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Rincon…you probably heard the name on the Beach Boys tune “Surfing Safari.”  Located on the west coast, Rincon is one of the best beach towns in Puerto Rico, the second home for many expats who fell in love with the town.  Rincon is well known for its picture-perfect sunsets every day of the year, year-round surfing, and vibrant beach life.  

Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Rincon

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Go Beach Hopping in Rincon, Puerto Rico

Best Beaches in Rincon Puerto Rico - West Coast

Here in Rincon is where the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea meet, making Rincon a unique beach town with great surfing beaches, and some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving on the island of Puerto Rico.  With so many wonderful beaches, the most popular activity in Rincon is enjoying the beaches.  Although Rincon is a popular vacation destination, you’ll find the coast remarkably relaxed with small crowds.

Go Surfing in Rincon, Puerto Rico

Rincon got much attention after hosting the fourth World Surfing Championship in 1968 and eversince then, it has been luring surfers from around the world seeking for warm waters and good surfing all year round.  Rincon is graced with an abundance of world-renowned surf breaks, attracting Level 4 surfers from around the globe and hosting an annual Pro Circuit surfing event.

Rincon also has a couple of surf breaks perfect for beginners, Level 1, and immediate surfers, Levels 2 – 3.  The best time to surf is during the winter months when the wind is blowing east, of course, winter does not mean cold here, temperatures remain balmy all year round with cooler breezes at night.  Popular surf breaks for more advanced surfers include Dome Beach, Maria’s Beach, Antonio’s Beach, and Rivermouth.  Popular surfing spots for beginners are Little Malibu (Marina Beach) and Sandy Beach.

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Go Scuba Diving in Rincon

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Go Snorkeling in Rincon

Steps Beach, part of Tres Palmas Nature Reserve is known for its crystal clear waters.  Snorkel over an Elkhorn forest and a colorful live aquarium where blue tang fish love to hang out.  The best time to snorkel in Rincon is during the summer months, when the water is calmer.  We recommend that you book at tour for the best snorkeling experience and safety. 

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Horseback Riding & Hiking

Horseback Riding Tour in Rincon, Puerto Rico

Enjoy great views of the beach, surfers, the Caribbean, and Isla Desecheo, while hiking, mountain biking, or riding horseback along the Domes Beach coastline and the trail just northeast of Playa Domes that extends along the old historic Spanish Wall.

Top Rated Horseback Riding Tours - West Coast of Puerto Rico

Punta Higuero Lighthouse Park

Rincon Puerto Rico Lighthouse

If you’re in the area, Rincon Lighthouse Park is worth a stop.  Lighthouse lovers will enjoy visiting the park, but only second to the views.  Bring your camera, Punta Higuero is a great photography location.  Enjoy gorgeous vistas of Isla Desecheo (Desecheo Island) in the distance, stay until sunset for a romantic beautiful show, and watch surfers, if you visit in the winter months, you may get to see humpback whales which at times come pretty close.   If you want to get some exercise the paths are great for walking and jogging.

Hours & Entry

Cost: Entry and parking to the lighthouse are free.

Hours: Park is open daily. We have stayed past 6 pm to watch the sunset a few times, but the official closing time is 6 pm.

Watch the Sunset in Rincon, Puerto Rico

Sunsets in Rincon, Puerto Rico

Hang out at the Plaza

Plaza - Rincon, Puerto Rico

The plaza of Rincon in “El Pueblo” (Downtown), is an active place loved by both residents and visitors.  The Plaza of Rincon is an active cultural center where many cultural events are held throughout the year.  Make sure you visit on a Sunday, farmers sell fresh produce, artists sell their crafts, and enjoy live music and delicious food.  Around the plaza, you’ll find many local shops with unique items.

Rincon Cultural Center

Please come and support this small museum which makes great efforts to support the community arts.  Visitors can look through the library and a few exhibits.  Several workshops are held throughout the year.

  • Location: Rt. 413 Km 0.2.
  • Tel: 787-823-5120
  • Hours: Please call

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Tours & Experiences in Rincon Puerto Rico

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