Ponce Attractions

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One might describe Ponce as the second busiest city on Puerto Rico.  Next to San Juan, this town has the most variety of attractions to choose from.  Not only can you relax on a gorgeous beach, it under a coconut tree in an inner city park, or check out one of the multiple museums and historical sites during the day, but your nights can be spent finding out just how lucky you are in a local casino.


La Guancha

You will discover a large number of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Click on the name of the beach to read a detailed article concerning that individual beach.

Ponce Beach: Just to the west of Ponce, you can find a couple of roads that head south through the mangroves. Careful drivers of ATVs or durable cars can follow dirt paths to the beach.

Attractions Map

Another alternative worth considering is Playa de Ponce. On the southern coast of Puerto Rico, Playa de Ponce is situated along the Caribbean where the water is calm and gentle. The sand is tan while the water is a deep aquamarine, and trees dot the shore.

La Guancha: No sand of note lines the shores of La Guancha, just a boardwalk set up along the sea. The boardwalk is comprised of wooden plans, and green-roofed buildings are set behind the walk on the paved area.

Needless to say, you'll find a nice selection of beaches to choose from in and around the area. To see our complete guide to beaches, go to this article.

Landmark Attractions

Museo de Arte de Ponce

One popular destination is Museo de Arte de Ponce. It is found within downtown Ponce. The museum is opened daily during the week between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., except for Tuesday when it is closed.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Museo Castillo Serralles. It is located within northern Ponce. The rum and sugar industry have long been an important part of the economy in Puerto Rico. At Museo Castillo Serralles, visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the industry.

Casa Paoli Museum: Casa Paoli is open from 8:00 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, as well as Saturday.

The area includes a wide range of interesting landmarks. You can read this page dedicated to landmarks in this area if you'd like additional facts.

Natural Attractions

Bosque Estatal De Toro Negro

One of the better known natural attractions is Bosque Estatal De Cerrillos. Focused around the lake and dam, Bosque Estatal de Cerrillos, (Cerrillos State Forest) offers guests various activities involving the lake and the small forest surrounding it.

A second place you might like is Bosque Estatal De Toro Negro. While not the most popular of Puerto Rico's natural attractions, the park at Toro Negro Forest offers a varied experience for hikers looking for a day of sightseeing and trail blazing.

These are merely a few of the available options. Click here to read our page regarding natural attractions in and around the area.


Looking for some action? Those who'd like to try their luck in some gaming action will find a few places to do so in this area.

Holiday Inn Ponce Casino has dining on-site, so you can eat before, during or after the gaming action. Vegas meets tropical decor at the Tropical Casino, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are 346 slot machines and 10 gaming tables.

If you enjoy playing the slots, consider heading to Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino. As one of the largest casinos on the island, the casino at Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino has a little something for everyone. There are 337 "Ticket In, Ticket Out" slot machines (which means no coins required), four Blackjack tables, two Roulette tables, two dice tables, two Texas Hold'em tables, and one Caribbean Stud Poker table.

View the chart below for more information about your options.

Gambling In Ponce
Name Located At Phone Location
Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort (787) 259-7676 Southern part of Ponce
Holiday Inn Ponce Casino Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino (787) 844-1200 4.1 mi. South West of Central Ponce

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