Best beach in Rincon!
Submitted: January 16, 2012
Stayed: December 2011
My family of 6 had a wonderful time in this clean, comfortable condo on Sandy Beach. It is located at the far end, and we spent endless hours walking the beach, watching the surfers, and sipping cold beverages on the balcony. As it was our first time in PR, we spent time each day exploring other area beaches but none could compare to Sandy Beach for body surfing, a sandy bottom (no ledge), and peace and quiet. The local pubs, all within a five-minute walk, are excellent--fun, tasty, and plentiful food and drinks for surprisingly little money. At the Rock Bottom, we had the finest burger of our lives and were given directions by two adorable surfer-waiters to "the waterfalls." If you do nothing else, find these near Aguadilla, and go. It is a magical, memorable place. Wear sneakers, though--no flip flops or Crocs.
We also loved the vibe of the Sandy Beach neighborhood. It is a happy, friendly, safe place with locals and tourists mingling on the beach, on the hill, and at the bakery at the top of the street. The hike to the bakery is an aerobic one, but it is worth a bit of the huffing and puffing. The views are spectacular, nature at her most beautiful, and always a jolt of pure pleasure whether on foot or by car.
For a special dining experience, we enjoyed the local tapas restaurant (Casa Islena), The Green Parrot, and brunch at The English Rose. Each offers delicious food, a lovely ambience, and bring-the-camera views.
The only drawback is that the internet was down. The next door neighbors had the local cable company swap out their box, and then we were finally able to use their new network. This is a fixable problem, and one which Jose or Janet has attended to.
I have vacationed all over the Caribbean and was not looking forward to going to Puerto Rico. After one week in Rincon, I honestly can not imagine ever going back to the Cayman Islands or Turks and Caicos. This neighborhood and this condo made me feel at home, and I can't wait to return.
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