Gatas Island “Isla de Gatas”
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Gatas Island “Isla de Gatas” is a small island in the municipality of Ponce in southern Puerto Rico. The island is home to Club Náutico de Ponce, a private sports complex, and is located near La Guancha Boardwalk and next to Ponce Port.
Although geographically it is considered a separate island, Gatas Island is physically connected to the island of Puerto Rico, thanks to construction in the 1950s. In this sense, it is now a cape rather than an island. The island’s levee grew from an original acre to the current 13 acres.
Gatas Island has an elevation of 10 feet, and has a beach on the western side which is entered through the Ponce Nautical Club.
It is a small low island and fully developed thanks to the construction of the Ponce Nautical Club and its marina.