Visited old Ponce this early evening and it felt unsafe. There was still lots of daylight, but the presense of many police and the countless sketchy characters in the area made it feel very unsafe. Almost everything was closed at 530pm. We had hoped to grab a coffee and enjoy the square, but instead headed back to the hotel.
It's really too bad that the environment was not more welcoming because we wanted to spend the entire evening there and grab dinner.