Maria's

If Rincon is the surfing capital of Puerto Rico, than Maria's is the surfing capital of Rincon. During high season, the waves at Maria soar higher and crash harder than anywhere else on the island. Keep in mind that swimming isn't suggested here, but it is a great locale to watch local surfers, beach comb, and sun bathe.

Located on the western side of the island of Puerto Rico, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— may find that Maria's is just the right spot. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it's not quiet or boring either.

How to Access The Beach
Maria's Beach is located at the junction of Route 413 and Road 4413. Travel past Lighthouse Park were you will find parking next to Calypso Cafe, and you can follow whale-shaped signs to the shore.

Amenities and Ambiance

Maria's Beach is a small, rocky stretch beach lined with thick trees and brush. The sand is tan colored, and leads to aqua colored waters.

You'll also discover that there is a restaurant on the shore worth trying. Every destination has its own culinary style, and Puerto Rico is no different. One of the best places to try local specialties is right next to the coast. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Maria's is of course located in a relatively urbanized region, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Maria's is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the West coast of Puerto Rico; this area boasts other attractions such as Punta Higuero Lighthouse, which is pretty close, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Maritime Museum. This museum is located only a brief walk or taxi ride away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Maria's
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Punta Higuero Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.2 mi. N Puerto Rico
Maritime Museum Museum 0.2 mi. N Puerto Rico
Oceano Sea Glass Art Gallery 2.2 mi. SE Puerto Rico
Playa Oesta Gallery Art Gallery 2.2 mi. SE Puerto Rico
Galería Éxodo Art Gallery 3.0 mi. SE Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

The closest town is Aguadilla, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the coast, Rincón is a quick trip away, maybe two miles (three and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Vacationers will find a fairly good assortment of rooming options to pick from in the area surrounding Maria's. The closest of which can be seen below.

Accommodations near Maria's
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Lazy Parrot Inn 0.9 mi. E Hotel
Casa Verde Hotel 1.0 mi. NE Hotel
Punta Taino Guest House 1.1 mi. NE Guest house
Mar Azul Villas 1.1 mi. E Villa complex
Blue Boy Inn 1.2 mi. SE B & B
Tamboo Beside the Pointe Inn 1.2 mi. NE Hotel
The English Rose Bed & Breakfast Inn -- -- B & B
Casa Isleña Inn 1.4 mi. NE Hotel
Terraces at Rincon -- -- Villa complex
Tres Sirenas Beach Inn 2.3 mi. SE B & B

Food

If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest places to eat is Red Flamboyan. This restaurant has both Caribbean and Spanish dishes on the menu. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurants are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Maria's
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Red Flamboyan (787) 823-4508 Caribbean, Spanish Informal 0.7 mi. NE
Steps Quick Lunch (787) 243-7141 Caribbean Very Casual 0.7 mi. SE
Surf Pizza Wagon (787) 236-1042 Italian Very Casual 0.8 mi. E
Mi Familias Pizzeria (787) 823-0103 Italian Very Casual 0.9 mi. E
Pool Bar Sushi (787) 823-2583 Japanese Informal 1.0 mi. NE
Kahuna Burger Bar (787) 823-5600 American, Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. NE
Carta Buena (787) 679-2365 Caribbean, Vegan, Vegetarian Very Casual 1.0 mi. SE
Tamboo Seaside Grill (787) 823-8550 American, Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. NE
Blue Boy (787) 823-2593 International Informal 1.2 mi. SE
La Copa Llena (787) 823-0896 International Very Casual 1.2 mi. SE
Shipwreck Bar & Grill Rincón (787) 823-0578 Eclectic Very Casual 1.2 mi. SE
English Rose Restaurant (787) 823-4032 Continental Very Casual 1.3 mi. E

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach in Puerto Rico will have lots of options besides Maria's.

You might also enjoy School Yard Beach, located only a taxi trip away from the shore. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might find that Indicators is just right. It's located a quarter mile to the north.

Another option worth considering is Sandy Beach, which is located one and a quarter miles to the northeast.

There's plenty to see and do in Puerto Rico, so visiting Maria's is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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