Conservation, Philanthropy and Environmental Advocacy

We've always been proud to be some of the largest proponents for conservation, philanthropy and environmental advocacy in Rincón. For years, back when we owned our first business in Rincón, the Sandy Beach Surf Club (later renamed the Sandy Beach Inn), we hosted ARF fundraisers, worked actively with La Liga Ecologica and volunteered for countless beach cleanups, tree planting events and tons of other activities aimed at making our Rincón beautiful and protecting the beautiful plants and wildlife in Puerto Rico while educating it's visitors about them.

Below is a great list of local and global organizations we support and you should too!

DAR or Defensa Animal de Rincón

is an official Federal 501c3 Non Profit Animal Rescue group (official IRS date is 2/1/14) and  “in-process-of-being” the equivalent with the Hacienda of  Puerto Rico (that is, our fees have been paid and our papers have been submitted).

In our first year, 2014, we touched the lives of 140 animals in total and adopted out 92 animals. We post our current months animal count & financial/PL around the 1st of every month on DAR Facebook Page & in our Blog Our Numbers.

Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) of Rincon

is an animal welfare organization that services the town of Rincon, Puerto Rico, that started in 1997 in the face of a sad incident. It was started by a handfull of devoted volunteers that would rescue and find homes for dogs and cats. Since then, it has evolved to focus on eradicating animal overpopulation. Hence, its year-round low-cost spay/neuter voucher program. It also hosts special one-day Health Day community events where a regional vet administers vaccinations while ARF volunteers schedule spay/neuter appointments. In 2014, a total of 813 pets were rescued, reunited with their families, or adopted.

Surfrider Foundation, Rincón Chapter

Thirty years ago, a group of surfers from Malibu, California, were concerned about the health risks associated with environmental threats posed by escalating coastal development at their favorite surf spot. They took action. Not even they could have envisioned the history they were making when they succeeded in protecting their beloved surf spot.

Since our inception in 1984, the Surfrider Foundation has evolved into one of the largest non-profit grassroots organizations dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. 

Para la Naturaleza

Para la Naturaleza brings together every person who wants a sustainable future for Puerto Rico, where our children can grow up in habitable cities, swim in the crystal-clear waters of our rivers and feed themselves off the land.

We make transformative experiences in nature happen. We protect lands of high ecological value and encourage people to take responsibility for all our natural resources while pushing forward public policy for their protection.

With more that forty-three years working together with other organizations for the protection of nature in our islands, we have identified a common goal for every person committed to conservation. Follow them on:

World Wildlife Fund

The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.1 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.