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Explore Ponce's historic neighborhood

Ponce, Puerto Rico

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Experience hosted by Melina

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

We will walk through downtown Ponce to discover why "Ponce is Ponce," during this cultural and historical journey in the heart of the "Pearl of the South." We will meet at a local shop called Utopía, which is located inside a historic building. Utopía has a café, and we will meet by the tables in this area filled with historic pictures of Ponce, antiques, and quotes about the city. We will start our experience with an overview of Ponce's history. From the café, we will head out and walk south for several blocks, and then return via other streets. Along the walk, I will share interesting facts about Ponce's culture and history, as well as its legends and stories. We'll also have the opportunity to meet local people along the way. Ponce is the flattest downtown center in Puerto Rico, so it will be an easy one-kilometer walk. We will end back at Utopía.
Other things to note
Ponce is lucky to have sunshine and blue skies almost everyday, so it will be important to put on sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun. Also, wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
We will walk through downtown Ponce to discover why "Ponce is Ponce," during this cultural and historical journey in the heart of the "Pearl of the South." We will meet at a local shop called Utopía, which is located inside a historic building. Utopía has a café, and we will meet by the tables in this area filled with historic pictures of Ponce, antiques, and quotes about the city. We will start our experience with an overview of Ponce's history.…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Coffee or water
  • Equipment
    Ponce map
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Mon, Jan 18
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$25 per person
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Tue, Jan 19
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$25 per person
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Wed, Jan 20
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$25 per person
$25 per person

Meet your host, Melina

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 76 Reviews
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I grew up in the heart of Ponce, in front of Plaza Las Delicias. Over the past 10 years, I've lived, worked, and traveled overseas in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. I decided to return to my hometown to advance creative tourism. I'm passionate about the history, culture, and architecture of Ponce. I spend almost everyday exploring, reading, working, or talking to people in the historic center—a place filled with stories and historical events few locals, much less visitors, know about. I'm excited to share facts and stories, and have a wonderful walk with visitors in the heart of my city.
I grew up in the heart of Ponce, in front of Plaza Las Delicias. Over the past 10 years, I've lived, worked, and traveled overseas in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. I decided to return to my hometown to advance creative tourism. I'm passionate about the history, culture, and architecture of Ponce. I spend almost everyday exploring, reading, working, or talking to people in the historic center—a place filled with stories and historical events few locals, much less visitors, know about. I'm excit…
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Where you'll be

We will meet and begin at a local shop called Utopía. Located inside a historic building and managed by a local Ponceña, this store is one of the largest and most diverse souvenir shops in Puerto Rico. We will meet in the café area and from there, we'll walk and stop at several key historic buildings and places, mostly located in La Plaza Las Delicias and a couple of blocks south and east from the center.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 76 reviews.

Caleb
January 2021
This is an unbelievable tour that will show and explain critical moments in Puerto Rico’s history that you cannot easily find online. Andre is an unrivaled tour guide and a credit to Ponce. This tour should not be missed.
Eru
December 2020
The Ponce historical tour with Melina was excellent and i would recommend it to anyone visiting the area. Melissa was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of ponce and Puerto Rico as a whole and we learned a lot!
Krutko
December 2020
If you are in history of the places you visit, this tour is definitely must have. Rich Ponce history wrapped in 2-hour tour from an extremely educated and passionate tour guide.
Esther
December 2019
Melina was easy to coordinate with ahead of time, she was passionate and knowledgeable about Ponce, she kept us in the shade as much as possible and when the tour ended she even gave us tips for the rest of our stay. Definitely worth it!
Miquela
December 2019
What a delight of a tour! Melina was so passionate and knowledgeable about her community and its history. She was well informed, provided excellent insight and recommendations, and it was very personalized without seeming rehearsed. I highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Ponce!
What a delight of a tour! Melina was so passionate and knowledgeable about her community and its history. She was well informed, provided excellent insight and recommendations, and…
Sam
November 2019
This tour gives so much more meaning and context to a truly interesting place. I walked away having learned a ton. Highly recommended!

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  • Mon, Jan 18
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $25 per person
  • Tue, Jan 19
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $25 per person
  • Wed, Jan 20
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $25 per person
  • Thu, Jan 21
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $25 per person
  • Fri, Jan 22
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $25 per person
  • Mon, Jan 25
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $25 per person
  • Tue, Jan 26
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $25 per person
  • Wed, Jan 27
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $25 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.