Sandy Beach / Rincón
With ocean temperatures between 85-90º (F), you’ll enjoy water activities, right outside the Villa, including surfing, body surfing, boogey boarding, swimming or just bobbing in the waves. On the beach, you can play volleyball, build sandcastles with the kids, sunbathe, search for sea glass and shells, or simply stretch your legs with a walk along the sand. Also, during your stay, make sure to visit Rincón and explore its many delights, including the newly renovated town square. Whatever your pleasure, Sandy Beach Villa is the perfect place to indulge all your tropical desires.
• El Faro Lighthouse - Humpback whale watching park
• Restaurants and bars
• Eclectic shopping
• Snorkel or Sunset Cruise
• Deep sea fishing
• Horseback Riding
• World-class surfing
• Jet skiing
• Scuba diving
• Relaxing under the palms
North of Rincón, Desecheo Island is a popular destination for some of the most spectacular scuba diving in Puerto Rico. Although the island is off-limits to land-based tourism, the surrounding reefs offer incomparable underwater experiences for divers, with 20 dive sites offering visibility exceeding ten feet.
A half an hour’s drive north of Rincón brings you to Aguadilla, famous for its mundillo lace industry, world-class deep sea sport fishing and seaside golfing at the Punta Borinquen Golf Course. Also, don't forget to check out Aguadilla's beautiful town square and "Crashboat Beach." Here visitors will also find the University of Puerto Rico and a busy regional airport.
A half an hour south of Rincón is Mayagüez, the third largest city in Puerto Rico. Visitors can spend a day touring its historical treasures, including the Art Deco Yagüez Theater, the Mayagüez Post Office and Plaza Colün, a beautiful town square featuring a Christopher Columbus monument from Spain. It's also home to an exotic zoo, planetarium, university and the Mayagüez airport.
For economical shopping there is a Sam’s Club and Super K-Mart just before entering the main part of Mayagüez from Rincon via Hwy 115. In the same shopping mall you’ll find a 12-screen movie theater, featuring both English and Spanish language movies.
Rio Camuy Cave
If you feel like exploring more of Puerto Rico’s natural treasures, venture inland to Rio Camuy Cave, near Lares. The third largest cave system in the world, it’s sure to impress cave fanatics and nature lovers alike.
Twenty minutes from Sandy Beach Villa is the Arecibo Observatory, the largest single-dish radio telescope in the world. This 300-meter astronomical communicator is part of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC) and operated by Cornell University.
Not so far away...
Old San Juan and Castillo del Morro
El Yunque Rain Forest
Ponce and the Museo de Arte