Tag: ponce

  • Ponce

    Founded in 1694, Ponce has a population of about 200,000 people and is the second largest city in Puerto Rico. Ponce is also known as "Ciudad Senorial" because of its many beautiful neoclassical buildings and frontage.

  • Caja De Muerto

    Caja de Muerto is a 2x1-mile island, situated off-shore from the coast of Ponce, which has an abundance of fascinating fauna and flora and a climate similar to that of the Dry Forest in Guanica. It hardly ever rains in this region and this means that locals and visitors alike can enjoy perfect beach weather almost all year round.

  • Castillo Serralles Museum

    El Museo Castillo Serrallès, also known as the Castillo Serralles or Serralles Castle, was constructed in the 1930’s on El Vigia Hill that over looks the entire city of Ponce. It was on this hill that scouts often used to perch themselves to look out for ships that might attack the city. Juan Serralles founded Serralles Distillers who was responsible for the making of the famous Don Q Rum. ...

  • History Of Ponce

    The Museum of the History of Ponce, or "Museo de la Historia de Ponce", offers visitors to the city a marvelous opportunity to explore the past. Located in the Casa Salazar, the museum is an architectural wonder in itself. The museum in Ponce was officially opened in 1992. If you would like to find out more about Ponce, the Museum of the History of Ponce is a fantastic start.

  • Art Galleries

    For many centuries art has played a vital role in Puerto Rican culture. An exceptional form of self-expression, artworks can give one great insight into topics of concern in the country over the ages. There are a number of renowned past and contemporary artists using a variety of media in Puerto Rico. As such, art fans will have a great time exploring the various art galleries scattered ...

  • Parque De Bombas

    Located in Ponce's main square - the Plaza las Delicias - stands a red and black candy striped building. A remarkable structure, this is Ponce's renowned Parque de Bombas, the Old Ponce Fire Station. This unusually painted building has been the subject of many a photograph taken by fascinated visitors to the Puerto Rican city of Ponce. Join us as we find out more about Parque de Bombas de Ponce.

  • Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center

    The Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center, or the Centro Ceremonial Inígena de Tibes, can be found 3.2 km from Ponce, Puerto Rico bordered by Río Portuguéz. If you are interested in learning about the tribal history of the native people that occupied the area hundreds of years ago then you will really enjoy the Ceremonial Center, which contains part of a 1,500-year-old re-created Taíno village.

  • Teatro La Perla

    Ponce is a lovely city in Puerto Rico filled with opportunities for sightseeing, dining and entertainment. If you are looking for something to do in the evening and the clubs don't appeal to you, then make your way to the Teatro la Perla. Known as the Pearl Theatre in English, Ponce's Teatro la Perla is housed in a stunning neoclassical structure and hosts a number of brilliant performances ...

  • Caja De Muertos Island Reserve

    Just five miles south of Ponce you will find a beautiful little island known as Caja de Muertos Island. This small island is only about 2.75 km long and 1.85 km wide but it is home to an abundance of animal life. All 202 hectares of the island is a nature reserve and though there is a lighthouse situated on the landmass, it has no permanent inhabitants. During the week the island is mostly ...

  • Cruz Del Vigia

    There are few attractions in Puerto Rico that can mirror the spectacular scope of scenery which is found at Cruz Del Vigía. This great lookout spot is often combined with tours to the Museo Castillo Serrallés and the two make for a great morning or afternoon outing. You might want to plan a picnic lunch to enjoy from the hillside too as there are few places in Puerto Rico that make a better ...