Aside from the greater San Juan area, Rincón is the only other popular cluster of tourist beaches in Puerto Rico. Located way out on the western edge of the island, Rincón is mostly known for having the best surfing waves in the Caribbean, by far. The surfing culture is the major draw for visitors since non-surfers will find it cheaper and easier to stay in the San Juan area.
There is also very good diving, snorkeling, and other water sports available, so non-surfers won’t run out of things to do. The area is also home to a great number of retired expats, making it a bit easier to visit even with Spanish being the dominant language.
Rincón is among the cheaper Caribbean destinations, especially for the many who share a rented house in the area for a longer period.
|Airports||Rafael Hernández Airport (BQN)|
|Local Breakfast||If you choose to eat outside of your hotel, you'll find that there are plenty of local cafes that serve light pastries and coffee.||$3.00 - $6.00|
|Local Lunch||Whether you're looking for a light lunch or a full meal, you can get either from beach stall or sit down restaurants.||$6.00 - $15.00|
|Local Dinner||Oysters and other seafood is a popular dinner choice coupled with salads of all kinds.||$12.00 - $20.00|
|Beer||Bars, clubs and restaurants all serve beer, both domestic and imported. The local drinking age is 18.||$2.00 - $5.00|
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Summer is filled with rain showers and the chance of a tropical storm or two while winters are known for having mild temperatures, constant breezes and sunny days.
No matter what time of year you plan to visit, it’s always best to pack light clothing, hats and a bathing suit.
The Rincón beach area is quite spread out, and there are only 20 or so proper hotels and small resorts serving the region, but there are many house rental places that are very popular with tourists as well. Prices tend to be on the low end for the Caribbean, with a few high-end resorts mixed in too.
The lowest hotel prices of the year can be found during the wet season, also known as the low season. These months, June to November, also see the fewest visitors. The winter months see the most visitors and the highest prices as many flock to the island to enjoy a sunny winter rather then the cold ones of the north.
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The closest major airport is Rafael Hernández Airport in Aguadilla, and it has cheap fares from certain limited starting points. Many people instead fly into the main San Juan airport and take ground transportation the rest of the way. Fares there are a bit lower and it’s only about a 2 to 2.5-hour drive in a rental car, or a bit longer on a bus.
Nonstop flights from:
Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, New York-JFK, Newark, Barcelona, Madrid