Ponce is the second largest city in Puerto Rico, home to over 150,000 residents. Book your car hire today for an adventure on the southern coast.
Head to the main square, Plaza Las Delicias which features a large fountain, the Ponce Cathedral and an old firehouse converted into a museum. Cruise north for a castle visit and climb up the observation tower at Castillo Serralles. Drive south to wander along the La Guancha Boardwalk on the ocean’s edge which hosts several food and drink kiosks. Learn about the locals’ love for architecture at the Museum of Puerto Rican Architecture, located inside a 100-year-old house.
Booking a rental car in Ponce
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Mercedita Airport (PSE)
Mercedita Airport is a small public transport facility located 6 kilometres east of Ponce, hosting around 100,000 travellers each year. The airport serves JetBlue airline with destinations to Orlando and New York City. If you are feeling peckish, grab a bite at B52 Cafe and Sports Bar. WiFi is currently not available at the airport.
Pop over to the ticketing area to find your rental car kiosk to start your holiday. If you are picking up in downtown Ponce, take a quick taxi to the city.
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Guide to driving a hired car in Ponce
Use our guide for help on driving tips, navigating and parking for Ponce.
Driving from the airport to Ponce
Arrive in Ponce from the airport in just 15 minutes with these easy directions: exit the airport, taking a slight left onto PR-10 and follow this until merging onto PR-1 West. Next, turn right onto Boulevard Miguel Pou, then take a slight right on Calle Isabel-Munoz Rivera to drive straight into the city centre.
Driving tips for your Ponce rental car
The beautiful island landscape of Puerto Rico makes it easy to let your eyes wander, but keep them glued to the road and be wary of aggressive local drivers:
• Drive on the right side of the road.
• On the freeway: the left lane is for passing and fast drivers, while the slower traffic stays right.
• Road signs are not always easy to spot, keep a map in the car and use GPS when necessary.
• Always make sure you have a spare tyre with your rental; some roads are in poor condition.
• Keep change in the car for tolls.
For more on Puerto Rico driving tips, scroll to the bottom of the Puerto Rico car rental page.
Parking options at Mercedita Airport and in Ponce
Find free parking across from the Mercedita Airport terminal.
When searching for parking in the Ponce city centre, choose from on-street metered parking or parking garages located within blocks of the downtown plaza. The first hour is typically between $1 to $2 with a $.50 additional hourly charge.
Book your Ponce rental car today and start planning your island getaway!
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