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Hacienda Buena Vista

Rte. 10, Ponce, Puerto Rico
787-722-5882 (weekdays) or 787-848-7020 (weekends)
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Ranked #4 of 22 attractions in Ponce
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Historic Sites
Owner description: The hacienda on this 19th-century coffee plantation not only protected the coffee beans from rain, but established a farm to feed the black and Puerto... more » Owner description: The hacienda on this 19th-century coffee plantation not only protected the coffee beans from rain, but established a farm to feed the black and Puerto Rican slaves who tended the plantation. « less
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  • English first
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English first
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158 reviews 158 reviews
59 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The scenic drive to the Hacienda and the view when you get there is part of the beauty you are about to discover. Black Slave and Criollos who happen to work there learn a lot about each other. New generation of hard worker people was born. No help from government. Only a big hearth and the wiliness to be the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I made the reservation to visit the Hacienda with my parents and kids as a family trip. We had a great time listening the history and enjoying the nature. We also enjoyed to see the machinery working. My little one was very interested to see how they used the water. Both of them enjoyed the donkeys and the hens. I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I went within a group of 40 women and teens so they had to split us up into two groups. Our guide was very nice and answered all our questions. All areas have been restored and the original machinery is still there to help the visitor feel like traveling through time. I wish they could show all rooms inside the... More

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houston
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21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We wanted the English tour but due to several large school groups, I guess they were short-staffed and they cancelled the English tour for the day of our visit. My Spanish is limited, so my husband had to do quite some translating. The grounds are lovely and the tour is interesting, but I expected more about the coffee production itself.... More

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Bloomingdale, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great view, service and food. This argentine steak house themed restaurent has a puerto rican cuisine influence and is well worth the ride. The view from the verranda is great. The food and service is very good, also you do need reservations.

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PUERTO RICO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Hacienda on a Sunday. You must make reservations. This is their website www.paralanaturaleza.org. Our guide Diana was very nice and talkative. The trails and buildings are beautiful! It was so interesting to see the machinery used for the corn and coffee. I wish they had a café on the premises or at least allow guests to have... More

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nothing negative to say. If you like history, agriculture, engineering and nature, you must see this place.

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We spent a week in PR. My husband researched coffee plantations and decided on this one because of the history. Things to know: bring bug spray, poncho or umbrella, and wear gym shoes. Roads to get up there are windy mountain roads and have lots of potholes. The tour is shorter than we expected and not much about coffee. mainly... More

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This old coffee-growing plantation is well restored and very interesting. The house is very pretty and is furnished with period furniture. The highlight for me was the canal system built to provide water from a waterfall to the machinery (still in working condition). We had a good description of the use of slaves to keep the equipment running, and it... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The tour we were given at this plantation was excellent. We were able to go inside many of the buildings to see the machinery that was used when the plantation was still in production. The plantation is not very easy to find. If you use a GPS you'll be fine until the signal cuts out, then you will have to... More

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