Centro Ceremonial Indígena Tibes, Ponce

3.7
#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Ponce
Those interested in Puerto Rico's ancient indigenous history should not miss Centro Ceremonial Indígena Tibes, one of the most important archaeological excavation sites in the Caribbean. A hurricane in 1975 washed away some top soil, revealing an abundance of pre-Taino, Taino, and Igneri artifacts. Visit the center and view these objects, alongside the ruins and remnants. The museum also offers detailed and extensive information about these civilizations dating back to 25 CE. Before you head to Ponce, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ponce travel planner, to make sure you see all that Ponce has to offer, including Centro Ceremonial Indígena Tibes.
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  • The video presentation was very brief and I needed to hear more. I felt like more could be done with the entire facility. This ancient people may not have a lot of information about them but I...  more »
  • Entrance to the center is $3 for adults and $2 for children. Begin with a short, informative video about the site's origin and the tribes that previously inhabited it. A small museum offers views of.....  more »
  • This site is not for everyone. If you love ruins of old civilizations this is a great place to visit. We had the entire site to ourselves. The site itself is just a few open fields with stone...  more »
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  • Very cool archeological site. History and artifacts are very interesting. Well worth the couple of dollars to get in with the large mound areas you get to walk around and the clean restrooms and water fountain.
  • Very nice place. Definitely need more visitors to help the place come up a little bit but the place is great as it is. Very nice people and quiet place to visit study or just relax. Very much worth the drive.
  • I'm very disappointed. Their website doesn't indicate their hours of operation and we got no answer by phone, so we based our visit based on resources online. They turned out to be closed for the day altogether. The four-hour round-trip ended up costing us precious time from our vacation. This could easily have been avoided by including on their site or simply having a voicemail message indicating they would be closed. In the meantime, my suggestion is to call before your visit. Hopefully they'll answer the phone for you.
  • Nice place to understand the taino culture of Puerto Rico . Nice people work there.
  • This was a pleasant stop that is one of the most important archaeological sites for Pre-Taíno culture in the Caribbean. The museum has a nice collection of artifacts and information about the sites history but the walk through the ballparks is what is really amazing! You are not overwhelmed by large pyramids and structural ruins, but instead wander through a vast expanse of ballparks of various shapes and sizes. The atmosphere of tranquility and reflection is in contrast to the history of what was once an an area alive with action and competition. A great visit for the whole family!
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