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Ponce, Adjuntas, Puerto Rico

How much does it cost to travel to Ponce?

You should plan to spend around $205 per day on your vacation in Ponce. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $35 on meals
  • $10 on local transportation
  • $301 on hotels

A one week trip to Ponce for two people costs, on average, $2,868. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Ponce cost?

A one week trip to Ponce usually costs around $1,434 for one person and $2,868 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Ponce on average costs around $2,868 for one person and $5,735 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Ponce will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Ponce on average costs around $6,145 for one person and $12,290 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Ponce has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Ponce expensive to visit?

Prices in Ponce are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, Ponce is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Montego Bay or Grand Cayman.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Ponce Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Ponce?

The average Ponce trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Ponce travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $301
Local Transportation 1 $10
Food 2 $35
Entertainment 1 $56
Alcohol 2 $8 - 24
Accommodation Budget in Ponce
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Ponce is $151. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Ponce is $301. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Transportation Budget in Ponce
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Ponce is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $10 per person, per day, on local transportation in Ponce.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Ponce
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Ponce can vary, the average cost of food in Ponce is $35 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Ponce should cost around $14 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Ponce is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Ponce
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Ponce typically cost an average of $56 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Ponce
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $16 on alcoholic beverages in Ponce per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


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Ponce On a Budget
Ponce is on the south coast of Puerto Rico. It's the second largest city on the island and has been around since 1692 when it was originally founded by Ponce de Leon's grandson Juan Ponce de Leon y Loayza. The city has several nicknames, including La Perla del Sur (The Pearl of the South), La Ciudad Senorial (The Noble, or Lordly, City), and La Ciudad de las Quenepas (Genip City).

Ponce is less of a tourist destination than San Juan, but it does have a lot to offer in the form of history and interesting architecture. It's a relaxed city that doesn't have the hustle and bustle of San Juan, but it also is a pleasant place to spend some time without too much chaos.

Ponce has a tropical savannah climate. The winter highs average about 87 degrees Fahrenheit and the summer highs average about 93 degrees Fahrenheit. There is a short wet season in May and a dry season through June and July. Then there is a longer and wetter season through September and October, followed by a longer and drier season from December to April.
You'll find most of the city's sights in the Plaza las Delicias. On the east side is Parque de Bombas, which is the former fire station and today is a symbol of the city. It is distinctly painted with red and black stripes and currently houses the tourist office and a small exhibit on the history of firefighters in the area. The City Hall, or Casa Alcaldia, is on the south side of the square. On the west side is Catedral de la Guadalupe. Other sights in the area include Castillo Serralles, Casa de la Masacre de Ponce, the Museum of Puerto Rican Music, La Cruceta del Vigia, and Centro Ceremonial Indigena de Tibes.
Most of the city's sights and attractions are found in the area around the main square of Plaza las Delicias. This area is easy to walk around. La Guancha Paseo Tablado is a boardwalk to the south of downtown near the harbor. This is a nice area to explore as well.

Most of the city's hotels are located in the Plaza Degetau area, just a short walk from the downtown area with its many attractions. Unfortunately, the area is a much farther distance from the beach and water. Most hotels include private parking in case you have a car with you.

Snorkeling is a fun activiting in the areas around Ponce. You can take a half day guided snorkeling tour to Caja De Muertos. This is an uninhabited island that also has a century old lighthouse and wide stretches of beach. There are ferries that travel to the island as well on weekends.

Hacienda Buena Vista Plantation is a historic coffee plantation that is found in the northwest part of the city. Today it is used as a museum and worth a visit. You can also tour Hacienda Pomarrosa Plantation, which is a privately run coffee plantation that is found in the mountains to the north of the city.

There are also many other water sports in the area including snorkeling, diving, and jet skiing.
Food and Dining
You'll find some great restaurants in town with many of the best ones in the downtown area. If you're looking for a good, hearty meal, Classic Delights is a great option. There are also some great cafes, coffee shops, and ice cream shops around town if you're looking for a sweet treat after a long day of exploring. If you're looking for a local tradition, head to King's Cream for delicious and cheap ice cream.

Ponce's downtown area is small and compact so you can easily walk around most of it. Taxis are also a cheap option, but in general you aren't likely to need one as most museums and attractions are only a short walk from the central plaza. There is limited public transportation in the city but there is a simple tourist train, "chu-chu train", that makes a loop around the downtown area. There is also a growing bus system that is a decent option if you plan to travel a greater distance into outlying areas.

If you drive into the downtown area, on street parking can be challenging. There are two large parking garages within a short walk of the central downtown plaza.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.