Parque de Bombas, Ponce, Puerto Rico

Ponce, the second oldest city of Puerto Rico, founded in 1692 by Ponce de Leon’s great grandson. Ponce is known as “La Perla del Sur” / The Pearl of the South and locals take much pride on that.  Ponce faces the Caribbean Sea and gently slopes towards the hills of the central mountains.  Ponce is a destination that may appeal to architecture, art and cultural event lovers. As you walk around the city you can admire the elegant neoclassical and European style architecture.

There is a nice variety of attractions to keep you busy for a few days. If you stay overnight be sure to spend a day on the offshore island of Caja de Muertos, a gorgeous island with crystal clear waters great for snorkeling and enjoying the sun.

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