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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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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Groton, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you are visiting Ponce, you must see this place, You can have tostones or monfongo with carne frita, Pina Colada etc, It may contain a lot of calories but it is delicious. Romantic place at night, a lot of music. It is good to visit this place with a group of friends, so you can all have fun together.... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Check out el patio for good reggea music great food and beers. Tony and Ramon are great behind the bar. We had conch empanadas and chicken pinchos while watching the World Cup. Hit the spot! A+

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The scenic drive from Old San Juan to Ponce is so beautiful. They have a very nice boardwalk with food and a light house. It was beautiful and had excellent food. We rode a paddle boat and they have nice lighthouse. You could feed sardines to the pelicans. The beach was not as nice as some of the others. I... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A great place to walk along the water and look at the boats. The Sunday afternoon latin jazz jam session was great! We sipped rum and cokes and enjoyed pinchos.

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Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We visited for lunch and I had for the first time mofongo with shrimp and let me say this it was delicious! Great place to relax have a drink and delicious food with a great view.

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