Rincón Attractions

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Yes, Rincon is best known as the surf capital of Puerto Rico, but there is more this destination than beaches.  There is also a museum, a lighthouse, and a park where you can spend your days learning about the natural and cultural history of this sleepy town.  If you're interested in a night of excitement, you can head to nearby Mayaguez for a few hours in the casino.


Rincon Beach

You'll find an abundance of beaches to consider in the area. Click on the name of the beach to get additional information concerning that individual beach.

Sandy Beach: Sandy Beach is more of a surfer's haven than swimmers paradise. Large waves year round make Sandy beach one of the top Surfer destinations in Puerto Rico.

Another alternative to consider is Rincon Beach. Near Rincon, the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea meet. Here on the far western end of Puerto Rico, you'll find six beaches, with calm waters on the Caribbean side and bigger surf on the Atlantic side.

Domes Beach: Domes Beach is located past Lighthouse Park, and marked by a whale-shaped beach marker which will further guide you to the shore.

These examples are just a few of the places worth checking out To find out more about beaches available, visit this page.


If you enjoy expanding your knowledge of other cultures and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation.

Many travelers choose to visit Maritime Museum. It can be found at Punta Higuero Lighthouse and located in northwestern Rincón. While you should not expect too much from the small road-side museum, it is still a vital tool in the local history and preservation of culture. The exhibits will show you the importance of lighthouse, and the equal importance these coastal towns.

The table just below provides more details on a museum you might enjoy in Rincón.

Museums In Rincón
Name Phone Location Island
Maritime Museum -- 2.4 mi. Northwest of Central Rincón Puerto Rico

Historical Sites

In case you enjoy learning about the historical roots of an unfamiliar place, you should consider visiting a historical site during your time in Rincón.

Historic Sites Near Rincón
Name Type Phone Location Island
Mayaguez Memorial Historical Site (787) 834-1313 11.0 mi. Southeast of Central Rincón Puerto Rico

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Travelers may enjoy some other intriguing local landmarks in this area.

If the more functional aspects of living by the sea interest you, you might enjoy seeing Punta Higuero Lighthouse. From Rincon Lighthouse Park, which surrounds Punta Higuero Lighthouse you can take in the picturesque views of Isla Desecheo, the sea, and the sunset. During the winter months you may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the migratory humpback whales.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Rincón
Name Type Location Island
Punta Higuero Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.4 mi. Northwest of Central Rincón Puerto Rico

Natural Attractions

Mayaguez Zoo

One of the more frequently visited local attractions is Parque Del Litoral. Much like the Centennial Olympic Park was built in Atlanta, Georgia for the Olympics, in 2009, Parque Del Litoral was built when Puerto Rico was selected to host the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games.

Mayaguez Zoo is a second attraction to consider. The largest zoo in Puerto Rico, the Mayaguez zoo features at least 75 different animal species spread out over about thirty exhibits. While it will not stand up against the larger zoos of the world, it provides a great educational experience and a good way to spend the day.

Fortunately, there are additional options too. To read our complete page about natural attractions in and around Rincón, go to this page.


Feeling lucky? Those interested in trying their luck on the slots have a handful of places to go nearby.

Holiday Inn Mayaguez Casino, on the premises of Holiday Inn & El Tropical Casino Mayagüez, is located 8.9 mi. Southeast of central Rincón. Your vacation continues on inside El Tropical Casino, with its island-style decor that prevents you from feeling as though you're cooped up indoors.

If you like slot machines, consider heading to Paradise Island Casino. How lucky do you think you are? Find out if you're right when you visit Paradise Island Casino at the Mayagüez Resort & Casino.

Ocean Casino offers a selection of games for guests to play, including Blackjack and Poker. When guests walk in the door of the Marriott Courtyard Casino Aguadilla they are greeted by a big sign reading "Poker Parlor." This rather small room has only a handful of table games, but it is enough to keep guests entertained for a night.

The casinos close to Rincón are listed right below.

Gambling Near Rincón
Name Located At Phone Location
Holiday Inn Mayaguez Casino Holiday Inn & El Tropical Casino Mayagüez (787) 833-1971 8.9 mi. Southeast of Central Rincón
Ocean Casino Courtyard By Marriott Aguadilla (787) 658-8000 13.7 mi. Northeast of Central Rincón
Paradise Island Casino Mayagüez Resort & Casino (787) 831-7575 10.1 mi. Southeast of Central Rincón

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