Look West to See the Best Sunsets

Puerto Rico Sunset in Rincon

I don’t mean to state the obvious, but you have to look to the west if you want to see great sunsets. Weather permitting, almost every evening somewhere in Puerto Rico you can see an amazing sunset.

Where you choose to watch the sun set depends on the backdrop you want to have for your sunset. In Puerto Rico, you can have a mountain, ocean or cityscape horizon. It just depends on where you are between 5pm and 7pm.

Puerto Rico Sunset over San Juan

We live in the mountains of El Yunque. We have beautiful mountain backdrops and, in the distance, the San Juan skyline as a backdrop for our sunsets.

We have been off of the east coast on sunset sails and have seen lovely sunsets over El Yunque.

The sunset at El Morro, or even in the San Juan Bay, has a great backdrop. The islands of Culebra, Vieques, Icacos, or Palaminitos … the regions of Guanica, Cabo Rojo … all offer some amazing views sunset views.

Puerto Rico Sunset in Culebra

I honestly have to say that my favorite place to watch the sun set is where I can see the horizon, and I can watch the sun go off the edge and sink out of sight. For me, the best place to see this is on the west coast of Puerto Rico.

I like to make it look "tropical" — so a nice palm tree in the foreground and a small tropical island in the distance just makes it perfect.

Given my criteria, it narrows it down to a beach from Anasco to the Rincon lighthouse, with Desecheo Island in the distance.

Puerto Rico Sunset

We have stayed in Rincon near Barrero Beach and near Steps Beach. Both are great picture spots.

Finding a "sunset" beach in Rincon that offers parking can be a little tough, but Barrero Beach, Corcega Beach, Steps Beach, and Maria’s Beach all have nearby parking. The Rincon Lighthouse has lots of parking and great sunset watching.

Puerto Rico Sunset

We have also enjoyed a few drinks at Villa Cofresi in Rincon while watching the sun set. We haven’t done it yet, but you can also get a sunset sail out of Rincon that would be heaven!

Now you know some of our favorite sunset spots in Puerto Rico. What are yours? Let us know in the comments section below, or post them on our Facebook page.

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