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Ponce becomes southern Puerto Rico tourism capitol
Visitors generated estimated $14M in revenue last year; La Guancha, El Vigia, historic sector development goes on
The southern city of Ponce is rapidly being developed into one of Puerto Rico's major tourism attractions. Over the past six years, an estimated $450 million has been spent on the municipality as part of a development project known as Ponce on the March (Ponce en Marcha.) The investment has been used to restore the city's historic sector as well as to improve its infrastructure and port facilities.
Last year, 279,699 visitors spent an estimated $14 million in Ponce, an increase of 76,278 over 1989. Local government officials estimate that visitors to Ponce spend an average of $50 per person. To attract further tourism growth and investment, officials have been working on a plan to develop at …