Lago Luchetti

Ponce & South Coast

This artificial lake extends its tentacled inlets deep into the surrounding hills around 5.5 miles north of Yauco at the end of Rte 128. The lake is actually a flooded valley that serves as reservoir, and is a popular angling destination.

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Nearby Ponce & South Coast attractions

1. Bosque Estatal de Susúa

3.19 MILES

This mysterious, mist-shrouded forest strewn across hills north of Yauco is just 3300 acres and practically deserted year-round. Ambitious hikers and…

2. Plaza de Recreo

4.12 MILES

On the laid-back Plaza de Recreo, the massive Iglesia Católica Nuestra Señora del Rosario casts a long shadow over domino players and strolling couples…

3. Casa Museo de la Música


Musicians might find a bit of diversion in this former home of local composer Amaury Veray Torregrosa, though the wilting Creole house has little inside…

4. Centro de Arte Alejandro Franceschi

4.22 MILES

Yauco’s immaculate little art museum is housed in a 1907 building chock-full of Victorian oil paintings and gilded frescoes. It's on the eastern side of…

5. Salto Curet

7.67 MILES

Salto Curet is an impressive waterfall on one of the northern flanks of the Bosque Estatal de Maricao.

6. Bosque Estatal de Guilarte

8.14 MILES

This forest, 10km southwest of Adjuntas, consists of a number of land parcels totaling about 5000 acres. Most is rainforest dominated by sierra palms…

7. Bosque Estatal de Guánica

8.28 MILES

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…

8. Playa Ballena

9.61 MILES

The lovely Bahía de la Ballena represents the end of the road (Hwy 333) and a rare opportunity to park your car and rely on two legs rather than four…