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Hacienda Buena Vista, Ponce

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Farm Historic Site
Wake up to not only smell the coffee beans, but also learn the history of how they were produced, at Hacienda Buena Vista. One of Puerto Rico’s best remaining examples of a 19th-century coffee plantation, the site was established in 1833 and stretches across 33.1 ha (81.8 ac) of fertile land, including a subtropical forest. Take a tour of the plantation, fully refurbished and in complete working order, to gain a harrowing insight into the lives of the slaves who worked here. Step inside the farm and grinding mill to witness the power of the Rio Canas and how it operates the still-working hydraulic turbine. If you don't feel like taking a tour, enjoy a self-guided wander through the property. See Hacienda Buena Vista and all Ponce has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ponce holiday planner.
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  • It is a nice place and if you're lucky you get freshly brewed coffee. It is a farm museum about the coffee and corn. It is educational, interesting and unique experience. I highly recommend it.
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  • It's and old coffee plantation, but very charming. You must have reservations to pass and enjoy. Thanks  more »
  • It is a place where the seems frozen in time. There is lots of history combined with the Majesty of nature that surrounds it. They have a very friendly staff and variety of tours.
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  • One of the best tours we've been on, our guide Valerie was great! Definitely learned a lot. We made reservations because a review had mentioned to make sure to do it. Glad we did, as we spoke with several folks who just showed up a week ago and were turned away due to this being so popular and limited spots available. Make sure to make reservations!
  • This is a coffee plantation. Great tour very interactive. They actually run the machines! The machine is the only one left in the world! You need to make reservations! And sure to bring a bottle of water! And don't arrive too early. It's gated and they don't open the gates until appointment time. the tour is an hour long. It's quite a trip up the mountain a driving Mecca for driving enthusiast.
  • Amazing historic site. Full of historical details and very beautiful nature. On it you'll learn how family de Vives lived and how they used the river to prepare coffee, corn, and basically live of it, while visiting the houses, mill, and following the man made river canal. The tour is about an hour and a half and the staff is very friendly.
  • Old Coffee Hacienda....historic place from the south of Puerto Rico.
  • Learn a lot about the coffee industry in Puerto Rico.

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