Delve into the history and culture of Ponce — home to museums, prehistoric sites, and vibrant gardens — on this 10-hour day trip. Depart from your San Juan hotel and travel to the 17th-century city, where a guide will show you around its many sights and you’ll have included admission to Ponce Museum of Art, Tibet Ceremonial Indian Park, and other attractions. Enjoy the personalized attention that comes from booking a small-group tour of no more than 15 participants.
Begin with pickup from your San Juan hotel, and travel in the company of your guide and small group to Ponce, roughly 1.5 hours away.
Visit the Ponce Historic Zone, known for its unique architecture and downtown plaza. Admire Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral, the century-old red-and-black wooden firehouse Parque de Bombas, and the neoclassical and Spanish Revival facades as you go.
Your day trip includes admission to some of Ponce’s top attractions, including Tibes Ceremonial Indian Park, an ancient Indian site that’s the oldest cemetery uncovered to date in the Antilles. Wander along its 12 stone structures, including ceremonial plazas and ball courts (nine of which are open to the public today).
You’ll also pay a visit to the Ponce Museum of Art, the largest art museum in the Caribbean. Peruse more than 5,000 European and Latin American works — some dating back 500 years, as well as a growing collection of contemporary art. Admire iconic pieces such as Fredrick Lord Leighton’s gorgeous Flaming June, and Brushstrokes in Flight, a 28-foot-high painted metal sculpture by Roy Lichtenstein that marks the main entrance.
When your day in Ponce is through enjoy a leisurely ride back to your San Juan hotel.