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Address: Playa de Ponce, Ponce 00716-4840, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-284-4141
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Ponce's boardwalk and beach area isn't so popular for swimming, but the...

Ponce's boardwalk and beach area isn't so popular for swimming, but the people-watching and socializing are great.

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La Guancha : A nice place to visit

La Guancha is on the southern part of Ponce, Puerto Rico. It is next to Ponce Beach. It is broadwalk next to the lagoon. It reminds me of South Side Seaport in New York but with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

La Guancha is a collection of small restaurants that sell local food at good prices. There is a deck over the water with views of the marina. It is a nice place to have lunch at affordable prices. Otherwise, I wouldn't go out of my way to visit the place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This little bar on the end of La Guancha made the best piña colada on the island! The boardwalk was nice too. We saw iguanas and pelicans. Very pretty place.

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Board walk open in the evening gets very busy, has many restaurants, inexpensive and sit down, as well as vendors. Bathrooms are overcrowded but abundant. Music plays various spots throughout the boardwalk. In the morning, there is a beautiful view and it is completely empty besides the anchored sail boats.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here twice and loved it. Beautiful views and boardwalk with snacks and drinks. You can also climb the lighthouse for free for a good overlook. Nice for a sunset stroll if you are in the neighborhood.

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group went for the local food on a Friday night. While the views of the boats and harbor were excellent we found the rest of the venue over rated. We went in with high expectations because of what we had read on Trip Advisor and Yelp. Each kiosk had competing music blaring and the food took 40 minutes to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Guancha is on the southern part of Ponce, Puerto Rico. It is next to Ponce Beach. It is broadwalk next to the lagoon. It reminds me of South Side Seaport in New York but with more little boats. I was there on a Saturday so it was alive with latin music and locals. There were little restaurants and bars... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with our youth group while in Ponce for a mission trip. Very nice open place, wide boardwalk and lots of places to eat, a few small vendors dotted the place. It has some of the best views of the ocean you will see.

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New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We expected the spectacular sunset, but not the high quality of the food, especially at kiosks 18 (killer mojitos), #17 (octopus empanaditas) and #15 (the freshest shrimp salad.) On weekends, there's live salsa at the bandstand.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place you can drink, eat, feed the fish, enjoy the sunset, buy cigars, souvenir, watch the boat sail by, or put your feet in the beach. Recommend it on weekends. It does get crowded at night.

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Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food , kids had so much fun feeding the fish and birds, it's a nice family walk, family oriented.

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