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Rincon in the Travel Press:
TRAVEL ARTICLE | LONELY PLANET:
You’ll know you’ve arrived in Rincón when you pass the group of sun-grizzled gringos cruising west in their rusty 1972 Volkswagen Beetle with a pile of surfboards attached to the roof. Shoehorned far out in the island’s most psychedelic corner, Rincón is Puerto Rico at its most unguarded, a place where the sunsets shimmer scarlet and the waiters are more likely to call you ‘dude’ than ‘sir.’ For numerous Californian dreamers this is where the short-lived summer of love ended up. Arriving for the Surfing World Championships in 1968, many never went home. more...
Puerto Rico's West Coast: Beaches, Byways, Coquis
TRAVEL ARTICLE | BETH J. HARPAZ, AP-Yahoo! TRAVEL EDITOR:
So many beautiful beaches around the world are ringed by high-rise condos, trinket shops and traffic, with the same fast-food and hotel chains as all the other beaches. But Puerto Rico's west coast is different. It has sand, sun and sea, but so far, it's avoided the overdevelopment that can turn beach towns into generic megaresorts. Instead, on a recent family trip, we found friendly cafes, funky surf shops, small towns and tranquil beaches on the byways. more...
Top 10 Quick Beach Getaways
TRAVEL ARTICLE | SHERMAN'S TRAVEL:
A former fishing village on the westernmost point of the island, laid-back Rincon boasts what many claim to be the best waves in the Caribbean. Non-surfers will find world-class snorkeling and golf. It feels off the beaten path, but the roads are paved, cell phones get reception, and it’s a 25-minute drive from the Aguadilla airport. more...
Rincón: Our Resident Surf Mecca
TRAVEL ARTICLE | SOCIALLY SUPERLATIVE:
When in Rome do as the Romans do. When in Rincón, surf. To the uninitiated, Puerto Rico is an undiscovered surf Mecca just a brief flight from JFK. With numerous, consistent off shore reef breaks around this north western corner of the island, it is possible to catch a perfect wave in the warm waters of the Caribbean with little trouble, as long as you have the fundamentals of surfing down. more...
Hottest Winter Getaways: Rincón, Puerto Rico
TRAVEL ARTICLE | TRAVEL TATTLER:
If you want to escape Jack Frost and evergreens this year, then Puerto Rico's warm weather and sparkling beaches might be a welcomed option. Located on Puerto Rico's west coast, Rincón has the low-key feel of a small surfing town without losing the benefits of the rest of island. With surf schools, paddle surfboard and kayak rentals, and diving opportunities, you'll have the choice of exploring the crystal waters or just relaxing on the shore. more...
In Puerto Rico, Discovering a Surf Mecca
TRAVEL ARTICLE | NEW YORK TIMES:
Unlike some other tropical surf capitals -- like Puerto Escondido, Mexico; Tamarindo in Costa Rica; or the Caribbean islands of Tortola and Barbados -- Rincón's surf infrastructure is so well oiled that it's quite possible to achieve surf nirvana in a long weekend. Cellphones have reception, the roads are well paved, and most surf shops and guesthouses rent boards (for about $15 a day) and offer surfing lessons (prices vary from $20 an hour to $89 for the day). Note to aspiring female surfers: the instructors tend to be young and attractive, which makes having sun block rubbed onto your back and shoulders much more enjoyable. more...
A Swell Time: Those Who Surf, And Those Who Don't , Come in Waves to Beautiful Rincón
TRAVEL ARTICLE | SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL:
Rincon is everything the Caribbean ought to be: palm-shaded beaches, fabulous sunsets, friendly people and a quiet little town… Most of the tourist action occurs at Sandy Beach. A rustic beachcomber setting, it offers a handful of restaurants serving grilled fish and meats, as well as local fare. The Tamboo Tavern hosts live music on weekends and a daily happy hour. more...