in 1771 by Don Luis de Añasco, Rincón is
known as "El Pueblo de
los Bellos Atardeceres"
(The Town of Beautiful Sunsets)
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
There are numerous hotels, guest houses, restaurants, surfing and
diving shops in this charming town and mango trees grow