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  • Rent a Jeep Wrangler at the airport. There is no Uber, Rincon is not walkable, and the roads are still a bit damaged from Hurricane Maria

  • The beaches are not organized, so be prepared with a towel or pareo

  • While most places offer it, wifi is still spotty. I swear by my SkyRoam and Mophie Powerstation to stay connected and charged on the cheap

  • While the Horned Dorset is the go-to hotel should you want an upscale experience, the best route to take is to rent a Villa or Airbnb, or stay at a boutique inn. There are multiple options listed here

  • Regardless of your skill-level, hire a local surf expert to take you out to learn your way around the surf breaks. Many require paddling in at specific sections of the beach, and the locals can steer you clear of areas with fire coral. My go-to is surf coach Julia Mynett

  • Should you want to immerse yourself in surf, check out Rincon Surf School, which also has accommodations

  • Sweat out all those pina coladas with a yoga session with Barefoot

  • …or get aggressive at Crossfit Rincon