The city of Ponce is located along the central southern coast of the Caribbean Sea in Puerto Rico. The city was founded in 1692 and is known as the Pearl of the South.
Ponce Tourist Attractions
The city of Ponce and the surrounding area have a lot to offer tourists. Probably the best place to start is Parque de Bombas, which is probably the most recognizable tourist attraction in Ponce and also contains a tourist information center. It is located in the Plaza de las Delicias in downtown Ponce along with the Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral.
Another great option to begin with is the Vigia Cross, which provides amazing views of the city so you can plan your next stop. Across the street from Vigia Cross is the Serralles Castle which is the previous residence of one of Ponce's wealthy sugar and rum barons.
Ponce is well known for its arts district and the centerpoint being the Museo de Arte de Ponce. Other prominent museums in Ponce include the Museo de la Historia de Ponce and the Museo de la Musica Puertorriquena.
There are also several old coffee plantations that offer tours and tastings near the city of Ponce. One of the older and more impressive coffee plantations is the Hacienda Buena Vista which is about thirty miles north of Ponce.