As requested, I have compiled some pictures of Rincón, Puerto Rico. Rincón is surrounded by water on three sides, so there is good reason that most pictures of the town show the beach and/or ocean. However, to get a better sense of this area, here is a pictorial display. I hope this shows both the inner workings of Rincón as well as “slice of life” scenes.
First on the tour: The Lighthouse or Faro the farthest west you can possibly go on the main island of Puerto Rico.
From the lighthouse park you can overlook one of the most popular surfing beaches:Domes named after the globular now defunct nuclear power station
Domes Beach on a quiet day and during the Corona Competition
Next is the downtown plaza area that is bustling with activity.
Downtown on Thursday night is the place with the best night life because of the Art Walk! You can check out great artisanal work as well as have a beer at the hugely popular Rincón Beer Company.
Downtown Rincón is great on Sunday mornings for the organic farmer’s market where you can find fresh fruits and vegetables
Around the corner from downtown is the cemetery, public works (trash and recycling), an indoor skate park (Skate Town) and the rarely utilized public library.
There are also lots of little shops, doctors, dentists and pharmacies near downtown as well as a medical center/emergency center.
Going in the other direction from the plaza you’ll find the police station and further down the road, the post office.
There are many little fruit stands and food shacks all over town.
And plenty of restaurants too!
Besides the immediate downtown area, most of Rincón is pretty rural and it gets pretty steep quickly. If you drive up the hills of Rincón/Aguada/Añasco for about 3-5 miles as the crow flies or about 20 minutes you can look out at some incredible vistas!
However, down a little lower the views are pretty spectacular as well!
Mainly because of the gradation of the slopes, houses are mostly right on the road and about 80% of them are simple rectangular concrete construction, though occasionally you’ll see a wood house too.
Because Rincón IS a beach town, it is really hard to describe it in pictures without the beach! You must literally try to avoid the beach since it is surrounded on 3 sides by it! There are so many activities, businesses and events that are beach centered. And in some ways it is just the background of life here. Right behind the Econo grocery store not 50 paces away is the beach! The beaches in Rincón are phenomenal and each one is a little different. While Rincón is mainly known as a surf town, there are beaches for everything: boating, snorkeling, surfing, swimming, bonfires, camping, secluded beaches and beaches to party with restaurants and bars!
Welcome to Rincón in photos! I hope you enjoyed the picture tour!