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Ponce day trip??

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Ponce day trip??

My friend and I are taking a girls trip to PR in October for a week. We would like to go to Ponce to see the sights, etc...is renting a car and heading down from OSJ an ok idea? Or should we go with some sort of tour? Is Ponce safe for two gals in their 30's to be for the day? Any tips on what to do? My friend does speak spanish (her mom is puerto rican), so I'm not worried about the actual drive and getting around if we need to ask for directions. Thanks for any help and suggestions!!

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1. Re: Ponce day trip??

Sure it is a fine idea. I would recommend you decide what you want to see in Ponce, so you can work out times. Some of the tours have certain times. The Serralles castle, or Hacienda Buena Vista are only open certain days/times they are open. Tibes is close there also and is interesting. There is a Trolley Tour is a nice quick tour that gives an overview of the central area.

I don't think there is any issue with 2 women walking around for the day.

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2. Re: Ponce day trip??

We did it and I don't recommend it. The drive was pretty, but getting around Ponce was a NIGHTMARE! Nothing was labeled that we wanted to see... getting directions didn't work (we called placed)... none of the streets are labeled... and GPS didn't work there. It was really disappointing. And we are good at maps, directions, etc... but we got so lost there.

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3. Re: Ponce day trip??

Ponce is not that bad to navigate. It's best to look at Google maps before arriving and after arriving. Once you are in the main square, attractions are either north, south, east or west of the main square where you want to start your visit.

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4. Re: Ponce day trip??

I understand your frustration as nothing in PR is ever labeled. But if you plan ahead and take a map you should be fine. Getting lost is part of the adventure.

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