There’s nothing quite like kicking back in your own vacation rental in the relaxed, surf-happy village of Rincon. Perhaps, you will gather friends or family for an ideal surf holiday at The Seashell Mansion. The beachfront house sleeps 6 comfortably, includes a chef’s kitchen, master bath Jacuzzi and more. Whether you are a vacationing couple or a family, Rincon offers a broad selection of rental villas and resort condos with the space and privacy to make your holidays a pleasure.
Known for spectacular sunsets and surfing, Rincón is a pleasant, unpretentious beach town in the northwest corner of Puerto Rico. When the currents of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean collide from October to April, surfers flock to Rincon to challenge some of the best waves in the world. Scuba diving, whale watching, horseback riding and mountain biking offer a stimulating mix of activities, though enjoying long walks on the beach is always a favorite. A lazy tropical rhythm grips the village during the summer, when the waters are calmer and snorkeling replaces surfing.
Plaza Central is the heart of the 240-year-old village, where you can choose from several nice restaurants with a mix of traditional fare, tasty tapas and Caribbean Creole dishes. The same is true of the public beach and Marina restaurants, where seaside dining provides a relaxing pastime, and beachside bars pulse with live bands. Open-air Calypso is the veritable “Cheers” of Rincon with friendly staff, ultra casual atmosphere and family-friendly prices.
The small fishing village of La Parguera is home to an unusual phosphorescent bay, where tiny micro-organisms produce chemical sparks of light. Be sure to visit at night to enjoy the striking green and white sparkles - several guides offer bay and snorkeling tours. Another favorite is Camuy River Cave Park, an enormous cave system with a tropical underground river flowing through it. Trolleys and trams shuttle visitors to several sites in the park. Be sure to ask the locals about driving up to El Yunque rain forest to enjoy the cool waterfalls and varieties of plants. Hiking the trails and observing the Elfin Forest offers a serene contrast to the seashore.
Whether you prefer tropical hilltop vistas or beachfront villas, you’ll find many comfortable home rentals available in and around Rincon. Condos and homes include fully-equipped kitchens, internet and cable access and peaceful, private settings. You can begin your day with a pleasant breakfast on the terrace and end with wine on the balcony. And you’ll appreciate the savings, when you mix dining out with home-cooked meals overlooking the sea.