What's Near Howard Johnson Ponce

Nearby Beaches

La Guancha

People visiting this section of Puerto Rico almost always enjoy a visit to one of their wonderful beaches. Many vacationers choose Howard Johnson Ponce because it really does offer a good blend of seclusion and convenience. While you're not likely to encounter big crowds in this area, some nice, nearby beaches are not too far away.

Each of the places adorning the coast of Puerto Rico have their own personalities; even subtle characteristics could make the difference between a relaxing time on the sand, and an unprepared visit. The two beaches that are closest to Howard Johnson Ponce are La Guancha and Playa de Ponce.

La Guancha is closest to these accommodations. Bear in mind that this beach is a reasonable traveling distance off, so you won't have any excuse to miss out one of the area's best places for enjoying the shore. La Guancha Beach is not one of Puerto Rico's more popular beaches for swimming, but it is a great place for strolling and socializing. The boardwalk here is filled with kiosks selling food, drinks, and souvenirs, and salsa music blares throughout, making it a fun and lively environment.

Nearby Areas

Guests who aren't ready to book their rooms before learning about what's nearby might want to find out how far—or near—the closest neighboring city or town is from the property. Howard Johnson Ponce is located in Mercedita, along the eastern outskirts of Ponce.

The table below lists some of the areas near Howard Johnson Ponce.

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
downtown Ponce 2.4 W
Ponce 2.7 W
Capitanejo 3.0 E
Coto Laurel 3.2 NE
Potala Pastillo 5.7 E
Juana Diaz 5.8 NE
Guayabal 7.2 NE
Penuelas 9.9 WNW
Las Ollas 10.3 E
Santa Isabel 11.5 E

Nearby Attractions

Museo de Arte de Ponce

Travelers who prefer to stay active and on-the-go during their trip to Puerto Rico will find that Howard Johnson Ponce is in a lovely location that's both active and serene. As a matter of fact, this section of Ponce has a lot of spots for vacationers to explore, including Abolition Monument, Caribbean Cinemas at Plaza del Caribe, and Museo de Arte de Ponce. The nearest attraction of the three is Abolition Monument.

There's something for everybody here, so feel free to explore more of the hotel's closest attractions, like those listed in the table below.

Attractions Near Howard Johnson
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Abolition Monument Monument 2.4 W 0.3 mi. Southeast of Ponce
Caribbean Cinemas at Plaza del Caribe Movie Theater 2.5 WSW 1.4 mi. South-Southeast of Ponce
Museo de Arte de Ponce Museum 2.4 W Downtown Ponce
Centro Historico Historical Site 2.4 W Downtown Ponce
Casa Alcaldia Historical Site 2.5 W Downtown Ponce
Lion Fountain Monument 2.5 W Downtown Ponce
Parque Las Delicias Park 2.5 W Downtown Ponce
Parque De Bombas Historical Site 2.5 W Downtown Ponce
Statue Of Munoz Rivera Monument 2.5 W Downtown Ponce
Memorial To Don Domingo Historical Site 2.4 W Downtown Ponce
Ponce History Museum Museum 2.4 W Downtown Ponce
Museum Of Puerto Rican Music Museum 2.3 W Downtown Ponce
Museo Francisco Pancho Coimbre Museum 2.2 W Downtown Ponce
Caribbean Cinemas at Ponce Towne Center Movie Theater 4.1 W 1.6 mi. West-Southwest of Ponce
Museo Castillo Serralles Museum 2.9 W 0.7 mi. North of Ponce
Cruceta El Vigia Monument 3.0 W 0.7 mi. North of Ponce
Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center Historical Site 3.9 NW 2.5 mi. North of Ponce
Luis A. Wito Morales Park Park 4.6 N 5.2 mi. Northeast of Ponce
Hacienda Buena Vista Historical Site 7.4 NW 5.8 mi. North-Northwest of Ponce
Bosque Estatal De Cerrillos Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.8 N 6.1 mi. North-Northeast of Ponce
Parque Don Pedro Albizu Campos Park 9.9 WNW Penuelas
Isla Caja de Muerto Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 8.6 SSE 10.1 mi. Southeast of Ponce
Bosque Estatal De Toro Negro Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 10.4 N 10.8 mi. North-Northeast of Ponce
Parque Infantil Julio Rojas Reyes Park 14.6 W 8.3 mi. East-Northeast of Guánica
Parque Del Pino Villalba Park 11.2 NE 12.9 mi. Northeast of Ponce
Parque Luis Cruz Park 11.3 E Santa Isabel
Casa Canales Museum Museum 14.1 N 10.3 mi. East-Southeast of Utuado
Bosque Estatal De Tres Picachos Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 14.3 N 11.5 mi. East-Southeast of Utuado

If you're on the lookout for an interesting place to visit, Caribbean Cinemas at Plaza del Caribe is an alternative worth considering. With new releases every week, Caribbean Cinemas is always busy with people who can't wait to disengage from life for a few hours and simply enjoy the latest movie release.

Nearby Accommodations

Learning about nearby lodging possibilities is oftentimes a good means of getting a better feel for the area as whole. Although you might only find a few other resort and hotel options right around Howard Johnson Ponce, the quiet surroundings here make it a pleasant choice for visitors looking to enjoy a peaceful getaway. Be that as it may, you can still encounter other accommodations by heading a few miles out. See the table below for complete details about the lodging options that are available close-by.

Accommodations near Howard Johnson
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
Hotel Meliá 2.3 W Downtown Ponce, Puerto Rico
Ramada Ponce 2.5 W Downtown Ponce, Puerto Rico
Hotel Belgica 2.5 W Downtown Ponce, Puerto Rico
Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort 3.0 SW 2.8 mi. South-Southeast of Ponce, Puerto Rico
Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino 6.5 WSW 4.1 mi. South West of Ponce, Puerto Rico
Quality Inn El Tuque -- -- 4.7 mi. South West of Ponce, Puerto Rico

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