Perfect Weekend On Puerto Rico'S Southern Coast

By Logan Mahan How To Spend A Perfect Weekend On Puerto Rico’S South Coast Full Story

How To Get There If You Choose To Fly Into San Juan (Like We Did) You’Ll Have About 1.5–2 Hours Of Driving Ahead Of You. You Can Rent A Car Through Popular Rental Services Like Hertz And Enterprise. Or In Lieu Of Driving Yourself Around The Island Book A Transportation Service That Will Drive You To The Southern Part Of The Island In A More Luxurious Fashion. Two Good Options: Gomez Bus Line And Vip Luxury Transportation Services. Learn More

Where To Stay Starting In The City Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino Puts You In The Center Of The Historic Ponce Where Dining Nightlife And Cultural Sites — Like The Parque De Bombas Firehouse Museum — Are Within Walking Distance. The 69-Room Hotel Is Housed In A Building That Dates Back To 1882 And You’Ll Find Colonial-Style Architecture And Decor Throughout. Though The Historic Casino Hotel Also Hosts More Modern Details Including A Restorative Pool In The Courtyard And An Award-Winning Restaurant (More On That Later). Learn More

Where To Stay Combate Beach Resort Located On The Coastline Of Puerto Rico’S Serene Cabo Rojo Region Inside A National Wildlife Reserve Is A Boutique Hotel That’Ll Be Your Best Bet For Nearby Exclusive Beach Access. Paddleboards And Kayaks Are Available To Rent Or You Can Lounge By The Hotel’S Outdoor Pools — Just Be On The Lookout For Wildlife Like The Yellow-Shouldered Blackbird. Learn More

What To Do Spend An Afternoon Exploring Ponce The Island’S Second-Largest Metropolitan Area. Here You’Ll Find The Historic Parque De Bombas – A Firehouse Turned Museum — Ponce’S Town Square Plaza Las Delicias Plus An Array Of Coffee Shops More Museums Bars And Restaurants. After You’Re Finished Enjoying The Sights Head Next Door To Castillo Serrallés Where You Can Tour The 1930S Spanish Revival-Style Estate Built By The Owners Of The Don Q Rum Distillery (And Try Some Of The Delicious Spirit Obviously). Learn More

What To Do When You’Re In The Mood For Something A Bit More Active It’S Time To Rent A Caribbean Chilliboat In La Parguera. Easily The Most Fun We Had On This Trip We Peddled Through Keys Canals And Mangroves Of The Caribbean Nature Reserve On A Banana-Shaped Water Bike Enjoying The Clear Shallow Blue Waters Wildlife And Sea Breeze. Learn More

Where To Eat And Drink From Speakeasy-Inspired Cocktail Bars To Beachside Restaurants There’S No Lack Of Eats And Booze Down South. Conveniently Located Inside The Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino Lola Eclectic Cuisine Is A Trendy Spot To Dine And Drink Serving Up Eccentric Dishes Like Tuna Tartare Taquitos And A Coffee-Rubbed Flap Steak. Learn More

Until You’Ve Visited The Southern Region Of The Island You Haven’T Crossed Puerto Rico Off Your Travel List. (Sorry Not Sorry!) After Clubbing It Up In San Juan You’Ll Want To Mosey Down To The South Coast Where One-Of-A-Kind Cultural Attractions Natural Wonders And Secluded Beaches Are In Abundance. Full Story

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