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 enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, there is an agency that can help you. Anyone needing to get more information about this topic can do so here.


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 enjoy fishing you should know that Ponce isn't quite overrun with fishing charters. Still, there are plenty of fish waiting to be caught. Those wanting to learn more about fishing in this area can do so by clicking on this link.


Puerto Rico Golf

If you like golfing you probably realize Ponce isn't exactly overrun with golf greens. However, there's one golf course to know about. The only course in the area is Costa Caribe Golf & Country Club. Navigate here to view our page dedicated to golf throughout Puerto Rico.


Shopping in Ponce

If there are some folks who enjoy shopping traveling with you, they can have some fun exploring some of the area's 74 retail stores. Click this link to see our page about shopping in Ponce.


Museo de Arte de Ponce

You should plan on spending a day exploring the sights and sounds of Ponce. Interesting sights include 5 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. To see our page about attractions, go to this page.

Details concerning a firm that can show you the most interesting local sights can be seen below.

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


Relaxing in a spa might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, considering that there are 5 spas in this area. To reach our complete page about spas, use this link.


Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort

If you enjoy playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. However, there's only one property in the area where you can play tennis.

Other Activities

The table below has information about 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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