially for the disabled but really for everyone. Some of Janes articles include Camping in a National Park, Whale Watching on Brier Island, Fun in Florida and the Healing Powers of Hawaii. Her travel articles always look at the positive experience of traveling, with a realization of the obstacles that must be overcome to achieve this experience. Web Page: www. Email:

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