Ponce Paradise


A huge new tourism development is set to sprout up near Mercedita Airport and the Port of the Americas. The project, costing US$1 billion, will include a resort, medical facilities, conference halls and university faculties over a whopping 900 acres.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Ponce attractions

1. La Guancha Paseo Tablado

2.57 MILES

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…

2. Museo de Arte de Ponce

2.68 MILES

Brush Strokes in Flight, a bold primary-colored totem by American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, announces the smartly remodeled MAP, where an expertly…

3. Museo de la Masacre de Ponce

3.08 MILES

This small museum commemorates the Ponce Massacre, the fated pro-independence demonstration of the 1930s during which almost 20 protestors (and two police…

4. 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…

5. Casa Alcaldía

3.13 MILES

Facing the southern side of Plaza Las Delicias, Ponce’s city hall was built in the 1840s. The last public hanging on the island happened in its courtyard,…

6. Fuente de los Leones

3.14 MILES

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

7. Plaza Las Delicias

3.16 MILES

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…

8. Catedral Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

3.17 MILES

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…