Activities in Rincón, Puerto Rico | Art, Weekly Events, Best Beaches for Scuba, Snorkeling, Surfing

Activities in Rincón, Puerto Rico; Art, best beaches for surfing, scuba, and snorkeling, whale watching at the lighthouse, hiking, food, and fun weekly events.

Rincón, Puerto Rico is located on the northwest coast, in the farthest west corner of the island of Puerto Rico where the Atlantic Oceans meets the Caribbean Sea.

Known as the surfing capital of the island, this tiny town offers big adventure, a joyful art scene, and plenty of outdoor activities. World famous beaches along the 8 miles of coastline and incredible sunsets are just a couple of the great features in town.

Art Scene

Art is incorporated into everyday life and visible throughout town from the moment you arrive.

Rincón north entrance arch at Aguada border

There are two large mosaic tile decorated arches for each of the main entrances along Route 115 on both the north entrance bordering Aguada and the south entrance that borders Añasco. Created by local Artist Edgardo Gardy Rodriguez, the tiled columns feature iconic scenes such as the lighthouse, surfers, whales, and more cultural significant themes.

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Best Rainy Day Activities in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Best Rainy Day Activities in San Juan, Puerto Rico – Old San Juan and metro San Juan area including Condado and Catano for adults and children.

Rain is a common occurrence on tropical islands, and usually blue skies return in a matter of minutes. But what do you do when your plans are dampened by the pouring rain?

Best Rainy Day Activities in San Juan, Puerto Rico - Old San Juan and metro San Juan area including Condado and Catano for adults and children.

Here are my favorite rainy day activities in the metro San Juan area of Puerto Rico. These indoor and covered activities are the perfect alternative when your San Juan Plans are rained out.

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Mayagüez, Puerto Rico | Architectural Gem of the West

Mayagüez is a living time capsule for the early 1900’s, specifically the Art Deco style architecture from the 1920’s. Blending the modern elements of Art Deco and the traditional Spanish architecture makes Mayagüez so uniquely special.
This self guided walking tour of the old city center is the perfect way to explore and enjoy the architectural gems.

Mayagüez, Puerto Rico is an architectural gem and absolutely worth a visit. Beyond the architecture, Mayagüez boasts incredible restaurants, small town charm, and incredible ocean views.

Founded on September 18, 1760, Mayagüez started with humble beginnings first as a simple Spanish town, then elevated to status of villa, and now it is the 8th largest population municipality of Puerto Rico. It is affectionately referred to as the Capital of the West.

Colon Plaza City Center in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Colon Plaza City Center in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

While not my first visit, I was able to spend several days in the oldest part of the city. The highlight of this visit for me is touring the various styles of architecture, especially impressive is that most of these buildings are within a 2 block radius. It is fascinating how much there is to see simply walking around.

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La Concha Renaissance Resort Review in Condado, Puerto Rico

Even though I live in a beach side community in Puerto Rico, I like to venture out to San Juan for a little staycation on occasion. Anytime I know that I need to be in San Juan two days in a row is excuse enough for me to try out a different resort. This visit my Sister joined me, her first visit to Puerto Rico, so I wanted a luxury resort with amazing pools and beach access in or near Old San Juan. La Concha was exactly what we were looking for.

La Concha Resort Review Condado, Puerto Rico
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Weekend Festival along the Pork Highway in Guavate, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has some pretty epic annual festivals like San Sebastian in Old San Juan every January, and there are plenty of other activities year round including the unofficial pork festival every weekend at Guavate!

View of Highway 184 in Guavate, Puerto Rico
 View of Highway 184 in Guavate, Puerto Rico

Every Saturday and Sunday the main road through Guavate transforms from sleepy little town to party central. Guavate is the home of Lechonera, these are food stalls and restaurants that feature roasted pork, so much so this area of Puerto Rico is known as the Pork Highway. Located in the mountains of Puerto Rico, the best way to visit the pork highway is from the town of Caguas, then head East on highway 184.

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