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Hacienda Buena Vista

Carr 123 Km. 16. 8, Ponce 00728, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Ponce
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Farms, 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: Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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Type: Historic Sites, Farms, 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: Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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English first
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
65 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Puerto Rico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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