Rincón, Puerto Rico - Caribbean Surfing, Diving, Whale Watching and So Much More!
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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:
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.
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!
Rincon always has great live music, from the Calypso Cafe to Sole Beach Club and Tamboo Tavern, the bands tend to have tropical rhythms or a reggae feel, but plenty of classic rock and jazz as well.
The next week will bring more reggae music to Rincon starting with Das Alpen's Downtown Beer Garden, a monthly event at the Rincon Plaza featuring live music, picnic table and a festive atmosphere. This month's Beer Garden on Saturday January 25th, the Jamaican musician, Antony Mensah and his Reggae band Humble Vibes will be playing under the stars of the Rincon Plaza.
Keeping with the reggae theme, on Saturday Feb. 1st Mi Familia's Pizza at the Lazy Parrot is hosting a "Soul Shakedown Party" with Dreadless providing the live music, great food and draft beer served up by Gabby and his crew.
And February 8th Tamboo Tavern is stirring it up with a Tribute to Bob Marley with the band, Los Frenillos de Matias, promises to be an amazing event on the beach at Tamboo.
To keep posted on Rincon Events and Rincon entertainment, "like" our Facebook Page and check our Rincon Events Page on our website.
The first annual Legend Surf Classic will be held in Rincon, Puerto Rico January 18-20, 2014. This is a unique event that celebrates the surfing legends who helped pioneer the sport here in Puerto Rico, Rinco, more info can be found at www.legendsurfclassicpr.com.
The dates for the 6th Annual Rincon Beachboy Standup Paddleboard race has also been announced , April 5th, 2014. One of the Rincon's greatest events will be held at the Hotel Villa Cofresi and Parador Villa Antonio.
There are other events and festivals around Western Puerto Rico listed on the Rincon.org Calendar of Events Page, from the Guajatika Downhill Skateboarding contest to a Mariachi Festival in Aguadilla.
Rincon and towns of Western Puerto Rico celebrate the holidays with gusto! Each town has a Christmas festival and 3 Kings Day celebrations. We have provided a list of festivals for the month of December and January in RIncon and surrounding towns, Aguadilla, San German, Moca, Anasco, Isabela and Quebradilla on our Calendar of Rincon Events Page.
See the Lion King in San German, or watch the Christmas parade in Anasco. In Rincon, there is a caravan carnival, with farm animals and games for kids on the weekend of December 21-22 and a food fest on December 29.
Happy Holidays from Rincon!
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