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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  • didn't get to visit it for a tour. Only got to stroll around with volunteers who are knowledgable. the road here is kind of dangerous  more »
  • Excellent spot to remenbrace a belle epoque de la industría del cafe en Puerto Rico. Dont miss it!!!  more »
  • This place is owned by an NGO whose mission is conservation. Ray, our tour guide is clearly deeply committed to preserving the Hacienda and no hurricane will derail him, so let’s start with housekeepi...  more »
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  • This place is amazing and you carries to spent historic of Puerto Rico
  • 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.
  • The best coffee and the best chocolate of Puerto Rico
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