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Hacienda Buena Vista

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8 Carr 123, Ponce 00728-2759, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-5882
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Cool place and awesome tour guide

Excelente choice for a tour if you like this kind of tourism. Our guide - Wildby (yep, thats her... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2015
Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico
Stuck on the road

We took a day trip from San Juan to Ponce and saw some great locations. We had a coffee plantation... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2015
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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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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
8 Carr 123, Ponce 00728-2759, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-5882

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Reviewed 12 October 2015

Excelente choice for a tour if you like this kind of tourism. Our guide - Wildby (yep, thats her name!) - was amazing. Super knowledgeable about every single medicinal plant on the property. She was super patient and helpful; you could also tell how much...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

We took a day trip from San Juan to Ponce and saw some great locations. We had a coffee plantation on the list and decided on Hacienda Buena Vista. We did not know how long it would take to get there, as you may know...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2015

Thanks to the guide! She was really nice and He knew what he was talking about. We really go back in time to the hacienda. And by the way it is a natural paradise . Thanks to the Reserve

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Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

We have a great time. Ray (tour guy) was great he answer any question and takes his time to explain every little detail. Great place and people!

Thank Carlos O
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We don't really drink a lot of coffee but still we wanted to have a look at this plantation. Staff is very kind, we were there early so had to wait for a while. We were aloud to eat our own food. Our guide was...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2015

Although this was a coffee plantation, don't expect to see that now -- but we DID learn about the history & evolution of Puerto Rico coffee production, lots about agriculture & the many changes that took place over the nearly two centuries since this property...More

Thank LoyalFox
Reviewed 12 August 2015

beautiful ,travel back in time to a coffee hacienda. the aroma grabs you as soon as you enter. the gardens are spectacular. history is all around.

Thank luis g
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the tour conducted by Angel, but disappointed that the focus is totally on the hacienda's history and ecology. Very little mention of coffee and no actual coffee production here although some guidebooks suggest otherwise.

1  Thank jillcurtis29
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Mandatory stop when visit Ponce.! Great Puerto Rico Coffee history learned from that place. Coffee lovers must see it.! Be ready for walk and stay there a couple of hours. Enjoy it.!

Thank Arnaldo B
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

this was a lot of fun and educational. the tour is only an hour but was packed full of fascinating information and the guide had a great way of presenting and connecting with the group.

Thank beth s
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Jea F
11 February 2016|
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Response from June W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was hard to find a link. The Puerto Rico Conservation Trust web site will get you there. There are other eco tours on this site so just look for the Buena Vista Hacienda. Then look for the button that says... More
24 February 2015|
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Response from Sharon D | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the specific answer to that (and evidently this website doesn't allow me to put in specific websites anyway!), but I googled the Hacienda Buena Vista, and came up with all sorts of websites that should give all... More
Joye S
25 January 2015|
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Response from Camalia | Reviewed this property |
You have to call to make reservations. The staff speaks Spanish and English. Their number is (787) 722-5882. They will give you times available for the day that you plan to visit. You must show up no more than 30 mins prior... More