Ponce

89°
88° - January
87° - February
87° - March
88° - April
89° - May
90° - June
91° - July
91° - August
91° - September
90° - October
90° - November
88° - December
May avg
$132
Avg Hotel
$599
Est. Airfare

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Description

Ponce may not be the biggest city in Puerto Rico, but it doesn't let anyone bully it around. Dating back to the late 17th century, Ponce has spent millions on preserving its colonial core. The homes, churches, fountains, and even fire stations will make you feel like you've stepped back in time a few hundred years. Though a simple walk down the street feels like a lesson in history and art, museums are galleries are scattered throughout the city for an even closer look. The boardwalk draws in the teen and young adult crowd, and--oddly enough--the elderly crowd, as well. A major manufacturer of just about everything you could want, from tropical foods and drinks to clothing and electronics, the shopping in Ponce is nothing to scoff at. It is nicknamed both "The Pearl of the South" and "The Museum City," and Ponce's relaxing, historically-significant old-town simplicity certainly lives up to its name.
Photo Credit: 2012 Puerto Rico Convention Bureau
Photo Credit: 2012 Puerto Rico Convention Bureau
Photo Credit: 2012 Puerto Rico Convention Bureau

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La Cruz del Vigia

A 100 foot cross containing and observation tower with a spectacular view.
Cost: Small Entrance Fee
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Caja de Muerto

A 2x1-mile island situated off the coast of Ponce with an abundance of fascinating fauna and flora. It hardly ever rains in this region which means that locals and visitors alike can enjoy perfect beach weather almost all year round.
Cost: Varies
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Fishing

Puerto Rico is well known for its spectacular deep-sea excursions and more recently for fly-fishing. Blue Marlin, Billfish, Macao, Snook, Yellow Fin Tuna, Mahi-Mahi and Tarpon are all eager to meet you.
Cost: Varies
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Language

Spanish

Currency

[USD] American Dollars

Airports

Mercedita Airport [PSE]
Luis Munoz Marin International Airport [SJU]