Ponce and the Southern Coast Travel Guide
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Plan Your Ponce and the Southern Coast Vacation
Not as popular as San Juan or Vieques, the south is a region full of underrated attractions, fine food, and a laid-back authentic vibe that is hard to come by elsewhere. From lush tropical mountains to arid seacoast plains, Puerto Rico's southern region lets you sample the island from a local's perspective.
Modest, family-oriented establishments near beaches or in small towns and the occasional restored colonial hacienda or mansion are the most typical accommodations...read more
Not all the culinary hot spots are in San Juan. In fact, people from the capital drive to Ponce or Guánica to see what's new on the horizon. Some of the...read more
Things To Do in Ponce and the Southern Coast
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Parque de Bombas: Marvel at a century-old firehouse whose red-and-black color scheme has inspired thousands of photographers.... Read more
Southern Puerto Rico is an undiscovered dive destination, which means unspoiled reefs and lots of fish. You can arrange for dive boats at Caribe... Read more
Hand carving wooden santos (saints), is one of Puerto Rico's oldest traditional art forms, and the practice has survived for centuries. But you... Read more
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We recently spent a long weekend in Puerto Rico, which was a great respite from the cold and snow of New York. Read more
This has been a particularly horrible winter in Boston, about as cold as any I can remember. Read more
We arrive at SJU on a Tuesday at 3:30 pm. Read more