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Hacienda Buena Vista

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Address: Carr 123 Km. 16. 8, Ponce 00728, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +(1)7872847020
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The hacienda on this 19th-century coffee plantation not only protected the...
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.
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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

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.

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Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 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.!

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Northern Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

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.

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Gurabo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Hacienda Buena Vista is coffee plantation, nestled in the mountain part of Ponce which is one of Puerto Rico's main cities, located on the south of the island. The place is beautiful and full of history. The 19th Century machinery in the Hacienda still works using water as power. Tour guides are very knowledgeable and may answer any questions the... More 

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Little Elm, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place is so beautiful, nestled in the mountains of Ponce, the view is beautiful and the temperature is cooler. Everyone is super NICE and knowledgeable about the history and the workings of this coffee plantation. They give you a sample of their own grown coffee. The tour takes about 90 minutes and you should bring some comfy shoes as... More 

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Bergenfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Toured the Hacienda Buena Vista, a coffee plantation and estate in Ponce, Puerto Rico, established in the 19th century. The Hacienda is significant…First, it contains the only remaining example of the Barker hydraulic turbine (from West Point Foundry in Cold Spring, New York 1843) which was the first reaction type turbine ever made; second, it offers one of the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It was educational, fun and beautiful. The big flour and coffee making machines from 1840s still work! They power them using big amounts of water as part of the tour! You also learn about the different plants, an orchid that makes vanilla and the history of agriculture in Puerto rico. Worth the trip!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I went with a friend and her little girl (6 years old) for the Cocoa Harvest tour. We had a blast! Our guide Ray was excellent. He showed us the Hacienda's main house and told the history of the family that lived there. After that, he explained the process for making the artisan chocolate produced in the Hacienda. We saw... More 

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Wallington, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

You have to call a day before and make appointment. The English tour available only at 1 pm.I called day before at night, nobody picked the phone.Next day at 8 am,they told me the tour in English is canceled, because they have special event.

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