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 on the edge of Ponce, three miles south west of downtown, Ponce Beach is on the South West coast of Puerto Rico. You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town might want to plan a visit to Ponce Beach.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you tend to go for coasts which provide a serene place to escape, then a good choice for you is Ponce Beach; it's back within a less urban sector of the region.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South West coast of Puerto Rico; it will be near other attractions like Holiday Inn Ponce Casino, which is only a short distance away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you're intrigued by Puerto Rico's history, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Centro Historico, which is three and a half miles away.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

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 is in the Ponce area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Those visiting Ponce Beach who are seeking some additional excitement will want to think about going to Ponce, which is close-by and is an especially active area of Puerto Rico. From the beach, Ponce is not far away, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent number of lodgings within driving distance. Some of the closest options are seen in the list below.

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
Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino 3.7 mi. NE Hotel
Hotel Meliá 3.8 mi. NE Hotel
Howard Johnson Ponce 5.6 mi. ENE Hotel


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is Tanama Restaurant. The restaurant features International cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurants are shown 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

Needless to say, Ponce Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng in Puerto Rico.

Another location you might enjoy is Playa de Ponce, located 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. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might find that Isla Caja de Muertos Beach is just right. It's located ten and a half miles to the southeast.

Vacationers may also want to visit La Guancha, which is located fairly close-by, meaning a quick cab ride can take you where you want to go.

Puerto Rico has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and paying a visit to Ponce Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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