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Top Things to Do in Rincón, Puerto Rico | Weekend Itinerary

Sandy Beach in Rincon Puerto Rico. Ocean, beach, and palm trees

I’ve been coming to Rincón, Puerto Rico since the age of 7 when my parents brought my sister and I on our very first island vacation.  I’ve been to Rincón countless times, both in my childhood and adult life so this island, and particularly Rincón, is super special to me! (and to so many others)

There are so many amazing things to do in Rincón, Puerto Rico and i’m going to share with you the top things to do in Rincón. I’ve put together a packed 3-day itinerary including where to eat, drink, and what to do! 

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Although part of the US, Puerto Rico has maintained its culture and ways of life and thats truly what should be loved about it!  A small surfing town on the less popular west coast of Puerto Rico, Rincón is the perfect Caribbean weekend (or week!) getaway.  Rincón definitely has a vibe!  Come to soak in the tropical sunshine, surf in the warm ocean, drink a rum punch, put your feet up and relax!

If you’re on Puerto Rico’s east coast be sure to Bar Hop around Old San Juan or take a ferry to Isla Culebra!

Guide to Rincon, Puerto Rico.  Two palm trees against a bright blue sky in paradise!

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Long weekend itinerary to Rincon, Puerto Rico.  Best beaches, things to do, where to eat and where to stay!

Top Things to do in Rincón | Day 1

  • But first, coffee.  Get your coffee fix at either Cafe to Go or Jakes Java depending on which side of town you are staying on. There is also a great bagel place next to Jake’s Java called the Wandering Bagel.
  • Head to Maria’s for a beach day where you can surf or take a lesson.  You can pack a cooler with beverages and snacks or head to Calypso or Cosecha food truck for a bite to eat.
Girl sitting on beach in front of ocean.  Top things to do in Rincon Puerto Rico
  • After a solid beach day shower up and head to Villa Cofresi for their famous Piratas (coconut-rum drinks!) and watch the sunset.  Happy hour is half off Monday-Thursday. One of my favorite things to do in Rincon!
  • After coconut drinks, head to town and browse local art at Rincon’s Art Walk in the town square.
  • Once you build up an appetite for dinner you can choose one of the restaurants in town or head to La Cambija which is close by. This is a great authentic puerto rican place and my all-time favorite food in Rincon. (definitely get the loaded fries to share… or not to share)

Top Things to do in Rincón | Day 2

  • Start your morning in paradise with a yoga class right on the beach at Bare Foot Yoga or if cycling is more your speed head to Rincon Ride.
  • Make a reservation at The English Rose for breakfast or brunch.  The view and breakfast are so good!  This is a must while you are in Rincon.
Rincon puerto rico weekend itinerary.  Best brunch spot and view at the English Rose overlooking the jungle and blue ocean.
  • If there are no waves, or you are not into surfing, spend a day at Steps beach.  Bring your snorkel, mask and fins. Step’s has some of the best snorkeling in Rincón! 
    This is another one of my favorite things to do in Rincon but be careful where you get in and out of the water to go swimming or snorkeling.  Watch where others are going in first before you jump in!
Famous Steps beach.  Come snorkel at this beach to see amazing coral and fish.  Keep reading to find out what else do to in Rincon Puerto Rico.
girl in bikini walking up slanted palm tree in front of ocean.  Top things to do in rincon
  • If you’re full from brunch at the English Rose but need an afternoon snack go into town to Napolitana and grab an authentic Puerto Rican Empanadilla and sit in the town square and people watch.
  • Head to El Bohio for happy hour 5-7pm.  This is hands down my favorite bar (maybe in the whole world!)  They have lots of fresh juices that they’ll mix with the liquor of your choice.
Guide to Rincon Puerto Rico.  One of our favorite bars the Bohio has the best drinks and tropical decor!
  • After happy hour head to Casa Isleña (they also have a great breakfast!) or Tamboo for dinner.  This is on the Puntas side of town & if it is a Saturday night this is where you’ll want to be if you want to go out.  Casa Verde and Tamboo are the two bars you’ll want to go to and are in walking distance from Pool Bar.
  • If you’re not into crowded bars and the night scene, head to Shipwreck for a nice and casual seafood dinner in the marina.

Top Things to Do in Rincón | Day 3

  • In the morning head to The Juice Box for a refreshing smoothie, juice or açaí bowl in the morning for breakfast.  If egg sandwiches are more your thing, go to the Rincon Bakery in town for the best Ham, Egg and Cheese of your life on their special Puerto Rican water bread.
Acai bowl with peanut butter banana blueberries and strawberries.  Top things to do in rincon puerto rico
  • Go to Sandy Beach for the day to go swimming and play in the surf if it is not too windy (this side of Rincon can get windier than the southern side of town)  If too windy, head to the beach at the Marina where its very calm an you can swim. (click here to read about the best beaches in Rincón)
Blue sky, turqoise ocean, and a palm studded beach - Sandy beach is a must see while you are in Rincon. Keep reading for full itinerary to Rincon Puerto Rico.
  • Tamboo is a great restaurant right on the beach at Sandy Beach.  Come here for a great lunch with unbeatable views.  The Piña Colada here is my favorite!
  • If you want something more casual Jack’s Shack is a great healthy food truck just down the street! The fish sandwich is my favorite!!
  • For sunset happy hour head to Ola Sunset Cafe overlooking Domes Beach and watch the surfers or head to The Beach House at the top of the hill with unobstructed views of the sunset and live music.
  • If it’s your last night, and you want something a little special go to La Copa Llena for dinner.  If you come before the sun sets its absolutely beautiful with little tea lights threaded through the trees right on the beach.  Listen to the waves crash on to the shore and enjoy an amazing meal.

In Rincón for longer than a short trip? Check out the Best Day Trips to take from Rincón!

Sandy Beach Rincon Puerto Rico at sunrise.  Top Things to do in Rincon

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  • Watch the Sunset every night! They are magic! (click here for best place to watch the sunset in Rincon)
  • Puerto Rico is part of the US and used the US Dollar
  • Fly into Aguadilla’s BQN (a 30 min drive)
    • JetBlue has daily flights from JFK and United Airlines has daily flights from Newark Airport
    • Be aware that JetBlue charges $100 per surfboard, per way (bonkers!)
    • The drive from San Juan Airport is approx. 3 hours
  • Rent a car! You will want one to get around 100%
  • Rincón is up and running after hurricane Maria and should definitely be on your list of places to visit!
  • There are so many other amazing places in Rincón but it is impossible to fit them all into 3 days – these are just my favorites 🙂
Sunset at steps beach while on the swing!  One of my favorite things to do while in Rincon PR.  Keep reading for full guide to Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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  • Navigation Junkie

    I love Puerto Rico!, but I have only visited the Eastern coast. It looks beautiful and a bit out of the way of the tourism crowd of San Juan. I will have to add this to my list for my next trip.

  • Brittany Jane

    I’d absolutely love Rincon, I think! I have cousins in PR and have always wanted to visit them. Can’t wait to go! Your pictures are on point too! xx

  • Ashley

    Great, helpful post! We visited San Juan last year, and are headed to Rincón in two weeks! Thanks for sharing your experience!

  • Ashley

    YUPPPP Barefoot Yoga is the way to start any day! Pure magic. This post and your others were so helpful in planning our trip to Rincon. I absolutely loved it there. After visiting San Juan last year it was great to see more of the island.

    • ariana

      Yay!! I’m so happy you loved Rincon and you found my posts helpful 🙂

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