Hacienda Buena Vista, Ponce

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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 online trip itinerary planner .
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  • August 27, 2017
    It is a place nice but withdrawn from San Juan, approximately at 1 HR and a half by the 52 Ponce and then 123 S. unfortunately was not in operation on Sunday, while mark and mark to reserve not answered my calls, take advantage to visit Ponce .
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  • August 19, 2017
    Travel back in time to the grand era of coffee plantations in turn of the century Puerto Rico. Reservations and prepayment are required. You can choose from a tour in Spanish or English and the guides...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    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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  • June 18, 2017
    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!
  • May 19, 2017
    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.
  • May 28, 2017
    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.
  • June 29, 2017
    Old Coffee Hacienda....historic place from the south of Puerto Rico.
  • April 8, 2017
    Learn a lot about the coffee industry in Puerto Rico.

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