Ponce

This elegant city boasts romantic criollo architecture, an exceptional art gallery and grandiose Castillo Serallés, legacy of the Don Q rum empire.

Centro Ceremonial Indígena de Tibes

Highly organized and utterly mystifying, the ruined ball-courts of Tibes are a fascinating reminder of the island’s hazy pre-Taíno past.

Hacienda Buena Vista

Tour the most perfectly preserved plantation on the island, a charming nineteenth-century mansion surrounded by cacao, coffee and tropical fruit trees.

Yauco

Best known for its illustrious brand of coffee, this beguiling rural town contains a gorgeous Belle Epoque villa and the creator of mouthwatering “can-can” pork chops.

Bosque Estatal de Guánica

Explore one of the world’s most precious dry forests, a parched wilderness of gnarled trees and sandy hiking trails.

Guilligan’s Island

Bask in the clear waters of this pristine mangrove cay encircled by reef, just off the south coast.

Baños de Coamo

Bathe in these soothing hot springs, joining the locals in the public tubs by the river, or soaking up the historic ambience of the nearby parador.

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