What to do When Visiting Ponce, Puerto Rico
I was suffering from a bit of writer's block. I desperately wanted to write a hub today, but I just didn't have any idea what to write about. Hubpages has a wonderful system that allows authors to use when suffering that dreaded disease of writer's block. It is called Hubpages Exclusives. If your hub score is high enough, you can click "start a hub," and start typing a word into the title. Popups will come of titles that have not been taken and are considered exclusive to Hubpages. I used this system today and typed in Puerto Rico. This title was available. I was amazed and had to grab it immediately. I had authored another hub that covered Ponce slightly, but this one will be exclusively about Ponce, Puerto Rico. That other hub is entitled Pueblos Of Puerto Rico-Part 9.
Ponce is located on the Southern coast of Puerto Rico. It is a big tourist destination. You can find it on the following map.
Go To Ponce
Whether you fly into Carolina, Puerto Rico or bring a cruise ship into San Juan, I highly recommend renting a car, or using a tourist agency and visiting Ponce. If need be, you could contact myself or my lovely wife, Lastheart, and for a minimal charge, I am sure we could arrange a nice tour of Ponce.
You may want to purchase one of our books at the side for your trip. We have not finished the Ponce book as of yet, but we will let you know when we do. The two shown are full color and bilingual.
Ponce has many things to do and see. You could probably book a hotel there for a week and still not see and do everything.
At the side below are pictures either my wife or I have taken on our visits to Ponce.
Try some of these enjoyable places out for fun after seeing this beautiful sky picture taken by my lovely wife:
Photographs From Ponce, Puerto RicoClick thumbnail to view full-size
The House That Rum Built
You can see a picture of it at the right. Serrallés Castle or in Spanish, Castillo Serrallés is a beautiful mansion that was built by the Serrallés family who were the makers of Don Q rum.
This is an amazing structure. When you visit Ponce it is a must see and while there drive further up the mountain and visit the next location.
El Vigía Cross
Do you like to see views? You can go into Cruceta del Vigía or the Watchman's Cross and see for miles. It is a 100 foot tall cross with glass windows that is above the castle.
This cross allows you to view for miles upon miles.
Nuestra Señora de la Guadalupe Cathedral
Every pueblo within Puerto Rico has a main Catholic sanctuary located on the main square of that pueblo. Nuestra Señora de la Guadalupe Cathedral is Ponce's Catholic church. It is listed as a historical site and goes all the way back to the late 1600s.
When in Ponce, be sure and visit this enticing piece of architecture.
Tibes Ceremonial Indian Center
The natives of puerto Rico were called Taino Indians. This center located within Ponce's borders was a discovery that taught many how the natives lived.
It is now a tourist attraction. You can learn how the Taino lived, played and worked when you visit this amazing attraction.
Ponce Museum of History
This location will tell you all about Ponce and how it became a pueblo. It will lead you through all the history throughout the many years Ponce has been around.
Buena Vista Hacienda
This property was originally purchased as a fruit growing farm. The owner, Don Salvador de Vives started it in 1833. He developed it into a rich coffee plantation.
There is so much history available when visiting Hacienda Buena Vista. It is now a museum and is there for humans to learn from.
I recommend that this be a priority visit when you come to Ponce.
Ponce is rich in museums. The old firehouse is located next to the square and is now a museum. I will provide the link below to the Ponce website.
You will find many, many things to do in Ponce. I could go on and on, but I will save them for the book we write.
Another thing you will note in Ponce are artisans. You can find souvenirs in many forms. Have a local paint your picture or get a cup of Puerto Rican coffee with a special design in the foam on top of it. Get a photo before you drink it.
Ponce is a tourist loving location. Even though Puerto Rico is a Spanish speaking country, you will find that many speak and understand English.
Come visit Puerto Rico and Ponce, you will love it here. Take it from the Frog; the Gringocua.
© G.L. Boudonck
© 2013 Greg Boudonck
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