Things to do in Rincon

Rincon is the center of beach life in Puerto Rico, and where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean to create world-class surfing. The focus here is easily the beach. Besides enjoying the comfort of your private beachfront villa, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy or help you relax. The ideas below are just a sampling of Things To Do and where to go. Go to Where Can I Find and also you may want to try El Coqui of Rincon to see businesses that are in Rincon.  We have a more complete listing in our Sunset Paradise Guidebook located in each unit.

Relaxing/Laying on the Beach

Relax on the golden sandy beach just outside your villa, or snooze the day away in your own hammock over looking the ocean.

Scuba Diving

There are a number of great local dive shops, ready to serve you. They will be listed in our Sunset Paradise Villas Guidebook in your villa. Diving at Desecheo Island is not to be missed and is a short boat ride away. Our recommendation is Taino Divers.

Deep-Sea Fishing

Interested in deep-sea fishing? There are many boat charters available, again they are listed in our Sunset Paradise Villas Guidebook. You may want to try Moondog Rincon Fishing Charters.

Tennis

Excellent public courts are just minutes away, or experience playing tennis with ocean views on top of the mountain

Museum of Art in Ponce

Famous art museum to explore

Sight-seeing

The entire island has historic sites and natural wonders to explore

Explore the Rain Forest

El Yunque is the only Tropical rain forest in the US Forest Service.

Parasailing

This is new to Rincon. www.parasailpr.com Please contact Fly Fish Parasail 787-823-2359.

Restaurants

Rincon has it all from some of the best Five Star fine dining, local Puerto Rican food, or fast food such as Burger King. We try to provide a list of restaurants in our guidebook section Restaurants as a service to our guests, but as you can imagine, it is very hard (almost impossible) to keep this guide 100% up to-date. It certainly is not an all inclusive list, but is meant to be a starting point and to be used as a guide. It is always a good idea to call to make sure they are still open, and check the hours of operation, get directions, etc. Also try going to Buen Provecho they are a newer web site that lists all the local restaurants in the area and a brief description.  

Shopping

Puerto Rico has it all, from quaint local shops to the largest mall in the Caribbean.

Swimming

We are on the best swim beach available, just outside your villa

Watch the Sunsets

Make it a daily ritual. Enjoy a margarita, or your own special rum drink at the best place in town, your own private oceanfront patio. Every sunset is different, so see them all.

Casinos/Gambling

Like to try your luck? Mayaguez is just 15 minutes away.

Snorkeling/Reefs

You can start right outside your home. Not a lot of coral, but normally the fish hang out at the rock ledge. You will find good coral reefs from the Marina to the lighthouse, but some of the best is at Steps Beach or charter a boat to take you to Desecheo Island. See our Sunset Paradise Villas Guidebook for more information, Caution, Don't mess with Elkhorn coral reefs! If you break, take or damage Elkhorn corals, like those found in the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, you can spend six months in the pokey and have to pony up $25,000 in fines.

Horse-Back Riding

Enjoy a scenic ocean side trail ride. Try Tropical Trails Ride or Pintos R Us.

Whale Watching

Whales travel here to give birth. This happens during the winter (normally February) and one of the best places to watch is on your oceanfront patio. It is an amazing sight!

Sailing

Learn to Sail or Charter a Sailing Boat, you decide. The cruise the waters just outside your villa.

Surfing

We are on the best “swim beach,” but the “surf” side is just minutes away. Rincon is known for surfing and has some of the best in the Caribbean. There are several great places to go watch the surfers catch a wave. The are many palces where you can rent a surf board. Surf Board Info there is West Coast Surf Shop, Desecheosurfshop, For a live “Surf Cam” look at the waves (high speed connection recommended) Surf Rider Foundation of Rincon.

Cave Exploration

Rio Camuy Caves has the third largest underground river. They are well known, and worth the trip. Check our More About the Caves

Golfing

Some of the best in the Caribbean. So many courses and so little time. More Information on Golfing.

Get Married

Yes, people love to get married on the beach outside the villa! Rachel Tanner, Professional Rincon Photographer captures the moment. Pictures of People Getting Married The ambiance created by the sounds of the waves and the color of the sky creates the perfect setting. Now with Villa 3 we can accommodate up to 36 overnight guests. Click here to read more about getting married in Rincon.

Walking or Beach Combing

Get up early and stroll the beach while your coffee is brewing. It is a great way to get your exercise, relax, enjoy the beauty of the ocean and the life-style of living on the beach. My wife always brings back lots of sea glass and shells! Some guests make jewelry with the collected sea glass. Contact Sue Gray Sea Glass to see beautiful jewelry made with glass collected from our beach just outside the Villas!

Massages

The best way to relax! They will come over to your house. What could be better than a massage, while all you hear are the pounding waves of the ocean? You may want to try Jeff Sinclair at www.zenclair.com or Cynthia at www.rinconsportsmassage.com or for a more complete list of massage therapists see our Sunset Paradise Villas Guidebook.

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