Rincón was the site of the World Surfing Championships in 1968, and since then has gained a reputation as the surfing capital of the Caribbean. A generation of international surfers has challenged the fast and furious offshore waves; so many have settled in the village that it has developed an expatriate subculture.
Rincón straddles the rough Atlantic and the gentle Caribbean, so its six beaches provide the best of both worlds. The town’s public beach is especially popular among families who enjoy its calm and clear blue waters, and the convenience of parking spaces, rest rooms and food stands. In the unlikely case that you tire of swimming, snorkeling or sunning here, the area is perfect for collecting seashells and sea glass.
There are lots of things to do in Rincon, aside from swimming, tanning and relaxing. Capital Water Sports offers everything from kayak rentals to surfboard, skateboards and snorkeling gear. Capital Water Sports also offers the following rides: water skiing, diving trips, cruising, fishing, sunset cruises and whale watching. Is this your first time practicing water sports? Don't worry, these location also offers all kinds of water sports instruction, including swimming and surfing lessons as well as sailing, skating and snorkeling instruction. All of these services are provided by Alex Hollins, Captain and lifeguard. (787)203-2394 or (787)823-2789.
For those interested in other activities, just a short drive out of Rincon are casinos, movies, golf, tennis and even bowling.
The Rincon Triathlon began in 1982, as an athletic activity by the Rincon Community Youth Center and Dr. Hector Nazario, on behalf of the Rincon Rural Health Initiative Project. It was so popular with the town community that it was repeated the following year as part of the activities related to the Santa Rosa Festival. After this successful second event, the Rincon Triathlon became an annual event that ocurrs every year on the second Sunday of June.
Deep Sea Fishing is a great adventure any time in Rincon. In the winter months, Yellow Fin Tuna, Wahoo, Dorado, Mahi-Mahi, While Marlin and even Sailfish appear in the deep waters between the coast of Rincon and the Mona Passage.
Every winter hundreds of visitors flock the coast of Rincon to enjoy one of the most spectacular sights in nature: the annual migration of Humpback Whales. This spectacle happens every winter and is at its peak season is in February. However, whale sightings are possible as early as December and as late as March. The Lighthouse Park is the best place to view the whales from land, but visitors might see them through the waters off Rincon's beaches.
SCUBA diving in Rincon is the best in Puerto Rico due to our location close to great dive sites and Desecheo Island which is only 12 miles offshore. Although it may take longer to reach, Desecheo Island is designated as a National Reserve Park and offers pristine diving conditions in a protected marine environment. Desecheo is known for its coral formations, reef fish, angels, jacks and even sharks. With average water temperatures of 80º Fahrenheit and visibility up to 100 feet or more - Rincon has become a world-class SCUBA diving destination.
Rincon's Nuclear Reactor (BONUS) is located at only minutes from 413 Apartments. This reactor was developed as a prototype nuclear power plant to investigate the technical and economic feasibility of the integral boiling-superheating concept.Operation of the BONUS reactor was terminated in June 1968.
Rincon's Lighthouse is located only a few minutes driving time from 413 Apartments. The Lighthouse Park provides spectacular views of Rincon's coast and Desecheo Island. This location is ideal for whale watching and enjoying the stunning sunsets that characterize the beatiful town of Rincon. The Park features a snack bar and gift shop.