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8 Exciting Things to Do in Ponce, Puerto Rico

Sonali Pimpale Sep 20, 2019
Stealing the hearts of its visitors with colonial architectures, colorful townhouses, and resplendent natural beauty, the fourth largest city in Puerto Rico has rightfully earned its nickname of the ‘Pearl of the South’.

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Pay a visit to the Parque de Bombas, the historic fire station and pride of the city.

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After over a 100 years of dedicated service, the iconic red and black building, Puerto Rico’s first fire station, was converted into a museum dedicated to firefighting.

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Be stunned by the opulence of Museo Castillo Serrallés.
Once belonging to the affluent Serrallés family, the mansion is a museum devoted to Puerto Rico’s sugarcane and rum industries.

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Admire the historical sites, and shop in chic boutiques, at the Plaza Las Delicias (Plaza of Delights).
Feed boisterous pelicans, tickle your taste buds with local delicacies, make friends with some Ponceñistas and take in the spectacular views of the sea at the Paseo Tablado La Guancha boardwalk.

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Reach the top of Cruceta del Vigía, the 10-story, 100-foot cross to have your breath taken away by the gorgeous vista of the city.

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Be bowled over by the wide collection of artworks and sculptures of Museo de Arte de Ponce.
Featuring exemplary works of Latin American, Puerto Rican and European art, the museum is counted among the best in Carribean.

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A dreamland for those who run on caffeine! Learn all about how coffee is processed and marvel at century old historic structures at the 19th century former coffee plantation, Hacienda Buena Vista.

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Leave behind the city hubbub and head towards the islandic bliss of Caja de Muertos. The beautiful, uninhabited “Coffin Island” is a hive of activities including stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling and kayaking.