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.





Bahia Culinary Fest at El Faro in Rincon

This years Bahia Culinary Fest will be held at the Rincon Lighthouse (El Faro) April 18th and 19th.  This is a great event for the whole family.  Each day the activities start at noon and go to 9pm.   There will be 

  • A kids pizza making competition (call to reserve a limited spot)
  • Exotic drinks
  • Live cooking by several "Expert Culinary Chefs"
  • 80s and 90s DJ Music
  • Food, Craft and Art Vendors

Admission is free.  For more information you can call (787) 554-7986 or (939) 257-9779.  Enjoy your Rincon Vacation!

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Mercado Agroecologico de Rincón Farmers Market

It is worth noting how much the Rincon Farmers Market has grown in the last few years.   As recent as 2010 there really were not many vendors at the Market.  But today you will find beautiful art, jewelry, clothes and organic/unique food options.


Every Sunday in the Rincon Downtown Plaza you will find

  • All types of food options - delicious healthy foods to eat at the Market and delicious healthy foods to take home
  • Essential Oils
  • Plants & Flowers
  • Handmade Clothes and Jewelry
  • Used Books
  • Community Groups like Defensa Animal de Rincon & Surfrider Rincon

Take a break one Sunday morning from your Rincon Apartment Rental and enjoy .....

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GABA Coffee & Fine Arts now in Rincon


Located in Rincon on the 115, KM 11.5, between Oktoberfest & Yaely Pizza is GABA Coffee and Fine Arts.


Stop by for great Coffee, Beer, Wine, Food & ART ... as they say ... "We welcome people from all around the world with open arms. We are a small coffee shop full of pieces art from a diversity of artist, here you will find a variety of coffees, artisan beers and wines. Here you will find the best coffee on this island..."


Contact them at (787) 614-0581 to learn when their next big Art Event will happen ... GABA is a cool vibe, friendly and uniquely-Rincon spot!


Enjoy your Rincon Vacation!

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Easter Rincon Restaurants

Being it is Easter Sunday we thought it might be nice to list all the Rincon Tourism Association Restaurants.  We believe they are all serving today but numbers are listed so give them a call before you go.


Enjoy your Easter Rincon Vacation in your Rincon Apartment Rental.

Rincon, Puerto Rico Dining, Bars, Coffee Shops and Restaurant Listings

Tourism Association Members offer The Best of Rincon Dining!

BD Cafe

Serving café-acai bowls-smoothies-salads-breakfast-light bites. Our coffee is fair trade, single origin, local, and organic. For our smoothies and food we get a lot of our products from local farmers. We aim to stay strongly involved in the growth in our local food system.

Our Baristas are highly skilled. They prepare and serve espresso-based coffee drinks.

From a cultural standpoint, we serve as centers of social interaction. We provide social members with a place to talk, write, read, entertain one another, or pass the time, whether individually or in small groups of two or three people. We serve as an informal club for our regular members.


Carr. 413 Km 4.1 


Hours:  Daily 7am to 4pm

Closed Tuesdays


Free Wi-Fi!

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Brasas Restaurant at Rincon Beach Resort
One of Puerto Rico's leading luxury resorts!

(787) 589-9000


Brasas Restaurant offers contemporary Caribbean cuisine accompanied by signature fresh fruit sauces. One of the most unique and interesting Resort Hotels in Puerto Rico. An intimate, four star ocean front, boutique resort hotel located at Almirante Beach on the Western Coast of Puerto Rico, near the sleepy town of Rincon, where surfers enjoy world class surfing.



Calypso Café & Beach Shop
This is surfer-central - on Maria's Beach where you can watch it all (787)-823-1626

One of Rincon's favorite hang-outs.  This is the place for people watching, surfing and sunsets.  Located at Maria's Beach. This full service bar and grill offers Happy Hour, local talk & music. Open Daily

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Das Alpen Café


Welcome to Das Alpen Café in Rincón, Puerto Rico, where authentic German and Italian cooking is our specialty. We are located in the town center of Rincon and offer great food with all natural ingredients. Our dishes are recipes we grew up enjoying, still prepared in the classic style. Portion sizes, as expected, are generous. 


El Beach Bohío Bar at Villa Cofresi is one of the happiest and most popular spots in Rincón. It has the best view of the sea and from it you can enjoy the most spectacular sunsets while sipping your favorite drink. We offer all kinds of drinks including our famous Pirate Special, creamy piña coladas, fruity frappes, or your favorite exotic drink


For lunch, we offer the best hamburgers in town and great chicken kabobs - "pinchos". We also have sandwiches and salads. Weekdays Sunset Happy Hour featuring rum drinks, house wines and beers. We have kareoke and live music. Call for details.

You can enjoy in a stool around the bar, in the nearby tables or just enjoy your order on the beach.

Ask for a "Bruja Negra"... another signature drink.

Open Daily 10:00 am to 12:00 midnight


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Francisco's Caribbean Local Cuisine

Seasonally & Locally Inspired Cuisine at the Lazy Parrot Inn 
(787) 823-0101

A locally sourced, Caribbean inspired menu that wll change frequently as availability and freshness of ingredients vary throughout the year, highlighting Chef Crespo's culinary skills in each flavorful, fabulous dish. Click here for a sample menu.

Open daily for breakfast and dinner.




La Ana de Cofresi Restaurant
at Hotel Villa Cofresi
(787) 823-2450

The sea... you... and the mystery of Cofresí. Find your Treasure in Villa Cofresí Hotel & Restaurant in Rincón Puerto Rico.  Hotel Villa Cofresí is located on the gorgeous Rincón beach  on the West Coast of Puerto Rico - with pool, restaurant, bar-by-the-sea and breathtaking views and sunsets.   



The management team of Casa Isleña Restaurant has proudly taken over the the historic Black Eagle Restaurant, rechristening it "La Copa Llena". Located right on the ocean, people have been enjoying the sunsets from the Black Eagle deck since the 1970's. The combination of Chef Brendan Basham'scuisine, Casa Isleña's charm, and the view of the waves, whales, and sunsets, provides a singular Rincón dining experience.
Our menu includes some of our old favorites such as the char-grilled octopus w/ heirloom beans and papaya salad, and introduced some incredible new dishes like poké (yellowfin tuna, avocado, and seaweed), coconut steamed mussels w/ homemade chorizo and fresh herbs, and a 20 oz. t-bone steak with flageolet-corn succotash and a                 yukon-parsnip mash. As always, the menu tends to change upon the availability of ingredients, keeping the chef creative and our guests surprised.
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Mi Familias Pizza
Located at the Lazy Parrot Inn

From your seat at the Lazy Parrot Inn’s poolside bar, you can watch as Pizza Chef Gaby Carrero creates his gourmet pizzas using fresh dough and homemade marinara sauce. The specially designed Italian brick oven ensures, with Gaby’s touch, a thin, light crust that complements the fresh ingredients, flavors, and textures that are his signature. A traditional favorite, The Queen’s (cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella) and Emmy’s White (ricotta, romano and mozzarella) as well as Pesto and Tres Carnes pizzas are a sampling of the menu offering Italian inspired fare.

Experienced mixologist and bartender, Johnny Gonzalez creates delicious original and classic cocktails using seasonal fresh fruits and ingredients. He may suggest house made mojitos and sangrias, craft beers on draft, wines and non-alcoholic cocktails for any food pairing that will satisfy your taste buds.

Open all day, every day, 11:30am – 10:00pm. Bar is open until 11:00pm.

Experience a brick oven eatery at Mi Familias Pizzeria, a rustic, sophisticated and relaxed environment.

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Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant
Great food and fun right on Rincon's historic 'Plaza Central'

Located on the plaza in downtown Rincon.  Pancho Villa's offers a variety of Mexican food, tacos, burritos, flautas and more!  Save room for dessert...their fried cheesecake drizzled with caramel, chocolate or strawberry sauce is to die for!  Lots of is a don't miss lunch or dinner!

Play Beach Bar and Grill

Located right on the Beach at Parador Villa Antonio!

Relaxing and fun beachfront bar and grill with the most beautiful sunset views in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Wine & Spirits. Exquisite food by Chef Roberto Ruiz.

@ Parador Villa Antonio

Road 115 K 12, Rincon, Puerto Rico, 00677

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Pool Bar Sushi "Umami"

Featuring Surf Movies, Music Videos & Block Busters

on the 20' tall BIG SCREEN every night!!!

Dinner nightly at 5pm, closed Tuesdays.

Now open for lunch, December thru March, Wednesday through Sunday.             

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Shipwreck Restaurant 

at Taino Divers 

Rincon's newest and freshest restaurant right next to the marina.

Come experience home-style, international cuisine for lunch and dinner in a tropical outdoor setting.The perfect place for the whole family to enjoy with happy hour as well as daily food and drink specials.  Don't miss the Sunday pig roast, Puerto Rico style. 


Tamboo Seaside Grill and Boutique
Oceanside dining at its best!  (787)823-8550


The Tamboo Seaside Grill offers the best in American and Caribbean cooking. Our menu is based on what's market fresh & the catch of the day. We have combined our experience with traditional Puerto Rican cuisine & American light cooking - a tropical menu  simple but rich in flavors. At the Seaside Grill you eat "Al Fresco" under blue skies & palm trees, in a casual & relaxing atmosphere. It's Rincon at it's best. Our Beach Boutique & Gift Shop has a unique collection of swimsuits, island wear and local arts and crafts for your collection, or to take home as gifts.  

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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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Contact for all Vacation Rentals:

Jim Westfall (310)270-5232


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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