Rincon: Surf Capital of Puerto Rico


Rincon is a sleepy little beach town on the west coast of Puerto Rico. Nestled in the northwest corner, it often feels like a world of its’ own. None of the major highways go through the town so it has maintained a slower, low-key feel. It is one of the few towns where the town plaza remains the center of town life and it is a bustling area full of restaurants and shops.

Rincon is particularly known for it’s surfing and beaches… and there are plenty of places to stay in small hotels, paradors and vacation rentals. You will find lots to do in the area – especially if watersports are what you are looking for.  Many of the restaurants offers excellent dining and a variety of cuisines, and you will find many gift shops, galleries, and surf shops for your shopping needs.  In addition, the town is a good base in which to explore the west coast of Puerto Rico.


Some of the major attractions are:

  • Lighthouse
  • Domes
  • Beaches – Marias, Domes,
  • Whale Watching – January through March
  • Sailing trips to Mona and Desecheo – known as the Galapagos of the Caribbean

Travel Information

Rincon Online

Rincon Tourism Association

Surf, Play & Stay Rincon, Puerto Rico


Some useful and fun links:

Rincon Archives: this set has old photographs of Rincon throughout the years

El Coqui of Rincon: great tourism magazine

Surfing in Rincon: Swell Info Rincon Surf Report,

Surfrider Foundation: surfriderricon.org

Rincon Map

Captain Tim
Captain Tim

Captain Tim is the founder of Caribbean Trading Company in Puerto Rico. Many years ago Captain Tim was a normal everyday guy who decided to do what so many people only dream about. He moved to the Caribbean. Traveling throughout the islands, he has the joy of sharing this lifestyle and its flavors with the world.

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