Rincon, a town of 4,000 on Puerto Rico's developing western shore, offers a variety of exciting vacation experiences including:
world class diving at Rincón -- and via charter service to Desecheo Island (13 miles offshore)
several continuous MILES of beautiful, uncrowded swimming beaches
snorkeling among tropical reefs in quiet, clear blue waters
the best big wave surfing in the Atlantic/Caribbean (surfers say its 25-foot rollers offer the wildest rides this side of Hawaii)
whale watching in February
deep sea fishing (blue marlin, grouper, and more)
Rincon's El Faro lighthouse offers stunning ocean views, and is one of just two passive whale watching parks in the world (the other is in South Africa). Surrounding areas offer interesting side trips like coffee plantations, spectacular mountain driving, mini rain forests, the Rio Camuy Cave Park, Cabo Rojo's salt flats, Arecibo Observatory's massive radio telescope, and the biologically wondrous Phosphorescent Bay. Golfing is available 25 minutes north in Aguadilla; casino gambling is 25 minutes south in Mayaguez.
While small and informal, Rincon offers many fine restaurants plus all the services vacationers need. Medical services are available; a regional medical center was completed in 1997.