Rincón Transportation

Active travelers need a form of transportation that suits their needs when they visit Rincon

Known as one of the top surfing destinations in Puerto Rico, Rincón is a popular destination for tourists interested in spending a lot of their time out on the beach participating in any number of watersports. In order to experience the legendary surf, you could spend hours planning how to get there, or you could read on and learn a bit about each mode of transportation, helping you to quickly narrow down your options.

Getting There

Flying is without a doubt the most popular and time-saving option for getting to Rincón. As this area is a hub for watersports- sailing is an obvious choice, and although no cruise ships dock directly in town, the beaches are known to draw cruisers in for their day ashore.

Getting Around

If your days will be spent on the beach with little variation, you may be able to get by without renting a car in Rincón because taxis and publicos are readily available.

Air Travel

There are several possibilities for tourists who are planning to flying to Rincón. Rafael Hernandez Airport (BQN) is located about 20 minutes away from Rincón by car, and welcomes regular international flights from Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, Newark, and New York with Jet Blue.

The next option is to fly to the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) in Isla Verde, which is about a two and a half hour drive from Rincón. Though this is not the ideal amount of travel time you'd likely want to do on land, for many people it is easy to book a flight from their home town to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport as it is such a popular destination. Upon arrival you can drive, or if the times work out just right, fly to the Rafael Hernandez Airport. To learn more about your options for flying to Rincón, click here.


Rincon is a popular destination amongst pleasure sailors, despite the fact that it is not an official port of entry. Those traveling from international waters will need first to stop at the port in Mayaguez to clear customs before they can dock at one of the marinas along this town's coast. Find out more about how to make this happen by clicking here.


At just about two hours away from San Juan, driving back and forth to spend your day ashore in Rincón can be difficult to accomplish, but cruisers who are adamant about visiting this town can make plans to fly domestically or just tough out the drive. Cruises to San Juan are plentiful, as this is one of the busiest ports in the Caribbean, and most major cruise lines have several trips to the island week during the height of cruise season.

Rental Cars

The cost of renting a car in Rincón is $40 to $70(USD) a day, depending on the type of vehicle you choose. When you're staying in Rincon, choosing a sports utility vehicle with four wheel drive is recommended because much of your driving will likely be done on sandy roads that lead to beaches. In most cases a regular sedan will be fine, but you don't want to take the chance that a recent rain storm left some muddy areas that will make it difficult for you to navigate through. Learn more about renting a car and driving in Rincón by clicking here.


Rincón is more pedestrian friendly than most of Puerto Rico's bigger cities, which encourages more tourists to walk than to rent a car or hail a taxi. This means you won't find a huge number of taxis on the streets. Instead, if you need a ride, your best option will be call and make arrangements for a local driver to pick you up. You'll find more information and local listings by clicking here.

...no local bus system...



There is no local bus system in Rincón, but there is something similar called a publico. Publicos are mini buses and vans that drive around on a set route similar to a bus, picking up passengers who flag them down on the road. Like a taxi, you can request to get out of the publico at any time, but unlike a taxi the vehicle is not private and the driver will continue to pick up passengers until every seat is taken. Publicos are recognizable by the yellow license plate marked with the letters "P" or "PD," and you can expect to spend about $1.50(USD) per person per ride.

Knowing what is available to you with regards to transportation will help you as you begin making your final travel arrangements. Take budget, personal preference, and convenience into account, and from there everything should easily fall into place.


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