Activities in Ponce

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Puerto Rico's “Second City” is a charming city, rich with colonial architecture, cultural attractions, and friendly residents.  While it is large in size, it contrasts greatly to San Juan's bustling nature with a more laid back vibe.  Tourists visiting here will find activities that encourage them to discover the vibrant heritage of the Puerto Rican people.

Sightseeing is the top choice of activity here.  Museums, historic buildings, art galleries, and more will fill your days easily.  Fortunately, you can easily get around the central plaza on foot, and many of the most important buildings are within walking distance so you won't find yourself traveling all over town to get it all in.

Visitors who come to Ponce to explore nature will likely want to head to a local park or otherwise outside of city limits, but from this town you can easily make it to the shore to spend some time on the beach, or charter a boat for sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, or fishing.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

Ponce is not known as a popular biking destination, but as with any city, it can be a convenient way to sightsee without the cost of a rental car or taxi.

If you like the idea of exploring the area in the open air there is a place that can help. Anyone who needs to learn more about this topic can do so by going to this page.


The waters of Ponce are well known for having some big fish. Anglers wanting to test their skills will have be pleased with the options avaliable in the city.

If you and your traveling companions like to fish you may already know that Ponce isn't exactly overrun with charter operators. However, there is one charter operator in the area, and many more fish. Navigate here to find our article concerning this topic.


Puerto Rico Golf

If there are some golfers in your group, you should know that Ponce isn't exactly overrun with golf greens. Still, there's one place to be aware of. The only course in the area is Costa Caribe Golf & Country Club. To visit our complete page about golf throughout Puerto Rico, visit this page.


Shopping in Ponce

If you're going to be traveling with some people who love to shop they can explore a few of the area's 74 retail shops. If you need details on shopping in Ponce, you can do so here.


Museo de Arte de Ponce

Many visitors spend at least a day soaking in the culture, sounds and sights of Ponce. Sights in the area include 5 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Click here to find our page about area sightseeing and attractions.

Take some time to look through the following table to find out more about a firm that can help you have a great time enjoying the local sights.

Sightseeing Services In Ponce
Name Phone Location
Adventures Tours & Travel (787) 848-6332 Ponce
Lorraine Travel & Tours (787) 842-1838 Ponce


Enjoying a spa just might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 5 spas located in this area. To find out more about the options, click here.


Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. However, there's only one property where you can play tennis in this area.

Other Activities

Take some time to look through the following table for details on other activities.

Other Activities In And Around Ponce
Name Type Phone Location
Caribbean Cinemas - Plaza del Caribe Movie Theater (787) 841-6666 1.6 mi. South of Downtown Ponce
Caribbean Cinemas - Ponce Towne Center Movie Theater (787) 843-2601 1.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Ponce
Estadio Luis Tite Arroyo Sporting Event Venue -- 0.1 mi. Northeast of Central Penuelas

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