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La Guancha

Playa de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #8 of 20 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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Puerto Rico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Amazing atmosphere! It has a lot to offer: music, local food, drinks, and boardwalk overlooking the sea. It's a great hangout spot on weekend nights, as well as a family spot during the day. It is a famous spot in Ponce, well worth checking it out.

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Amman, Jordan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Many years ago, I had travel to Ponce, and industries made marine life almost vanish. During the campaign of "Ponce al Dia" in the 90's, this boardwalk got constructed. Otherwise, nothing important would remain from La Guancha and marine paradise that used to be in the 60's. I was there!

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Guanica, Puerto Rico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I always enjoy going to La Guancha, either to have some local food, drinks, or just to hang out with friends. The place is usually better at night, and if you are in Ponce might as well check it out.

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

La Guancha offers a great chill-out environment, it has everything: music, food, drinks, and boardwalk overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Its a perfect hangout spot on nights on the weekends, as well as a family spot during the day. On friday night the last kiosk to the far right has "Noches de Bohemia," live old-school music from all over Latin America.

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Guancha is a beautiful boardwalk along the coast of Ponce. On the boardwalk you can find several food kiosks. There are also available kiosks where you will find beautiful crafts souvenirs. It is perfect to go with the family because the kids will love feeding the giant fish known as tarpon. In the kiosks will sell you a bag... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

La Guancha is a place located in Ponce, Puerto Rico. You can go with friends, a couple, family or alone. It is famous in all Puerto Rico and it is frequently visited by tourists. It has a huge parking lot and many kiosk where you can have a variety of foods. The seafood is the most wanted. La Guancha also... More

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Brooklyn, NY
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6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We went there on a Thursday afternoon. No much was going on. Most of the Kiosk were closed. But the spot was beautiful. Next time we'll definitely go there on the weekend to try out the night spot.

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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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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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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