My husband and I were doing a quick tour around Puerto Rico and just spent one night in Ponce. This hotel is right next to the town square and it just happened to be a big Carnival celebration when we were there. We had a balcony overlooking the street. There was a band and everyone partying. It was loud, but vibrant fun. Bring earplugs at this time of year. The room had high ceilings, heavy wood furntiure, an old colonial feel. It included a continental breakfast. Comfy bed. You feel like you have gone back in time. One tradition that was really weird: we went to the square to watch the goings-on of Carnival. Young men were dressed up in creepy masks with long tulle capes in different patterns. They carried these balloon-like objects or inflated toys. As they walked by young women, they whopped them on the butt with the balloons. Hmmm. Lots of street vendors and families out, too. Certainly a big celebration.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are in the heart of the historic district of Ponce. Rooms with cathedral ceilings and traditional balconies. Next to Plaza las Delicias and the Trolley Tour. Family owned and operated. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Belgica Hotel Ponce