Hi all. Just sharing. My boyfriend and I just got back home to Minnesota today after spending the last week staying in Rincon. It was my first time on the west coast and my boyfriend's first time in PR.
It was very rough driving from San Juan to Rincon in the middle of the night after our 12:30am arrival. We were exhausted and the airline had lost my baggage. Never again will we plan a 2 1/2 drive for the middle of the night in unfamiliar lands. After making a few wrong turns, we finally made it into Rincon and found our rental property for the week. We stayed in the Corcega neighborhood and had a lovely 2 block walk to the beach. I did not mind the roosters at all and loved the sound of the coqui.
Over the course of the week, we explored practically every road in Rincon we could find (and it was terrifying BTW - I NEVER want to drive up into some of those mountains again). We also explored nearby cities including Anasco, Aguada, Aguadilla, Cabo Rojo, Mayaguez, etc. We visited quite a few beaches and my very favorite was Crashboat beach in Aguadilla. I am a horse person so we did a trail ride with PIntos R Us and also visited the only barn that I am aware of, Rincon Riding Club. Also met with Cynthia from Defensa and met a couple of her rescue horses. I have high hopes for moving to the Rincon/Aguada/Anasco area and owning a rescue someday! We went to the Thursday night art walk and the Sunday farmers market. Everyone we met was very nice. We ate tons and tons of good food!!! My boyfriend decided that he will probably homeschool his son rather than spending money on a private school.. and he doesn't want him in the public schools there.
All in all we had a wonderful visit and are planning to move this summer if we can swing it, rather than waiting until next year like we had planned.