Top ChoiceGallery 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...

Square in Ponce

Plaza Las Delicias

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...

Nature Reserve in La Parguera

Bahía de Fosforescente

The once-glittering waters of Bahía de Fosforescente remain by far La Parguera’s biggest draw, but the environmental impact of boat tours and developments has dimmed the spectacular show. Still, it can be...

Beach in Guánica & Around

Playa Tamarindo

Follow Hwy 333 to its conclusion at 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 rare type...

Cathedral in Ponce

Catedral Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

The twin bell towers of this striking cathedral and local landmark cast an impression of noble piety over Ponce's Plaza Las Delicias. The cathedral appeared on the city’s skyline in 1931, on a site where...

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...

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...

Plantation in Ponce

Hacienda Buena Vista

The overgrown coffee fields and quaint historical buildings of Hacienda Buena Vista make this one of Puerto Rico's best-preserved 19th-century coffee plantations. Wandering the grounds while listening to the...

Island in Guánica & Around

Gilligan’s Island

Gilligan’s Island and nearby Isla Ballena (Whale Island) are all part of the same set of small mangrove islands off the tip of the Caña Gorda peninsula and are technically part of the dry-forest reserve of Bosque...

Historic Site in Bahía de Jobos

Aguirre

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...

Forest in Yauco Region

Bosque Estatal de Susúa

This mysterious, mist-shrouded forest strewn across hills north of Yauco is just 3300 acres and practically deserted year-round. Ambitious hikers and mountain bikers will love its challenging, out-of-the-way...

Notable Building in Ponce

Parque de Bombas

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,...

Museum in Ponce

Museo de la Música Puertorriqueña

This spacious pink villa designed by Juan Bertoli Calderoni, father of Puerto Rico’s neoclassical style, offers one of Ponce’s best museum experiences. A guided tour showcases development of Puerto Rico’s sound,...

Waterfront in Ponce

La Guancha Paseo Tablado

Commonly known as ‘La Guancha,’ this rebuilt public boardwalk is around 3 miles south of the city center near the relatively lonely Ponce Hilton and the Port of the Americas. Refurbished in the mid-1990s, it’s a...

Island in La Parguera

Isla de Magueyes & Isla de Monos

About 20yd south of La Parguera's Town Dock is Magueyes Island, which is used as a marine science station. The island was formerly a zoo and is now overrun by frighteningly large iguanas, many of which originally...

Museum in Ponce

Museo de la Historia de Ponce

Ponce's history museum is extensive for a city of fewer than 200,0000 people – evidence of the city’s reverence for the past. Located in the Casa Salazar (built 1911), the museum has 10 galleries displaying...

Museum in Guayama

Museo Casa Cautiño

On the northern side of the plaza, this museum was built as a criollo-style town house in 1887 to house the wealthy Cautiño family, who profited from cane, cattle and tobacco. Almost 100 years later, the...

Gallery in Guayama

Centro de Bellas Artes

This fine-arts center stands west of town in the former home of the Puerto Rican High Court. The collection focuses on emerging and established Puerto Rican artists (including a somewhat humorous set of...

Historic Building in Ponce

Casa Wiechers-Villaronga

Perhaps the most grand of Ponce’s historical homes, this mansion was designed by Paris-educated ponceño architect Alfredo Wiechers. The carefully preserved Victorian details – such as the multidirectional...