Formerly known as The Puntas Bakery across from the 413 bus stop, the bakery was a spot where people of the community used to come - locals, surfers, replants - to get some food, some drink, and some catch-up. It had been empty for a few years, but you could still feel the spirit of the space in what remained, so despite the rough condition and promise of heavy labor to whip it back into shape, we decided it would make a great surf shop and signed ourselves up. Now, after a few weeks of long, hot days, blistered hands and lots of dust, you can come see the result. We’ll be here for at least the next few months and hopefully well beyond. Hang out, grab some food, browse the racks, get some gear, we’re just getting, um, “baking”…
Oh, and as for the name, well anything other than just THE BAKERY felt wrong, but the logo may be familiar.
Eat. Stay. Swim. The best rooms in town, great food and an incredible view, we’ll leave it at that.
There are no shortage of great places to rent boards and take lessons down here, but our neighbor, Melissa, is our go-to. Whether you’re a salty pro looking for a board for the week or a grom hoping to catch your first roller, Melissa has you covered.
Mother/daughter team Naomi and Amiel have put together this chic home and apparel store just off the main square in town to showcase their curated mix of goods from around the globe as well as an assortment of one-of-a-kind creations hand-made by Amiel herself. Long on vibe and style, come grab a piece of Rincón to take home with you.
We obviously love the name, Stoked is located right next to the parking lot for Maria’s (surf break) and Dagi and crew serve up amazing coffee, smoothies and more while also saving us more than once when we forgot a leash or wax or rash-guard. Rations and surf, we wholeheartedly approve.
Named after local legend Maria Garcia who used to live there and hand out water, coffee and even food to the surfers back in the day, this is the break we find ourselves at most often. You can take turns out at the peak or hangout inside, there’ something for everyone.
Rincón comes in lots of flavors for a surf town, there are fully urbanized parts, jungle filled hilltops and suburban Wisteria Lanes. Within that range you’ll find Puntas which simply means “points” since it is the area nestled closest to Rincón’s point. Here you’ll find not only most of Rincón’s breaks, but great little stores and restaurants scattered about the hills that rise up from the shoreline. Having our store in Puntas means we get to spend lots of time there which is great by us, we highly recommend you do the same.
Where do we start here, the owners, Sarah and Alex, or the food? Both are incredible. You’ll feel like you’ve been invited to a very cool dinner party in their dining room where Sarah hosts you and Alex concocts a meal as good as any we’ve had, anywhere, ever (he sometimes shares hosting duty too when he has a moment to pause in the kitchen). Do yourself the favor…
If you’re looking for yoga, barre or pilates (and even tumbling and dance) here in Rincón, Arden has you covered. A yoga class on the upstairs outside deck is a great way to start any day.
Janci, the owner of Saluna, has curated her wellness boutique and apothecary with only the best all-natural products, local and otherwise, so you don't have to sweat the fine print on the label. She also has a stellar collection of hand made crafts and local art (including her own line of jewelry) making this a super-easy place to find gifts for anyone and everyone.
If you find us, you’ve found Parada 413 our next-door neighbors in Puntas. Run by local pro-surfer, skater and all-around badass, Kelly Laide, Parada 413 is authentic local fare and delicious cocktails served up daily. And with the insta-famous 413 bus stop right across the street from both of us, you can check three boxes off your Rincón to-do list in one stop.
Chris is a surfer, creative director and photographer (not necessarily in that order) based here in Rincón. Check out his website (chrishamlet.com) or if in town just stop by our store to check out his work, we’re huge fans.
Forgotten Forest coffee traces its genetic link to the early 1800s and the first coffee brought from Yemen to the Caribbean. Long since thought lost, varietals including Typica 401 were found again in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria growing wild in a forgotten forest (hence the name). So with these original plants in hand FF hatched a vision to re-populate shaded Puerto Rican micro-lots with these varietals and re-claim the glory of Puerto Rican coffee. We think they’ve nailed it, come by and see what you think.
Aside from just being rad, Alex of Boom Appetite chefs up delicious and healthy fare here in Rincón at Carta Buena. We feel very lucky to have talked her into sharing with us some of her to-go friendly dishes like hummus, tossed salads, summer rolls and more, found daily in our grab-n-go fridges. Get there early, they seem to go quick.