If you’ve been thinking about planning a trip to Rincon, Puerto Rico, you should know that not only is it an area with beautiful views and a temperate climate, but also it’s a place steeped in culture and tradition. The people of Rincon have a varied, rich history that they willingly share with those visiting the island. According to the Visit Rincon website, there are many interesting facts to learn about the people of Rincon, some of which may surprise you.
The Taino people, who migrated there from South America, originally inhabited Puerto Rico. When the Spaniards invaded the islands, they captured Taino women and took them as their wives. Many Taino died as a result of infectious disease, such as smallpox, as well as warfare and enslavement. These factors resulted in the people of the island having largely European roots. Later on, African slaves were brought to Puerto Rico to work the sugar cane plantations. Spain ruled Puerto Rico until 1898, when it was ceded to the United States under the Treaty of Paris.
Today, the people of Rincon reflect the island’s diversity, with a blend of Spanish, African and Caribbean ancestry. The area became famous in 1968 when the World Surfing Championship was held there, and since then, many U.S. surfers have made their home there. When you visit Rincon, you will find that the residents are friendly, polite and helpful. The lifestyle is very laid-back; so don’t expect a lot of high-pressure and rushing around. You can count on a truly relaxing experience when you visit Rincon.
Because of the rich diversity of the area, you can also expect that your taste buds will be in for a treat! There are a number of different eating establishments you can visit, and you’ll be able to enjoy Spanish, American, Caribbean and Criollo cooking. The people of Rincon call their local cuisine cocina criolla, which is a blend of Spanish, Taino and African styles and flavors, made using local seasonings and ingredients. No matter what your preferences, you’re sure to find a variety of dining choices when you visit Rincon.
When you visit, you will instantly see the role surfing has played in the lives of the people of Rincon. Beach themed bars and restaurants, surf stores and surfing schools can be easily found all throughout Rincon. Many surfers and those who enjoy watching the sport are frequent visitors of the area, and visitors will soon find themselves immersed in the surfing culture that the people of Rincon have grown so proud of. When you visit, you can take surfing lesson yourself – whether you’re experienced or a novice, there are instructors who teach all people how to surf, regardless of age or ability.
Much like the crystal blue waters, the amazing sunsets, the cuisine and the relaxed lifestyle, the people of Rincon will provide you with memories that will last a lifetime. You’ll be able to enjoy your visit to Puerto Rico in style when you stay at Maria’s luxury villa, located right on Maria’s Beach in beautiful Rincon. The spacious 8-room villa provides you with a number of amenities including full baths, kitchens, and dining areas, as well as internet, high-definition satellite and air conditioning. Outdoors, you can enjoy upper and lower decks that feature hot tubs, full wet bars and gas grills. Maria’s also offers a swimming pool on premises and private access to Maria’s Beach.
When you’re ready to come meet the wonderful people of Rincon, Maria’s is ready to help! Our booking is done through Island West Properties, Maria’s rental and onsite management. Please visit our booking page on this website to view the availability of Maria’s and fill out our convenient contact form below. If you have any additional questions regarding Maria’s, you may call Island West Properties at 787-823-2323. Thank you for planning your Puerto Rican vacation with us.