Ponce is Puerto Rico's second city, set on the southern coast of the island, while San Juan dominates the north. Ponce has an abundance of first-rate museums including the Museum of Art and the spectacular El Museo Castillo Serralles, which towers beautifully over the city providing breathtaking panoramas and wonderful gardens. The Plaza Las Delicias is the city's main square, and the white façade of the Cathedral de la Guadalupe is an iconic landmark.
There are some beautiful beaches in Ponce, none more so than La Guancha which is a short drive from the centre of town if you wisely take up car hire in Ponce.
Any visitors to Ponce need to check out the Museum of Arts. Ponce is home to Puerto Rico's finest museums, including Ponce History Museum and the much admired Museum of Puerto Rican Music. Get your bearings from the heady heights of the Cruceta Del Vigia which is immediately outside the city centre, before heading down towards the impressive spires of Ponce Cathedral, and the colonial buildings which surround the Plaza Las Delicias.
If you're hiring a car in Ponce, don't miss La Guancha Beach, which is a short drive south of the city centre. Once at La Guancha seafront, you might wish to take a boat ride to the Isla de Caja de Muertos. The mountainous drive towards Arecibo Observatory also makes for a pleasant daytrip if you rent a car in Ponce.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1200 1300-1700, Sa-Su Closed
Address: Ponce By Pass # 1738
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0200-0600 0700-1100, Sa-Su 0200-0700
Address: Mercedita Airport
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With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
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