Ponce & South Coast attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Ponce

Museo de Arte de Ponce

Brush Strokes in Flight, a bold primary-colored totem by American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, announces the smartly remodeled MAP, where an expertly presented collection ranks among the best in the Caribbean. It is…
Nature Reserve in Guánica & Around

Bosque Estatal de Guánica

The immense 10,000-acre expanse of the Guánica Biosphere Reserve is one of the island's great natural treasures. Located in two wonderfully untrammeled sections just east and west of Guánica, this remote desert fore…
Archaeological Site in Ponce

Centro Ceremonial Indígena de Tibes

The ancient ceremonial center of Tibes is one of the Caribbean's most important archaeological sites, due largely to evidence found here of pre-Taíno civilizations, such as the Igneris. Though Tibes lacks the dramat…
Square in Ponce

Plaza Las Delicias

Within this elegant square you’ll discover Ponce's heart as well as two of the city’s landmark buildings, Parque de Bombas and Catedral Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. The Fuente de los Leones, a photogenic fountain re…
Notable Building in Ponce

Parque de Bombas

Ponceños (people from Ponce) claim that the eye-popping Parque de Bombas is Puerto Rico’s most frequently photographed building, which is not too hard to believe as you stroll around the black-and-red-striped, Arabi…
Beach in Guánica & Around

Playa Tamarindo

Follow Hwy 333 around to its conclusion at the Bahía de la Ballena and you'll find that the charming little access route to Playa Tamarindo is blocked off from vehicle access because it's a spawning ground for a rar…
Fountain in Ponce

Fuente de los Leones

A lovely fountain in the middle of the Plaza Las Delicias – a survivor from the 1939 World Fair.
Plantation in Ponce

Hacienda Buena Vista

The overgrown coffee fields and lovely, rusting historic buildings of Hacienda Buena Vista make up one of the best-preserved 19th-century coffee plantations in Puerto Rico. Wandering its grounds while listening to t…
Nature Reserve in Bahía de Jobos

Reserva Nacional de Investigación Estuarina de Bahía de Jobos

Bursting with wildlife, the National Estuarine Research Reserve at Bahía de Jobos is an enormous protected mangrove bay, one of Puerto Rico's largest and least visited patches of coastal wilderness. The Bahía de Job…
Historic Site in Bahía de Jobos


Crumbling monuments to the sugar industry are evident everywhere in Puerto Rico's southeast, but there’s no more heartbreaking reminder of departed ‘King Sugar’ than sleepy Aguirre, which abuts the Bahía de Jobos an…