27 Affordable Beach Resorts
Tres Sirenas Beach Inn
WHAT IT'S LIKE: Rincón is known for its pounding waves, which attract some of the world's best surfers. But the location of the Tres Sirenas Beach Inn—on one of the town's more tranquil strands—is just as appealing. Ex–New Yorkers Lisa and Harry Rodriguez returned to Harry's native Puerto Rico to open a laid-back, stylish B&B. And with four breezy rooms (dark woods, rattan, white linens) and the elaborate breakfasts Lisa cooks up every morning for guests, this seaside spot fits the bill. If you're traveling with a group, consider renting out the entire villa. It sleeps 10, and goes for a reasonable $840 per night.
WHAT TO DO: Make the 1 1/2-hour drive southeast to Puerto Rico's second-largest city, Ponce. The lovely historic quarter, with its Spanish-colonial and Art Deco buildings, is worth exploring for a day. —Elizabeth Woodson