Looking for a close day trip from your 8th & Ocean Rincon Vacation Rental Villa? Rincon's El Faro might be perfect. Head out of 8th and Ocean, turning left onto the 115, head thru the downtown plaza and turn left onto the 413 (right after the gas station and on the corner you will see Playero Surf Shop). Once you see the Ocean and Tres Palmas Marina Reserve on your left, keep an eye out for the El Faro sign. You will veere to your left instead of going up the 413. You will pass Maria's Beach and Calypso Cafe on your left and just a bit further on your left you will see a large parking lot and the Lighthouse. Depending on the day, you may find a festivale and street venders set up in the parking lot.
Located on a Rincon bluff the Rincon lighthouse, "El Faro" offers a setting where you can relax and have great views of surfers, Desecheo Island, the sunset, and whale watch in Season. So, even if you are not "into" lighthouses, you might enjoy a visit to the Rincon's El Faro.
They say a lighthouse has been standing at the same location since 1892. The original lighthouse, which was one of the many lighthouses built to help ships navigate the dangerous sea passage along the western coast, was damaged during an earthquake in 1918. Due to the damage caused by the earthquake, the old lighthouse had to be demolished, and the current 70-foot tall cylindrical tower was built in 1922.