Ballenas Bay is a two-mile stretch of beach with a high level of environmental importance. This is one of the few beaches in Puerto Rico where you do not go to spend time sunning yourself on the sand, sipping cool drink and watching people play in the water. This beach has something entirely different and more magical to offer.
Rincon Bay hosted a World Surfing Championship Competition in 1968 and has since come to be known as "The Surfing Capital of the Caribbean". A number of international surfers have traveled to Puerto Rico just to challenge the fast and furious waves of Rincon. In fact, so many of these foreigners have settled in the nearby village that it has developed an expatriate subculture.