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Get to know Rincon

A laid-back beach town, Rincón is famous for sunsets and surfing. Though the town is named for Don Gonzalo Rincón, the land’s original owner, “rincon,” or “corner” also happens to an apt description for the region’s shape, which juts into the waters where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. As a result of its geographic location, Rincón has beaches that face both the northwest and the southwest, making them perfect for surfing. In the summer, when waves are calmer, the uncrowded beaches are popular for snorkeling, swimming, and relaxing. Unlike other beachfront locations in Puerto Rico, Rincón isn’t a resort town, and you won’t find any big hotels on or off the beach. Instead, you’ll find a mix of condominiums and houses, ranging from simple surfer cottages to grand villas. Dining options are equally relaxed, with many options surrounding the downtown plaza and plenty of popular food trucks everywhere you go.

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Living in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is officially a territory of the United States and just a two-and-a-half-hour plane ride from Miami, but it feels like a world away. Though Puerto Rico is often referred to as an island, it’s technically a string of islands in the Caribbean Sea. In addition to the main island, the commonwealth also includes many smaller islands, with the two of the more well-known being Vieques and Culebra, both famous for their unspoiled, secluded beaches. Most of the population and economic activity is centered in the capital of San Juan and the surrounding towns. Puerto Rico is a mix of stunning natural landscapes and dense, metropolitan life, often just minutes away from each other. The country has the United States’ only tropical rainforest, dramatic mountains, and of course, beautiful beaches. Since Puerto Rico is an American territory, no passports or currency exchange is necessary for mainlanders moving to the island.