RINCON




Founded in 1771 by Don Luis de Añasco, Rincón is known as "El Pueblo de los Bellos Atardeceres"
(The Town of Beautiful Sunsets) and "The Surfing Capital of the Atlantic".

Rincón is part of Mayagüez's Senatorial District, covers approximately 14.3 square miles and is situated on the west coast between La Cadena Mountains and a series of beaches facing the Atlantic to the north and the Caribbean to the south. Rincón's principal economic activities are: tourism, industry and fishing.

The reef-lined Atlantic beaches (Domes, La Punta, Marias, Antonios, Sandy Beach, Indicators, Tres Palmas and Dogmans) have become a winter hangout for skilled surfers since the World Surfing Championships were held here nearly twenty years ago. The reefs are ideal for fishing, snorkeling,  diving and other water sports. Endangered humpback whales visit in the winter (November thru March).

The Rincón Lighthouse was built by the Spaniards in the early 1890s. Still in use this lighthouse is unmanned and uses 26,000-candlepower rotating beacon.

There are numerous hotels, guest houses, restaurants,  surfing and diving shops in this charming town and mango trees grow everywhere.

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PR TSUNAMI HISTORY
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GENERAL INFORMATION


Zip Code: 00677
Population 12,213 (1990 Census)
Patron Saint: Santa Rosa De Lima

ALCALDE: / MAYOR:
Hon. Rubén Caro Muñíz

ALCALDÍA / CITY HALL
Municipio de Rincón
Apartado 97
Rincón, P.R. 00677
Tel: (787) 823-2128

POLICÍA: / POLICE: (787) 823-2020
BOMBEROS: / FIRE DEPT: (787) 823-2030
DEFENSA CIVIL: / CIVIL DEFENSE: (787) 823-1066
EMERGENCIAS MÉDICAS: / EMS: (787) (787) 887-2312

SITES TO SEE

Antiguo Faro
Punta Higüera Beach
Termonuclear Plant


HOTELS


Casa Isleña
Lazy Parrot Inn
Sandy Beach Inn
Villa Cofresi Hotel
Coconut Palms Inn
Vista Vacation Resort
Parador Villa Antonio
The Horned Dorset Primavera
Lemon Tree Waterfront Suites


RESTAURANTS

El Coche
El Rafael
Villa Cofresí


FESTIVALES

Festival del Coco - May
Fiestas Patronales Santa Rosa de Lima - August


LINKS

West Coast Surf Shop - Rincon, PR
Movement USA Bodyboard Mag
Puerto Boricua Bodyboarding
Bodyboarding En Puerto Rico
WindSurfing Puerto Rico
Light Tackle Adventure
Surfrider Foundation
Puerto Rico Surfing
BodyBoarder.com
www.662mob.com
Around Rincon, PR
El Faro / Rincon
Surf Guajataca
Chantik Photo
Rincon Online
Genesis - PR
Playa Oeste
Bodyboards
Rincon, PR
GanjaSurf
Bluetorch
VistaSurf
Surferos





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