FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need a passport to travel to Puerto Rico?


U.S. citizens do not need a passport to travel to Puerto Rico. Only a driver's license or another valid form of photo ID is needed to enter the country.




Do I need to speak Spanish?


No! Spanish is the official language of Puerto Rico, but the local restaurants, bars and shops have bilingual staff who are fluent in English. Most locals around town speak English and are happy to engage in conversation!




What currency is used in Puerto Rico?


The official currency in Puerto Rico is the US dollar. U.S. currency is accepted throughout the island.




What time is check-in and check-out?


Check-in begins at 3PM and check-out is 11AM. Self-check in gives you the freedom to check in upon arrival! Be sure to check your arrival time. Many flights arrive in the overnight hours, if you are arriving in the overnight flight, you will need to book the night before to ensure check-in upon arrival.




What is the best way to get to Rincón?


Aguadilla Airport (BQN) is approximately a 35 minute drive and is serviced by Jet Blue, United and Spirit Airlines. The San Juan Airport (SJU) has the most flights and airline carriers. Drive time from San Juan to Rincón is approximately 2.5 hours, or you can take an 8-passenger Cape Air airplane from San Juan to Mayaguez Airport. Mayaguez Airport (MAZ) is about a 25 minute drive to The Beach Pad.




How do I find The Beach Pad?


Find us on Google Maps or Waze




Is the neighborhood and surrounding area quiet?


Depending on the time of year. High-season and low-season are almost two different places. From December-April the area is lively with the nextdoor bar playing live music and DJ sets past midnight. From May-November, especially September and October you'll find a quiet beach and neighborhood. There are many restaurant and business closures during this time as well. You can contact us to find out what is open! It's very convenient to be walking distance from a variety of options, but if you are looking for quieter evenings, this may not be the best option for you during high season.




Do I need to rent a car in Rincón?


We recommend guests rent a car if they want the freedom to explore all of the beautiful beaches in the surrounding areas and have easy airport access. If you prefer not to rent a car, you can enjoy the local beach and many resturants within walking distance. We can provide shuttle service recommendations to and from all airports as well as around town and the island.




Is there public transportation in Rincón?


No. A rental car is recommended for all guests to enjoy all Rincón has to offer.




Is there parking at The Beach Pad?


Yes, there is one complimentary parking space assigned to each unit. There is also free, street parking behind the property.




What activities are there in Rincón?


Rincón has it all! Surf lessons, stand up paddle boarding, whale watching, deep sea fishing, diving, snorkeling, parasailing, horseback riding and yoga. View our Activities page for more.




Does The Beach Pad host groups and events?


Yes, The Beach Pad can accommodate many group sizes, up to 22 guests. Options for entire property or multi-unit rentals. Visit our Group Rentals page to learn more, or Contact Us directly for more information.




I've heard Puntas has a lot of power and water outages. Will I be affected at The Beach Pad?


The Beach Pad runs primarily on solar power, can switch to city power and has a back up generator. Guests at The Beach Pad always have electrictiy!




How does self check-in work?


Three days before you arrive, we will send you a check-in guide with all esential information including a unique door access code, directions, wifi passwords and more.





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