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  • By dollar2400

    Do not listen to Puerto Rican advertisements. This place is not that great. They have some food trucks and a subpar beach. The only reason it gets any stars is because there is a cool place there to….. 
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    Do not listen to Puerto Rican advertisements. This place is not that great. They have some food trucks and a subpar beach. The only reason it gets any stars is because there is a cool place there to….. 
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  • By gracielarebecca

    The place is closed down. So sad it is just for ghosts. You can still visit the fountain and the beach.
    La guancha was a beautiful place, happy place for families and place for music and dancing… 
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  • By Road11866340712

    Rating 5 stars for its character and charm. Was told by locals that back in 2020 they were hit hard by an earthquake and have not recovered. Imagine that after hurricane Maria hit. Two catastrophes. .. 

    Rating 5 stars for its character and charm. Was told by locals that back in 2020 they were hit hard by an earthquake and have not recovered. Imagine that after hurricane Maria hit. Two catastrophes… 
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La Guancha Receives Multi-million Dollar Allocation from FEMA | Business

An obligation of more than $6.7 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was recently assigned for repairs at the Recreational and Cultural Center Enrique “Coco” Vicéns, known as La Guancha. With these funds, permanent repairs will be made to the facilities of this iconic complex in Ponce.

In addition to being a meeting place, La Guancha is key in the economy of this city known as the stately city (Ciudad Señorial). During regular operations, the businesses located there generated around $6.2 million in revenue. After the repairs are finalized, business opportunities are expected to duplicate, and this amount is projected to increase to $12 million, per municipal data.

According to Puerto Rico’s Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator, José G. Baquero, emblematic places like La Guancha are also important in the recovery of Puerto Rico. “It is a source of great satisfaction that, through these funding allocations, we are able to help restore sites that promote entertainment, family involvement and tourism, which are vital to the island’s recovery process. This is a holistic development that goes beyond the reconstruction of buildings; it is the recovery of our social, family and cultural environment.”, said Baquero.

For the Mayor of Ponce, Luis Irizarry Pabón, the Municipal Administration has the determination to accomplish what will lead to a boost to this damaged economy, including “all the viable alternatives that allow for that surge in commercial and tourist activity at La Guancha. ” The mayor understands that this facility serves as a platform for creative, gastronomical and cultural businesses, and has such variety in creative alternatives that makes this “one of the most important tourist centers in the Caribbean. The La Guancha area is connected to Ponce’s vision of the future, that, with a port and an airport with potential for growth and expansion, represents a real opportunity for strength and change,” he said.

La Guancha sits on over 134,000 square meters, where concrete columns and panels, lighting poles and its renowned boardwalk will be replaced. Of the funds allocated, $1.2 million is for future damage mitigation efforts and includes work to increase erosion and storm surge protection. In addition, a total of 155 direct and 42 indirect jobs are expected to be generated once it is in optimal condition.

For their part, Yanit Madera Laboy and her husband Edgar Rodríguez Plaza, owners of two kiosks in La Guancha, said they are hopeful that these federal funds will give the area a fresh start. They suffered major damage during hurricane María, including the roof and solar panels, among other damage, which later worsened with the earthquakes and the pandemic, causing them to shutter their operations for a year. At the moment, there are about 40 active business owners there.

In addition, the Southern Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce stated though its president, Luis Alvarado Cintrón, the entity’s satisfaction and support for the adjudication of funds for the permanent work at La Guancha. “This recreational and cultural complex is iconic of our city and one of the most visited by thousands of people daily, being one the engines of economic development in our Southern Region through the Tourism program,” he said.

Similarly, Manuel A. Laboy Rivera, executive director of the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resiliency (COR3), said that through these funds allocated by FEMA, a vital space is recovered for socioeconomic development that is of great interest for tourism in the southern part of Puerto Rico. «Currently, we have disbursed close to $7.2 million for permanent work, which include roads, bridges, buildings, equipment, utilities, parks and recreational facilities, among other assets of the Municipality of Ponce. We reiterate our commitment to be facilitators in the execution process of the recovery projects led by the municipality of Ponce,» he said.

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      • People watching at La Plaza del Mercado in Santurce
      • Stroll the streets of Old San Juan
      • Visit the historic forts
      • Watch the iguanas
      • Bicycle around San Juan
      • See the caves in the Parque de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy
      • Eat Monfongo, a local specialty
      • Stay in the common areas
      • Visit La Guancha boardwalk in Ponce
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      • See the historical ruins at Bosque Estatal de Guanica
      • Have a picnic on the coast
      • Hike the El Yunque trail to the summit
      • Take a dip in the waterfall along the La Mina trail
      • End your trip with a sunset stroll on the beach

      Puerto Rico is unique in the world as it is a US territory and a Caribbean island at the same time. On the one hand, Puerto Ricans use American money, no passport is required for visitors from the mainland, and English is widely spoken. But on the other hand, the island has a laid-back vibe, beautiful beaches, and a fascinating history that feels worlds away.

      For US travelers, Puerto Rico is an affordable destination that offers amazingly warm 80-degree weather year-round and affordable accommodations. Since the public transport system here leaves a lot to be desired, the best way to get around this is to rent a car to explore all parts of the island. It’s not difficult either, even if you only have a week to spend here because it’s only about 100 miles long and 35 miles wide!

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      People watching at La Plaza del Mercado in Santurce

      Santurs is known as the blue collar and bohemian party area of ​​San Juan and it is a great place where you can find traditional Puerto Rican food and drink and just sit and people watch. Plaza del Mercado is a marketplace that sells groceries during the day and a gathering place for locals on weekends. Grab a glass of homemade sangria and take it to the outdoor table to listen to live music at nearby bars and mingle with fellow travelers and locals.

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      Stroll the streets of Old San Juan

      However, the steep, colorful streets of Old San Juan are best explored on foot. So jump off your bike and go for a leisurely ride. The architecture here is vibrant and you can find some great restaurants in the wall. Some places have happy hour specials for mojitos and other favorite cocktails.

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      Visit Historic Forts

      San Juan is best known for its historic forts, so a trip to the island would not be complete without visiting a few of them. Fort Castillo San Cristobal was built by Spain to protect the city and is part of the San Juan National Historic Site. When you buy the entrance to the fort, the fee also takes you to Castillo San Felipe del Morro, which dates back to 16 and has a lighthouse, garitas and a water accumulator.

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      Follow the iguanas

      Iguanas are commonly found around the fort and are a favorite subject for photographs by tourists. But apparently, Puerto Ricans view the iguana infestation as a pest that chews native plants and burrows under roads.

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      Biking around San Juan

      The city of San Juan is home to many travelers in Puerto Rico and is a must visit during your stay. The city is making efforts to become more bike friendly, and there is a great bike path between Condado and Old San Juan. The hostel I stayed at, Mango Mansion, rents bikes for $20 a day. Local rental shops charge about $30-45 per day. Just be aware that the bike lanes here are not continuous, so you will need to comfortably ride streets, bridges, and the occasional sidewalk to get around.

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      See the caves in the Parque de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy

      This is a beautiful park that offers cave tours after a trolley ride to see a huge funnel, stalactites and ancient rock formations. A decent tour lasts about 1.5 hours and is bilingual in English and Spanish.

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      Eat Monfongo, a local specialty

      Almost every authentic Puerto Rican restaurant serves at least some variety of mofongo. This is a dish made with mashed bananas, filled with meat, seafood or vegetables and dressed with sauce. Try mofongo at a couple of different restaurants around the country to compare and choose your favorite!

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      Shared Accommodations

      Hostels in San Juan and Condado are plentiful, often costing as little as $15-20 per person per night. However, accommodation gets a bit smaller as you leave the cities and start exploring the villages and countryside. However, wherever I have been in Puerto Rico, I have found affordable AirBnB accommodations and have had wonderful experiences using local knowledge and recommendations from hosts.

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      Visit La Guancha Boardwalk in Ponce

      Ponce is along the south coast of Puerto Rico and this boardwalk is a festive place to shop, listen to music, rent a kayak or go boating. It’s a family-friendly destination where kids spend time feeding sardines to big fish, and tourists climb to the top of an observation tower overlooking the marina.

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      Get dessert at Ponce’s Royal Helados Cream

      Ponce’s nightlife scene is centered on the city’s central square, which is lively on weekend evenings. But with an ice cream shop, this ice cream shop is the most popular place in town. Try tropical flavors like passion fruit, coconut, and almond.

      Bosque Estatal de GuanicaBosque Estatal de Guanica

      This is a dry forest in the southwest of Puerto Rico , and the Forth Trail extends about 6 miles round trip to give you a taste of the island’s varied terrain. Capron Fort is a small watchtower that offers great views of the hills, the sea, and the village below.

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      Have a picnic on the coast

      There are many accessible coastlines around Puerto Rico — some in the form of beaches and others more like rocky outcrops. Take a break from the crowds and enjoy the tranquility of nature as you pack your picnic lunch and watch the waves crash in.

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      El Yunque Trail Hike to the Summit

      El Yunque is a rainforest in the northeast corner of Puerto Rico that is home to hundreds of species of trees and flowers. Take the steep winding back roads to drive here from Fajardo for a unique glimpse of village life. The summit hike is a moderately strenuous 5 mile hike that takes 3-4 hours round trip and ends at the observation tower.

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      Take a dip in the waterfall along the La Mina trail

      The ultimate reward for a busy day of hiking is to take a dip in the waterfall along the La Mina trail. Sunbathing is popular here, so bring your swimsuit and towel!

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      End your trip with a sunset walk on the beach

      There’s no better way to end your trip to Puerto Rico than with a sunset walk on the beach. I recommend the Isle Verde area, which is located right along the beach, with many interesting places to walk and close to the airport, where you can get home.

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