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La Guancha

Playa de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #8 of 22 Attractions in Ponce
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Beaches
Activities: Swimming
Description: Ponce's boardwalk and beach area isn't so popular for swimming, but the people-watching and socializing are great.
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158 reviews 158 reviews
59 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Old lighthouse you can go up and enjoy the view. Music and food all over. Sabalos fish for up to six feet long just tagging a long the boardwalk. Ponce Boat Club. Sunset sail around the bay and night lite sail. Fun for the whole family.

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Camuy, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Many people walking around, lots of music, loud music, alot of food, drinks, very fun place to visit

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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

So far this is my second time going and I got to see the best of both worlds. The first time was many years ago during some holiday and so most of everything was closed but you could enjoy the nice boardwalk overlooking the water, ships and boats docked, a few bars open. This time around it was party central.... More

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Miami, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Not as it used to be, Most Kiosk have closed down little or no activity hardly any police presence so crime risk is high

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Local place with many establishments offering cheap drinks and fried puertorrican food! There is also a beach.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It has a great view and its great to take the whole family. But on the weekdays its kind of slow and mainly because the places with food only sell lunch... We wanted to have a mofongo and we had to leave. On the weekend nights its a completely different atmosphere much more enjoyable!

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Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Drove to Ponce just to visit and ended up here for lunch. It has a great water view and their is lots of options for food, there is a small pedal boat rental that we tried and it fun. The boats have roof that can be taken down if you like or leave it up. There is a huge park... More

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Had a group of 5 that went to La Guancha looking for a fun atmosphere and good food. Unfortunately most of the shaded windy areas were taken and the only place available to sit was sunny and HOT...which we didn't mind. Although the food and drinks were okay, what we found very irritating was the task of trying to keep... More

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San Sebastian, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Here you can feed fish and pelicans. There is a tower where you can see the port, Ponce city, and the beautiful Puerto Rican mountains. Is full of artesans, kiosks, great food. Can't wait to go again.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

La guancha is an expensive place for Puertorrican food. As a local I'm not impressed with the food, I rather visit a "criollo" restaurant.

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