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Address: Playa de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Activities: Swimming
Description: Ponce's boardwalk and beach area isn't so popular for swimming, but the...
Ponce's boardwalk and beach area isn't so popular for swimming, but the people-watching and socializing are great.
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There were a few showers passing by the Saturday night we went which kept it from being too busy. However we left at about 930 pm because we still had a 90 min drive to our condo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Rockford, IL
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Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Go ready to listen to music, dance, eat and have a great family day. We meet Hector Lavo's sister & took pictures also meet Officer Vargas which share information about the place with great honor. Great atmosphere.

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Rockford, IL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

There were a few showers passing by the Saturday night we went which kept it from being too busy. However we left at about 930 pm because we still had a 90 min drive to our condo. There was plenty of good inexpensive food and drinks. Local vendors for souvenirs, some made right in front of you. Great music being... More 

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place is excellent for a Sunday afternoon stroll and people watching session. Cheap local food and drinks, sit back a watch the locals dance Merengue, Bomba and Salsa. Or if you prefer watch the fish from the tower at the end of the boardwalk or gaze at the huge yachts that are in town this week. the sunset here... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

lovely place in ponce puerto rico. You can see the small statue of Hector Lavoe the only thing in there of Legendary Hector Lavoe, Periodico de Ayer

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Lexington, South Carolina
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262 reviews 262 reviews
51 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

None of the shops were open on the boardwalk when we visited on Good Friday,there was however a few vendors setup towards the parking lot. The boardwalk was not overly crowded,and it was a beautiful day except for the 45mph winds. We ventured up into the tower for some photos and fed the swarms of fish that swim along the... More 

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TEXAS
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a boardwalk. People visit this place day and night. Lots of kiosks to eat seafood and other great food. Great ambience.

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Houston
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We went during the weekday...all that was open were just a few bars and a few little restaurants...but, the views were simply out of this world....and crystal clear water from the boardwalk...awesome!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited on a Monday afternoon and the boardwalk was abandoned but apparently its much more crowded on the weekends.

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

First, after seeing some of the other reviews, I need to clarify, La Guancha is NOT the beach. It is a boardwalk in the harbor. The harbor view is beautiful. La Guancha itself is even more beautiful. Really, really nice and beautiful walk. The beach itself is a walk away. There are two scenarios here. One is on weekdays, the... More 

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Modesto, California
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210 attraction reviews
498 helpful votes 498 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A group of us headed from our hotel in Ponce via taxi to the beach and boardwalk here so we could see the Caribbean and enjoy being near the water. It was a nice afternoon and we enjoyed ourselves. Our taxi dropped us off at the beach first where we waded a little in the water and walked along the... More 

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