Tourist Places to Visit in Rincon, Puerto Rico, America

Tourist Places to Visit in Rincon, Puerto Rico, America

Rincon is a town and municipality situated in Puerto Rico in the Caribbean at 18°20′25″ N 67°15′06″ W. The municipality of Rincon consists of 9 wards and Rincón Pueblo (downtown area). Rincon receives a large number of tourists throughout the year (especially during dry season) for its spectacular beaches such as Tres Palmas, Pools Beach, Sandy Beach and Marias.


Geography of Rincon:

Rincon is situated on the west coast of Puerto Rico covering a land area of 36 sq. km and it shares its borders with Añasco in the southeast and Aguada in the northeast.


History of Rincon:

The literal meaning of Rincon in Spanish language is ‘corner’ (the name ‘Rincon’ may be derived from its position on the island). Rincon was founded by Don Luis de Añasco in 1771 who was also the founder of Añasco.


How to reach Rincon?

Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport in Mayagüez is the closest airport to Añasco located at a distance of 10 km. Other nearby airports include Rafael Hernandez Airport (18 km) and Arecibo Airport (50 km). Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is around 100 km away from Rincon.

It takes around 30 minutes from Aguadilla, 20 minutes from Mayaguez and 70 minutes from Ponce through road.

Tourists can refer the following tour operators for local journey and to reach the airport and tourist spots:

  • Rincon Tours & Taxi
  • Ramon Full Transportation Services


Culture, Food and shopping in Rincon:

Rincon is the site of many grand cultural festivals and competitions and list of major events include:

  • Coconut Festival (May)
  • Whale Festival (March)
  • Festival de Patronales (August)

Shops to buy in Rincon are:

  • Ranjani of Rincon
  • Mango Beach Shop
  • Parrotphernalia & More Gift Shop

Tourists can reach below food corners for both traditional and exotic cuisines:

  • Das Alpen Café
  • EL Bambino Italian Restaurant
  • Brasas Grill & Pelican Grill
  • Harbor Restaurant


Things to do in Rincon:

  • Katarina Sail Charters
  • Moon Dog Fishing Charters
  • Surf Camp
  • Whale watching


Places of interest in Rincon:

Rincón Lighthouse:

Rincón Lighthouse was originally constructed in 1890 by the Spaniards and later damaged by an earthquake and was rebuilt in 1921. There is a park that is generally open at 10:30, housing gift shop and a snack bar and offering great views of Desecheo Island National Wildlife Refuge.


Desecheo Island National Wildlife Refuge:

Desecheo Island National Wildlife Refuge is a striking island located around 14 miles away from Rincon coast. It is not open for tourists but tourists can enjoy diving, fishing and snorkeling around the island. It can be reachable by boat.


Beaches of Rincon:

Rincon is a beach town boasting more than 10 spectacular beaches and the major beaches include Córcega Beach, Los Almendros Beach, Rincón Public Beach, Sandy Beach, Almirante Beach, Spanish Wall Beach, Indicator Beach, Dogman’s Beach and Steps Beach.


Other places of interest in and around Rincon include:

  • Macor by the Sea
  • Rincón Pottery
  • Bonus Nuclear Plant
  • Rincon Skate Park
  • The Spanish Wall
  • Surf Town
  • Tres Palmas Coral Reef Reserve
  • Rincón Town Square


Best time to visit Rincon:

Generally the months of dry season would be ideal to explore the beaches of Rincon.


Accommodation options in Rincon:

The budget hotels in Rincon charge around $75-150 per night, mid range- $150-$200/night and luxury- $200+ (note- prices depend on the facilities and may vary with season). A list of prominent hotels and resorts in Rincon are:

  • Rincón Beach Resort
  • Relais & Châteaux Horned Dorset Primavera Hotel
  • Rincón of the Seas – Grand Caribbean Hotel
  • Villa Cofresí Hotel
  • Beside the Pointe Inn
  • Casa Vista del Mar
  • Coconut Palms Inn at the Beach
  • EV Vacation Rentals
  • Parador Villa Antonio
  • The Pineapple Inn
  • Beachside Villas
  • Villa Orleans
  • El Mirador Guesthouse
  • Rincon Ocean Villa
  • Tres Amigos Beach House

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