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RinconPuerto Rico

Relax in the laid-back ambiance of this surfer town, which is famous for its beaches, sunsets, waterfront bars and whale watching. 

Set around a series of sun-soaked bays and headlands, Rincón is the surf capital of Puerto Rico. The town rose to fame in 1968, when it held the World Surfing Championship. Now join bohemians, free-spirited travelers and surfers searching here for the perfect wave. The intimate beaches of Rincón uphold the casual lifestyle associated with those who put it on the tourist trail.

Activities in the town center revolve around Rincón Downtown Plaza Central. Find bars, breweries, cafés and restaurants that cater to almost every taste. Come on Thursday evenings for the Rincón Art Walk and peruse art, handicrafts and street food stands filling the square. Sunday features a farmers market with fresh produce. Browse surf-inspired crafts, paintings, pottery and woodcarvings at the nearby Playa Oeste Gallery.

Rincón’s beaches start at the downtown waterfront and spread north along a beautiful Caribbean coastline. Rincón Balneario has calm, sparkling blue water and is popular among local families. At nearby Rincón Marina arrange fishing, sailing and scuba-diving excursions. The marine reserve at the uninhabited Desecheo Island is one of the region’s best dive sites.

Travel north to discover the beaches that make the town a magnet for surfers. Domes Beach, Indicators Beach and Maria’s Beach are packed with bodyboarders and surfers from November to April. Watch humpback whales from Punta Higuero Light House, set above Domes Beach. Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, accessible via Steps Beach, is a great place for snorkeling, especially in summer when the water is calmer.

Continue north around Punta Gorda to Pools Beach, another family favorite with a wide stretch of sand. The adjacent Sandy Beach is where you’ll find a range of tourist amenities such as beachside bars, restaurants, hotels, guesthouses and tour operators.

Reach Rincón by flying to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan and then rent a car. Come in winter to experience the surf culture at its best or in summer for beaches that are often blissfully uncrowded.

Top Hotels in Rincon

Villa Cofresi Hotel
Villa Cofresi Hotel
3 out of 5
Rd 115 Km 12.0, Rincon
The price is $108 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

This Rincon hotel is on the beach, 1 mi (1.7 km) from Rincon Central Plaza, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Domes Beach and Punta Higuero Light. Sandy Beach and Gozalandia ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (991 reviews)

"My 4th experience thru the years and it was awesome as always. Food was great, everything was clean, COVID protocol well está my and the most important thing for costumer service was great."…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Villa Cofresi Hotel
Serenity Rincon Guesthouse
Serenity Rincon Guesthouse
3 out of 5
413 Carretera Vista Linda, Rincon, Puerto Rico
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Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sandy Beach, Punta Higuero Light, and Domes Beach. Rincon Central Plaza and Crashboat Beach are also ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (228 reviews)
Fabulous

"It was amazing. Super clean and in a good condition. They really are pet friendly!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2020

Serenity Rincon Guesthouse
Coconut Palms Inn On The Beach
Coconut Palms Inn On The Beach
2.5 out of 5
2734 Calle 8, Com Stella, Rincon, PR
The price is $85 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

Situated in Rincon, this beach inn is within 2 mi (3 km) of Playa Corcega, Rincon Central Plaza, and Balneario de Rincón. Black Eagle and Steps Beach are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (61 reviews)

"very nice staff and location, however the bed was not in good conditions it needs to be replace"…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Coconut Palms Inn On The Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Rincon

Boricua Apartments
Boricua Apartments
3 out of 5
Carretera 115 km 12.3, Calle Los Robles, Rincon, Rincón
The price is $60 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Corcega, Rincon Central Plaza, and Balneario de Rincón. Black Eagle and Steps ...

3.5/5Good! (13 reviews)

"It was a nice place to stay I only stayed 2 nights and enjoyed everything Rincon had to offer."…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Boricua Apartments
Sunset Paradise Villas
Sunset Paradise Villas
3.5 out of 5
2950 Calle 10, Rincon, Rincón
The price is $339 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Nestled on the beach, this Rincon villa is within 2 mi (3 km) of Playa Corcega, Balneario de Rincón, and Rincon Central Plaza. Black Eagle and Steps Beach are ...

Sunset Paradise Villas
The Beach Pad
The Beach Pad
3 out of 5
Carretera 413 Km. 4.4, Barrio Puntas, Rincon

Situated near the beach, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Sandy Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Punta Higuero Light and Domes Beach. Rincon Central ...

5/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Excellent !!!

"Beautiful room, super clean, corfortable, nice beds. We came for three days and extended for seven. Great experience!!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

The Beach Pad
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Rincon

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5/5 - Excellent

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May 20, 2020

Simply the best!

5/5 - Excellent

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May 18, 2020

Rincón is one of the best places to stay in PuertoRico

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 19, 2020

Lovely area, natural beauty. Easy to navigate to from San Juan, easy 2 hr drive

4/5 - Good

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Mar 8, 2020

Downtown Rincon is relatively small but clean and nice with a couple of good restaurants and pubs. The beaches are a short drive outside of town. The place is pretty gringo friendly and you’ll find plenty of English speaking people to assist you.

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 2, 2020

Wonderful place with a chill vibe.

4/5 - Good

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Feb 18, 2020

We went to the art walk which was nice to see everyone out and about. Everyone speaks English! My only, only complaint was at the fast food Chinese restaurant. There was a native patron that was very rude, and the staff supported it.

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