Ponce and the Southern Coast: Places to Explore



Patillas, the so-called Emerald of the South, is a tranquil city of about 22,000, with a small plaza and steep, narrow streets. The best sightseeing is along the coast east of town, where Route 3 skirts the Caribbean. This stretch passes rugged cliffs and beautiful beaches, many of which have not yet been discovered by visitors.

Patillas at a Glance

Elsewhere in Ponce and the Southern Coast