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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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Engineering and history combined

Travel back in time to the grand era of coffee plantations in turn of the century Puerto Rico... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
via mobile
Old coffee plantation

It's and old coffee plantation, but very charming. You must have reservations to pass and enjoy... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
via mobile
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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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8 Carr 123, Ponce 00728-2759, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

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 are excellent. Reservations at Paralanaturaleza.org The tour encompasses a...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

It's and old coffee plantation, but very charming. You must have reservations to pass and enjoy. Thanks

Thank ssotomayor
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We did this tour based off a friend's recommendation and I am glad we did. It was very helpful and informative. It is about 1.5 hour tour. There is a lot of history with this coffee plantation. If you ever get the opportunity to take...More

2  Thank geminilady69
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Interesting, enriching and learning experience - not to miss if you are in the South of Puerto Rico! We had a good time both indoor and outdoor. Good job to make this place running as a museum!

1  Thank Micka1303
Reviewed 8 May 2017

this must be booked in advance and offers a view of a historical coffee plantation. tour last about 90 minutes. it starts with a general overview, heads into the forest to identify the farm plants and see the waterfall and then heads into the farm...More

Thank Christopher F
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.

1  Thank Ellie L
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...More

Thank maryperez2016
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.

2  Thank chelotrip
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...More

2  Thank ruthcaliz
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...More

4  Thank Rosie_VAGirl
MelissaPLN, Reservations Leader at Hacienda Buena Vista, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

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...More

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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