Looking at Dome's Beach from El Faro Park

Sunday, December 26, 2010


The holidays in Rincon and I'm sure all over Puerto Rico are very festive.  I noticed around Halloween al the Christmas decorations and gifts were taking over Sam's Club and the Three Kings Day parties on January 6th are the crescendo of a long and joyous celebration of the holiday season.
The plaza in downtown Rincon is lit up with Christmas lights and the churches celebrate a midnight mass on Christmas Eve, the only thing missing is snow on the ground.  The surf has been very heavy, too big for us, so we had to settle for a dip in the water and frisbee on the beach on Christmas Day.
But the town is bustling with surfers and families seeking a warm Christmas, many make their way here every year to celebrate.

I've heard the power and water has always been a problem in Puntas around Christmas time, I remember last year the power and water were off for 48 hours right around the 25th, but the only problem this year was an 8 hour power outage on Dec. 23 rd due to a scheduled repair on a power pole.  So far so good.  I know the Tourism Association has been working with county water and power officials to prevent as many utilities outages as we've had in the past.

I definitely recommend a visit to Puerto Rico for the holidays, CNN says San Juan is the one of the top 10 places to spend Christmas, but plan early because most places get reserved early and we've had more than a few people ask us about last minute vacation rental vacancies and unfortunately, there aren't many.