The 1968 World Surfing Championship were held in Rincon. Today, surfers from around the world visit Rincon for world class conditions. With many experienced instructors and board rental shops that will guide beginner surfers and those with more experience.Read more...
The reefs just off the coast of Rincon and around Desecheo Island, are rich with sea life offering some of the best scuba diving in the world. Taino Divers, only a 4 minute drive from Caracol Che offers daily scuba trips.Read more...
Every winter Rincon, Humpback whales migrate just off its coast. Whales can be spotted January through late March. The lighthouse park is Rincon's most popular spot or for a closer look, guests can book a boat trip with Katarina Sail Charters or Taino Divers.Read more...
Other Activities Include:
Below is a list of some of the most popular attractions travelers to the Rincon and Western Puerto Rico area
enjoy visiting. For more information and additional Rincon recommendations, the onsite concierge at Caracol
Che will be happy to help you plan your adventure.
This is a free modern fitness and recreational facility that includes a gym, running track, aerobics and fencing classes, basketball courts and a baseball stadium.
Only a few minutes drive from Caracol Che, this the historic Rincón Lighthouse Park built in 1892, and provides stunning coastal views of western Puerto Rico and Desecheo Island. Visitors to the park can also check out the maritime museum, gift shop and snack bar located inside the lighthouse. During the winter months it is a perfect spot for watching surfers catching waves or the occasional whale spouting by during the winter months.
15 miles- A 45 minute boat ride from Rincon, Isla Desecheo is a National Reserve Park with crystal clear waters and visibility of 35 to 40 meters (98 to 148 feet). Named one the worlds best reefs, Desecheo Island is an unspoiled underwater paradise, abundant with tropical fish, vibrant coral, underwater archways and caves. Truly a scuba diver’s heaven. The island itself is uninhabited except for a herd of wild goats and an introduced population of rhesus monkeys.
16 miles – Puerto Rico’s main zoo is located in Mayagüez, where 90 acres of land is home to over 300 species of birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians.
20 miles – Translated as “Doorway to Heaven” and located in the Historic District of San Germán, Puerto Rico, Porta Coeli is the oldest church structure in the Americas. Built in 1609, this convent now houses the Museo de Arte Religioso, a museum of religious pieces of art and artifacts dating back from the 18th and 19th centuries. A must see for those interested in history, architecture and art.
26 miles- Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Reserve is an 1800 acre haven for over 118 species of migratory and native birds, with several being endangered. With as many as 6 different ecosystems, Cabo Rojo is perfect for bird watching. the reserve has numerous hikiing and biking trails as well as a visitors center. The butterfly trail is a special treat for butterfly sightings. Nearby are the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats (a series of saline estuaries) as well as the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse for an added adventure.
35 miles- In this bay, tiny micro-organisms called Dinoflagellates produce luminescent chemical sparks of green and white light when disturbed in the water. Although this phenomenon occurs sporadically in warm seas around the world, Puerto Rico is one of the only places where it occurs every moonless evening. Bio-luminescent bay is located on the Southwest corner of Puerto Rico off of the coast of La Parguera, a small fishing village.
35 miles- Created by the flow of the Camuy River an estimated 1 million years ago, the ‘Las Cavernas de Camuy’ is a network of underground caverns which are 3rd largest and longest underground system in the world, this being the only only one with an underground river. You can spend many hours exploring these amazing caves and sinkholes that also contain petroglyphs etched into the walls by the Taínos (native Indians). For more advanced cave exploration, special tours and rappelling trips can be arranged to explore undeveloped sections of the caves.
35 miles- Known for discovering the first planets outside of our solar system and for measuring Mercury’s rate of rotation, the Arecibo Observatory is home to the the world’s largest and most powerful radio telescope. Featured in the movies Golden Eye (1995) and Contact (1997), the observatory’s Visitor Center has educational displays on astronomical and atmospheric sciences as well as an observation deck with great views of the dish and dome.
40 miles – This UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is considered to be the best example of subtropical dry forest in the Caribbean. Guanica is home to approximately fifty percent of the Puerto Rico’s bird species, more than 700 plant species as well as other wildlife such as toads, lizards, land crabs, cave shrimps, mongoose and leatherback turtles. Also found at Guanica are spectacular beaches and offshore cays where you can kayak and snorkel. There are 14 trails for hiking and biking of varying difficulty, with one leading to a 1,000- year-old lygnum vitae tree.
45 miles- Puerto Rico’s premier Art Museum with a collection of classic, historical and contempory art much of which features Puerto Rican talent.
Rincon, Puerto Rico Events
Whale Watching – January through April
Whale Festival – March
Rincon Triathalon – June
Patron Saint Festival – Late august
Marlin Tournament – August
Surfing Season- October to April