Ponce Beach

Actually located right outside of Ponce, Ponce Beach is a bit quieter than the large city it shares its name with. Guests who visit Ponce Beach will be treated to cool dark waters on one side, and natural mangroves on the other.

Situated toward the outskirts of Ponce, three miles south west of downtown, Ponce Beach is on the South West coast of Puerto Rico. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that hasn't been "discovered" by thousands of tourists; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Ponce Beach make great places to spread out and relax.

How to Access The 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. Be careful though, without regular maintenance, the roads to succumb to nature, and a wrong turn can send you into more water than insurance may cover.

Amenities and Ambiance

Ponce Beach stretches on for quite a while, but throughout its entire length does not change much. No matter what part you are on, you should expect to see mangroves, dark water, and moderately rough waves.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Ponce Beach grants a quiet and relaxing getaway, as the location that surrounds the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Puerto Rico. It is near Holiday Inn Ponce Casino, which is located a mile away, and it is among the attractions in the vicinity.

If you're intrigued by Puerto Rico's history, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Centro Historico, which is accessed quickly by taking a cab.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Ponce Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Holiday Inn Ponce Casino Casino 1.0 mi. W Puerto Rico
Abolition Monument Monument 3.5 mi. NE Puerto Rico
Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Casino 3.5 mi. E Puerto Rico
Museo de Arte de Ponce Museum 3.6 mi. NE Puerto Rico
Centro Historico Historical Site 3.6 mi. NE Puerto Rico
Casa Alcaldia Historical Site 3.6 mi. NE Puerto Rico
Lion Fountain Monument 3.6 mi. NE Puerto Rico
Statue Of Munoz Rivera Monument 3.7 mi. NE Puerto Rico
Parque De Bombas Historical Site 3.7 mi. NE Puerto Rico
Cruceta El Vigia Monument 3.7 mi. NE Puerto Rico
Memorial To Don Domingo Historical Site 3.7 mi. NE Puerto Rico
Museo Castillo Serralles Museum 3.8 mi. NE Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Ponce Beach guests looking for other opportunities for exploration will want to consider heading to Ponce, since it's in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area of Puerto Rico. From the beach, Ponce is not far away, about three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of lodgings within a car's reach. A list of the closest options have been displayed in the following list.

Accommodations near Ponce Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino 1.0 mi. W Hotel
Quality Inn El Tuque -- -- Hotel
Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort 3.5 mi. E Resort
Hotel Belgica 3.6 mi. NE Hotel
Ramada Ponce 3.7 mi. NE Hotel
Hotel Meliá 3.8 mi. NE Hotel
Howard Johnson Ponce 5.6 mi. ENE Hotel


If during your visit you start getting hungry, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you don't have to go far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is Tanama Restaurant. The restaurant features International food. They also specialize in seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Ponce Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Tanama Restaurant (787) 844-1200 International Very Casual 1.0 mi. W
Pito's Seafood Cafe & Restaurant (787) 841-4977 Caribbean Very Casual 1.8 mi. W
Popeye's Ponce Mall (787) 978-2444 American Very Casual 2.2 mi. NE
Subway Ponce Mall (787) 385-5119 American Very Casual 2.3 mi. NE
Ponce Mall Snackbar (787) 840-5750 Snackbar Very Casual 2.3 mi. NE
La Pagoda Cream (787) 844-4030 Chinese, Creole -- 2.3 mi. NE
Pizzeria Hot Bite (787) 290-3322 Italian -- 2.3 mi. NE
Ponce Internet Cafe -- -- -- 2.3 mi. NE
La Ceiba (787) 970-0668 Eclectic Informal -- --
Cold Stone Creamery Ponce (787) 290-3400 International Very Casual 2.5 mi. E
El Meson Sandwiches Ponce (787) 848-4971 American Very Casual 3.1 mi. ENE
Paraiso Criollo (787) 841-0912 -- -- 3.1 mi. ENE

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach in Puerto Rico will have lots of options besides Ponce Beach.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Playa de Ponce, found just a little ways away. Peaceful and serene, Playa de Ponce is a calm stretch of beach along the Caribbean that beckons travelers with its beauty and tranquil seas. On the other hand, Isla Caja de Muertos Beach offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. You'll find it ten and a half miles to the southeast.

Another location you may want to try is La Guancha, located reasonably close-by, meaning a quick cab ride will get you here pretty easily.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Ponce Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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