Howard Johnson Ponce PR
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... drums, and tambourine. The salsa instruments include bells, bongos, maracas, brass instruments, timbales, and guiros. The visit to the Museo de la Música Puertorriqueña with the assistance of the very helpful guide gave me a clearer understanding of the complex musical styles and instruments found within the Caribbean and Latin America, which will assist me when I teach students these musical styles in the future.
... I bought a postcard of it! I would share the name, but I’ve already mailed it out.
Next came along the trip to La Guancha, a famous boardwalk in Ponce I have visited before. It was nice to visit a familiar place once again, coupled with the familiar taste of Medalla light and an empanadilla de camarones. We strolled along the rather dead boardwalk, snapping some pictures along the way. We decided to head over to La Tablada, ...
... we got ready for a real Puerto Rican experience... La Guancha!
We have talked with many locals about things to do, and La Guancha was definitely somethings that all recommended in Ponce. We were also told that the best time to go is on a Saturday night. We went early (7:30 pm) to get some supper, before things really get interesting. The boardwalk has many different kioskos that offer food, ...
... National Parks. At the beginning of the walk up to the castle are some very impressive buildings inside of which are the national art galleries and museums etc...
It didn't take too long to find a canon - yes just one canon left - don't know if it was the same one but we took the photograph anyway. There were curved rail tracks at certain points along the top walls and I think the canons had been moved away for safety and preservation.
... got back into the jeep and headed up the hill towards the 100-foot tall cross at the top of the hill, called Cruceta del Vigia (The Watchman's Cross). Visitors can go to the sky bridge at the horizontal column of the cross and see views of the whole city. When we got to the top of the hill, we were told that the admission to park and get inside and up to the observation deck was more than $10 per person, which felt like more than we wanted ...