"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

February 7, 2020

Feb. 5 - Rincón, PR

“Oh the things you can find, if you don't stay behind.” –Dr. Seuss

Today we left our little piece of paradise and headed further west. We took the back roads and drove through several small towns and close to A LOT of beautiful beaches. Unfortunately there just wasn't enough time to check them all out today. 

Our destination today was Rincón, but we stopped at several beaches in the Auadilla area on our way. We checked out Surfer Beach, Cueva Survival Beach and Borinquen Beach. They were all stunning and mostly empty...just the way we like it. We did a little beach combing and a little whale watching. We've been lucky enough the last few days to watch humpback whales breaching off shore. Puerto Rico falls within their migratory route to the North Atlantic, where they spend the summer.

Rincón is known for their wonderful beaches, surfing and amazing sunsets. The word Rincón means 'Corner' or 'Niche' in Spanish and is a perfect description of their location in the northwest corner of Puerto Rico, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea. This 'corner of Puerto Rico' has been Puerto Rico's favorite vacation destination for years. It's a nice little area, but it's very touristy. It's easier here to find someone from the states than to find a locale. 

We had a little visiter this morning...his name is Dracula.
Survival Beach the north end
Survival Beach looking south 
Some of the things we found on the beach this morning. 
Borinquen Beach 
All we needed was a picnic lunch and we would have been set for the day at this beautiful beach. 
View of Borinquen Beach from the old Punta Borinquen [Ruins] Lighthouse 
Punta Borinquen Light located in the old Ramey Air Force Base in Aguadilla. The orignal station was established in 1889 by the Spanish government and replaced with this one in 1921. 
Punta Borinquen [Ruins] Lighthouse was built in 1889 by the Spanish government and served as an aid to navigation on the route from Europe to Panama. In 1922. Sadly, this structure was damaged by the 1918 earthquake and never repaired or protected as a historic site.
One of our highlights of the day was meeting up with our friends from home. We enjoyed a wonderful meal overlooking the ocean, taking in the sunset and catching up on the things they've been doing. 
Sunset from The Beach House Restaurant

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