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 are thinking about exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, there is a place that can help you. To read more about bike and scooter rentals, go to this article.


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.

Want to catch some fish during your vacation? Ponce isn't quite overrun with fishing charters, but the area does have a charter operator -- and of course there are plenty of fish. To reach our detailed guide to deep sea fishing, navigate to this page.


Puerto Rico Golf

Like to play golf? Ponce isn't exactly paved with golf greens from end to end, but the area does have a course. The only course in the area is Costa Caribe Golf & Country Club. If you need to find out more about golf courses throughout Puerto Rico can do so by following this link.


Shopping in Ponce

If you're going to be traveling with some folks who enjoy shopping they can while away some time exploring a few of the 74 retail stores in the area. To read about opportunities for shopping in Ponce, click here.


Museo de Arte de Ponce

You should plan on spending a day soaking in the culture, sights and sounds of Ponce. The area's sights include 5 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Click here to see our extended discussion of area sightseeing and attractions.

The chart just below lists more details concerning 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


Going to a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 5 different spas in this area. For a more thorough discussion of places to relax in this area check out this page.


Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort

If you're a tennis player you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. However, we're only aware of one property in the area where you can play tennis.

Other Activities

The table right below lists some key facts concerning other activities.

Other Activities In Ponce
Name Phone Location
Caribbean Cinemas at Plaza del Caribe (787) 767-4775 1.6 mi. South of Downtown Ponce
Caribbean Cinemas at Ponce Towne Center (787) 843-2601 1.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Ponce

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