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9 Best Day Trips from Rincón, Puerto Rico

best day trips from rincon puerto rico

There is so much to do in Rincón but there are also great day trips from Rincon too! There are a few great beaches to the south, hikes and boutique hotels to the north and even an epic waterfall inland. If you are looking to get out of Rincón just for the day this guide has you covered! Keep reading for the 9 best day trips from Rincón, Puerto Rico.

You may also be interested in my Weekend Itinerary for Rincon, Puerto Rico, Best Beaches in Rincon & Best places to watch the sunset in Rincon.

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Playa Buye Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico

Best Day Trips from Rincón, Puerto Rico

Playa Buye (Cabo Rojo)

Palm lined white sand beach. Need I say more! Playa Buyé is in the town of Cabo Rojo about an hour south of Rincón. I went to the beach during the week but I heard it can get very busy on weekends and especially Sunday’s. Once you get to the beach there are little stands to buy food and drinks. We opted to bring a cooler down with snacks and drinks.

We decided to walk to the left when we got to the beach (recommended by a friend) and i’m so glad we did. There are smaller coves away from the crowd. We spent the perfect day just hanging under the shade and swimming in the super blue ocean!

edge of island with palm trees white sand and turquoise ocean water
Tropical Island, Puerto Rico – $24+

Playa Susia (Cabo Rojo)

Another beach in Cabo Rojo, playa Susia is where the Cabo Rojo lighthouse is. Situated in a large bay playa Susia is a beautiful beach with pretty blue water.

La Parguera

One of my favorites and best day trips from Rincón! La Parguera is great for family’s as well as a day party. You can rent your own little boat and drive out to the mangrove islands. On one of the islands there has a fenced in natural pool and BBQ area to hang out at. There is pretty good snorkeling here around the mangroves so definitely bring your masks and snorkel!

Playa Crash Boat

Another favorite day trip from Rincón. Playa Crashboat is about 40 minutes to the north of Rincón. The beach gets super busy on Sunday’s specifically – but so much fun! Playa Crash Boat is a great beach day! Pack your coolers, get ready to swim in the clear blue water all day and jump off the dock.

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Playa Jobos

I’ve only been here when I was about ten but it has been on my list of day trips to take from Rincón for the past few years but I never get around to it! ( I blame it on our not so trust worthy car). Playa Jobos is supposed to be a great beach with plenty of restaurants and shops!

Survival Beach Hike

If you’re up for a little adventure this is for you! The hike is only about 20-30 minutes long and very scenic! The path starts at Surfer’s Beach (where you’ll park) and follows along the beach. There are a few rocks and such you’ll need to climb over so wear the right shoes and be careful! Once you get to Survival Beach you will know it. The beach is a large expanse of white sand and when I was there no one else was! We had a huge beach to ourselves.

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Gozalandia Waterfall, San Sebastian

The San Sebastian Waterfall is going to be the farthest away from Rincón (1.5 hours) but definitely worth checking out! There are actually two water falls: one you can do a jump into and the second has a large rope swing.

Villa Montana

Villa Montana is a small boutique hotel located right on the beach on the north west corner of Puerto Rico. If you are craving that boutique feel – coming to Villa Montana is for you! The aesthetic is amazing as is the food and speciality cocktails.

Snorkel or Dive at Desecheo Island

You can’t come to Puerto Rico and not go snorkeling or diving! Go on a day trip with Tiano Divers to Desecheo Island off the coast of Rincon. The water clarity and marine life is spectacular!

Want to discover more of Puerto Rico? Read my guides to Old San Juan and Flamenco Beach on Isla Culebra.

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  • Lorraine

    What do you suggest if staying in Ponce?

    • ariana

      Hi Lorraine – I’ve never been all the way down to Ponce. There is a nice Hilton I’ve looked at online though – hopefully will get to explore the region next time we are in Puerto Rico!

  • Jenna

    Love your advice! Can’t wait to explore. Did you do any hiking while in Rincon? Any places you recommend?

    • ariana

      Hi Jenna! We haven’t done any hikes in Rincon – there is a short hike at Survival Beach (45 min north – you can read about it here) As well as cueva ventana in Arecibo – which i’m dying to do! I’m sorry I couldn’t be of more help on this topic! Let me know if you do find any good hikes close by 🙂

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