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“Awesome snorkling!”

Ranked #2 of 32 things to do in Rincon
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Snorkeled around with a school of about 500 large black and electric blue fish through some coral. They led me around until we came across a sea turtle swim/flying through the water. Followed him for a while and tried to pet him. Then we ate shrimp empanadas. Today didn't suck. The previous day we came here to snorkel, and my husband found not just 1, but 2 octopi(?) who were in a territory dispute. so fascinating! Also this place is great for beach glassing. Come here. get some sun, walk along the beach, snorkel, and then get some lunch/snacks from the food truck when you're all tired out. A perfect beach day.

1  Thank emmasart
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Look for signs for Steps Cafe, parking is just beyond the cafe and is very limited. Go early for parking and less wind. The entrance to the snorkeling area is a little tricky. Take your equipment with you and scoot over the rocky ledge on your butt. After about 20 ft you will reach deeper water with a snady bottom. Put your equipment on her and enjoy. Get out the same way. Snorkeling is best to the left of the beach.

1  Thank Keri G
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

We stayed right on the beach, and this was a great spot for snorkeling. Also there were tide pools for our 1 year old to play in. When the surf gets up it really gets up, but a SUP board is a must to take out into the reef to look down and see cool stuff.

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We heard about this beach and the great snorkeling in our PR guidebook. We entered the water down away from the steps so we wouldn't be walking on coral and have an easy entry. The snorkeling was fantastic. We saw many schools of blue tang, some parrotfish and had two encounters with sea turtles. The variety of coral was lovely to look at, especially all the Elkhorn. The only sad thing was the several pieces of trash we could see on our way out to the reef. Conserve this area.... take your trash with you when you leave!
The little snack shack has Coco Frio (they chop off the top of a coconut, stick a straw in, and you drink the water) which I had been looking for since I arrived... so good and only $2/coconut.

3  Thank DHalps
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We entered the Reserve via a catamaran, the Katerina that was a short sail from the "marina". The snorkeling was okay with much better coral than I have seen in many areas directly off the coast in Puerto Rico, but the fish variety was minimal. What was much better for snorkeling was the trip out to Desecheo where the snorkeling was great. We used Taino Divers and they were very good.

5  Thank PhillyVoyager
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