Beaches in Ponce

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There is much to recommend a vacation in Ponce, from the museums to the nightlife, but what many tourists are most concerned with is the beach situation.  Ponce is home to four main beaches and a few others in outlying areas.  All are equipped with facilities such as picnic tables and barbecue pits, bathrooms, and one even has a boardwalk with shops and restaurants.  A day at the beach in Ponce is more of an experience here than nearly anywhere else in Puerto Rico, and definitely worth a visit. 

The Area's Beaches

You'll discover an abundance of beaches to visit in and around the area. You can click on the name of the beach for more detail concerning that section of the coast.

La Guancha

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.

Another alternative to consider is Bainairo Beach. Bainairo Beach is backed by a collection of buildings cramped together along the shore, and not far behind that a busy main road. The beach features white colored sand and turquoise waters.

Isla Caja de Muertos Beach: A ferry boat out of Ponce makes one trip to and one trip from this island. It leaves from the La Guancha Marina at 8:30 a.m.

The following chart provides you with some key facts regarding the beaches available in and around the area.

Beaches In and Around Ponce
Name Location Coast
Bainairo Beach 5.2 mi. West-Southwest of Central Ponce South West
Ballena Beach 3.5 mi. East of Central Guánica South West
Isla Caja de Muertos Beach 10.3 mi. Southeast of Central Ponce South West
La Guancha Southeastern part of Ponce South
Playa de Ponce Southern part of Ponce South West
Ponce Beach Southwestern part of Ponce South West
Tamarindo Beach 4.0 mi. East of Central Guánica South West

Bear in mind that there are other attraction types available too. Make your way to this extended discussion regarding even more attractions if you'd like to discover additional details.


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