Centro Ceremonial Indigena in Tibes
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.
- Historical Travel
- Museum Visits
Guanica Dry Forest
Just a few hours away from the lush El Yunque rainforest is the Guanica Dry Forest on the south coast of Puerto Rico. There are lots of different hiking trails there, but neither my husband or I were up to the four-hour one-way hike to Fort Capron, so we took a shorter hike to see the Guayacan Centenario, a 1000-year-old tree with massive roots. It was a nice hike, but there are definitely longer ones if you're interested. You can even hike all the way to Tamarindo Beach, but we just drove to it after our hike, stopping at an abandoned lighthouse along the way as well. It's only about a half hour from Ponce, so it's a nice place to visit if you're down in that area of Puerto Rico. :)
- Hiking and Walking
- National/State Park
La Guancha Beach
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.
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