SPORTS AND RECREATION
Rincon is home to an informal community of water sports enthusiasts. The town hosted the 1968 and
1988 World Surfing Championship. Punta Higuera is one of the best surfing beaches in the world.
Marias, Domes, and Sandy Beach are famous for their surf. In addition, there are many other sporting
and recreation opportunities.
Surfing and Dive Shops
Taino Divers – Next to the Marina, Kayak, snorkeling and scuba equipment Rentals,
Fishing, diving and snorkeling charters 787-823-6429
Desecheo Dive Shop - On El Faro Road, surfboard, boogie board, snorkeling
and scuba equipment rentals. 787-823-0390
Hot Wavz Surf Shop – On El Faro Road, surf board and boogie board rentals 787-823-3942
Surftown – surfboards, skateboards, apparel, south of plaza 787-823-2515
West Coast Surf Shop - In Town, surfboard and kayak rentals, surfboard and apparel sales
Coconut Water Sports at Hotel Villa Cofresi – kayak, paddleboat and boogie board rentals
and banana boat rides 787-823-2450
Playero – Surfing equipment and apparel, corner of Route 115 and Route 413
Capital Water Sports – variety of water sports equipment rentals, at the public beach / balneario
Also charters for fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving 787-823-2789 or 787-718-7771
Taino Divers – scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing 787-823-6429
West Coast Charters – scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing 787-823-4114
Katarina Sail Charters - day and night sail charters 787-823-7245
Capital Water Sports - scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing 787-823-2789 or 787-718-7771
Makeira Fishing Charters - fishing charters 787-823-4391 or 787-299-7374
Parador Villa Antonio - Just north on Route 115, $10 / hour 787-823-3380
Cancha Del Cielo – $10 / hour (day) $15 / hour (night) 787-826-5261
Public Courts at Rincon Recreational Area – south on Route 115
Deportivo Sport Center - located about ¼ mile south on Route 115, Fitness room with new equipment,
public tennis courts, ¼ mile track with 8 lanes, basketball courts 787-823-9535
Tropical Trail Rides – It is a little drive, but worth it. Jobos Beach, just past Ramey base in Isabella.
Call for directions 787-872-9256
Pintos R Us - puntas section call for reservation and directions 787-516-7090
Punta Borinquen – 18 hole public course, designed for President Eisenhower. Course runs along the ocean.
Reasonably priced, pro shop, clubs can be rented.
About 25 minutes from Rincon, just north of Aguadilla. 787-890-2987
Club Deportivo de Mayaguez – 9 hole private course. Call for reservations
Rincon Mountain Bike call 787-967-7575
Capital Water Sports at the public beach 787-823-2789
For Your Health
Massage – Annette Weimer – Massage & Spa Treatment 787-382-6299
Gina Mikan – Massage & spanish Lessons 787-406-8061
Yoga – Jodi Maridesh 787-431-2962
Health Food Stores
Superfoods - health food store and vegetarian restaurant, serving lunch.
Mon - Sat 8:30 - 7:00, Sun 10:00 - 5:00, turn left on route 115, km 12.8 787-823-3600
Living Foods Lifestyle – Ann Wigmore Institute, Aguada 787-868-6307
Rincon - El Faro (the Punta Higuera Lighthouse) is the pride of Rincon. Recently restored, it is surrounded
by a lovely park with a snack shop. This park is one of the few passive whale-watching parks in the world.
Jan- Mar is high season for whales, but go and have a look any time of year.
Arecibo Observatory - Site of the largest radar/radio telescope in the world. Interesting visitors center.
Call for information on visiting hours. 1-787- 878-2612
Camuy Cave Park - Near the town of Lares. Network of caves with the third largest underground river in
the world. After purchasing tickets, visitors see a 12 minute film, then walk to the open-air trolleys with
bilingual guides for a ride to the bottom of a 200 ft ravine. From here a 45 minute guided walk takes you
through the world of caves. Be sure to call the park for information on hours and ticket costs.
Ponce - The second largest city in Puerto Rico, has a beautifully restored downtown area, a mixture of
neoclassical, Ponce Creole and Art Deco architectural styles. Free sightseeing trolleys available from the
central plaza. The Museum of Art, designed by Edward Durrel Stone, houses a collection specializing in
pre-Rafael style but which spans centuries, from classical to contemporary.
San German -The second oldest town in Puerto Rico, founded in 1512. The 17th century Porta Cooli church
now serves as a museum of religious art. The town has restored much of its original Spanish/Colonial
architecture. Have lunch on the inner patio of the Oasis Hotel, a restored building and part of the parador
La Parguera - its phosphorescent bay makes an interesting trip after dark. Nightly cruises are available.
Boats leave for the one-hour trip to the bay starting at 7:30 pm. smaller boats can be rented for a closer
view. Seafood restaurants.
Boqueron -A quiet fishing village during the week, crowded on weekends. Popular for its expanse of white
sand and calm waters along the Boqueron Bay. At the end of rte 101, a very bumpy dirt road, is the Cabo
Rojo Lighthouse, built by the Spanish more than a century ago.
Gilligan's Island - Just south of Guanica Dry Forrest, off Route 333, a 5 minute ferry ride off the coast
to a coral reef cay with unique currents and vegetation.
Maricao - In the heart of coffee country, the trip is a spectacular road through the mountains in the
Cordillera central. Have lunch or afternoon coffee at Hacienda Juanita, the main house of a former coffee
plantation converted into an inn. From its wide veranda, the view extends over lush vegetation.
Guanica Dry Forest -Trails for hiking, bird lover’s paradise. A designated International Biosphere Reserve,
open daily to the public located on the southern coast off Route 333. The sun can be very intense, wear
proper clothing and bring water. Nearby “Gilligan’s Island” (good snorkeling) is a 5 minute ferry ride to a
coral reef cay with unique currents and vegetation.
The Tropical Agricultural Research Center Station - Run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture has a large
collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants. Visitors take a self-guided tour. 1-787-831-3435
Mayaguez Zoo -Home of numerous birds, mammals, and reptiles. Cages and open areas stand in attractively
landscaped setting of tropical vegetation 787-834-8110
El Yunque Caribbean National Forest -The only tropical rain forest in US territory, located east of San
Juan. Boasts 240 different species of tropical trees, 50 kinds of orchids, and 150 varieties of ferns.
El Coqui-A tiny leaf frog is a symbol of Puerto Rico. Listen for its distinctive call “coqui..coqui..coqui”
Porta del Sol Tours -Small group tours to points of interest around the island.
Regular pick-up in Rincon. 787-758-6533
Bosque Tours and Transportation - Also provides airport pickups. 787-823-4098