Ponce is known as La Perla del Sur or Ciudad Señorial. Is the second largest city and municipality of Puerto Rico. The city is located on the south coast of the island. The city has suffered from various events such as Hurricane Maria and the earthquakes, but it still retains beauty.
Things to do in Ponce
Take a tour of the Museum Castillo Serralles. You'll learn about the sugar cane industry and the development of the industry, the economic impact that it had to the Puerto Rico island and the city of Ponce. You will get to know the story of the founders of Serralles Distillery, of the Don Q the popular rum of Puerto Rico.
Entrance ticket to the castle can be purchased on their site.
What else its included on the ticket: entrance to La Cruceta del Vigia and Japanese Garden.
Tickets to the Don Q Rum tour can be purchased on their site.
La Cruceta del Vigia
Plaza las Delicias & Parque de Bombas
Walk around la plaza which is the heart of the town. Here is what you'll find around:
El Parque de Bombas which is located at Plaza las Delicias (the town square).
Hotels, Bar, Shops, and Restaurants
Take a look to the colonial buildings.
Where to Eat
You can't miss Rincon Argentino Restaurant. So far this is for me the best one in Ponce and one of my favorites now in PR. The food is so tasteful, un manjar de los dioses. The meat was perfectly cooked.
I'm still dreaming of the chicken soup.
Where to Stay
Here is a list of some of the places around ponce city.
Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino.
Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino
The Fox Hotel
We stayed at the Aloft Hotel for the weekend. My favorite pool was the one at the rooftop because it's quieter, mostly for adults or couples, the one at the first floor it's more family friendly, best for kids. There is also a Mexican restaurant at the rooftop so you can order appetizers, drinks or a main dish if you are hungrier. On the first floor you will find the Hard Rock Cafe and other entertainment areas, they usually have live music or Dj's during the weekend. Location is great near by the top places in Ponce. Also, the parking is included.