We welcome you to the enchanting beach town of Rincón, Puerto Rico. Known for its stunning sunsets, world-class surfing, and warm hospitality, Rincón offers countless experiences that will make your visit to the island unforgettable. In this guide, we’ll take you through the must-do activities and attractions to explore during your stay at Hotel Villa Cofresí. Let the countdown begin!
1. Catch a Breathtaking Sunset at our Bohio Beach Bar
Rincón is famous for its awe-inspiring sunsets, and there’s no better way to start your trip than by witnessing this daily spectacle at our Bohio Beach Bar. Watch the sun dip below the horizon in a blaze of colors, while trying our famous house drink, the “Pirate Special”, served in a fresh coconut. One will be enough to get the groove going and start living your island life. Don’t forget to take photos and tag us on Instagram or Facebook. We want to see you living your best life!
2. Visit the Rincón Lighthouse Park (El Faro)
The Rincón Lighthouse, known as “El Faro,” stands as an iconic landmark and must-visit destination for tourists exploring Rincón for the first time. This historic structure offers not only breathtaking panoramic views but also the perfect spot for capturing memorable photographs and taking in the stunning surroundings. While the lighthouse itself is not usually open for interior tours, the experience of visiting this picturesque site and enjoying the cool sea breeze is one that shouldn’t be missed.
Throughout the winter season, specifically from January to March, with the peak occurring in February, the park transforms into a premier location for whale-watching. As the humpback whales migrate back to the North Atlantic each summer, they make their way past the Rincon coastline, making it a truly remarkable spectacle that adds an extra layer of enchantment to the coastal beauty of Rincon.
3. Shop local art and artisans at Rincon’s Art Walk
Stroll through the charming streets of downtown Rincón, where you’ll find colorful shops, art galleries, bars, and delicious local restaurants. On Thursday nights, you can’t miss the Art Walk, where lots of people gather around the town square to eat, drink local beer, and shop hand-crafted items from local artisans. The atmosphere gets really good, you can feel the vibrant community and it’s also kid-friendly.
4. Go Snorkeling and Hiking at the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve
Discover the beauty of Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, home to one of the healthiest and most extensive coral reefs in Puerto Rico. This protected area offers excellent snorkeling and hiking opportunities, whichever you prefer (or both!). It’s one of the best views in Rincón.
You can lace up your hiking boots or sneakers and explore the natural trails while soaking in the panoramic views of the coastline. Or you can also arrange a snorkeling diving trip to explore the underwater world of Rincón and dive into our diverse marine life.
Indulge in an unforgettable dining experience at La Ana de Cofresí Restaurant, a true culinary gem nestled within Hotel Villa Cofresí. Renowned as one of the finest dining establishments in Rincón, this restaurant has a storied history that dates back to 1965 and an unbeatable beachfront location.
Today, it stands as a beloved icon, known for its exquisite offerings, including the finest Certified Angus Beef, jumbo breaded shrimp, and a rich tapestry of authentic Puerto Rican cuisine.
Whether you’re seeking a romantic evening by the sea or a memorable dining event with your family, La Ana de Cofresí Restaurant is a treasure where history, cuisine, and family tradition blend seamlessly.
6. Horseback Riding on the Beach
Experience the magic of riding horses along the shoreline. A guided horseback tour allows you to take in the coastal scenery from a unique perspective, and it’s an excellent group activity to create beautiful memories.
7. Watch the Legendary Waves
Rincón is also called the “Capital of Surfing”, and for good reason. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or a beginner looking to catch your first wave, there are plenty of surf breaks to suit all skill levels. You can also take lessons, or simply go to the beach to watch local surfers riding their waves.
Domes Beach is one of their popular spots, but there are plenty of other beaches to just dip and enjoy the waters.
Some of our favorite beaches in Rincón are Sandy Beach, Steps Beach, Corcega, Domes, and El Balneario.
8. Visit the Farmers Market
The Rincón Farmers Market isn’t just a place to fill your basket; it’s a lively social hub where the community comes alive. On Sunday mornings, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., you’ll find fresh, organic produce from local farmers. Located in front of Rincon’s Self Storage, It’s a treasure trove of delights, packed with everything fresh, from local veggies and herbs to prepared foods, vegetarian options, juices, and even plants!
9. Have a beach adventure on crystal-clear waters
Embark on an unforgettable beach adventure with a diverse range of water activities awaiting you in Rincón. Whether you’re a novice paddle boarder, a dreamer longing for an afternoon sail, or an adrenaline lover wanting to unleash on a jet ski ride, Rincón has it all! Make sure to book those activities you would like to experience to ensure lifelong memories of the sun, sea, and the pure exhilaration of the Caribbean coast.
10. Relax at Hotel Villa Cofresí
Take some time to unwind and enjoy the amenities at Hotel Villa Cofresí. Lounge by the pool, sip on coconut drinks at the beachfront bar, walk to the beach, play in our game room, or sunbathe on the deck. We assure you that your visit to Rincón promises adventure, relaxation, and a deep connection to the island’s tropical spirit.
Whether you’re riding the waves, exploring the natural beauty, or savoring local flavors, Rincón has something for every traveler. So pack your bags, soak up the sun, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of this coastal paradise. ¡Bienvenidos a Rincón!
If you have any more questions or need further assistance in the future, feel free to reach out. We will gladly help you enjoy your trip to Rincón. Have a fantastic time exploring all that this beautiful destination on the west coast of Puerto Rico has to offer. Safe travels! ¡Disfruta de tu viaje!