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Hacienda Buena Vista

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Address: 8 Carr 123, Ponce 00728-2759, Puerto Rico
Phone Number:
17877225882
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09:30 - 16:30
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Wed - Sun 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Come up to the mountains and follow the trail to the waterfall that gave...

Come up to the mountains and follow the trail to the waterfall that gave Hacienda Buena Vista its name. What used to be an important coffee plantation was also the scenario of a unique relationship between land, water and slavery. Today, at the heart of the former hacienda is a carefully restored historical site containing structures more than a century old and a hydraulic turbine that's the only one of its kind. Completely refurbished, the turbine is still powered by the water of Río Canas and serves as the main engine for other machines of the time. Spaces are limited, please reserve in advance online or by phone.

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This place is in the mountains. You do have to make reservations. It's outdoors. And you will walk a lot, so wear snickers or comfortable shoes.

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Ellie L
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This place is in the mountains. You do have to make reservations. It's outdoors. And you will walk a lot, so wear snickers or comfortable shoes.

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Thank Ellie L
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Loved this place It was a combination of nature and relaxation Was able to enjoy the Hacienda tour and coffee plantation history Scenery was great The owners have done a good job on keeping the historical aspects of the place intact It is a well visited place by Boy Scouts It is a great way to spend a day in... More 

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Thank maryperez2016
Cayey, Puerto Rico
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

19th Century coffee mill still functional. Amazing acueduct system to move machinery still in working condition. Very well taken care off. Is like a time capsule.

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1 Thank chelotrip
Penuelas, PR
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I visited Hacienda Buena Vista this summer and it was a great experience. They have a guided tour with explanations by expert about the coffee.Also, it is located in the mountains of Ponce and have a great waterfall named Salto Vives that takes you directly to Paradise. Make reservations first and prepare to hot weather. I'm sure you will enjoy... More 

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Reston, VA
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I'm sitting here very disappointed. I didn't see in the reviews that we had to book ahead; just saw good reviews so we drove up here. the property looks gorgeous, but the security guard wouldn't let us in even for the gift shop. Maybe next time we're in Puerto Rico we'll get a tour.

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3 Thank Rosie_VAGirl
MelissaPLN, Reservations Leader at Hacienda Buena Vista, responded to this review

Hello, I'm sorry to hear you were not able to participate of a tour. I apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused during your trip. In order to better inform our prospective visitors, we are updating our description to inform that since spaces are limited and reservations are necessary. We really appreciate you letting us know. If you would... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This tour was fantastic! The hacienda was beautiful, the grounds were well kept and our tour guide, Ray, was very knowledgeable. Children might not be interested (the one on our tour was) but I thought it was great. Be aware that there is a minimal amount of hiking on a path...nothing strenuous though. Everyone was friendly and the place was... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Worth the trip up the mountain to enjoy this place. Most interesting to see how everything is powered by water. Tour was very interesting how it included PR and agricultural history. Guide very knowledgable and friendly. Think should have included free coffee tasting though.

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1 Thank jackal51
MelissaPLN, Reservations Leader at Hacienda Buena Vista, responded to this review

Hello visitor! The trip through the mountains is definitely part of the experience while visiting Hacienda Buena Vista. After the tour you can place pieces together of why they choose that specific location, which is pretty neat. We appreciate you taking the time in letting us know you enjoyed the tour and thank you for your suggestion of free coffee... More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is great for the whole family. Very good value as well. Thye tour was short enough not to dreain your day but long enough to feel like you had a decent time. Tour guide was excellent. Place is beautiful!!!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Is like traveling in time, when life was more simple. You will learn how the coffee was collected and processed thru water machinery. Thanks to places like Hacienda Buena Vista we can learn about our culture and about our heritage. Hope we never loss a place like this. Go enjoy the tour and dont forget to taste the coffee from... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

The tour was interesting to see how they have converted this plantation. The information was good. Be sure to get very clear directions, as this place isn't the easiest to find. In fact we went about 15 minutes the wrong way before we figured that out. In the end, worth the trip once we got there.

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