Welcome to Rincón! Info Packet

Daytime Activities/Beaches

The Marina | https://goo.gl/maps/CdqvnykYeX42

Good for paddleboarding and/or swimming as it’s all sand (though can be rocky entering/exiting at some points, especially if there’s been a recent big swell). Also two bars in the area for food/drink during the day. Check out Rincón Paddleboards for a fun day there. They rent paddleboards, do all kinds of tours, rent kayaks and are super friendly and knowledgeable.

Steps Beach | https://goo.gl/maps/p22vPY76TsR2

Our best snorkeling area, it’s our protected marine reserve and it has an interior reef and an exterior reef so there’s lots to see. It has a little sand spit that makes it easy to get in/out of the water to the left of the Steps the beach gets its name from. Can be rough if the swell is up.

Sandy Beach | https://goo.gl/maps/tweWEJhtu3o

Best for swimming/relaxing/sunbathing as it’s almost all sand so it’s easy to get in and out of the water. Can be rough if the swell is up. Has various surf breaks if the swell is good.

Pools Beach | https://goo.gl/maps/zHCVcToPvVVdKnn28

Pretty much just a surf break (though you can snorkel when there’s no swell), super super shallow over reef. 

Parking Lots/Antonio’s | https://goo.gl/maps/JX3GT98Vi4E9jxhm8

One of the surf breaks located at Sandy Beach, beware of reef/rock when entering. 

Balneario de Rincón | https://goo.gl/maps/Q7d4wUxrPx2wP7iA9

The public beach of Rincón, all sand. Can get pretty crowded on the weekends.

Playa Lala’s | https://goo.gl/maps/z5tpU7Thw7FmBAz58

It will be calm when there’s swell in the water; however, I do not recommend swimming there after any sort of heavy rain. There is a quebrada (rivermouth) that will pollute the water after heavy rains. 

Marias/Domes | https://goo.gl/maps/gpMwuMvTAa12

Essentially strictly surf breaks. Do not recommend for swimming. Reef/rock breaks. If during the off season for surf, apt for snorkeling, especially around the lighthouse. 

Los Almendros | https://goo.gl/maps/DxetYxW9Nas

This beach is a bit on the farther side, across town, but is absolutely the place to go if the swell/waves are really big. It is always calm, relaxing, has tons of sand to lay out on.


*Please note that some establishments close during the “slow season”/summer or they change their hours. Most places have Facebook pages where they note their hours. 

English Rose | https://goo.gl/maps/wNj2wkeC3cT2

Beautiful breakfast/brunch spot in town. During peak season, it is recommended to make reservations. (787) 823-4032 Breathtaking view. 

Isla Restaurant | https://goo.gl/maps/fb3WyTotVohvXWd2A

Also a wonderful breakfast/brunch spot with great prices, located in town.

Jack’s Shack | https://goo.gl/maps/q1fAupqb5y9xrXkw6

A food truck that specializes in local, organic food with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options alongside smoothies and breakfast.

Kahuna Burger/Casa Verde | https://goo.gl/maps/iuNgUudaQHH2

Burgers, good burgers. They have a nice mahi mahi sandwich too. It is also where the bar Casa Verde is located.

Tamboo | https://goo.gl/maps/7E1u8eAZM9ZsdY4u5

Lovely restaurant on the water.

Casa Islena | https://goo.gl/maps/9Fi2t4bx2mn

Be sure to check their Facebook as their schedule and offerings fluctuate.

La Cambija | https://goo.gl/maps/D7TmrVi1BqK2

Near town, it is typical delicious PR food like pinchos and empanadillas; their fish is fresh and they make a mean watermelon mojito.

Shipwreck | https://goo.gl/maps/fmAcxZYuF242

Always good! Generous portions and great drinks.

La Copa Llena | https://goo.gl/maps/oLyyNmGQzCL2

It is an excellent restaurant right on the water. It is very culinary-forward, with their specials changing often. Their ingredients are super fresh. They also have a full bar with loads of tasty drink options.

RBC (Rincón Brew Co) | https://goo.gl/maps/jtgxDwkrv572

for good beers on tap with a good tapas menu. It’s in the plaza.

Cafe 413 | https://goo.gl/maps/P7JanVv9d2kR63Ay7

Organic/vegan/vegetarian options

Good-2-Go Bowl Bar | https://g.page/g2gbowls?share

Healthy bowl bar, with options from acai to tuna.

Capriccio Trattoria | https://goo.gl/maps/Gbui6r2Ze324UaQY8

An Italian place in town that is nice for a celebratory meal or just to get your carb fix in; very tasty! 

Villa Cofresi | https://goo.gl/maps/rfcAU1m2fqj

one of the oldest bars/restaurants in town. They are famous for their “pirata” drink–it’s a coconut drink served in the coconut made with 7 different types of liquor. Don’t have more than 2 or you won’t remember the night! Go for happy hour so they’re half off. 

Lucky’s BBQ | https://goo.gl/maps/Nj2MefM26coa2zPv5

A BBQ spot with wings, burgers, and much more. On Wednesdays, they have Wing Wednesday for cheap.

Nacho Libre | https://goo.gl/maps/1oho95JBo6tuxeoFA

Mexican spot–live music events such as “Jazz Night” and an open mic night.

Roots | https://goo.gl/maps/f99h4EpB1m7w7Bio6

Roots has a very varied menu with a hint of Asian fusion–their pad Thai, coconut shrimp, and fried goat cheese balls are delicious. It also is a full bar & a go-to spot during Art Walk. 

Lighthouse Bar (Ola’s Sunset Cafe) | https://goo.gl/maps/zvr86zAWxedoN8qF7

The bar at the lighthouse known for their mojitos that also has a bar food menu. Best spot for sunset.

413 Surfer’s Spot | https://goo.gl/maps/Yf6LbPdWDjDNPVnx8

Super delicious, great pricing. Dessert!! Her peanut butter pie is incredible, so is her caesar salad (with fish!). 

Que Viva | https://goo.gl/maps/DEYdMYLCfgLBpuE38

Pizza spot located within the Lazy Parrot Inn.

Mi Familia’s | https://goo.gl/maps/6Yk5S6Cgbs55fuzS7

Brick-oven pizza, burgers, wings, sports bar. Go-to spot for watching any sort of sporting event.

Napolitano Pizza | https://goo.gl/maps/HaafH19GGCUDdsvRA

By-the-slice or by-the-pie, cheap pizza spot.

Marco’s Pizza | https://goo.gl/maps/jdMjVNeZBNxgqEKF7 | (787) 609-3999

One of the only (if not the only, really) delivery options in town–pizza. Be clear and look online for specials because it can accidentally get expensive. 

Red Flamboyan | https://goo.gl/maps/N1F97X1AhxxF2r1J9

Typical Puerto Rican food/criollo styled food.

Rincón Boriqua | https://goo.gl/maps/LKfQVecMqGRrvjGx5

Typical Puerto Rican food/criollo styled food. Has a very cheap plate lunch!

Rincón Tropical Gourmet | https://goo.gl/maps/9JPESnuKbPZtbtz8A

Typical Puerto Rican food/criollo styled food.

Estela | https://g.page/estelarestaurant?share

Culinary forward, local/organic/farm-to-table style concept.

Vacas Gauchas | https://goo.gl/maps/cxvV895vG7gtcbTm8

Very culinary forward and a place we go to celebrate something or just to enjoy good food–specializes in meat-centric dishes though there are vegetarian options.

One Two | https://goo.gl/maps/aRaBcMSXs1qWvzvd6

Another new food truck that has a varied menu including burgers, Mexican food, and Latin American food.

Gastropark | https://goo.gl/maps/PX6Up88jcqE1Bi2x9

This place is a funky spot with many different food trucks. From pizza to Puerto Rican food to freshly-made donuts, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Sana Farm to Table | https://goo.gl/maps/2cksZbMopcXxGTVw7

An absolute must-stop! Located next to the Post Office. Vegetarian, vegan, GF options. Anything they make with local, fresh tuna is to-die-for.

Passiflora | https://goo.gl/maps/aRaBcMSXs1qWvzvd6

A all-vegan cafe located in the La Paz wellness center.

Cowboy’s | https://goo.gl/maps/HuGy6U652oATpJWF7

An awesome little joint a bit in the mountains of town, specializes in beef. Cool little rodeo vibe.

Spires Market | https://goo.gl/maps/xXCeuh827NnoN8qz7

A newly-opened spot in the Ventana al Mar plaza downtown that has healthy bites for great prices. They have vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options among other tasty dishes. They will soon be opening a bar next door too, with frozen drinks (virgin and boozy) and treats.

Harbor Restaurant | https://goo.gl/maps/8tW21mkj62S3E3c19

Traditional Puerto Rican food on the beachfront.

The Slider Shop | https://goo.gl/maps/67zoGBtmwRkM2mXn7

Next to the Smoke Shack, a food truck that specializes in burger sliders. Their mushroom/veggie one is great! So are their fries.

Gylro | https://g.page/gylroRincon?share

A fairly varied menu but they specialize in gyros. They also have a full bar with lots of tasty options. Sometimes has salsa nights.

Coffee/Juices/Smoothie/Quick Breakfast Shops

The Juice Box | https://goo.gl/maps/VXUzWHvcusm79xRf6

The best fresh-juices, smoothies, acai bowls, etc. place around. Mostly locally-sourced, organic, environmentally-conscious ingredients.  

Cafe 2 Go | https://goo.gl/maps/u8nVcvTDfTp

Little coffee cart with a big punch; delicious coffees, frappes, chai, etc etc, knowledgeable, my personal recommendation. They also have a breakfast cart next to with breakfast wraps, burritos, bowls, sandwiches–super delicious. 

Playa Bowls | https://goo.gl/maps/Grix88b5pgB2

Does acai bowls and the like. Closed in the off season.

Jake’s Java | https://goo.gl/maps/5R5HZyXHansiDDr8A

Closest coffee shop to the inn.

The Wandering Bagel  | https://goo.gl/maps/6qBfAknL8UVBdXiUA

Newly opened bagel bar at Sandy beach, highly recommend. If he has his smoked fish dip, order it!

Karibe Kombucha Bar | https://goo.gl/maps/MxPeD9PE4LPqbQ9X6

Kombucha and wellness bar located next to the Post Office.

Friend’s Cafe | https://goo.gl/maps/wFNno6kwEB7Wiu9Q9

Small cafe in the plaza with food options.

Cafe Puya | https://goo.gl/maps/m7rj9rivMGmTfUKi8

Cafe next to the only book store in town, El Coqui Bookstore–which has events and is a lovely place to visit.

Supermarkets/Convenience/Liquor Stores

Edwards Co-op Market | https://goo.gl/maps/vGKV6os6Yxo

smaller than Econo but has more organic/vegan/vegetarian options. They also have a small store in the same plaza that is solely for organic/health food/niche products called Edwards Natural.

Econo | https://goo.gl/maps/MCXWwRFCd8y

The big, main supermarket in town.

7-Xpress Convenience Store | https://goo.gl/maps/iE91uLHX5yF2

open later than other stores for quick necessities, open til 1am on weekends, well stocked liquor store.

El Desvio | https://goo.gl/maps/Chqd8NBCD44PY9qE7

Little convenience store with the essentials, including beer/wine/liquor. 

Bonet Liquor Store | https://goo.gl/maps/oMFuohxqQYG2

Full liquor store complete with a bar! If you’re looking for something specific that other stores don’t carry, this will be your best bet.

Tinto’s Wine Shop | https://goo.gl/maps/H4PM9gdg6jrneHRE9

A lovely, well-stocked wine store.

413 Smoke Shop | https://goo.gl/maps/tEinUZTAnDVnniBP6

Also a general convenience store, but it has lots of beer/wine/liquor choices. Closest place for alcohol to the inn though the Ecomax gas station sells beer.


Bakeries are convenient places to stop for quick food (aka bakery sandwiches, which range from breakfast types to lunch types) for cheap. Typically, they will also stock essentials like drinking water, milk, eggs, cheese, etc. The closest one to the inn is Punta Mar. 

Rincón Bakery | https://goo.gl/maps/koCe8tX975XJPVnE9

Ricomini |  https://goo.gl/maps/CYRc4KLbLYFf8Sbu6

E.C. Bakery | https://goo.gl/maps/ezshvwG1pHojj1zaA

Tip-Top Ice Cream Shop | https://goo.gl/maps/BiJdobSWVLWenGVbA

Bajo Cero Ice Cream | https://goo.gl/maps/dmFcsaXjq73PCbb7A

Coconut Ice Cream | https://goo.gl/maps/xVjxfpeEKPfMwK7v9


Uber hasn’t really caught on here in Rincón, so your best bet will be to directly contact any of the below drivers. They will do airport pick-up/drop-offs (at any hour) and local driving, but I suggest getting in communication with them well before you would need the ride (for example, if you are wanting a ride to Art Walk–I would start getting in touch with someone midday Thursday). *There may be more options now as well as some may have stopped providing services; this list was curated 12/2019* I have personally worked with Uber Mike, Michael Kilkenney, and Colombani with reliability. 

Enrique | 787-806-5514

“Uber” Mike | 787-362-9763

Michael Kilkenney | 816-729-7887

Taco Loveland Mike | 939-252-1374

Evette | 787-408-7295

Wavy Car Rental/Shuttle Service | 787-551-4300

Colombani | 787-800-4470

Keisha | 787-546-2917

Point to Point | 787-431-7768

Yvette | 787-408-7295

Pedro | 787-406-0431


Crossfit Rincón/Rincón Fitness Center | https://goo.gl/maps/unTx7hSrh4q9JryG7

Max Fitness Aguada | https://goo.gl/maps/njfTAPY41BEW6k8c6

Rincón Ride | (939) 286-9365 | Spin class at the Balneario 

Fitness Gym by Cuqui | https://goo.gl/maps/WBqGmFLY1es7W6JK7

Gym inside Sports Complex (Polideportivo) | https://goo.gl/maps/MT5UmijXf9q1Jkrs6

Yoga Studios

La Paz | https://g.page/centrolapazRincon?share

Barefoot Yoga | https://goo.gl/maps/YMMHoivEL192nLt57

La Vida Sirena Yoga | https://g.page/tressirenasbeachinn?share

Samatahiti Yoga | https://goo.gl/maps/XAgVDCuqBXDDchSb9


Annette Weimmer | 787-382-6299

Jeff Hudson | 415-596-5227

Vivienne Miranda |  787-315-9697

Buena Vibra Massage | 787-610-8687


Taino Divers | https://goo.gl/maps/eWB5bkFuPhDWKCC59

Rincón Paddleboards | https://goo.gl/maps/rmfebusBo1VKmodNA

Rincón Sailing | https://goo.gl/maps/sfNPU5MzLvRTDm369

Maikara Fishing Characters | https://goo.gl/maps/AkEakCTEU35YBQzR8

Pintos R Us Horseback Riding | https://goo.gl/maps/nJArL2MYuFSdj7HN9

Fly Fish Parasailing | https://goo.gl/maps/Yj5AYT7Sv3aYhnsQA

Rincón Capital Water Sports | https://goo.gl/maps/XHeH56tZKgWzJHoy5

Katarina Sailing Characters | https://goo.gl/maps/WwW3ivwq4639uDFq8

Childcare Services

Arts & Beyond | https://goo.gl/maps/FtgopAtGBaXMLB246

They have an after-school program open to non-students of their school. 

Mama Mel’s | https://goo.gl/maps/CtrRfY3CqYWiF4Z97 | 206-250-1862 

Mamma Mel’s offers a babysitting service as well as a “noche de niños” drop-off night occasionally. They also offer rentals for items such as cribs, pack n plays, etc. email: mammamelsrincon@gmail.com

Tiah Scheible | 340-626-3646

CPR-certified with excellent references. Will babysit at your rental or just about anywhere. 

Medical Services

9-1-1 is the emergency number

Random things to note: if for whatever reason you are having to go to the hospital, bring warm clothes. Blankets/pillows aren’t offered in emergency rooms. So a sweat, a blanket, a pillow, and socks will go a long way in keeping you comfortable.

Costa Salud Emergency Room | https://goo.gl/maps/HXPoAnJW8FhVgWuL8

Very small emergency room in town, not equipped for major medical emergencies. Open only until 11PM on weekdays and 4PM on weekends.

Centro Medico de Mayaguez | (787) 652-9200 | https://goo.gl/maps/cqf2Lq1UYMDLQKet7

Full hospital with emergency services.

Bella Vista | (787) 834-2350 | https://goo.gl/maps/xVRDVbNkL8tSvRuJ7

Full hospital with emergency services.

Hospital Buen Samaritano | (787) 658-0200 | https://goo.gl/maps/DJ8mCvshaKPfvrwY8

Full hospital with emergency services.

Police Stations

9-1-1 is the emergency number

“State” Police | 787-823-2020 | https://goo.gl/maps/TQPZprXWMa9kxS8n7

Municipal Police | 787-823-1310 | https://goo.gl/maps/Pd1Do4LcazJqPqjB7

Thank you again for choosing Desecheo Inn!