Rincon

Travel Guide
Domes Beach

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.

Villa Cofresi Hotel
Villa Cofresi Hotel
3 out of 5
Rd 115 Km 12.0, Rincon
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 ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (984 reviews)
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Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Villa Cofresi Hotel
Serenity Rincon Guesthouse
Serenity Rincon Guesthouse
3 out of 5
413 Carretera Vista Linda, Rincon, Puerto Rico
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (330 reviews)
"Very quiet Large room and bathroom Very nice and easy Great location Wish the coffee was available every morning not just Saturday and Sunday"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Serenity Rincon Guesthouse
Rincon of the Seas - Grand Caribbean Hotel
Rincon of the Seas - Grand Caribbean Hotel
3 out of 5
Road 115 Km 12.2, Rincon
Nestled on the beach, this Rincon hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Corcega, Balneario de Rincón, and Black Eagle Beach. Steps Beach and Rincon Central Plaza ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
"Lo mejor es la cercanía y acceso a la playa. Los atardeceres son espectaculares."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Rincon of the Seas - Grand Caribbean Hotel
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Sunset Paradise Villas
Sunset Paradise Villas
3.5 out of 5
2950 Calle 10, Rincon, Rincón
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 Beach and Steps Beach ...
3.6/5 Good! (5 reviews)
"Beautiful place to stay. The location was perfect and very private"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2021

Sunset Paradise Villas
Coqui Cabana at Sea Beach Village
Coqui Cabana at Sea Beach Village
3 out of 5
Carretera 115 Km 12.4, Sea Beach Village, Rincon
Situated by the sea, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Rincon Central Plaza and within 3 mi (5 km) of Domes Beach and Punta Higuero Light. Sandy ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (18 reviews)
"Beautiful place!"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Coqui Cabana at Sea Beach Village
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 ...
5/5 Exceptional! (22 reviews)
"I've returned home last night after an absolutely amazingly faciluted and accommodating stay at The Beach Pad in Rícon! I wish I'd never left... just two more days and i'dve been a fully satiated being. My stay in The Happy Turtle room was beyond comfortable as I shared the studio apt. space with ..."

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

The Beach Pad
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