We made a quick jaunt down to Rincon, P.R. from Boston this past weekend to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary. We flew into San Juan, had our ritual lunch at Mi Casita and then headed out to La8 Surf Shop. As usual Peter at La8 took really good care of us, i highly recommend checking out this shop if your in San Juan, even if you don’t surf you can pick up a pair of reefs, some board shorts, a rash guard or even some shades!
Next we were on our way down rt2 to Rincon, We made a sunset stop in Aguadilla to check out Surfers Beach, then back on the road to our final destination Hotel Villa Confresi. Nice hotel RIGHT on the beach, with a lively bar and pool.
Surfed some waist + waves at Marias and Domes. When we were done at Marias we picked up some artwork from a local artist IKE (pronounced e-kay) ike is usually posted up right at the entrance to marias where the road splits and you can continue down to domes or head up the hill.
We had a great lechon plate at el Fogon de la Curva, it’s a little ways outside rincon on rt115 in Anasco. Great food, great views and run by a very nice family…another highly recomended stop in the Rincon area
Took a quick jaunt to PR last weekend, spent our time in and around the San Juan area. Stopped and checked out Senzala Tattoo in old San Juan, ate some great meals – mofongo at Mi Casita in Isla Verde and some real authentic Puerto Rican food at El Jibarito in old San Juan. Visited the Castillo de San Cristóbal and sipped on plenty of rum drinks at the beach and pool
Then there was the surfing portion, i know everybody goes to rincon when they’re in PR, but there is plenty of surf to be found in the San Juan area. I wound up at La Ocho with the help of a very friendly surf shop owner. I had la8 surfshop reccomended to us from the guys at Velauno Paddleboarding, and couldn’t have been happier. Peter the owner took great care of us – with his knowledge and gear. I would definately recommend anyone who his going to be in the San Juan area to go and check out la8 surfshop, Peter is definately an ambassador of the aloha spirit!!
The surf was decent, head high reef break but a bit windy. The paddle out wasn’t too bad 100-200 yards over some shallower reef. There was some real shredding going on in the lineup, and everyone was friendly. One of the locals even helped me navigate the reef paddling back in. (pics are from the day after)