Things to do in Ponce

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From San Juan: Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour and Hot Springs

1. From San Juan: Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour and Hot Springs

Embark on an adventure to a bioluminescent bay on this trip from San Juan. See the hot springs, feast on a hot dinner in a local restaurant, and visit a sand bar, before heading out to the bay and swimming in the luminous water. After pickup from your hotel, relax on the drive to the southwest and the first stop at the hot springs. From there you will dine on fresh fish, chicken, or vegetable tacos at a local restaurant. After dinner, you will visit the sand bar and once night has fallen, cruise to the bioluminescent bay where you will be amazed by the glowing landscape that awaits. At the bay, jump in the water to really experience this unique phenomenon, which is a true feast for the eyes. Enjoy some free time to swim and play in the water and admire the striking glow of the microorganisms that surround you. At the end of an unforgettable day, dry off on the boat then sit back and relax on the journey to your accommodation.

Ponce: Guided City Walking Tour

2. Ponce: Guided City Walking Tour

Discover Ponce during this cultural walk in the historic heart of the most Puerto Rican city. Learn of the city's past and present as your walk through alleys and streets, and admire the architecture. Hear about events, people, music, culture, and food. Meet your guide and wander through the alleys of Ponce while listening to the history and significant events that shaped what was once the largest and richest city in all of Puerto Rico. Find local hotspots and favorite places, the best of the Ponce food and art scene, and find out why Ponce is known as the Pearl of the South. Stroll around, listening to your guide speak about events, people, music, architecture, and much more.

San Juan: Puerto Rico Coffee Plantation Tour and Tastings

3. San Juan: Puerto Rico Coffee Plantation Tour and Tastings

Start your day driving to the highest mountains of Puerto Rico and enjoying its lush views. Smell the sweet aroma of Arabica beans as you arrive at the Hacienda Pomarrosa coffee plantation. Learn about the production process from harvest to cup, enjoy a mug of Puerto Rican coffee and visit the main historical center of Ponce. During this up close and personal tour you will learn about the diversity of plants that can grow in this part of the Island, and even get the chance at picking some coffee cherries! Next, drive to Ponce and stop to explore this charming southern city. Take a wander around one of the city's most striking squares, Plaza Las Delicias. See the iconic Ponce's Cathedral and marvel at the beautiful architecture, as we make a stop for lunch. Make sure you have your camera to take photos of el Parque de Bombas, a historical firehouse. Immerse yourself in a day full of coffee and become a connoisseur. Go home with great memories of Puerto Rico and even purchase some coffee beans to enjoy. This tour is available only on Saturdays. Children 6 years or younger must use car seat/booster seat.

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What people are saying about Ponce

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 81 reviews

The tour has one optional stop at a white sandbar en route to a bioluminescent bay for a quick swim as the sun goes down. The hot springs were a bit of an odd setting, but I highly recommend trying them.My husband, after soaking in the spring water, felt that his nee "unblocked". It has some soothing effect on the joints.

Swimming in the bio bay was a once in a lifetime experience! Before that, a nice swim in the warm shallow waters near mangroves, a local sit down spot for a light dinner, and before that a dip in natural hot springs. While a trek via van, it was a comfortable ride and the guide was funny and accommodating.

Wonderful experience. Captain and crew have tons of information about the organism that glows. Very kind people. Our second time doing it and we absolutely will do it again!

i had the absolute best time.!! my kids and I had a blast, and out tour guide was incredible. unfortunately I forgot her name but she was the sweetest. 10/10 would recommend

I can’t remember our tour guides or captains name but they were funny and the absolute sweetest. They definitely made the whole experience a great one.