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Tres Palmas Marine Reserve

#4 of 30 things to do in Rincon Features Animals
Rincon, Puerto Rico
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Quite, secluded beach area with lots of waves

This beach area was a wonderful surprise for us. We were driving to the lighthouse and saw a sign... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
Fenton, Michigan
Great little spot in Rincon

This location is great to pick up some surf or hang on beach. Beautiful scenery but watch out for... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Sean C
Middletown, New Jersey
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“steps beach” (52 reviews)
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Rincon, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

This beach area was a wonderful surprise for us. We were driving to the lighthouse and saw a sign about steps on the beach. We drove down the narrow road and parked. We were absolutely surprised by this hidden jewel. A must see if you...More

1  Thank Jimmie4370
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This location is great to pick up some surf or hang on beach. Beautiful scenery but watch out for the rocks along the coast line.

1  Thank Sean C
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Went to Tres Palmas Inns and Villas for a wedding. This beautiful beach was right in front of it. Quite a site. Recommended visit.

Thank Manuel R
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This place is gorgeous and a MUST SEE. If you don’t go to any other beaches on the West coast or PR, go here.

Thank Brian J
Reviewed 30 December 2016

All the locals call this Steps beach because there are some stone steps on the beach. Just off the beach there is a huge elk horn coral reef that you can snorkel at. We had gear from Taino Divers and were out snorkeling for over...More

3  Thank Bekkah L
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Beautiful spot to visit in the Northwest part of Puerto Rico. Bring a beach chair and lounge all day!

Thank Maria H
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We have visited this beach twice now and is always a highlight of our visit to Rincon. We rented masks and snorkels at a food truck nearby that doubles as a rental place. The reef is so close to the shore that kids can get...More

3  Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The Marine preserve protects the natural beauty of our reef. Lots of blue tang, snapper, flounder, turtles, oh too many to list. Go get in the water. see for yourself.

1  Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We spent a great afternoon at this beach. There was a big area where the water was no more than 8 or so feet deep. We had to park along the road with a lot of other cars, but it was well worth it- the...More

1  Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Steps beach is a great spot to snorkel .Best time is early morning.Its very easy to navigate and there's lots to see. Be careful parking on 413 as tickets can be given

1  Thank RRYDER
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Steve M
9 April 2015|
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Response from Tom Z | Reviewed this property |
It is about a 5-8 minute drive. You need to go up the road on the south-side of Puntas (past the Red Flamboyant Restaurant). Then, make a right on 413. Follow the road down the winding hill. Tres Palmas will visible be on... More
Nancy F
20 March 2015|
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Response from Jesse F | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not for beginners most times. Especially not in Winter months, the surf and currents are too strong for beginners.