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.
Thanksgiving Week is upon us and Rincon restaurants have some great special menus for your Thanksgiving dinner. Visit our Rincon Events Page to see the menus and start planning your Thanksgiving in Rincon. But first, this weekend promises to be fun with a few great events, Saturday night Das Alpen Cafe will be having its monthly Downtown Beer Garden with live music and great German style beer and food in the open air of the Rincon Downtown Plaza, starts at 7pm. Also Saturday evening is an Evening with Beethoven and Mozart with dinner at The Horned Dorset Primavera, some tickets may still be available, 787-823-4030. Sunday night Mi Familia's Pizza at the Lazy Parrot is having it's Gran Opening Party with live music by the local reggae band Dreadless. This will be a fun party, don't miss the great birck oven pizza and craft beers on draft! The high season in Rincon is just getting started, "like" our Facebook Page and visit our Rincon Events Page to plan your Rincon vacation! //
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Surfing Rincon (Wed, 06 Nov 2013)
Surfing Rincon at Maria's Beach Rincon, Puerto Rico is known as the "Surf Capital of the Caribbean" for a reason, the waves from October to April are some of the best in the area and some would say, the world. Rincon is home to many famous surf breaks, including Maria's Beach, a great place for Rincon surf lessons and beginners, Domes, Dogmans, the River Mouth, Parking Lots, Sandy Beach, Pools Beach and of course the epic Tres Palmas surf break, capable of 30 foot waves. The Tourism Association of Rincon website is a great place to start planning your Puerto Rico surf vacation. View our surf schools and instructors, surfboard rentals, and find great Rincon vacation rentals. For more information about Rincon beaches and surf breaks, see our Rincon Beaches section. Of course there are other great activites and things to do in Rincon, besides surfing, including snorkeling, horseback riding, parasail and katamaran tours, yoga and great restaurants and dining. "Like" our Facebook Page for updates throughout the year on Rincon Activities and Upcoming Rincon Events. //
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