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 discover a large selection of beaches to visit in the area. Click on each beach name for a detailed article 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.

A second location worth considering 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.

Rincón has plenty of other beaches. Click to see our article concerning beaches for Rincón.


Assuming you enjoy learning about other cultures and places, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Rincón.

A landmark worth visiting is Maritime Museum. It is a part of Punta Higuero Lighthouse and found 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 below summarizes more details regarding 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

Enjoy exploring the historical roots of foreign countries? If yes, you might enjoy visiting a historical site during your stay.

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

Vacationers may explore some other interesting attractions in this area.

If the nitty gritty aspects of living by the sea interest you, consider heading to Punta Higuero Lighthouse. Punta Higuero Lighthouse opens every day at sun rise, and remains open until 6:00 p.m.

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 popular natural attractions is Parque Del Litoral. <p>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.</p>

Mayaguez Zoo is another site you might like. <p>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.</p>

Rincón has a wider range of choices too. To read a more complete discussion of this topic, visit this article.


In the mood for some action? Visitors hoping to try their luck will have several alternatives nearby.

Holiday Inn Mayaguez Casino, which is part of Holiday Inn & El Tropical Casino Mayagüez, is located 8.9 mi. Southeast of central Rincón. If you're looking for a big win, head over to El Tropical Casino and see if you can get lucky. The elegant 9,690 square foot casino features over 382 slot machines, 11 live games tables, and two poker tables.

If you enjoy playing the slots, consider giving Paradise Island Casino a try. 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 gamers to try out, including Blackjack and Poker. The Marriott Courtyard Casino Aguadilla is not one of Puerto Rico's largest or most popular casinos, but it does the trick for guests who want to relax after a day of business or exploring the island.

The following table lists some details concerning the gaming venues close to Rincón.

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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