Puerto Rico lo hace mejor! … Puerto Rico does it better!
Pacia Puerto Rico is located in the Western Region of Puerto Rico in the town of Rincón. Despite Puerto Rico’s relatively small size, it is known for its natural scenic beauty, biodiversity, and socio-political progressiveness. The country has over 250 miles of stunning Atlantic and Caribbean coastline, with a truly disproportionate share of the world’s beautiful beaches. Though known for its waves and surfing, Puerto Rico is often called the Caribbean’s best-kept underwater secret. The underwater world spans the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea where over 600 different species of fish, turtles, rays and marine life await beneath the waves.
The Western portion of Puerto Rico has predominantly offshore winds due to the Trade Winds found at this latitude. Crystal clear, warm waters support some of the finest coral reefs in the Caribbean. Punta Hiquera lighthouse in Rincón marks the convergence of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. One side has crashing waves and the other is tranquil and calm. In the winter and fall, waves of 40 feet have been ridden by a dedicated group of watermen and women. Rincón is popular with locals and visitors due to its consistent surf, sunshine, and excellent water visibilities. Desecheo Island, 12 miles offshore is a globally recognized scuba destination.
The Tres Palmas Marine Preserve in Rincón is home to one of the finest elkhorn coral reefs in the Caribbean. A very dedicated and active Surf-Rider chapter has preserved this reef for generations to come.
Puerto Rico is the economic capital of the Caribbean region, with modern hospitals, universities, and infrastructure. As a commonwealth of the United States, its residents have been U.S. citizens since 1917. While the Spanish culture is very much in evidence, the island is clearly within the sphere of the United States. The island is self-governed according to U.S. laws and no passport is required for travel by U.S. citizens.
With a distinctive and proud Spanish culture, the West Coast of Puerto Rico offers a diverse and educated people. English is widely spoken and local residents maneuver effortlessly between Spanish and English.
Rincón, Puerto Rico – The Town of Beautiful Sunsets
Rincón, Puerto Rico, founded in 1771 by Luis de Añasco, is now known as “Pueblo del Surfing” (the surfing town) and “El Pueblo de los Bellos Atardeceres” (the town of beautiful sunsets).
The early Spanish Colonial influence is evident in Rincón’s newly renovated town square. Framed by the town hall and the Catholic and Methodist churches, the town square serves as a meeting place and center of the town. The central fountain amid large shade trees provides shelter for an ongoing and competitive domino game. Decorated according to the season, the town square bustles with activity among its numerous shops, offices and restaurants. Children in Catholic school uniforms add to the bustle as they hurry to school. With its narrow streets and sidewalks, the Plaza de la Cituidaed of Rincón is representative of thousands like it throughout Latin America.