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Puerto Rico's South Region



The south region is hot and humid region is by far the driest in the island, with only 36 inches of rain a year. The largest city in the region is Ponce, which was Spain's capital of the southern region until it fell to the U.S. in 1898. Rich in heritage and architecture, Ponce has spent nearly one half a billion dollars preserving its colonial core. This region will reveal a unique blend of both urban and rural environments, rich in cultural and architectural heritage.

The south region consists of 12 cities and islets:

Popular Attractions
  1. Serralles Castle, Ponce
  2. Historic Ponce District
  3. Art Museum of Ponce, Ponce
  4. Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center, Ponce
  5. La Guancha Boardwalk, Ponce

Did You Know?

Did you know that the original design for the Puerto Rican flag used a sky blue tone? But when the flag was adopted officially by the Commonwealth in 1952 it featured a dark blue very similar to that of the US flag.