The Centro Ceremonial Indigena is close to Ponce and one of the most important indigenous sites in Puerto Rico. This site is believed to have been last inhabited by the Tainos who are PR's indigenous peoples. The Tibes site offers visitors a glimpse of the past through these visual representations: stone-lined courts, a small modern museum of archeological artifacts, and a replica of native homes. A nominal fee is charged per visit. There are restricted areas that are strictly monitored by archeological & administrative staffers.
A short distance outside Ponce lies La Guancha Beach. This beach stays warm year-round. From the city center, take Highway 14 south to the beach.