Remote Playa Rincón, a beautiful, white-sand beach, is considered one of the top beaches in the Caribbean. Relatively undeveloped, there’s not a lot of shade, but there's a sheltered area where you can snorkel. At the other end, cliffs segue into the turquoise water of Caño Frio, an ice-cold river that runs down from the mountains and forms a splash pool. There are no facilities per se, but local ladies will sell you lobster and fish in coconut sauce with rice, and cold drinks. (However, make sure that you see your lobster animated, fighting back before the kill, and do not eat langostinos (baby lobster) between May and August. Other vendors may have beach chairs, or are selling bracelets and kitsch souvenirs or massage and braiding services. When swimming, watch your belongings as they have been known to disappear. Don't bring valuables. The water can be rough but one can find calmer areas. The beach is cleaned regularly but can be littered up after holidays, especially Easter.
You can reach Rincón by boat, bus, or car from Las Galeras. A boat is preferable; expect to pay about $58 for a private road trip or about $20 per person for a share ride. Driving here takes about 30 minutes from town now as the deplorable road has been improved. However, leave when everyone else does. Amenities : food and drink. Best for : partiers; snorkeling; swimming; walking.