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What to see in Ponce

Ponce Attractions

Laidback 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 the 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.

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, take guided snorkelling tours and have fun on jet skis, all of which are very popular among tourists. Relaxing in Ponce is certainly not a hard task, with the pace easy and the activities family-friendly.

Ponce is also ideally situated for trips to the beaches at Guanica, or the inland town of San German, so a day out exploring is always an option for the adventurous and curious among travellers. A beautiful old town with incredible architecture and culture, Ponce will not disappoint.

Coffin Island

On weekends, a ferry carries visitors from the pier at La Guancha on the Ponce waterfront to Coffin Island, a tiny uninhabited island five miles south of the city. The island, also known…

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Mayaguez Zoo

Also called the Dr Juan A. Rivera Zoo, the Mayaguez Zoo is found off the beaten tourist track in Mayaguez on the east coast of Puerto Rico. It's a world-class establishment and well worth…

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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. Designed by Pedro de Castro and built in 1930, the multilevel…

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Museum of Puerto Rico Music

The Museo de la Música Puertorriqueña is dedicated to documenting the rich tapestry of the island's music history and pays tribute to Puerto Rican musicians. The museum explains the significance…

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Ponce Art Museum

The Museo de Arte de Ponce contains one of the largest art collections in the Caribbean. It's housed in a building designed by renowned architect Edward Durrell Stone, who designed…

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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 mountainous location made it an ideal escape for artists, poets and…

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