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Sandy Beach Goes To The Rocks
Upon realizing that the quick and dirty project would not go forward surreptitiously, the owners reportedly admitted to not having permits and claimed that they were “concerned that they will lose part of their property as a result of Tamboo renovations, more specifically the vertical form under the deck”. However, it appears that the owners assertions are misleading. A town hall representative stated that when Tamboo applied for all the necessary permits for its deck restoration, it invited these very same owners to join in the opportunity and improve their own beachside areas. When the time came to hire the contractor, they balked, thinking that they could later do it on the cheap. The Tamboo deck restoration is not just a slab or a wall; it is a honeycomb base with a marine bulkhead on pilings that was approved by DRNA and several other agencies, which fully complies with Federal marine shoreline construction requirements. It's probably the most modern and costly Rincon full-compliance shoreline project ever built.
Now, they’ll can go through the process and pay a qualified and DRNA approved marine construction contractor, just as Tamboo did. But Rip Rap won't be part of the equation. They will have to build the expensive bulkhead walls that are approved for shoreline marine construction. Meanwhile, the rocks should go back where they came from and not be a part of the Sandy Beach natural seascape.
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Tamboo Does It Again (and Again):
A while back Esquire Magazine named Tamboo Tavern one of The Best Bars in America describing it as "...not a beach bar but a bar on a beach...Tamboo fends off every ounce of hackneyed Jimmy Buffettisms the way a beach bar couldn't possibly do..."
Now, Conde Nast Travel has named Tamboo one of the Best Caribbean Beach Bars with a two-page spread. With its scheduled renovations, Tamboo Tavern will be better than ever. As we like to say: If you haven't been to Tamboo, you haven't been to Rincon.
Historical Rare Video Footage: We've obtained historic videos about the decommissioned and inactive Rincon Nuclear Power Plant, known as Bonus. These videos, which are exclusive to Rincon-PR.com, show the intent and origin of the Rincon Bonus Nuclear Power Plant and feature the groundbreaking and activation events. These videos were transferred from 16mm film to VHS and later digitized for historic preservation purposes. The first video is a newsreel documentary in Spanish, that shows then Governor Luis Muñoz Marín along with Power Authority Chief Rafael Urrutia, California Congressman Chester E. Holifield and Rincon Mayor Manuel García breaking ground. The second video is raw footage, with no sound, of the actual construction of the power plant. View the exclusive Bonus Nuclear Power Plant Videos at our new Rincon Archives website and get more information from the US Department of Energy.
To give back to our beloved town and as a public service, Rincon-PR.com recently provided the Rincon Municipal Office of Tourism & Cultural Affairs with a new Spanish language informational website, RinconPR.info, which is enjoying an ever-increasing level of visitors. Several months ago, our Publisher visited Anita Quintana and Joey Felicano at their office and found the staff compiling Rincon fact sheets and other material that were being stuffed into manila envelopes to snail mail them to the many people that were requesting information about our town. The thought of the intensive work, the paper waste and postage costs were simply too much for us to bear, so working with Anita and Joey, we created an informational website that now allows the viewing and downloading of the information. We also added some other pertinent data about the town and now RinconPR.info is the recommended way to go for those who call or write for information, en Español.
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...