Information About Rincon, Puerto Rico

Rincon, Puerto Rico, vacation, rentals

Rincon, Puerto Rico is a beach town on the northwest side of the island, known for surfing, whale watching, beautiful sunsets, it has become one of the premier locales for Caribbean destination weddings.  There is also diving, fishing, horseback riding and snorkeling at Puerto Rico's only protected marine reserve, Tres Palmas.  Nearby are golf courses, bioluminescent bays, caves and rainforest. 

 

While Rincon does offer some amazing resorts and larger properties, it is a relatively rural and small town spread out over 8 miles of coastline that ranges from calm Caribbean waters on the south to rock and coral surf breaks on the north. 

 

The key to enjoying your Rincon vacation is deciding what area of Rincon is best for you and your group.  If you want to surf and be around the surf crowd, vacation rentals and properties in the Puntas and Ensenada areas of Rincon are best.  If you are looking to be closer to town and calmer, more sandy bottomed beaches, properties and vacation rentals in Stella (Parcellas) or Corcega Beach may be better suited for your group. Remember Rincon is spread out and the different areas each have something unique to offer, so don't hesitate to ask about the surrounding area of the vacation rental you are inquiring about, we are happy to point you in the right direction!   Also see our Map of Rincon Vacation Rentals.

 

We can also help find Rincon vacation activities such as  board rentals, surf lessons, snorkel and sail tours, taxi services, catering and most anything you need for a great Rincon, Puerto Rico vacation!   Feel free to Contact Us.

Purchase a Purple Lizard map of Rincon before your trip, a very accurate  road and beach map with lots of other useful information. www.purplelizard.com


Wed

01

Apr

2015

Rincon Vegetarian Restaurant Bossa Nova Cafe


There is a new Rincon Cafe and it is located right around the corner from your Rincon Apartment Rental - in the Plaza Raffucci

 

Bossa Nova Cafe is much bigger on the inside than it appears from the outside.  It is air condictioned with plenty of seating and they are in the process of getting WiFi working.  But it is their healthy, homemade, organic and vegetarian food that might be of most interest to you ...

 

They offer

  • Salads / Salad Bar with homemade dressings
  • Wraps
  • Pasta
  • Soup
  • Acai Bowls
  • Deserts .. and they do offer meat but their focus is more a Rincon Vegetarian Restaurant

Reach them at 787-505-1444 for questions on hours and a complete menu.   At the time of this blog they are so new the menu is changing and not available online.

 

Enjoy your Rincon Vacation!

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Wed

25

Mar

2015

Country Music for your Vacation in Rincon Puerto Rico



If you are looking to enjoy some Country Music and Cooking during your stay at your Rincon Apartment Rental we suggest Cowboys Cantina and Outside Grill!

 


And this Friday March 27th you'll find the local Rincon band, The Rubberneckers playing at Cowboy's from 7-10pm

 


This is a great spot for the whole family with

  • Pony Rides (call 787-370-5835 to reserve/confirm)
  • Ribs, Burgers, Salads, Etc. 
  • Huge Outdoor Dinning area (plenty of room for kids to move around in)
  • and the Rubberneckers Band this Friday!


Enjoy your Country in the Caribbean during your Rincon Vacation!

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Mon

23

Mar

2015

Uniquely Rincon Puerto Rico

We are always saying how unique Rincon is and we aren't the only ones to say that.   Even within Puerto Rico, a most beautiful Island with welcoming people and customs, Rincon is uniquely different and we have your Rincon Apartment Rental to help you enjoy it all.

 

Taken from "My Puerto Rico Concierge: Your guide to exploring the Island of Enchantment!" online blog we give you Rincon .....


The other Puerto Rico: Rincon

Colorful boat on Los Almendros beach
Colorful boat on Los Almendros beach

Rincon is a totally unique destination: appealing to surfers, families, couples, singles, friends, nature seekers, sun seekers, modern day hippies, budget travelers, weekenders from San Juan, and those who love to explore. I call it “the other Puerto Rico” because of its distinctly different ambiance highly influenced by the surfer population.

The Rincon lighthouse (faro in Spanish) has a beautiful park with great sea views
The Rincon lighthouse (El Faro in Spanish) has a beautiful park with great sea views
Black Eagle beach or Marina beach, one block from Blue Boy Inn
Black Eagle beach or Marina beach

 the sandy curve of Black Eagle beach where boats also are launched. Several bars and eateries are located nearby in walking distance including the very recommended La Copa Llena at the Black Eagle. Here the Chef has created a menu including small plates or large plates which are very well executed and prepared with taste and presentation on a par with best of upscale restaurants in world cities. Wednesday evenings at the outside patio bar become quite lively, mainly with an American surfer crowd mixed with tourists playing bingo. It’s a totally unexpected thing to find here on the island of Puerto Rico. .....The mood is very laid back. You’ll find that shorts, t shirt and flip flops are de rigeur wherever you go here. This is definitely not the case in the San Juan area where locals tend to dress better than the tourists. Here, you can feel very comfortable in your Havaianas or sandals day or night.

Tapas at La Copa Llena
Tapas at La Copa Llena
Enjoy organic, garden fresh food at La Carta Buena
Enjoy organic, garden fresh food at La Carta Buena

Rincon’s situation on a piece of land which juts out of the northeast corner of the island owes to its popularity for both beach goers and surfers. The surfers frequent the northern perimeter of Rincon’s shoreline as these are the beaches on the Atlantic side with more wind and waves, creating perfect conditions for the sport. The names of the beaches are unique like Domes, Steps, Maria’s or Sandy Beach. The calmer waters of the Caribbean side are on the beaches nearer the town center.
The topography of Rincon is of rolling green cow pastures and low lying beachfront communities, with one large hill which one must climb in order to cross from the town area to the Punta area where you a strip of inns, shops, bars and restaurants as well as some businesses which cater to the surfers and the health minded crowd. It’s not hard to find health food, vegetarian cuisine, and yoga practitioners in this area of Puerto Rico. There’s even a food truck called La Carta Buena which makes natural juices and garden fresh food which is currently very popular as an alternative to the fried foods commonly offered on many menus.

Cow pastures near Steps beach
Cow pastures near Steps beach
Exotic lagoon at Los Almendros beach
Exotic lagoon at Los Almendros beach

Ask anyone in Rincon for their recommendation for seafood and they will likely tell you to “go to La Cambija!” What’s La Cambija? It’s named after the street that it’s on, Calle Cambija, just steps away from the main part of Rincon town plaza. What can you expect of this restaurant? Freshest fish, empanadillas (fried turnovers) filled with either shrimp, lobster, fish, conch, meat, or even the hard-to-find lion fish! Lionfish is recently making the scene in the Caribbean but it’s not widely found on menus yet, due to the fact the the fins contain a poison which must be taken into account when preparing the fish for consumption. The Lionfish turnover at La Cambija was delicious and I’d recommend trying it!

Lion Fish turnovers (empanadillas de pez leon) at La Cambija are worth trying
Lion Fish turnovers (empanadillas de pez leon) at La Cambija are worth trying

Other points of interest in Rincon are “the lighthouse” and it’s well-groomed park with gorgeous views of the Desecheo island in the distance, surfers on the Domes beach below, and in winter, you may spy whales breaching in the sapphire blue waters surrounding this area. In one day in February, we saw several whales breaching and spouting in the distance, both from the lighthouse park as well as from Tamboo Bar deck on Sandy Beach. Tamboo Bar’s newly renovated deck now offers a delightful shaded position from which you can watch surfers and enjoy a cool tropical drink and a lunch, just steps from your beach towel. Sandy Beach is also the perfect place to look for shells and sea glass, as the waves tend to bring these to this beach more frequently than the calmer beaches of the Caribbean side of the Rincon point.

Small treasures found on Sandy Beach
Small treasures found on Sandy Beach
Guanabana or soursop fruit growing in Blue Boy Inn's garden
Guanabana or soursop fruit 
Let yourself wander and discover on rural roads of Rincon!
Let yourself wander and discover on rural roads of Rincon!

Enjoy your Rincon Vacation!

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Mon

16

Mar

2015

Rincon Tres Palmas Marine Reserve

When you decide to venture out from your Rincon Apartment Rental you will want to enjoy the "Road to Happiness" aka the 413.

 

Rincon's 413 is only about 5 miles in length - it begins and ends at two different spots on the 115.   But those 5 miles include many beautiful sights, including the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve.   The reserve was established to protect endangered sea life and to educate future generations.  We also get less development on the land surrounding the official Reserve!   It is Beautiful!

 

From the 413, at the Marine Reserve, you will see open fields, green grass, tall palm tress, horses, cows and the beautiful Ocean.  It is just really one of the many uniquely beautiful aspects of Rincon!

 

Enjoy your Rincon Vacation!

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Thu

12

Mar

2015

Rincón Whale Festival 2015

It is that beautiful time of year again in Rincon, when the whales migrate and the people celebrate March 28th and 29th!!!  

 

However, this year, the 9th year will have more activities than ever.   The event has always been fun for the whole family with

  • Artists
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Music & Bands

This year the City of Rincon is adding 

  • Department of Natural and Environmental Resources  assigned area to educate the public about the humpback whale and the treatment it deserves
  • Fisherman selling fresh fish

So grab everyone staying at your Rincon Apartment Rental and head to the Rincon Lighthouse!

 

Enjoy your Uniquely Rincon Vacation!

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Contact for all Vacation Rentals:

Jim Westfall (310)270-5232

jim@gorincon.com

 

Rincon resident since 2009

 

 

 

If one of our properties is not available or suitable for your group, I'm happy to make a recommendation to help you find the best property for your vacation.

*Rates do not include 7% room tax, cleaning fee.

*Quoted rates are starting rates, high season rates could be more.

All Rentals have a 5 night minimum stay.

Holiday Weeks (December 17-January7, President's week, Easter, 4th of July add 20%)

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