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Hacienda Buena Vista

Address: Carr 123 Km. 16. 8, Ponce 00728, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +(1)7872847020
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Ranked #6 of 29 things to do in Ponce
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Farms, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The hacienda on this 19th-century coffee plantation not only protected the coffee beans from rain...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stroller parking
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Type: Historic sites, Farms, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stroller parking

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

we visited this site about 2 years ago, but Trip Advisor Doesn't have a place to date your review so far in the past. I assume it is as interesting now as it was then. Since coffee plantations are/were such an important factor in PR's history it is a worthwhile place to visit. Quite informative.

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Palos Verdes Estates, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

after my father (who lives in ponce) called to make the appointment for sat at 10am we made the journey and got there a half hour in advance only to be told the appointment was set for 1pm. It was a serious disappointment and a lack of professionalism on their end. Scratch this place of the list. They lost potential... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is an old coffee and corn plantation. Part of the tour was a walk in the forest to show the irrigation system for the plantation. Then we were taken to several buildings to show how coffee and corn were processed. It was really fascinating to see how the old equipment worked to wash, dry, and grind the corn and... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We came directly from San Juan on a schedule to visit as many places as we could in Ponce. We got there in time, 10:30AM as planned and the gate was close. We wait for the security guard to tell us that this saturday was close foer a private activity and that we should have call and made an appointment... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great tour, we learned lots and enjoyed ourselves. The views are lovely and it is nice to know they are trying to preserve nature and history! Thank you.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The experience I had visiting the” Hacienda Buena Vista” in Ponce was unforgettable. I went in August with my family. I loved it, because I have a meeting with the 19 century and see how people of that century work in the camp. This farm use to be for coffee and corn, but know became part of Puerto Rico for... More 

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Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

“Hacienda Buena Vista” in Ponce is a great place to learn a little bit of Puerto Rico’s history. I recently visited the “hacienda” along with my classmates as part of a study trip. Before heading to the forest we first learned about the history of the place. The purpose of our visit was to make an analysis of microhabitat and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Located just 30 minutes from downtown Ponce, getting here is not necessarily easy, although there are signs directing you to the Hacienda, which was nice to have! The Hacienda is a learning center of sorts, preserved to educate visitors not only about coffee and other crops that were cultivated here, but also about the people who worked here, in particular... More 

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65 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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