Surfing: Big-wave surfers and beginners alike will find a break suited to their abilities. Start in front of Pelican Point. Check out our Surfing page for detailed information.
Beach Combing: Get up early and stroll the beach. Sandy Beach is known for its abundance of colorful, ocean-tumbled glass, which is often used to make jewelry. (Stay with us, and we’ll share the secret spots.)
Day Sailing Tours and Sunset Cruises: We recommend Katarina Sail Charters. Reserve a spot on their catamaran for the “Tan Your Can” day sails, or Shine Time sunset cruises.
Deep-Sea Fishing: Deep-sea fish off Rincon for Billfish, Mahi-Mahi, Dorado, Yellow Fin Tuna, White Marlin, Blue Marlin, and Sailfish.
Diving: The best diving and snorkeling is about 12 miles offshore of Rincon, at Desecheo Island. Desecheo is a National Reserve Park and a protected marine environment. Visibility is up to 150 feet. You can expect to see deep-sea fish, coral reef, rocky reef, endless sea fans, sponges and caverns. We recommend Taino Divers. 787-823-6429; www.tainodivers.com
Snorkeling: Just minutes from Pelican Point, you’ll find coral reef from the marina to the lighthouse, specifically at Tres Palmas beach. There is consistently good visibility, allowing snorkelers to see vividly colored fish, Elkhorn coral, sea turtles, sea horses and squid. You can rent equipment at Desecheo Surf and Dive Shop. 787-823-2672 or 787-823-0390; www.desecheosurfshop.com
Hiking: Be prepared, as the mountains are steep; however, easier trails are just a short hike toward the El Faro Lighthouse. Look specifically for the Domes Trail. On it, you will see the beauty of the coastal landscape, as well as beaches not frequented by the public.
Arts: Downtown Arts Festival every Thursday night
Horseback Riding: Try Pintos “R” Us for a guided tour along scenic beaches and tropical trails in the morning, at sunset, or under the moonlight. Beginners are welcome for day trips. 787-361-3639
Parasailing: View Rincon from a whole new perspective! Single and tandem flights are available. Contact Flying Fish Parasail.
Swimming: Sandy Beach is the most popular swimming spot, due to its soft, sandy bottom — perfect for protecting soft, sandy bottoms.
Whale Watching: During winter (January through March), the endangered Humpback whales travel to these waters to give birth. They migrate south more than 3,100 miles every year from the coasts of southwestern Greenland, Newfoundland and surrounding areas. Once they arrive, they mate, calve and nurse in the warm Caribbean waters. Noted as the best place to get a glimpse of the whales, Rincon Lighthouse Park is just three miles away from Pelican Point.
Rum: Last, but never least, rum is an activity. Medalla, the local beer, is too.