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.


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20

Apr

2014

Music in Rincon

If you spend any time out and about Rincon enjoying the many great bands around town, you are familiar with Los Disfuncionales (The Disfunction).  If you aren't .... check out their recent video (below) featuring Rincon!

 

If you'd like to find out where they might be playing while staying at your Rincon Vacation Rental, contact us and we will be happy to connect you or check out the Los Disfuncionales Facebook page!

 

A little about The Disfunction from revibenation:

  • "The Disfunction" hail from the sleepy little surf town of Rincon, Puerto Rico, where the only word they could think of to properly describe their synergy, was "dysfunction". Childhood friends came together, never knowing what greatness would lie ahead for them. After months of song writing & practicing, they played a couple of shows to a amazing reaction from the crowd!
  • Sounds Like: The Killers, The Bravery, Led Zeppelin Official, The Doors, Keane
  • Since the summer 2008, they have played non-stop throughout Puerto Rico, distinguishing themselves as one of the most prominent Rock bands from Puerto Rico. Working diligently on composing uniquely different types of songs, they have played all over the caribbean.
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Wed

16

Apr

2014

#1 Affordable Caribbean Hot Spots

CNN recently posted a ranking of the "10 most affordable Caribbean hot spots" and Puerto Rico was #1.   So if you are looking for a beautiful yet affordable vacation in the Caribbean you know where to look first.  If you need help identifying which Rincon Vacation Rental will work best for you just decide on your number of guests and price range, then Contact Us and we will be happy to help.   We have rentals small enough for 1 guest and larger Rincon Vacation Villas that hold up to 28 guests!

 

Enjoy your Rincon Vacation!  

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Mon

14

Apr

2014

Wine Tasting & Wine Shop Now Around Rincon

Not exactly located in Rincon, but definitely worth the short drive to Aguadilla to enjoy this family run Wine Shop extraordinaire!!!!   And they do offer private tasting parties at your Rincon Vacation Rental!!!

 

The following was offered from a recent article and you can find Tinto on Facebook .....

 

Tinto has finally opened its doors! With about 200 labels and over 47 grape varieties, just about every palate is quenched. Walking through the front doors feels as if you’ve entered someone’s living room. Rustic furniture and warm colors surround you. The first thing I notice is a bookshelf full of reference materials. Magazines and some of the best reference books out there, such as “The Wine Bible” by Karen McNeil, and “Windows on the World Complete Wine Course” by Kevin Zraly. Right above the bookshelf I find myself looking at a Periodic Table of different grape varieties. How it works is, you find the grape you are interested in and it tells you in which spectrum of acidity, body and texture your palate falls under. It also helps you identify which other grapes fall into the same spectrum. Maybe it’s a grape that you’ve been meaning to try and now you know you might like it!!

Across from the reference center I see three wines featured this month, a sample of which is offered as I enter the store. This month’s selection includes a Gewürztraminer from Washington, a French Cote du Rhone, and the better known Malbec from Argentina. Now with a bit of a sample in my hand, I’m ready to browse through the store!

As I look around I notice wines from Australia, New Zealand, Washington, France, and Israel among the usual regions like California, Italy, Argentina, Chile and Spain. I see bottles from $12.00 to $35.00. The wines are labeled with information cards containing tasting notes, ratings and a drink-by date. But don’t worry, although the first time you walk through the store it will be hard to decide which wines to buy, the more you visit the easier it gets.

Not only are you surrounded by all these wonderful wines to take home, but you can actually consume on premise as well! Tinto offers a wine by the glass menu of about 8 wines which you can enjoy with their Cheese Sampler or Charcuterie plate. Wine Flights are also offered; these change monthly so that by the end of a year you should be able to taste all 47 grape varieties featured in the wine shop. You can consume any bottle off the shelf for a $10.00 corking fee. Even the whites! The staff at Tinto will chill it to perfect temperature within 3 minutes. The tables are spread out around the store, so that anywhere you sit you are able to see the wines around you.

I take a seat and try to decide whether to order a white or red wine flight. Uhmm, white flight with a cheese plate it is! The flight consists of a 2 ½ oz. pour of three different whites. This month they’re a Verdejo from Spain, the Gewürztraminer from Washington, and a Malvasia from Italy. The flight arrives first, the presentation is wonderful, a beautiful wooden board with three small glasses and an information card for each with tasting notes. They are presented in ascending order of body. In this case it’s Malvasia, Verdejo and lastly the Gewürztraminer. The cheese plate arrives and looks delicious. It’s arranged with Manchego, Brie, and Hard Goat Cheese. Each cheese is paired with complementing jams and salads. In this case, a house-made fig-olive tapenade, a cranberry-orange relish and black currant jam. It tasted as good as it looked and my wines complemented them nicely. Well done!! The meat platter consists of three cured meats; chorizo cantimpalo, sorpresatta, and capocollo. The meats are presented with herb-marinated olives, a pickled radish and parsley salad as well as a pickled pepper salad.

All in all a great experience and I was exposed to new wines as well as new flavors. But the people at Tinto don’t stop there. They also offer educational Wine Tastings. Their first Wine Tasting is on The Big Six; the most influential grapes in the wine world: Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet and Syrah. In the tasting they walk you through the body and style of each grape and help you understand the tasting notes of each. They will be offering a different tasting just about every other week.

All in all, when you go to Tinto you’ll feel like family and the experience will be great. Where else can you purchase a bottle of wine as you sip and learn about the very wine you will be purchasing? It is definitely a place well worth checking out. 

 

Enjoy Your Rincon Vacation!

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Wed

09

Apr

2014

SUP in the Caribbean

Congratulations Rincon, Puerto Rico! Our paddling community has won the first ever Paddle Town Battle! Coming from a sixth seed to take this year's overall title, Rincon is the epicenter of this Caribbean island's SUP scene and 8th and Ocean is the perfect Beachfront SUP location for a full Caribbean SUP Retreat (rent the whole Villa and Enjoy!)

 

What SUP Magazine did ... Here is how it went down and Rincon WON!

  • During NCAA’s March Madness, we’re running our own contest to determine the nation’s best paddling town (look for the feature in the Summer issue).
  • After a short nomination period (consider it the conference championships), we’ll choose eight towns from across the country based on proximity to water (whitewater, touring, surf, downwind) and community (shops, events, clubs) with points given to each.  
  • SUP magazine will create an Elite Eight bracket and you, SUP magazine readers, will vote to determine the nation’s best town to live in if you’re a paddler. The winning town gets massive bragging rights for its constituents and major verbage in our Summer issue.
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Mon

07

Apr

2014

Caribbean Yoga Retreats in Rincon

Rincon Puerto Rico is truly a perfect and beautiful location for Caribbean Yoga Retreats! With its peaceful oceanfront location you can be certain to enjoy yoga island style!

 

So grab your yogi friends and start planning what many say is an experience of a life time.   If you don't know where to start, here are some tips (or we can plan it all - see last paragraph):

  1. Decide on your dates - length of retreat you'd enjoy
  2. Decide on your number of yoga guests (maybe some guests won't be doing yoga?)
  3. Decide if you'd like to bring a yoga instructor from your area (maybe chip in to cover the cost of her trip) or pay a local Rincon yoga instructor
  4. Let the yoga instructor set the schedule for your review

That's really it.  Pack your mats and bathing suits and make it happen.   Maybe even toss in some Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga (we have that in Rincon)!!!   If you need help contact us jim@goRincon.com - we can help as much or as little as your like - we have connections and are happy to help make your Yoga Retreat happen!!!

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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.

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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