Pacia Puerto Rico has remained open and fully operational with all services except some interruptions with academic services that required the internet for completion.
During the holiday season will be excepting new students on January 2nd. Young adults and their parents can begin seeking acceptance for January enrollments should begin the admissions process soon as we already have new enrollments that have secured their spots. If you have an emergency enrollment need, please give us a call to discuss.
Hurricanes and Pacia Life.
For many people who spend time in the wilderness or outdoors, there are two guiding principals that we live by:
1. There is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriately prepared people.
2. When the winds blow, we sleep. Those who are prepared, sleep. Those who are not prepared, suffer.
Pacia Puerto Rico (aka Surf House) is well prepared for the storms with buildings that are made of cement, built in generators, water supplies that can support our people for over 90 days, food supplies, satellite phones for communication, etc. Our buildings are located at elevations safe from storm surges and flooding. Our systems are set up much like a group of people on a wilderness expedition — we are not dependent upon other people for our safety and well being.
During Hurricane Maria, we also discovered how well the residents of Rincon and our surrounding area are also prepared. As the winds slowed down, our teams helped clean up tree limbs in the morning around town and went surfing each afternoon.
To learn more about Pacia Life Puerto Rico, click HERE.
Pacia Life Purto Rico focuses on helping young adults between the ages of 17 and 24, who are searching for guidance to fulfill their dreams. Whether it’s completing a high school diploma, starting college, learning through non-traditional experiential education/entrepreneurial ways, wanting to experience the opportunity of cultural immersion or just needing to create their life map, Pacia Puerto Rico is worth exploring. Our goal is to give young adults a transformative experience during which they find their direction and motivation, repair their relationships, move forward in education and careers, and learn to live their lives with responsibility and integrity.
About Rincón, Puerto Rico
Pacia Puerto Rico is located in the Western Region of Puerto Rico in the town of Rincón. Rincón, founded in 1771 by Luis de Añasco, is now known as “Pueblo del Surfing” (the surfing town) and “El Pueblo de Los Bellos Atardeceres” (the town of beautiful sunsets). With a distinctive and proud Spanish culture, the West Coast of Puerto Rico offers a diverse and educated people. English is widely spoken, and residents maneuver effortlessly between Spanish and English. Rincón is known for its sunsets, amazing surfing and collection of beautiful coral reefs teeming with turtles and tropical fish…what a way to learn about life!
Rincón may have the best experiential education opportunities; however, traditional education is also available. Pacia Life Puerto Rico has a high school completion and credit recovery program. The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez is only a half hour away and is the second largest University of the University of Puerto Rico system. The campus offers 49 baccalaureate program options through the Colleges of Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Business Administration and Arts and Sciences. The University of Puerto Rico, Aguadilla is 20 minutes from Rincon. The private Inter-American University is also located in Aguadilla and enrolls 1500 students.Other educational opportunities include ICPR Junior College, Universal Technology College of Puerto Rico and the Universidad del Turabo in Isabela.
Puerto Rico is the perfect place for young people to reinvent themselves and come into their own. Many opportunities are available while learning or improving Spanish such as working in hospitality, learning about agriculture and just taking more time to enjoy simple things like bicycling and skateboarding to eat at local food trucks and street festivals. Life on the Island is simple yet powerful.