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La Guancha

Playa de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #8 of 21 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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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's always a great time at La Guancha! The food and drinks at the different kiosks are always delicious. The views are nice. And it is usually always a family environment with live music and/or salsa dancers on the weekends.

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's a shame that administrators and visitors won't help take care of this boardwalk. Trash always seems to end up in the water, and the bathrooms were dirty and foul-smelling. The food-selling kiosks were also lax in cleaning the tables, so many were sticky with spilled soda. However, the area has great potential. The parking lot is large, the decor... More

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New Holland, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Have visited this place a few different times its ok for people who want to drink but definitely not a place for kids. Only has places to drink and eat and a party boat that runs when it wants to. funny part is they have people walking around selling light up toys for kids and a small arcade but the... More

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Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
65 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Florida
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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