Rincónis a municipality of Puerto Rico founded in 1771 by Don Luis de Añasco . It is located in the Western Coastal Valley, west of Añasco and Aguada. Rincón is spread over 9 wards and Rincón Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastián Metropolitan Statistical Area.
It is home to many of the surfing beaches in Puerto Rico, including Domes, Marias, Tres Palmas, Sandy Beach, Pools Beach, and Rincon Town Beach Plaza. It is also home to Caribbean beaches including Córcega Beach.
The word "Rincón" means corner. Rincón is on the northwestern part of Puerto Rico.
Punta Higüeras Lighthouse
The 1968 World Surfing Championship was held at Domes Beach in Rincon. Since then, surfers from around the world have been visiting Rincon. Now Rincon has a tourism economy which also boasts scuba diving, snorkeling, and sunsets. Rincon has also been an area for Internet based companies to set up shop.
In 2007, Rincon hosted the ISA World Masters where local surfer Juan Ashton won 1st place in the Masters division.
Fruits and sugar canes are the primary sources of agriculture in Rincon. Cattle ranching also is popular.
In Rincón the major industry is tourism.
Rincón was the site of a small nuclear reactor plant in the 1960s, that was subsequently closed and claimed clean. In the 1980s, the U.S. government reportedly performed more cleaning, and there are now plans to open it to the public as a museum.It was Puerto Rico's only nuclear reactor.
Rincon is well known as a surfing destination. Rincón rose to international recognition through the 1968 World Surfing Championship, which was held at Domes and Maria's Beaches. The winter surf along Rincón's coast is some of the best in the region. Generally regarded as one of the best surf spots across the globe, Rincón draws surfers from around the world and is the center of the island's surf scene. Dubbed the "Caribbean's Hawaii," winter waves here can approach 25–30 feet (6.7m) in height, sometimes equaling the force of the surf on Oahu's north shore. Famed surfing beaches in town include Little Malibu, Tres Palmas, Maria's, Indicators, Domes, Pools, Sandy Beach and Antonio's. The best time to surf is from November through March, but summer storms can also kick up the surf during the late summer.
Festivals and events
Whale Festival - March
Rincón International Film Festival 2011: April 12–16
Coconut Festival - May
Feast of the Patron Saint, Santa Rosa de Lima - August
Triatlon and Triatlon Caribbean Cup
Numerous Surfing Championships
Local Band (Reggae and Latin Rock)