One of the differences in Puerto Rico compared to St. Croix is that you can actually go on road trips. The drive to Ponce was spectacular. The highway cuts through mountain ranges which turns from lush green trees in the central area to rolling meadows as you drive South. It took us a little more than an hour to get to Ponce and we first went to the boardwalk area next to the Yacht club and marina. The water was beautiful and crystal clear along the boardwalk. There were even about 100 large tarpon swimming about waiting on tourists to drop food in the water. And we thought it was neat to have about 10 tarpon near our boardwalk in St. Croix!
After grabbing a mixed fruit frappe, we drove on to the Plaza. The buildings were amazingly beautiful with Spanish Colonial styles and what we thought to maybe be some French influence also. Some of the buildings looked like they belonged in the French Quarter of New Orleans. A photographer could spend days and days in Ponce capturing the beauty of these buildings. This picture is of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe located in the middle of the town center. Spectacular.