Rincón, Puerto Rico - Caribbean Surfing, Diving, Whale Watching and More!
Rincon Vacation Rentals, Hotels, Activites, Shopping, Dining and More!
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 1968 World Championships of Surfing were held in Rincón
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 favorite events such as the Rincon International Film Festival, the Rincon Beachboy Standup Paddleboarding Contest, Rincon Oktoberfest and the Rincon Trialo.
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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.
Today, this 'corner of Puerto Rico' remains part of the 'Undiscovered Caribbean' and has been Puerto Rico's favorite vacation destination for years! Its unique location is where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean . The North side of Rincon has some of the best surfing waves in the world when the currents collide from October till April. The South side of Rincon has some of the best swimming beaches, with calmer, clear blue water. 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 Beach, Lighthouse Park, Maria's Beach or Steps Beach and watch one of the most amazing sports you'll ever see, or head for The Balneareo -Public Beach, Corcega Beach or Barrero Beach and enjoy the calmer water and great swimming and snorkeling.
Even though surfing made Rincon famous - it has become a major resort destination year-round, Winter is high season for surfers, boarders and 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 activity of The North Coast, the intimate beaches and spectacular show every evening on The Sunset Coast, Downtown Rincon's traditional plaza 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 special 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 or condo in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
Contact Tourism Association of Rincón email@example.com