Although the word Rincon means 'Corner' or 'Niche' in Spanish and is a perfect description of our location in the northwest corner of Puerto Rico - the name originates from Don Gonzalo Rincon, a 16th century landowner who allowed various poor families to reside on his land. Today, this 'corner of Puerto Rico' remains part of the 'Undiscovered Caribbean'. The small town of Rincon has been Puerto Rico's favorite vacation destination for years! Rincon means 'corner' in Spanish - and that is exactly what makes our 'Town of Beautiful Sunsets' so special. Rincon lies in the corner of Puerto Rico's northwest coast where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea. This unique location creates some of the best surfing waves in the world when the currents collide from October to April. It's no wonder that Rincon was first discovered by surfers. Jump in your car and head for Sandy Beach, Spanish Steps, Domes Beach, Lighthouse Park, Maria's Beach or Steps Beach and watch one of the most amazing sports you'll ever see.

Even though surfing made Rincon famous - it has become a major resort destination year-round. Winter is high season for surfers, boarders and whale-watching and escaping the cold northern winters. Hotels, restaurants and beaches are full of activity and there is always lots to do: SCUBA Diving off nearby Desecheo Island, snorkeling, horseback riding, mountain biking, swimming, long walks on the beach and of course those unforgettable sunsets every night as the sun sets over the Caribbean. In the summer, Rincon relaxes and turns into a sleepy Caribbean village that shows a different personality. The wild surf calms down to create intimate, secluded beaches where snorkeling takes the place of surfing along the Lighthouse area beaches. This is one of the favorite times for Caribbean residents to visit Rincon. July is actually our busiest month, since all of Puerto Rico goes on vacation - and bookings are required far in advance! Rincon boasts world-class resorts, intimate hotels, villa-style apartments and guest houses that make it a great choice for your next vacation! However, we haven't lost our 'old time' Caribbean charm. There is no 'resort strip' in Rincon - our guests are just another part of life in paradise. Although a small town - Rincon boasts several different personalities depending on the area of town you explore. You'll enjoy the activity of The Fun Coast, the intimate beaches and spectacular show every evening on the Sunset Coast, Downtown Rincon's traditional plaza and the long swimming beaches of our Caribbean Coast. You'll meet local residents, visitors who bought second homes here after the 'fell in love' with Rincon - and tourists from all over Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and the world. Once you discover the special Caribbean charm of our special corner of Puerto Rico - we're sure you'll fall in love with Rincon, Puerto Rico and come back again and again. And if you fall in love like many of our past guests, we have several real estate agents listed on our website to help you purchase your home, villa or condo in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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