Great Hotel with lots of History and Culture
We stayed for one night in the city of Ponce. Ponce is full of history and great architecture. This hotel features and open courtyard between the lower floors and clean rooms. The price was very reasonable. There is a free breakfast on the roof that offers a great view of the town. There is a statue garden on the roof as well. The staff was extra friendly and eager to help.
If you haven't seen Ponce, you won't want to miss it!
Most tourists stay in San Juan...
Most tourists stay in San Juan and miss the 'real' Puerto Rico. Ponce on the south coast is known as 'la Perla del Sur'- the Pearl of the South. It is a wonderful, provincial little city whose activity centers around the beautiful Plaza (known locally as 'el Parque de Bombas' or 'el Parque de Bomberos' 'the Firemens' Park'. There's a whole story about that so if you go, be sure to ask. (In Ponce I recommend the Hotel Melia- right by the Plaza. Also don't miss 'King's' home made ice cream store, right there facing the park.My favorite is the almond ice cream, but they specialize in Puerto Rican tropical fruit flavors ). There is also Mayaguez in the west and Humacao on the east coast. If you drive, the little towns will amaze you. Don't miss Barranquitas and Jayuya in the mountains- and many many others. (The picture here is of the beautiful Plaza in Humacao).