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Rincon, the Town to See the Best Sunsets & Surf Waves

Updated: Jul 6, 2023

Rincon is a town located on the west coast of Puerto Rico. This small town is a gem, you can catch the best sunset from different corners, areas. It is also known as a surfing town and maybe in one of your visit you'll see a Humback whale (mostly from January to late March).

Here is a list of the popular beaches in Rincon:

Domes Beach

This beach is one of the popular surf beaches. Located next to the Punta Higuera Lighthouse. It got its name from the old dome from the inactive nuclear plant which you can appreciate peeking out from the trees from the park at the lighthouse.

Steps Beach

Located at the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve. The name comes as you can see in the image from a concrete set of steps by the shore. The shore is a bit rocky as you can see in the images above.

Rincon Beach or Balneario de Rincon

This is actually one of my favorite place for a beach day in Rincon. There is a small shop where you can get smoothies, acai bowls, merch, food and more.

Sandy Beach

Popular by locals and travelers. You will find bars, restaurants and places to stay within walking distance.

Maria's Beach

Is one of the popular surfers. It hosts a surfing contest every year.

Other places you must visit:

Punta Higuera Lighthouse

Well preserved historic place, built in 1892. Enjoy a walk around the small park with a view to the ocean and hopefully you’ll get lucky enough to see the humpback whales. Ola Sunset Cafe - cocktails and light bites.

Visit the Town Square - La Plaza

You will find around a variety of restaurants, bars and coffee shops. At the plaza you will enjoy the handycraft merch, music, food and more.

Club Nautico Area

Here you will find a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, tour company, and much more.

Where to eat:

Aquaviva Restaurant & Bar

We had breakfast here, it was delicious. Also the venue is pretty, good service and ambience.

Vatos Locos Downtown

Mexican cuisine.

Capriccio Trattoria

Italian and international cuisine.

Rincon Beer Company

A local small brewery. Go taste their beer, cocktails and food.

Here are other places that I had in my list but that I couldn't try, maybe the next time I get to visit Rincon:

  • Gylro

  • Roots

  • Copa Llena

About the Stay

In Rincon there are many places where you can stay from AirBnb, vacation rentals, to hotels. Select what you think is best, most convinient for you and your pocket.

We stayed in a cute Airbnb. A small studio with a mini terrace and hot tub.

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