Warm, blue water, sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and stunning sunsets are key ingredients for romance, and Rincón has them in abundance.
Whether it is a getaway with an old love or a new squeeze, a romantic adventure with the chance of a proposal, or a destination wedding or anniversary, Rincón, Puerto Rico, offers the perfect setting for anyone looking to add some paradise to their relationship and spend quality time in a picturesque Caribbean location with their lover!
Quieter, authentic and more original than many other winter getaway locations, Rincon offers a wide range of lodging, dining, and activity options for couples looking for an opportunity to relax and reconnect.
Lodging options abound. From beachfront house rentals to secluded escapes in the mountains, to small hotels like Casa Islena literally on the beach, to the uber luxury option Horned Dorset, and everything in between, Rincón has it all. For options, check out the Tourism Association of Rincon lodging info.
The sunsets in Rincón are truly the key to your loved one's heart and soul and one thing is certain—you will both remember them forever.
Looking to plan that perfect special moment on the water with your sweetheart? Katerina Sail Charters offers private charters and group sunset tours around Rincon.
Restaurant life in Rincón is quickly becoming some of the best in the Caribbean! A destination for foodies, Rincón enjoys a diverse cuisine scene from local food trucks to very fancy restaurants. From romantic oceanfront dining to restaurants in the foothills, options on the plaza in downtown Rincón, there are too many to list. You'll need a month to eat your way through them all!
An excellent town to sample classic Puerto Rican cuisine, Rincón also offers options for vegetarians and vegans with many restaurants embracing plant-based entrees. Is late night your vibe? Rincón has lots of nightlife for those looking to add some late night music and dancing to their romantic getaway.
Check out the annual El Coqui Restaurant Guide to see a sampling of the restaurant scene!
Many couples come to Rincón to leave the activities behind, but if you are looking for some adventure, Rincón is the perfect spot. Snorkeling around Rincón is excellent, especially in the Tres palmas Marine Preserve. For those who want to dive deeper or travel off shore to the reefs around DeSecheo, Rincon Snorkeling & Diving offers guided trips and rental equipment for those who are looking to scuba dive or snorkel their special someone.
Want to Paddle Out?
A world class surfing destination, Rincón is of course the perfect place for you and your adventurous companion to head out with a local guide for a couple’s surf lesson. Melissa at Puntas Surf Supplies can get you sorted for lessons. Melissa knows Rincón surf inside and out—she wrote the detailed surf break descriptions on the Rincón Lizard Map Surf and Beach Guide. Don't miss the Rincón Surf Museum, not far from the Plaza downtown, offering visitors a tour through the epic history of this surfing mecca.
If you're not quite ready for surfing try paddleboarding with your sweetheart. Paddleboards can be easily rented for a few hours or a few days at many local locations.
What would a romantic getaway be without a relaxing massage for your sweetie or maybe a great yoga class? There are lots of fantastic healing professionals in Rincón to help you and your sweetie relax and enjoy. Centro La Paz Yoga and Pilates Studio is a great place to check out for yoga and massage and also has a fantastic little vegan cafe next door called De la Tierra.
One of the best parts of a Rincón vacation is the fantastic opportunities to explore the community. A fantastic blend of Puerto Rican culture which welcomes tourists from near and far, Rincón knows how to host it's visitors while at the same time continuing to feel like the close knit island community that it is. You won't want to miss these events - strolling through the plaza holding hands as you take it all in. Learn more about what's happening while you visit by grabbing a copy of El Coqui when you arrive!
Art Walk: A weekly highlight in Rincón is ArtWalk. Held Thursday nights on “The Plaza” in downtown Rincón, this event is a great date night where you can pick up a few handcrafted items to remember your trip or take home to the rest of your loved ones.
Rincon Farmers Market: Held every Sunday morning, the Farmers Market in Rincón is a wonderful way to start the day. Both a functional farmers market with great options for those who love to cook, and a place to grab a fantastic brunch and fresh juices, the farmers market is now a Rincón tradition.
Lighthouse: A visit to the Punta Higuero lighthouse, aka "El Faro", in Rincón is the perfect backdrop for romantic photos, whale spotting during the migration, or a stroll overlooking the surfing action at Domes beach. Built by the Spanish, the first lighthouse on Punta Higuero was activated on January 13, 1893 to help guide mariners to Mayaquez Bay and through the famed Mona Passage, which separates Puerto Rico from Mona Island.
Rincón’s 17 beautiful and unique beaches offer countless options for breezy morning walks collecting seashells, to long afternoons in the sunshine or digging your toes into the sand quietly reading together under an almond tree, to evening sunset strolls.
Balneario, the town beach, is just a few blocks from downtown and offers shallow, sandy waters with few waves.
Tres Palmas Marine Preserve, also called Steps Beach, is the premier snorkeling spot for those looking to see the brightly colored Caribbean fish and if you are lucky, maybe even sea turtles.
Sandy Beach, in Puntas, invites you to sit in the shade under palm trees.
No matter the pace of your prefered beach life, Rincón has something for you. Grab the Rincón Purple Lizard Map, Surf and Beach Guide before you go, it offers descriptions of all of Rincón's beaches and surf breaks plus everything you need to plan your Rincón adventures!
Logistics: Rincón is the perfect destination for last minute plans and spontaneous getaways!
You don't need a passport since Puerto Rico is a US Territory.
Rincón is easily accessible from most major airports, especially on the northeast corridor.
Fly into Aguadilla (BQN) about 40 min from Rincón, or into San Juan (SJU) and drive across the island (about 2.5 hrs) or take a small Cape Air plane into Mayaguez (30 minutes from Rincon).
To explore all that Rincón offers, you will probably want to rent a car during your visit.
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I had two seriously long days in the woods planned, for an estimated total of 44 miles of backpacking. My plan was to follow a slew of lesser-known trails to create a loop that incorporates both Black Forest Trail and West Rim Trail. I picked this route after studying the Pine Creek Lizard Map. There are countless trails on this excellent map, but some of them are old, neglected, and untravelled. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Winter is a great time to do this kind of exploring. There are no rattlesnakes, nettles, or ticks. Streams are easy to follow, and the cold temperatures can dress up the stream banks with ice sculptures. The lack of leaves creates winter vistas where in the summer there is only endless green. So off I went.