the town of beautiful sunsets
and Puerto Rico
Nestled along the northwest coast where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea, this corner of Puerto Rico remains part of the ‘undiscovered Caribbean’. Boasting some of the best surfing waves in the world, gorgeous sunsets, and a wealth of activities, Rincón has become an exclusive destination for discerning travelers, adventure seekers, and families alike.
jewel of puerto rico
With turquoise waters, miles of beautiful beaches and tropical, emerald hills, Rincón is the quintessential Caribbean beach town that will leave you refreshed, rejuvenated and wanting more.
just a stone’s throw away
- 3 minutes to the Beach
- 3 minutes to the Tapas Bar for mouthwatering tapas & sangria
- 4 minutes to Mango Beach Shop
- 5 minutes to Tamboo Seaside Grill for delicious food on the beach
- 6 minutes to Pool’s Beach Sushi Bar for fantastically fresh sushi
- 7 minutes to Flamboyan Puerto Rican Restaurant
- 4 minutes to Tres Palmas Marine Reserve for snorkeling & scuba diving
- 4 minutes to Pintos R’ Us for horseback riding on the beach
- 5 minutes to Harbor Restaurant Puerto Rican cuisine on the beach
- 6 minutes to the town of Rincon
The 1968 World Surfing Championships were held in Rincón. Today, surfers from around the world visit Rincón for world class conditions. With many experienced instructors and board rental shops, beginner surfers and those with more experience can enjoy the waves.
The reefs just off the coast of Rincón and around Desecheo Island are rich with sea life, offering some of the best scuba diving in the world. Taino Divers, only a 4 minute drive from Caracol Che, offers daily scuba trips.
Every winter in Rincón, Humpback whales migrate just off its coast. Whales can be spotted January through late March. The lighthouse park is Rincón’s most popular spot for a closer look. Guests also can book a boat trip with Katarina Sail Charters or Taino Divers.
A 4-minute drive from Caracol Che is Pintos R’ Us, with healthy, gentle and well cared for horses. They offer 2-hour and 1/2-day rides along beaches, the lighthouse, and trails. For beginner to advanced riders.
15 miles from Caracol Che is Punta Borinquen Golf Club, an 18-hole, par 72 course, with ocean views and stunning sunsets offering a challenging and memorable round of golf. 12 miles away is Club Deportivo Del Oeste, a 9-hole course.
The beaches near Caracol Che are a sea glass hunter’s paradise. Find these hidden jewels as they wash up from distant lands, popular for jewelry making and collecting.
Only a few minutes drive from Caracol Che, this historic Rincón Lighthouse Park was built in 1892, and provides stunning coastal views of western Puerto Rico and Desecheo Island. Visitors to the park can also check out the maritime museum, gift shop and snack bar located inside the lighthouse. During the winter months, it is a perfect spot for watching surfers catching waves or the occasional whale spouting.
15 miles – A 45-minute boat ride from Rincón, Isla Desecheo is a National Reserve Park with crystal clear waters and visibility of 35 to 40 meters (98 to 148 feet). Named one the world’s best reefs, Desecheo Island is an unspoiled underwater paradise, abundant with tropical fish, vibrant coral, underwater arches and caves. Truly a scuba diver’s heaven. The island itself is uninhabited except for a herd of wild goats and an introduced population of rhesus monkeys.
16 miles – Puerto Rico’s main zoo is located in Mayagüez, where 90 acres of land is home to over 300 species of birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians.
20 miles – Translated as “Doorway to Heaven” and located in the Historic District of San Germán, Puerto Rico, Porta Coeli is the oldest church structure in the Americas. Built in 1609, this convent now houses the Museo de Arte Religioso, a museum of religious pieces of art and artifacts dating back from the 18th and 19th centuries. A must see for those interested in history, architecture and art.
26 miles – Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Reserve is an 1800-acre haven for over 118 species of migratory and native birds, with several being endangered. With as many as 6 different ecosystems, Cabo Rojo is perfect for bird watching. The reserve has numerous hiking and biking trails as well as a visitors center. The butterfly trail is a special treat for butterfly sightings. Nearby are the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats (a series of saline estuaries) as well as the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse for an added adventure.
35 miles – In this bay, tiny micro-organisms called Dinoflagellates produce luminescent chemical sparks of green and white light when disturbed in the water. Although this phenomenon occurs sporadically in warm seas around the world, Puerto Rico is one of the only places where it occurs every moonless evening. Bioluminescent Bay is located on the Southwest corner of Puerto Rico off of the coast of La Parguera, a small fishing village.
35 miles – Created by the flow of the Camuy River an estimated 1 million years ago, ‘Las Cavernas de Camuy’ is a network of underground caverns which are the 3rd largest and longest underground system in the world, this being the only only one with an underground river.
35 miles – Known for discovering the first planets outside of our solar system and for measuring Mercury’s rate of rotation, the Arecibo Observatory is home to the the world’s largest and most powerful radio telescope. Featured in the movies Golden Eye (1995) and Contact (1997), the observatory’s Visitor Center has educational displays on astronomical and atmospheric sciences as well as an observation deck with great views of the dish and dome.
40 miles – This UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is considered to be the best example of subtropical dry forest in the Caribbean. Guanica is home to approximately fifty percent of the Puerto Rico’s bird species, more than 700 plant species as well as other wildlife, such as toads, lizards, land crabs, cave shrimps, mongoose and leatherback turtles. Also found at Guanica are spectacular beaches and offshore cays where you can kayak and snorkel. There are 14 trails for hiking and biking of varying difficulty, with one leading to a 1,000-year-old lignum vitae tree.
45 miles – Puerto Rico’s premier Art Museum with a collection of classical, historical and contemporary art much of which features Puerto Rican talent.
No customs or passports needed for U.S. citizens
English and Spanish are widely spoken
San Juan International Airport (SJU) – The most commonly used airport in Puerto Rico, 2-hour drive from Rincón.
Villa Caracol Che has its own helipad on the grounds of the property and guests can arrange to travel directly to the property via helicopter.
Travel in comfort and style to and/or from the airport with arranged limousine transfer.
Rental car companies offer service at airports. Hertz has an office in Rincón.