It seems that each year, according to a marine science professor at the university of Puerto Rico Mayaguez under the Sea Grant Program, Puerto Rico loses approximately 1.84meters of coast a in a year, give or take. Although this issue affects the whole island we focus here on the coastal area of Rincon. Coastal erosion has caused severe problems for people that live near the oceanfront given that some of the terrain that they owned is being swallowed by the sea little by little. The Department of Natural Resources (DRNA in Spanish) have yet to come up with a solution that can be applied in the short term to give peace of mind to the population living on the coastal line and who make different claims on the coastal area. It is said that new legislation and regulation is in place to prevent building along the coast, this new regulation states that any infrastructure must be built at a minimum distance of 50 meters from the coast. This has caused an uproar by marine biologist and marine scientist. They state that you can’t regulate building just on the basis of 50 meters, you have to take into consideration the behaviour of the sea and the beach at different times during the year, do an assessment of the different species that inhabit the designated coast, not to remove any kind of vegetation from the coast like palm trees, given that the roots are the ones that hold the land together. This also problematic for local tourist business that thrive on the appeal that beaches and coastal areas have for restaurant or bars located along the coast. There are large sums of money at stake, for prevention of damage to the extent possible.