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What to see in Ponce

Ponce Attractions


Laid-back Ponce is small and easy to explore on foot. Most of its attractions are gathered around the main square of the Plaza las Delicias, which makes for ease of access for visitors who want to see majority of Ponce's major attractions. These include the Parque de Bombas, Casa Alcaldia, Museum of Puerto Rican Music, and the Catedral de la Guadalupe. A beautiful old town with incredible architecture and culture, Ponce will not disappoint.

Although Ponce isn't located directly on the coast, it's near enough that travellers looking for fun on the beach can head to El Tuque, or take guided snorkelling or Jet Ski tours, all of which are very popular among tourists. Relaxing in Ponce is certainly not a hard task; the pace is easy and the activities family-friendly.

Ponce is also ideally situated for trips to the beaches at Guanica, or the inland colonial town of San German, so a day out exploring is always an option for the adventurous and curious among travellers. Certainly a worthwhile visit, it's clear why Ponce has been dubbed 'the pearl of the south.'


Coffin Island

On weekends a ferry carries visitors from the pier at La Guancha on the Ponce waterfront to Coffin Island, a tiny uninhabited…

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Mayaguez Zoo

Although located in Mayaguez on the east coast of Puerto Rico - and so rather off the beaten tourist track in Puerto…

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Museo Castillo Serralles

Perched above the city of Ponce on El Vigia Hill is the restored residence of the Serralles rum-producing family. The…

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Museum of Puerto Rico Music

This museum is dedicated to documenting the rich tapestry of the island's music history and pays tribute to Puerto Rican…

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Ponce Art Museum

The 'Museo de Arte de Ponce' contains the largest art collection in the Caribbean, housed in a building designed by Edward…

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San Germán

A historic town with a colourful past, San Germán was the second city founded in Puerto Rico by the Spanish. Its…

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