Rincón, Puerto Rico - Caribbean Surfing, Diving, Whale Watching and So Much More!
Tourist Info and Listings for Rincon Vacation Rentals, Hotels, Activites, Services, Weddings, Shopping, Dining and Events
The Tourism Association of Rincón would like to welcome you to our "town of beautiful sunsets". This association was formed by concerned citizens, vacation rental owners and business people in 1994 who were committed to promoting the unique ambiance of Rincon while preserving and protecting the environment. Our members are only trusted local business owners.
The continued support of these members has made it possible to provide this website and the Tourist Map of Rincon which is an essential guide for anyone visiting our corner of Puerto Rico, as well as helping to fund many of Rincon's best events such as the Rincon International Film Festival, the Rincon Beachboy Standup Paddleboarding Contest, Rincon Oktoberfest and the Rincon Trialo.
The 1968 World Championships of Surfing were held in Rincón
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Although the word Rincon means 'Corner' or 'Niche' in Spanish and is a perfect description of our location in the northwest corner of Puerto Rico, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea - the name originates from Don Gonzalo Rincon, a 16th century landowner who allowed various poor families to reside on his land.
This 'corner of Puerto Rico' has been Puerto Rico's favorite vacation destination for years! Its unique location is where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean . The North Coast of Rincon has some of the best surfing waves in the world when the currents collide from October till April.
The South Coast of Rincon has some of the best swimming beaches, with calmer, clear blue water. In between are the beautiful seascapes of the Sunset Coast and the activity of the Downtown and Marina. Choose from the many options for Rincon vacation rentals, resorts and hotels or guest houses and jump in your car and head for Sandy Beach, Spanish Wall, Domes , Maria's or Steps Beach and watch one of the most amazing sports you'll ever see, or relax at The Balneareo -Public Beach, Corcega Beach or Barrero Beach and enjoy the calmer water and great swimming and snorkeling. Don't forget the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, one of the Puerto Rico's first protected marine habitats.
Surfing made Rincon famous - but it has become a major resort destination year-round. Winter is high season for surfers, boarder, whale-watching and escaping the cold northern winters. Don't surf? Rincon has some of the most beautiful calm water beaches on its south Caribbean side, perfect for swimming or standup paddleboarding (SUP), one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Hotels, vacation rentals, restaurants and beaches are full of activity and there is always lots to do: SCUBA Diving off nearby Desecheo Island, snorkeling, horseback riding, deep-sea fishing, sailing, mountain biking, swimming, yoga and massage, long walks on the beach and of course those unforgettable sunsets every night as the sun sets over the Caribbean.
In the summer, Rincon relaxes and turns into a sleepy Caribbean village that shows a different personality. The wild surf calms down to create intimate, secluded beaches where snorkeling takes the place of surfing. This is one of the favorite times for Caribbean residents to visit Rincon. July is actually our busiest month, since all of Puerto Rico goes on vacation - and bookings are required far in advance! Rincon boasts world-class resorts, intimate hotels, villa-style apartments, vacation rentals and guest houses that make it a great choice for your next vacation! However, we haven't lost our 'old time' Caribbean charm. There is no 'resort strip' in Rincon - our guests are just another part of life in paradise. Rincon has also become one of the Caribbean's best wedding destinations, with all the services and a wide variety of wedding venues to choose from.
Although a small town, Rincon boasts several different personalities depending on the area of town you explore. You'll enjoy the surf and activity of The North Coast, the intimate beaches and spectacular show every evening on The Sunset Coast, Downtown Rincon's traditional plaza and emerging dining and arts scene, and the long swimming beaches of Rincon's South Caribbean Coast. You'll meet local residents, visitors who bought second homes here after the 'fell in love' with Rincon and tourists from all over Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and the world.
Once you discover the natural Caribbean charm of our special corner of Puerto Rico - we're sure you'll fall in love with Rincon and come back again and again. And if you
fall in love like many of our past guests, we have several real estate agents listed on our website to help you purchase your home, villa, condo or land in
Rincon, Puerto Rico. For more travel information, see our Rincon Visitors Information Page.
Easter week in Puerto Rico brings many religious festivities from Palm Sunday to Easter Mass. We have a listing of all activities for Rincon churches and areas around Rincon, including Mayaguez and San Sebastian on our Rincon Events Page: Rincon Events Easter also brings to a close the high season in Rincon; that means you can find some great deals on Rincon Vacation Rentals and Puerto Rico Hotels and Resorts. Soon the mangos will be everywhere and the Flamboyans will be a in bloom, a beautiful time to visit Rincon and get some great deals on Rincon lodging. Please like our Facebook Page for details on all Rincon Events and specials from our members. //
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Standup Paddleboarding in Rincon (Thu, 03 Apr 2014)
Rincon, Puerto Rico has over 8 miles of shoreline, warm water and the perfect combination of surf breaks and calmer waters to make us the perfect place to try standup paddleboarding or SUP in the Caribbean. This is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. This weekend, Parador Villa Antonio and the Hotel Villa Cofresi are hosting the 6th annual Rincon Beachboy SUP Race, one of Rincon premier events with contestant coming from all over the world. There are a number of different categories, even a kids event, plus live music and raffles, its always a great event. And Rincon is a finalist for SUP Magazine's Best Paddle Town in the US! With so many great places to rent standup paddleboards in Rincon and even more places to use them, Rincon is THE place to get your SUP on! //
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