48 hours in Rincon.
If you had 48 hours in Rincon?
Our guests crave experience more than hospitality cliches. They are curious about this area, and we let them guide us with their experiences to places and activities both fresh and familiar. The Lemontree appeals to a broad spectrum of travelers without reducing everything to the lowest common denominator.
Our visitors come to Rincon for a variety of reasons. Our interest is that your vacation be what you want and need. We aim for a good match between what we offer and what our guests seek.
Some of our guests come to enjoy the down time, reading, walking on the beach and swimming or floating in the ocean. Of course guests also want to explore and take advantage of a truly wide range of activities and day trip destinations. Below are listed a sampling of links to some of our favorite places and some suggestions for you to think about before your visit. When you arrive we can be as directive as you like in our recommendations.
Things to do in Rincon
Rent a kayak; or go on a banana boat ride with Capital Water Sports; go deep sea fishing; learn to dive or just try it; Scuba Diving - Rincon's Taino Divers offer scuba and snorkeling diving tours to Desecheo Island and local reefs. There are snorkeling adventures right in front and nearby the Lemontree too! Horseback Riding - Tropical Trail Rides is a great establishment where you can ride on the beach. How about para-sailing or perhaps a sailboat adventure? Perhaps you would like to learn how to sail one of those fun sunfish... or surf.
Walks down the beach
Our very own LemonTree Beach is a wonderful swimming and walking beach, and connects with Almirante Beach to the south and reaches to The Horned Dorset to the north. Almirante Beach (nearby) can be reached from the LemonTree and is where The Rincon Beach Resort is located. Tres Hermanos Beach (nearby) is a long and wide beach that reaches toward Mayaguez. A very short drive (3 minutes) further north in Rincon's South Side is Corcega Beach, another great beach for long walks, swimming, or admiring the scenery.
The Mayaguez Mall has all the large stores including Sears, Marshalls, Walmart, JC Penny, Capri, Radio Shack. The Aguadilla Mall has K-Mart, Capri, and a full range of specialty shops. Western Plaza offers a large K-Mart, a Home Depot, Sam's Club, a movie theater and a set of specialty shops. Downtown Rincon has shops with items you can take home at very low prices. Rincon's renovated town square with fountain is a wonderful place to take a morning coffee.
Dining - A few of our favorites
There are many famous spots in Rincon that offer delightful and elegant dining... or just plain good food. For an upscale dining experience try the Horned Dorset Restaurant that is just up the road from Lemontree. The nearby Rincon Beach Resort has a very nice restaurant too and no reservations are required.
The Tamboo Tavern has a funky lunch menu and dinners by the sea!
For great fresh catch seafood, local specialties and even a bar pizza check out El Fogon, about 30 seconds from the Lemontree by car.
Pools Beach Café offers excellent burgers and kabobs and sushi.
The Spot... The Black Eagle. Down Home and on the beach.
San Juan: Narrow cobblestone streets, colorful colonial buildings, centuries-old fortresses overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, hot clubs, fascinating museums and art galleries, handcrafts on the corners - and everything bathed by a tropical breeze - these are some of the characteristics of legendary Old San Juan.
Ponce: This is the second city on the Isla but many think it is the "Capital of Art and Culture". The central square, the Museum of Art, the Serralles Castle are just a few of the attractions. It is easy to spend a day and the drive to Ponce is easy. Some guests have gone on the Hacienda Buena Vista coffee plantation tour.
El Yunque: is our rain-forest. Among crags, waterfalls, ferns and wild flowers are many marked trails to enjoy on foot or horseback. El Yunque is less than an hour's drive from San Juan, and there's road access to the reserve.
Guanica Dry Forest Reserve: Southwestern PR is home to the Guánica Dry Forest Reserve, and an International Biosphere Reserve. La Parguera and Boqueron are wonderful Caribbean towns and home to a great bioluminescent bay.
The Ruta Panoramica: The Ruta Panorámica is a system of mountain roads covering 165 miles of the Central Cordillera mountain region. It takes approximately 3 hours to drive the entire route. Many guests will explore this route on the way to other parts of the island.
The Caves at Camuy: Very popular with our guests. The caves are open to the public and feature a small trolly or walking tour. Be sure to contact them for hours of operation.
Arecibo Observatory: Want to check out ET? The observatory at Arecibo is just the thing.