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Rincon, Puerto Rico

(ring-KON)

Rincón is known as Pueblo del Surfing (the surfing town) and El Pueblo de los Bellos Atardeceres (the town of beautiful sunsets). Rincón was founded in 1771 by Luis de Añasco.

The town of Rincón is located in the Western Coastal Valley, west of Añasco and Aguada. To the north, nestles between La Cadena Mountains and a series of beaches facing the Atlantic to the north and the Caribbean to the south. The half-dozen reef-lined Atlantic beaches have become a winter mecca for skilled surfers since the World Surfing Championship was held here nearly twenty years ago. Endangered humpback whales visit in the winter.


Rincon Sunset
Rincon Sunset
Photo: Ramon Morales

The Punta Higuero Lighthouse was built by the Spaniards in the early 1890s, rebuilt after an earthquake in 1921. This lighthouse still in use and it uses an unmanned 26,000-candlepower rotating beacon.

There are a few small hotels and surfing shops in this charming town and mangos grow everywhere. There is also an observation park for whale watching.

Rincón is made up of 10 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Atalaya
  • Barrero
  • Calvache
  • Cruces
  • Ensenada
  • Jagüey
  • Bo. Pueblo
  • Puntas
  • Rincón Pueblo
  • Ro Grande

Restaurants

  • Black Eagle (Sea Food), (787) 823-3510
  • Calypso Cafe (Puerto Rican), (787) 823-1626
  • Casa Islena Inn (International), (787) 823-1525
  • El Molino del Quijote (Spanish), (787) 823-4010
  • El Rincon Tropical (Puerto Rican), (787) 823-7108
  • Horned Dorset Primavera (French/Spanish), (787) 823-4030 or (787) 823-4050
  • Lazy Parrot (Puerto Rican), (787) 823-5654
  • Natural High Juice Bar & Cafe (Vegetarian), (787) 823-1772
  • Pastrami Palace (Deli/Sandwich), (787) 823-0102
  • Stop @ Tres Palmas Restaurant (Middle Eastern), (787) 823-6010
  • Tres Palmas Restaurant (International), 787-823-6010
  • Tropico Jazz Restaurant & Tropibar (Puerto Rican), (787) 823-4922

Accommodations

  • Sunset Paradise Villas (Rental), 1-800-875-6399
  • Villa Playa Maria (Villa), Toll Free 888-883-0188
    787-823-1663
  • Beside the Pointe (Hotel), (787) 823-8550
  • Blue Boy Inn (Small Inn), (787) 823-2593
  • Casa Islena Inn (Small Inn), 787-823-1525
  • Casa Verde (Guest House), 787-823-3271
  • Casa Vista del Mar (Guest House), no
  • Coconut Palms Inn (Guest House), (787) 823-0147
  • Desecheo Inn (Guest House), (787) 823-0390
    (787) 823-2672
  • Dos Angeles del Mar (Guest House), 787-431-6057
  • Ensenada del Mar (Rental), (787) 826-3355
  • Horned Dorset Primavera (Guest House), (787) 823-4030
  • Lazy Parrot Inn (Small Inn), (787) 823-5654
  • El Mirador Guest House (Guest House), 1-888-883-0188
    (787) 823-1663
  • Parador Villa Antonio (Parador), (787) 823-2645
  • The Pineapple Inn (Small Inn), (787) 823-1430
  • Pipons Resort (Resort), 787-823-5106
  • Pools Beach Cabanas Verdes (Villa), 787-823-8135
  • Puntas Guest House (Guest House), 787-823-6895
  • Rincon Beach Resort (Resort), 787-589-9000
  • Rincon Beachside Villas (Villa), (310) 270-5232
  • Rincon Inn (Guest House), (787) 823-7070
  • Rincon of the Seas-Grand Caribbean Hotel (Hotel), (787) 823-7500
  • Rincon Surf and Board (Guest House), (787) 823-0610
  • The Seashell Villas (Villa), (212) 588-8980
  • Tres Sirenas Oceanfront Inn (Bed & Breakfast), (787) 823-0558
  • Tropical Treehouse (Guest House), (787) 365-3296
  • Villa Cofresi Hotel & Resort (Small Inn), (787) 823-2450
  • Amirage Rincon Beachfront Rentals (Rental), 787-823-6454
  • Casa Bianca (Rental), (516) 527-1827
  • Casa Las Mareas (Rental), (732) 438-6744
  • Ensenada del Mar (Rental), (787) 826-3355
  • LemonTree Oceanfront Cottages (Rental), (787) 823-6452
    Toll-free 1-888-418-8733
  • Low Cost Beach House (Rental), (845) 425-3994
  • Pelican Estate Inn (Apartment/Condo), (787) 823-1327
  • Puntas Rentals (Rental), 787-823-6895
  • Sol y Playa Rincon Beachfront Rentals (Rental), 787-823-6454
  • The Red Door (Rental), (787) 823-2879
  • Tropic Cabanas (Rental), 787-823-2967
  • Villa Ensenada Vacation Apartments (Rental), (787) 823-5807; (787) 823-8359
  • Villa Orleans Beachfront Vacation Rental (Rental), (787) 433-6013
  • Villa Sea Wolf (Rental), (787) 823-7258

Festivals and Events

  • Festival del Coco - May
  • Fiestas Patronales de Santa Rosa de Lima - August
    Every year, Rincon celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 823-2575

Symbols

Anthem: Rincón es mi pueblo querido...

Education

There are 8 public schools in Rincon, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Climate

10 Day Forecast


Demographics *

Population
15,187

Puerto Rico: 3,285,874

Land Area: 14.29 sq mi

Density: 969.3 per sq mi

Median Age: 46.9

Sex: 52% female

Economics **

Per capita income
$13,154
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Median household income: $20,145
Puerto Rico: $21,058

Persons below poverty line: 43.5%

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
5,430
Housing units density:
678.4 (2013)

Persons per household: 2.55

High school grad or higher: 71.2%

Marital status: 42% married

* U.S. Census Bureau 2020 data, unless otherwise noted - Source: Quick Facts Puerto Rico.
** U.S. Census Bureau 2016-2020

Map References

Coordinates: 18.3403° N, 67.2517° W

Zip Code: 677

Driving Distance from San Juan: 96.7 miles

Driving Time: 2 hours, 27 minutes




Did You Know?

All the lakes in Puerto Rico are man made.